08:30 Newscast September 26th, 2014

There are plenty of members of the Louisiana Delegation giving their response to US-Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation. Most are in line with Senator David Vitter who says no AG in the nation’s history has attacked Louisiana more than Holder…:
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Vitter says he’s proud to have voted against Holder’s Senate confirmation to begin with.

State Police say a 63-year-old woman from Rayville died when she ran a stop sign and hit an 18-wheeler head on near Oak Ridge. They say Shirley Nobles was not wearing a seatbelt when she turned into the path of the mac truck Thursday and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Flu season is coming up fast and that means it’s time for your vaccination. Scott Carwile has more…:
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Louisiana State Police says a man from Florida is behind bars here now after a large quantity of drugs were found in his car during a traffic stop on I-12 near Hammond. They say 41-year-old Alexander Pesante of Orlando had more than 14 pounds of coacaine in his vehicle and over a pound of marijuana. He was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.

07:30 Newscast September 26th, 2014

Governor Bobby Jindal is spending yet another weekend visiting key presidential campaign states. Eric Gill reports…:
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Louisiana State Police say excessive speed was likely a factor in a fatal motorcycle crash yesterday evening near Maurepas. They say the victim, 35-year-old Irvin Lachney, wrecked on La 22 east of LA 16 around 6:45pm. Investigators believe Lachney was speeding and lost control in a curve when he hit an embankment and was thrown from the bike. He died at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales.

Flu season is right around the corner and that means it’s time for your flu shot. Bill Schaffner with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases says everyone older than six months of age should be getting a vaccination because there is no excuse not to do it:
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According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 100 children lost their lives to the flu last season and 90 percent of them were not vaccinated.

New Orleans Senator JP Morrell leads a new study commission trying to determine how much Louisiana agencies spend on the death penalty. Morrell, a Democrat, says several factors must be considered when determining the expense…:
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He says right now, considering a struggling state budget, the actual cost of enforcing the death penalty should be considered.

06:45 Sportscast September 26, 2014

The Saints go after their second straight win on Sunday night when they visit the Dallas Cowboys. NFL Analyst Mike Detillier says for the Black and Gold to come away with a win, they have to slow down Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and the Saints have to establish their running game…:
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He says the Saints are 9-and-0 in Sunday night games, when Coach Sean Payton is on the sidelines. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 pm at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas and will be on NBC.

In other Black and Gold news, Former New Orleans Sints running back Fred McAfee was named to the 2015 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Thursday. He formerly played at Mississippi College.

Your Louisiana College football games this weekend…LSU hosts New Mexico State and it looks like he plans to start quarterback Anthony Jennings again. Miles did say that QB Brandon Harris has earned more playing time.

ULM has a Sun Belt match-up with Troy on Saturday. The Warhawks are a 13-and-a-half point favorite in the game. Kickoff is 6pm tomorrow.

Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls State begin Southland play this Saturday. The colonels are at Central Arkansas in a game that will be shown on Southland TV. The Lions are at Incarnate Word. McNeese State is back in action after a week off. They host Arkansas Tech in a non-conference match-up.

You’ll be able to watch the Louisiana Tech/Auburn matchup tomorrow on the SEC Network. That game kicks off at 3pm.

06:30 Newscast September 26th, 2014

Governor Bobby Jindal is spending yet another weekend visiting key presidential campaign states. Even though poll numbers don’t show Jindal getting a lot of support against other Presidential hopefuls, LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says it’s still early:
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Jindal is in New Hampshire today then Saturday returns to Iowa.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office says three baggage handlers are under arrest accused of stealing expensive electronics and guns from luggage leaving New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong International Airport. They say the suspects were eventually tracked down after it was discovered a stolen MacBook had been pawned at a shop in Jefferson Parish. The suspects are 22-year-old Neishel Santana, 19-year-old Derrin James and 23-year-old Romalice Honeycutt.

US-Senator David Vitter isn’t hiding the fact that he’s glad to see Attorney General Eric Holder step down. When it came down Thursday, Vitter tweeted almost right away that it was welcome news…:
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Vitter says Holder also tried to release personal information of Louisiana voters and has overall been a complete disaster.

The ruling that a ban on same sex marriage violates the constitution is suspended now after the Office of the Attorney General in Louisiana filed an appeal Thursday. That means this issue is headed to the state Supreme Court.

AM Newscall September 26, 2014

Flu season is coming up fast and that means it’s time for your vaccination. Scott Carwile has more…

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Governor Bobby Jindal is spending yet another weekend visiting key presidential campaign states.  Eric Gill reports…

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US-Senator David Vitter isn’t hiding the fact that he’s glad to see Attorney General Eric Holder step down. Michelle Southern reports..:

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Flu season is right around the corner and that means it’s time for your flu shot. Bill Schaffner with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases says everyone older than six months of age should be getting a vaccination because there is no excuse not to do it.

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Schaffner says you can get flu shots at any doctors office, clinic or even pharmacy. He says young adults get hit the hardest when it comes to getting sick because they are the hardest demographic to get vaccinated.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 100 children lost their lives to the flu last season and 90 percent of them were not vaccinated. Schaffner says the vaccine is tailored to attack the viruses they think will be the most common during this season.

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Governor Bobby Jindal is spending yet another weekend visiting key presidential campaign states.  Jindal is still considering a presidential bid in 2016, although recent poll numbers do not have the governor performing well against other contenders.  LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says it’s still early in the process and a lot could happen before the first primary…

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Jindal is in New Hampshire today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein (HAV-en-styn) for education-related events.  Hogan says, even if Jindal runs and doesn’t win the Republican presidential nomination, he still has lots of options…

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Saturday, Jindal returns to Iowa to make an appearance at an Iowa State University tailgate for Republican Senator Bill Dix and give a speech to the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition.  The governor has said he will not announce a possible presidential bid until after the November elections.  Hogan says, given Jindal’s activity, it’s hard not to think he’s leaning toward running…

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US-Senator David Vitter isn’t hiding the fact that he’s glad to see Attorney General Eric Holder step down. When it came down Thursday, Vitter tweeted almost right away that it was welcome news…:

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Vitter says no AG in the nation’s history has attacked Louisiana more than Holder…:

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Vitter says Holder also tried to release personal information of Louisiana voters and has overall been a complete disaster. He says he’s proud to have voted against Holder’s Senate confirmation..:

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New Orleans Senator JP Morrell leads a new study commission trying to determine how much Louisiana agencies spend on the death penalty.  Morrell, a Democrat, says the idea came to mind when the current combination of drugs used for lethal injection became unavailable and seeing what happened in other states…

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Morrell says they want to find out if it is too expensive for the state to enforce the death penalty.  He says several factors must be considered when determining the cost of the death penalty…

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He says, right now, when the state budget is so bad, the actual cost of enforcing the death penalty should be considered.  Views differ widely on the topic.  Morrell says prosecutors will say the cost of executing someone is negligible, while defense attorneys say it cost millions of dollars…

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The Saints go after their second straight win on Sunday night when they visit the Dallas Cowboys. NFL Analyst Mike Detillier says for the Black and Gold to come away with a win, they have to slow down Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and the Saints have to establish their running game…

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The Saints have won the last three games played between these two teams. New Orleans scored 30 or more points in each contest and Detillier expects a lot of points to be scored on Sunday night…

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The Saints have lost their last five regular season road games, but Detillier says the Saints are 9-and-0 in Sunday night games, when Coach Sean Payton is on the sidelines…

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16:45 Sportscast September 25th, 2014

The Saints face the Cowboys on Sunday. Dallas is a team that quarterback Drew Brees has had a lot of success against. In five games against the Cowboys, Brees is 4-and-1 and he’s thrown 14 touchdown passes. In last year’s rout, Brees threw for 392 yards in a 49-17 victory.

We’ve yet to see that explosive Saints offense this season. Quarterback Drew Brees believes they can get there….

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We’ll see the full black uniforms on Sunday night. That’s right New Orleans will wear black pants and black jerseys.

One other Saints note, longtime special teams standout Fred McAfee has been named a member of the 2015 induction class of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

LSU Football Coach Les Miles has told reporters the plan is to have quarterback Anthony Jennings take the first snap in Saturday night’s game against New Mexico State. But Miles says Brandon Harris has earned some more playing time, based on his two touchdown performance against Mississippi State.

ULM is a 13-and-a-half point favorite in their Sun Belt match-up with Troy on Saturday, But Warhawks Coach Todd Berry says anything can happen in today’s college football…

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Kick-off on Saturday is at 6 PM.

Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls State begin Southland play this Saturday. The colonels are at Central Arkansas in a game that will be shown on Southland TV. The Lions are at Incarnate Word. McNeese State is back in action after a week off. They host Arkansas Tech in a non-conference match-up.

LRN Newscast 15:30 09-25-14

State Police are investigating a couple of different shooting deaths involving sheriff’s deputies in different parishes; first in Terrebonne Parish following the alleged shooting of 14 year-old Cameron Tillman. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said they got a call about armed men entering a house in Houma in a suspected drug area..

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The other state police investigation is in Beauregard Parish, where a man was shot and killed during a pursuit where he allegedly tried to run over sheriff’s deputies with his vehicle following a domestic dispute. Twenty-five year old Jacob Navarre died at the scene; and an unidentified deputy was injured in the incident…

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That’s State Police Sgt. James Anderson.

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U.S. Senator David Vitter is reacting to the reported news of U.S.Attorney General Eric Holder resigning, and his words are not exactly complimentary. In a statement released today, Vitter said that he couldn’t think of any AG in history who has attacked Louisiana more than Holder.

The Louisiana ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Abbeville Police Department claiming they are violating the First Amendment with their social media policy…:

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LRN Newscast 14:30 09-25-14

The shooting death of a 14-year-old allegedly by a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s deputy is being investigated today. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter is calling it tragic . Michelle Southern has that…

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State Police are also investigating another officer involved shooting; this time in Beauregard Parish where a man was killed after he allegedly tried to run over authorities during a pursuit.

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That’s State Police Sgt. James Anderson. The suspect is 25 year-old Jacob Navarre.

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With the report of the resignation of US Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, the Louisiana delegation is reacting to the news. And not everyone was complementary of his job performance, as South Louisiana Congressman Charles Boustany said Holder set a – quote – “bad precendent for the future attorney generals and undermined the trust of the American people in their government.”

 

A Gonzales man is in jail for the allegedly sexually assaulting a 16 year-old girl in an RV following an LSU tailgate. LSU Police Captain Corey LaLonde says 47 year-old Daniel Sanchez was arrested and charged…

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The victim told officers that the sexual battery happened while she was asleep in the RV. That investigation continues.

PM Newscall September 25, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against the Abbeville Police Department claiming they are violating the First Amendment with their social media policy. Michelle Southern has the story…:

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The investigation into the shooting death of a 14-year-old allegedly by a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s deputy continues today and Sheriff Larpenter is calling the incident a freak and tragic accident. Michelle Southern has that..:

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against the Abbeville Police Department claiming they are violating the First Amendment with their social media policy. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says the rule basically states that employees can’t post anything on social media which casts the city in a negative light…:

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Esman says they filed the lawsuit on behalf of a man who says he made comments on his private Facebook page about working conditions at the Police Department. She says these employees could be banned from doing anything on social media because they don’t know how the city would interpret the policy…:

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Colt Landry decided to take action because he felt the policy at the police station violated his right to free speech. Esman says social media is just another form of speech…:(The Abbeville Police Department is not commenting on the suit.)

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The LSU Police Department says a man is under arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in an RV on campus following a tailgate party. Spokesman Captain Corey LaLonde says they were called out to a hospital in Gonzales where they spoke with the victim and her mother…:

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LaLonde says the victim told officers the sexual battery occurred at night while she was sleeping in the RV…:

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LaLonde says after they got evidence back from the hospital this week they were able to obtain an arrest warrant for 47-year-old Daniel Sanchez of Gonzales…: (Sanchez is charged with two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and two counts of sexual assault.)

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Louisiana State Police is reporting another officer involved shooting, this time in Beauregard Parish where a man was killed after allegedly tried to run over authorities during a pursuit. Sgt. James Anderson says officers responded to a disturbance in Dry Creek. Anderson says they were trying to apprehend the subject, who was in a vehicle…

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He says the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Jacob Navarre, tried to run over the deputies who shot and killed the him while he was driving. Navarre was pronounced dead at the scene. Anderson says no one else was seriously hurt…

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Anderson says the injured deputy is expected to make a full recovery. Anderson says the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office called LSP to investigate…

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The investigation into the shooting death of a 14-year-old allegedly by a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s deputy continues today and Sheriff Jerry Larpenter is calling the incident a freak and tragic accident. He says the cops were responding to a report of armed men entering a house in a Houma subdivision where drugs have been a problem:

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The weapon the teen had was reportedly a BB gun but family members are apparently saying the juvenile had no weapon. Larpenter says the incident could have been avoided…:

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Louisiana State Police is investigating the incident. Larpenter says he’s spoken with the family of Cameron Tillman and it doesn’t sound like he was a teenager who would be looking for trouble…:

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13:30 Newscast September 25, 2014

The investigation into the shooting death of a 14-year-old allegedly by a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s deputy continues today and Sheriff Jerry Larpenter is calling the incident a freak and tragic accident. Larpenter says he’s spoken with the family of Cameron Tillman and it doesn’t sound like he was a teenager who would be looking for trouble…:

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The weapon the teen had was reportedly a BB gun but family members are apparently saying the juvenile had no weapon.

Louisiana State Police is investigation another officer involved shooting, this one in Beauregard Parish. Sgt. James Anderson says officers responded to a disturbance in Dry Creek. Anderson says they were trying to apprehend the subject, who was in a vehicle…

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The identities of those involved in the incident have not been released at this time.

The LSU Police Department says a man is under arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in an RV on campus following a tailgate party. Spokesman Captain Corey LaLonde says they were called out to a hospital in Gonzales where they spoke with the victim and her mother…

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47-year-old Daniel Sanchez of Gonzales is charged with two counts each of indecent behavior with a juvenile and sexual assault.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against the Abbeville Police Department claiming their social media policy violates the First Amendment. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says employees could be banned from doing anything on social media because they don’t know how the city would interpret the policy…

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The Abbeville Police Department is not commenting on the suit.