LRN Newscast 15:30 August 24

The National Hurricane Center says Harvey is rapidly intensifying as it approaches the Texas coast and southwestern parishes are gearing up…
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A third relative has been arrested in Webster Parish in the bizarre case of a seven-year-old who shot his aunt twice. The child’s grandmother, 64-year-old Cheryl Lee of Shreveport was booked on obstruction of justice as she allegedly tried to cover up the shooting. The boy’s mother and grandfater are also facing charges.

Foster Farms announces a $30 million dollar expansion and upgrade to its poultry processing plant in Farmerville. Louisiana Economic Development expects this will create 50 new jobs. Farmerville Mayor Stein Baughman says this strengthens the town’s relationship with the company..:
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Foster Farms will receive a $500,000 Modernization Tax Credit.

Walmart says Louisiana customers can use their new Express Money Services to perform money transfers. Wamart spokesperson Erin Hulliberger says this will save shoppers time…
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She says customers no longer need to fill out lengthy money transfer paperwork in stores; now this work can be done at home or with the Walmart App.