9:30 am LRN Newscast Aug. 4, 2018

It was NOT Indiana Jones blowing the dust off of an ancient discovery but rather it was Louisiana’s Lt. Governor announcing the opening up of 105 year old time capsule that was un-earthed below a recently removed confederate monument. Kevin Barnhart has the story.

Cut 2 (33) “I’m Kevin Barnhart.”

LSU hits the practice field today to begin Fall football camp and there are new names on LSU offensive player jerseys to see. Coach Ed Orgeron is excited to see them in action

Cut 12 (10) “yet.”

Support for Foster kids in Louisiana used end when the youth turned 18 years old but legislative approval is now allowing the Department of Children and Family Services extend to program up to the age of 21.

The extension will likely cost about one million dollars a year, but the state will get to get access to three million dollars in additional federal funding to help cover the costs.

DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says she’s glad the state prioritized the foster care system in the midst of some difficult fiscal cliff negotiations.

Cut 10 (07) “turmoil”

In the past, the previous age limit of 18 sometimes resulted in foster families losing funding before the Foster kid had even finished high school.

The 18 year old Louisiana Tech student who is currently attempting to become the youngest pilot to fly all the way around the world just set another record along the way.

Mason William Andrews is now the youngest person to have piloted to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean aboard “The Spirit of Louisiana” Piper plane. Andrews took flight on July 22nd from the Monroe Regional Airport and made it to Paris in nine days.

The young pilot undertook the flight to encourage donations to the Med Camps of Louisiana that sends kids to camp.