14:30 LRN Newscast July 31st

About 10-thousand Louisiana homeowners who experienced flood damage in 2016 and have received some assistance through the state’s recovery program are now eligible for 100-percent reimbursement as a result of a policy change approved by the federal government. The governor’s communications director Shauna Sanford….
cut 10 (13) “…percent level”
Sanford says checks will be mailed out this week and it will mean an additional 110-million dollars in flood recovery grant money.

Congress has extended the National Flood Insurance Program for another four months. It was set to expire before midnight, but the Senate voted to keep it going. Both of Louisiana’s US Senators say they remain committed towards long-term reforms so that flood insurance is affordable and program remains sustainable.

Congressman Mike Johnson says he’s jumping in the race to be the Chairman of the largest caucus of conservatives in Congress. Jeff Palermo has the story.
Cut 1 (30) “I’m Jeff Palermo”

No one in the St. Landry Parish town of Palmetto is interested in being the city’s police chief. The village’s only police officer David Krull is moving and no one qualified to replace him. Alderman Gutyon Budden says they can ask the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s office to provide protection for the town that has a population of 170…
cut 13 (07) “…appoint somebody”