07:30 Newscast July 25th, 2014

SWEPCO is reporting there are still about 3700 people without power in northwest Louisiana after a horrible thunderstorm blew through the Shreveport-Bossier City region on Wednesday. Spokesperson Scott McCloud says they’ve brought in utility crews from surrounding states to get the power back on…:
CUt 13 (14) “safely as possible”
He says unfortunately the storm did so much damage that some customers could be without power into the weekend.

State Police say a crash in East Feliciana Parish claimed the lives of an 86-year-old man and his 19-year-old granddaughter. They say it happened just before 12:30pm Thursday afternoon on Highway 67 near the Mississippi State line. Investigating troopers say William Blalock and his granddaughter Ariel Foster, both of Liberty Mississippi, crossed the centerline and struck a log truck head on. Their car caught fire and each were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Saints are settling into their temporary West Virginia home for the start of  training camp. Matthew Doyle has the story…:
CUT 2 (33) “reporting”

Scientists at LSU are trying to figure out how to get the feral hog population under control in Louisiana. Animal Science researcher Glen Gentry says they are looking at baits which contain sodium nitrite because the chemical has been found to be effective in taking the oxygen out of the hog’s blood. He says they’re testing flavors that the pigs will be attracted to…:
CUT 11 (15) “saltiness flavor”
He thinks it will be about four years before there is a product the public will be able to use.

There was another drop in gas prices last night. The current statewide average for a gallon of regular is currently $3.37 which is down a penny from yesterday five cents from last week.