6:30 LRN Newscast August 13

It’s been two years since the devastating August 2016 flood that caused over 8 billion dollars in property damage and claimed 10 lives across south Louisiana. The flood led to billions of dollars in federal assistance, including hundreds of millions to help victims rebuild their homes. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says the recovery is about 85 percent complete…
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The governor’s office says the state’s Homeowner Assistance Program has awarded over 438 million dollars to homeowners who experienced flooding in 2016.

The state’s online tutoring service, homeworkla.org, is expanding hours and adding additional features that includes live tutoring, test prep, and even job search assistance. Louisiana’s Head Librarian Rebecca Hamilton says its academic assistance for anyone.
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Students can access the services at home with a library card number, or at a local library, Sunday through Thursday from 2PM to midnight.

Authorities say a Shreveport man died while driving a homemade go-kart at high speed on Sunday. 58-year-old Archie Lee Thomas ran up a curb and hit a pole. The accident remains under investigation.

A 400-pound life-sized bronze human statue along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge has been found in a nearby parking lot after it went missing. Kevin Barnhart has the details…
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