12:30 LRN Newscast

The Netflix documentary “I Just Killed My Dad,” the story of then 17-year-old Anthony Templet of Baton Rouge who murdered his father in 2019, remains in the top 10 most watched shows. East Baton Rouge Assistant District Attorney Dana Cummings prosecuted the case and appeared in the three-part series.
Cut 3 (11) “…this closer (x2).”
As investigators and defense attorneys uncovered years of abuse it changed the case considerably and he eventually pled no contest to a negligent homicide charge.

SWEPCO is offering options for its customers who are having difficulty paying their power bills. Spokesperson Tara Muck says they are allowing customers to extend their payments.
Cut 8 (11) “…in full.”
If you are current on your account Muck says you can make payment arrangements online or by phone through their automated menu.

You’ll be able to purchase a hearing aid for mild to moderate hearing loss without a prescription in October. Brooke Thorington spoke with an expert at LSU Health New Orleans….
Cut 2 (31) “….I’m Brooke Thorington.”

11:30 LRN newscast

A ruling is expected soon from the Louisiana Supreme Court on whether Shreveport mayor Adrian Perkins’ can run for re-election. Attorney Jerry Harper told the state’s highest court that the home address Perkins put down on his qualifying papers does not match his homestead exemption and he should be disqualified from the race.
cut 5 (05) “….exemption was filed”
But an attorney for Perkins, Scott Bickford, says an incorrect address on a form should not prevent the mayor from running for another term….
cut 6 (08) “….technical difficulties”
Perkins was disqualified from running by a Shreveport judge. That ruling was upheld by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. No word on when the Supreme Court will issue its ruling.

The FDA has approved the sale of hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss to be sold without a prescription beginning mid-October. LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Audiology Megan Guidry says the big question is how will individuals know just how bad their hearing is?
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The FDA estimates nearly 30 million Americans could benefit from a hearing aid.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave currently over Honduras. It is expected to move across Central America over the next couple days and emerge into the Bay of Campeche. State climatologist Dr. Barry Keim says the chances of development are low, but given the time of year, it’s worth watching.
Cut 14 (08) “…most of the activity”

10:30 LRN Newscast Aug 17

The FDA has approved the sale of hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss to be sold without a prescription beginning mid-October. The goal is the make hearing aids more accessible for those without insurance or other barriers, as for reducing cost, LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Audiology Megan Guidry’s isn’t sure it will.

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She says those who have significant hearing loss need to have their aids adjusted by a professional for the best outcome.

SWEPCO announces residential customers struggling to pay high electricity bills can get their late fees waived and they can also take advantage of an extended payment plan that gives them up to 12 months to pay their bill in full. Spokesperson Tara Muck says reach out to SWEPCO as soon as possible to discuss options…

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Residential customers wishing to get late fees and deposits waived must call 1-888-216-3523

The state Supreme Court heard the second appeal of Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ re-election disqualification Tuesday. Kevin Gallagher has more…:

Cut 1 (29) “…I’m Kevin Gallagher.”

Gas prices continue to drop, the average for a gallon of regular gas in Louisiana is 3.52 down 11 cents from last week and 57-cents from a week ago. The national average is 3.94. In Monroe the average is 3.34 a gallon.

9:30 LRN Newscast August 17 2022

A ruling is expected soon from the Louisiana Supreme Court on whether Shreveport mayor Adrian Perkins’ can run for re-election. Attorney Jerry Harper told the state’s highest court that the home address Perkins put down on his qualifying papers does not match his homestead exemption and he should be disqualified from the race.
cut 5 (05) “….exemption was filed”
But an attorney for Perkins says an incorrect address on his qualifying paper should not prevent the mayor from running for another term.

The FDA has approved the sale of hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss to be sold without a prescription beginning mid-October. LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Audiology Megan Guidry says the big question is how will individuals know just how bad their hearing is?
Cut 11 (11) “…hearing test.”

The battle for starting quarterback at LSU is down to Garrett Nussmeir and Jayden Daniels. Both spoke to the media yesterday. Brooke Thorington has more…
Cut 3 (33) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

Eligible Entergy customers can now apply for a one-time 150-dollar credit on their utility bill. You can apply online through your local United Way. In order to qualify. A single person household can’t make more than 34-thousand dollars, a family of four, total income can not exceed 70-thousand dollars.

8:30 LRN Newscast august 17

The state supreme court is expected to rule soon on Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ appeal that his name should be allowed on the November ballot for re-election, despite putting down an address that didn’t match his homestead exemption on his qualifying papers. Attorney Scott Bickford told the justices that the lower courts are making too much over a simple clerical error…
cut 6 (08) “….technical difficulties”
An attorney for the Shreveport resident that’s challenging Perkins candidacy says a candidate must qualify in accordance with the law.

SWEPCO says its waiving late fees and offering extended payment plans to customers struggling to pay the higher than normal electricity bills this summer. Spokesperson Tara Muck says deposits and late fees can also be waived, but it requires a phone call…
cut 9 (09) “….those things”

You’ll be able to purchase a hearing aid for mild to moderate hearing loss without a prescription in October. Brooke Thorington has more from an LSU Health New Orleans audiologist.
Cut 2 (31) “….I’m Brooke Thorington.”

Polio is creeping back into the United States. Polio was once one of the nation’s most feared diseases, and caused thousands of cases of children to be paralyzed. LSU Health New Orleans infectious disease specialist Dr. Fred Lopez says it’s been deteced in New York city waste water, so it’s imperative to keep vaccines up-to-date..:
CUT 24 (06) “…get vaccinated.”

7:30 LRN Newscast

The FDA has given approval for hearing aids to be sold over the counter for those experiencing mild to moderate hearing loss. A medical exam or prescription will not be required. LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Audiology Megan Guidry says greater access to hearing aids is good news, but seeing an audiologist would still provide the best results…
cut 12 (08) “…professional”
The FDA estimates nearly 30 million Americans could benefit from a hearing aid.

SWEPCO announces residential customers struggling to pay high electricity bills can get their late fees waived and they can also take advantage of an extended payment plan that gives them up to 12 months to pay their bill in full. Spokesperson Tara Muck says reach out to SWEPCO as soon as possible to discuss options…
cut 10 (09) “….with you”
Residential customers wishing to get late fees and deposits waived must call 1-888-216-3523

The state Supreme Court heard the second appeal of Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ re-election disqualification Tuesday. Kevin Gallagher has more…:
Cut 1 (29) “…I’m Kevin Gallagher.”

The Saints are practicing in Wisconsin this week for joint practices with the Packers and then they’ll play Green Bay in a preseason game on Friday night. Saints Coach Dennis Allen was asked if he’s had a cheese curd yet…
cut 20 (09) “….cheese curd is”
He should try them, because they are good.

6:45 LRN Sportscast

LSU football holds a scrimmage today as the starting quarterback battle between Jayden Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier intensifies. Daniels calls it a friendly competition.
Cut 16 (16) “…be the starter.”
Nussmeier has been around football his whole life. His Dad, Doug Nussmeier, is a former NFL quarterback and currently the Q-B coach for the Dallas Cowboys. Garrett says he uses his Dad’s knowledge for support and insight…
Cut 19 (19) “…they’re great.”

The Saints will have another joint practice with the Packers today. Based on reports out of Green Bay, the offense struggled yesterday, while the defense excelled against Aaron Rodgers and a group of inexperienced wide receivers. Coach Dennis Allen says Green Bay provides a good early season test…
cut 29 (19) “…..in the kicking game”
The Saints are in Green Bay all week as they will face the Packers in a preseason game on Friday night. Allen was asked if he’s had a cheese curd yet…
cut 20 (09) “….cheese curd is”
Someone get the man a cheese curd, they are a tasty snack.

The NBA schedule comes out today, the Pelicans will reportedly open the season October 19th at Brooklyn, the home opener is the 23rd versus the Jazz.

6:30 LRN Newscast

The Louisiana Supreme Court heard arguments over the legal challenge that has resulted in lower courts ruling Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ should be barred from running for re-election for providing the wrong address on his qualifying form. Attorney Jerry Harper, representing the Shreveport resident who filed the case against Perkins, told the state’s highest court Perkins’ qualification papers were NOT in order…:
Cut 4 (10) “…six of them…wrong.”
But the mayor’s attorney, Scott Bickford, says an incorrect address should not keep Perkins from running for another term…
cut 7 (07) “…qualified elector there”
A ruling from the state supreme court is expected soon. Perkins is 36-years-old and is wrapping up his first term in office.

SWEPCO is offering options for customers in Northwest Louisiana who are having difficulty paying their power bills. Spokesperson Tara Muck says they understand bills have been higher due to increased usage and the higher cost of natural gas, so they are allowing customers to extend their payments.
Cut 8 (11) “…in full.”
If you are current on your account Muck says you can make payment arrangements online or by phone through their automated menu.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave near northern Nicaragua that could make its way into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. State climatologist Barry Keim says forecasters are giving it a low chance of development…
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AM LRN Newscall Aug 17

The state Supreme Court heard the second appeal of Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ re-election disqualification Tuesday. Kevin Gallagher has more…:

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You’ll be able to purchase a hearing aid for mild to moderate hearing loss without a prescription in October. Brooke Thorington has more from an LSU Health New Orleans audiologist.

Cut 2 (31) “….I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

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The battle for starting quarterback at LSU is down to Garrett Nussmeir and Jayden Daniels. Both spoke to the media Tuesday. Brooke Thorington has more…

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The Louisiana state Supreme Court heard arguments over Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ disqualification from running for re-election Tuesday. Attorney Jerry Harper, representing plaintiff Frances Deal, tells the court Perkins’ qualification papers were NOT in order…:

Cut 4 (10)  “…six of them…wrong.”

The main issue with Perkins’ qualification papers was that he listed his address as a family property near the LSU-Shreveport campus, rather than the downtown condo where he resides. Harper says that alone is enough to put him out of the race…:

Cut 5 (05) “…exemption was filed.”

Perkins was disqualified from running by a local Shreveport judge. That ruling was upheld by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Speaking for Mayor Perkins was attorney Scott Bickford, who argued disqualifying his client was, in effect, making too much over a simple clerical error…:

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Bickford says an incorrect address should not keep Perkins from running for another term…:

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The state’s High Court adjourned after hearing arguments. Their decision is expected soon.

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SWEPCO is offering options for customers in Northwest Louisiana who are having difficulty paying their power bills. Spokesperson Tara Muck says they understand bills have been higher due to increased usage and the rising cost of natural gas, so they are allowing customers to extend their payments.

Cut 8 (11)  “…in full.”

If you are current on your account Muck says you can make payment arrangements online or by phone through their automated menu due to high call volume.

To assist customers who need their power restored, deposits are being waived and for those with late fees, they can also be waived but Muck says it requires a phone call.

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Payment extensions and the opportunity to have fees and deposits waived end October 31st.  But Muck says if you’re having financial issues making payments any time of the year reach out to SWEPCO as soon as possible to discuss options

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Customer service representatives can also direct qualified individuals to government assistance programs. SWEPCO has 206,000 residential customers in Louisiana.

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The FDA has approved the sale of hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss to be sold without a prescription beginning mid-October. LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Audiology Megan Guidry says the big question is how will individuals know just how bad their hearing is?

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Guidry believes access to over-the-counter aids will help and if one’s hearing loss is substantial, they’ll see a professional sooner. She says research shows that those with considerable difficulties need more than just a basic hearing aid, it needs to be adjusted properly.

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While the goal is the make hearing aids more accessible for those without insurance or other barriers, as for reducing cost, Guidry’s not sure yet.

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Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74 and fifty percent of those 75 and older have disabling hearing loss.

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The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave currently over Nicaragua. It is expected to move across Central America in the next few days and emerge into the Bay of Campeche, where an area of low pressure could form on Friday. State climatologist Dr. Barry Keim says the chances of development are low, but given the time of year, it’s worth watching.

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Within the next five days, forecasters give it a low chance of development. Keim says even if it reaches tropical storm strength, one of the models shows it tracking back into Mexico. But he says nothing is certain.

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LSU football holds a scrimmage today as the starting quarterback battle between Jayden Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier intensifies. Daniels calls it a friendly competition.

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Daniels’ greatest asset is the ability to take off with his legs when a play breaks down. The coaches have been working on his throwing accuracy and Daniels appreciates how the coaching staff is trying to use his strengths…

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Both quarterbacks say the coaches have yet to decide on a starter. Nussmeier says he’s just trying to get better every day….

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Nussmeier has been around football his whole life. His Dad, Doug Nussmeier, is a former NFL quarterback and currently the Q-B coach for the Dallas Cowboys. Garrett says he uses his Dad’s knowledge for support and insight…

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5:30 LRN Newscall Aug 16

Another contagious disease that’s making a resurgence is polio. Polio was once one of the nation’s most feared diseases, that caused thousands of cases of paralysis, mostly in children. LSU Health New Orleans infectious disease specialist Dr. Fred Lopez says it’s been detected in New York City’s wastewater.

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A carjacking suspect in New Orleans was struck and killed by traffic last night, while trying to flee police on foot. NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson says cops were chasing a stolen SUV, when it suddenly stopped and three persons fled on foot: two into a neighborhood, one towards I-10…:

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The suspect has not yet been identified.

The Governor’s Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force has released its initial recommendations for litter prevention efforts across Louisiana. The task force was established by executive order in January and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says state agencies are more committed than ever to cleaning up our state…

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The 2022 “I Voted” sticker was unveiled today. The brightly colored sicker of the state capitol is designed by New Orleans artist Becky Foss.

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Secretary of State Kyle Adrion says voters love to post photos wearing the stickers on social media after they’ve voted. You can see a photo of the sticker at Louisiana Radio Network.com