08:30 Newscast, July 22, 2014

Amite Representative John Bel Edwards, the one declared democrat in the next year’s Governor’s race, spoke to the media Monday about why he should be Louisiana’s next top leader. He feels the governor needs to be able to build coalitions, try to develop a consensus, and compromise in order to move the state forward. Edwards feels we need a governor who will put Louisiana first…:
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The gubernatorial primary will be held in October of next year.

Authorities say a teenager from Pontchatoula is still missing in Gulf Shores in some very rough Gulf waters. Seventeen year-old Chaston Brown was reported missing Sunday at about 4 pm.

A State Representative is concerned about the impact of illegal immigration on Louisiana. Matthew Doyle has more…:
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17 lawmakers under the name, “Concerned Citizens of Louisiana,” have filed a lawsuit which attempts to get Common Core out of Louisiana.  Lake Charles Representative Brett Geymann says The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education did not comply with the Administrative Procedure Act when signing public schools on to the new education standards…:
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Education Superintendent John White disagrees…:
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There is currently no standardized test in place for next school year.

7:30 Newscast, July 22, 2014

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Donaldsonville man after finding his wife shot to death at their home. Eric Gill has the story…:
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The National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression which formed over the Atlantic on Monday continued to move west this morning. they say at 4am, Depression No. 2 is east of Lesser Antilles. Little change is expected today and weakening is forecast by tomorrow night. Forecasters believe this depression will lose tropical characteristics by Thursday.

Amite Representative John Bel Edwards spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club about why voters should support him for governor next year. Thus far, he is the only declared Democrat in the race. Edwards said he’s jumping into this race offering a different vision for Louisiana…:
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The gubernatorial primary will be held in October of next year.

The tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the border into Texas is concerning Louisiana lawmakers. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges is calling on the state leadership to develop a plan of action for immigration in Louisiana. She says the crisis next door is spreading to states across the country…:
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Hodges says she would like citizens to visit her Facebook page and take a survey, to voice their concerns.

State Police say a husband and wife died in a two vehicle crash Monday in LaSalle Parish. They say 72-year-old Margie Moore and 83-year-old Bluith Moore rear-ended a car on LA Hwy 28 yesterday and were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other car and 8-year-old passenger were treated for moderate injuries.

The New Orleans Police Department says they’ve arrested a 75-year-old man in connection with the stabbing death of his long-time female companion in Treme over the weekend. They say the 58-year-old woman’s body was found in the street Sunday morning and she’d suffered multiple stab wounds. Tom Gibson is charged with second degree murder.

06:45 Sportscast, July 22, 2014

Former Tulane star Andy Cannizaro has been introduced as LSU’s new recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. Cannizaro was a standout shortstop for the Tulane Green Wave in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Cannizaro has worked as a scout for the New York Yankees since 2009 and the Mandeville native is pumped up to join the purple and gold…:
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LSU has also released its schedule for next season. It all starts with a three-game series against Kansas on February 13th. The Tigers will also travel to Houston’s Minute Maid Park to play in the Houston College Classic. The three teams they’ll play are Houston, Nebraska and Baylor. LSU and UL-Lafayette will play April 1st.

The owner of a bar in Nashville told a local newspaper that former LSU Quarterback Zach Mettenberger was sucker punched by an Alabama fan. Steve Ford apparently told the newspaper that Mett was not provoking the person in any way but that the guy said “Roll Tide” and Zach said, “Good Luck with that” – that’s when the other person’s friend sucker punched the Titans draftee in the eye. He said Zach did not punch back.

There was a bizarre incident in the LSU weight room yesterday with reports indicating freshman Trey Lealaimatafao (Lay-Lay-mah-tah-fow) angrily punched through a glass window tearing his muscles down to the bone. It has been confirmed that the defensive tackle signee from Texas was being treated at a local hospital Monday.

ESPN.com reports Saints safety Jarius Byrd should be healthy enough to participate in training camp when the team reports later this week at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Whether he’ll be limited or not, has yet to be decided. Byrd had back surgery earlier this year to repair a disc issue.

The Sun Belt Conference will hold its media days today in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. We’ll hear from ULM Coach Todd berry and UL-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth.

Ragin Cajuns Quarterback Terrance Broadway was named the Sun Belt Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Monday.

The Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame announced yesterday UL-Lafayette baseball coach Tony Robichaux is their outstanding college coach statewide for the 2013-2014 sports year. He’ll be honored at a banquet in the Superdome next month.

06:30 Newscast, July 22, 2014

17 state lawmakers who oppose Common Core have filed a lawsuit to try to keep the state from adopting the controversial education standards. Lake Charles Representative Brett Geymann says the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education did not keep the public informed when they adopted Common Core in 2010…:
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Education Superintendent John White says BESE is not legally obligated to pass rules using Administrative Procedure. He says because of this, there’s no basis for the suit…
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BESE president Chas Roemer says the education board followed state law and the lawsuit has no merit.

According to KLFY, authorities believe they have the person responsible for calling in the UL-Lafayette bomb threat last week. The suspect’s name is not being released at this time. The FBI is expected to issue a statement today.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Donaldsonville man after finding his wife shot to death at their home. Police Chief Tony Bacala says deputies responded to the residence after receiving a call 10AM Monday morning…
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He says the couple’s six year old child was in the home at the time.  31-year-old Jaris Howard was booked into the Ascension Parish jail.

The owner of a bar in Nashville told a local newspaper that former LSU Quarterback Zach Mettenberger was sucker punched by an Alabama fan. Steve Ford apparently told the newspaper that Mett was not provoking the person in any way but that the guy said “Roll Tide” and Zach said, “Good Luck with that” – that’s when the other person’s friend sucker punched the Titans draftee in the eye.

AM Newscall July 22, 2014

The lone democrat in the 2015 governor’s race discusses why Louisiana voters should support him next year. Eric Gill has more from John Bel Edwards’ appearance at the Baton Rouge Press Club…

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A State Representative is concerned about the impact of illegal immigration on Louisiana. Matthew Doyle has more…

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The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Donaldsonville man after finding his wife shot to death at their home. Eric Gill has the story…

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Amite Representative John Bel Edwards spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club about why voters should support him for governor next year. Thus far, he is the only declared Democrat in the race. Edwards said he’s jumping into this race offering a different vision for Louisiana…

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The gubernatorial primary will be held in October of next year. He feels the next governor needs to be able to build coalitions, try to develop a consensus, and compromise in order to move the state forward. Edwards feels the state needs a governor who will put Louisiana first…

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He said Louisiana needs a proven, respected leader in the governor’s chair who will govern from the middle because that’s where you’ll find long-term solutions to the state’s problems. Edwards said Democrats, Republicans, and Independents need to be able to communicate with one another to come up with solutions to the problems the Bayou State faces…

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The tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing over into neighboring Texas is raising concerns Louisiana may face an immigration problem of it’s own. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges, a member of the House Committee on Criminal Justice, is calling on the state leadership to develop a plan of action for immigration in Louisiana. She says the crisis next door is spreading to states across the country…

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With Texas shelters currently overflowing with the children, Hodges is concerned that Louisiana facilities may be used to house the immigrants. Hodges says she would like citizens to visit her facebook page and take a survey, to voice their concerns…
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__________________________________________________________________________The The tens of thousands of children crossing the border into the US are being driven, in large part, out of their Central American homes by escalating violence related to gang warfare and drugs. Hodges says she is concerned that the immigrants may be bringing that violence with them…
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Common Core opponents file a lawsuit in an attempt to keep the state from adopting the controversial education standards. 17 state lawmakers are banding together under the name “The Concerned Citizens of Louisiana” to challenge the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s adoption of Common Core on procedural grounds. Lake Charles Representative Brett Geymann says BESE did not keep the public informed when they adopted Common Core in 2010…

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Geymann says BESE was not compliant of the Administrative Procedure Act, which says state agencies must follow a specific process when passing policy …

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Education Superintendent John White says BESE is not legally obliged to pass rules using Administrative Procedure. He says because of this, there’s no basis for the suit…

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Governor Jindal has used executive authority to halt the use of Common Core in Louisiana. Jindal also claims BESE did not follow the law when adopting Common Core. White disagrees with Jindal’s assertion and the lawsuit claiming BESE didn’t follow state mandated procedures…

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The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Donaldsonville man after finding his wife shot to death at their home. Police Chief Tony Bacala says deputies responded to the residence after receiving a call 10AM Monday morning…

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When deputies arrived they found 27-year-old Shella Howard dead in her bathroom, having been shot several times. 31-year-old Jaris Howard was found shortly thereafter and arrested without incident. He says the couple’s six year old child was in the home at the time and heard the gunshots, but did not witness the incident. Bacala says Jaris Howard is facing multiple charges…
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Former Tulane star Andy Cannizaro has been introduced as LSU’s new recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. Cannizaro was a standout shortstop for the Tulane Green Wave in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Cannizaro has worked as a scout for the New York Yankees since 2009 and the Mandeville native is pumped up to join the purple and gold

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Cannizaro replaces Javi Sanchez, who left LSU earlier this month to pursue a business career. LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri is excited about Cannizaro joining his staff and he’s also thrilled with his 2015 recruiting class, which features some power arms and some very good everyday players…

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LSU has also released its schedule for next season. It all starts with a three-game series against Kansas on February 13th.  Mainieri says his team will be challenged right away.

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17:30 Newscast July 21, 2014

A lawsuit has been filed by 17 lawmakers challenging the methods the state used to adopt the Common Core education standards. The suit alleges the BESE board and the State Department of Education did not follow the Administrative Procedure Act. Meanwhile, the stand-off over Common Core between Governor Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent of Education John White continues.

Republican US Senator David Vitter files legislation that he says will stop the flow of illegal border crossings. Vitter’s measure would implement mandatory detention near the US-Mexico border and expedited deportation of unaccompanied minors from Central and South America…

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Vitter admits his legislation will have a difficult time getting a debate in the Senate because Senate leader Harry Reid will not be in support of this bill.

Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert is facing a federal racial discrimination lawsuit alleging he made working conditions unbearable for African-American employees. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Charles Gilmore, Damian McDowell, and Larry Hingle. Hebert says it is not a secret he inherited a troubled agency with problem employees, but he’s very proud of the way they’ve turned things around…

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Attorney J. Arthur Smith alleges Hebert was trying to force out his clients in every conceivable way. Hebert denies the allegations.

The Monroe Police Department says they are looking for a man they believe is responsible for hitting another man over the head with a large stick during an argument over a cell phone. Assistant Police Chief Don Bartley says the victim was walking out of the laundry room at an apartment complex when he was approached by 20-year-old Christopher Robinson…

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The victim, 48-year-old Jimmy Atwell, passed away from injuries sustained in the incident. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Robinson on second degree murder charges and bond has been set at $500,000. Robinson is still at-large.

It was a violent weekend in the Crescent City as police report a total of nine people are recovering from gunshot wounds throughout the metro area. New Orleans Police say the gun violence ranged from New Orleans East to South Carrolton in broad daylight. While the city’s murder rate is down from last year, New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas says it’s clear that NOPD needs more police officers.

16:30 07-21-14

A total of 17 lawmakers filed a lawsuit today to challenge the methods the state used to adopt the Common Core Curriculum. The suit charges the BESE board and the State Department of Education failed to follow the Administrative Proceedure Act. Meanwhile, the stand-off between Governor Bobby Jindal and the State Superintendent of Education John White continues.

The ATC Commissioner is facing a federal racial discrimination lawsuit alleging he made working conditions unbearable for African-American Employees. Baton Rouge attorney Arthur Smith the Third is filing the law suit on behalf of three employees agains Troy Hebert…:
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Meanwhile, Hebert denies the allegations.
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Republican US Senator David Vitter files legislation to stop the sudden rise in unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the US-Mexico border. Jeff Palermo has the story…:
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Monroe Police say they are looking for a man they believe is responsible for hitting another man over the head with a large stick during an argument over a cell phone. Assistant Police Chief Don Bartley says the victim was walking out of the laundry room at an apartment complex when he was approached by Christopher Robinson..:
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A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Robinson.

A teenager from Pontchatoula has turned up missing in Gulf Shores in some very rough Gulf waters. Seventeen year-old Chaston Brown was reported missing yesterday at about 4 pm.

15:30 07-21-14

US Senator David Vitter is on the offensive about illegal immigration, filing a bill in Washington that would implement mandatory detention near the US-Mexican border, along with expedited deportation of unaccompanied minors from Central and South America…:
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The Republican Senator admits the bill will have a tough time even getting to a debate.

A Grant Parish woman has been arrested after she was standing in the middle of Parsonage Road,yelling, holding a knife an throwing rocks at passing cars. When a deputy arrived, she dropped the knife, took a swing at him, and ran away. When that deputy caught up to her, fifty year-old Connie Pennington of Colfax became violent. She was arrested on numerous charges.
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There’s a federal racial discrimination lawsuit facing ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert, where it is alleged that he made working conditions extremely difficult for African American employees. Baton Rouge attorney Arthur Smith the Third filed the suit on behalf of three men against Hebert…:
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Hebert denies the allegations.

An argument over a cell phone in Monroe has one man injured and police on the hunt for the attacker. The report says 48 year-old Jimmy Atwell was walking out of a laundry room at an apartment complex, when Christopher Robinson verbally assaulted Atwell, and allegedly hit him with a large stick. Monroe Assistant Police Chief Don Bartley says they are moving forward with the investigation…:
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A hit and run accident that killed a cyclist in Lafayette Parish earlier this month now has a man arrested in connection with the incident that killed 30 year-old Lon Lomas of Youngsville and left him on the side of the road. Fitzpatrick Doucette faces several charges…:
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That’s Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Brooks David (dah VEED).

14:30 07-21-14

The issue of illegal immigrants has Republican Senator David Vitter filing legislation that will stop the flow of illegal border crossings. He says current laws aren’t working, but Vitter says the bill will have difficulty even going to debate because of Senate leader Harry Reid…;
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And that issue is sure to be discussed some more.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Sulphur woman whom deputies found yesterday. A family member made the call, saying she had not heard from sixty-six year-old Pamela Parker in a couple of days. When deputies arrived, they found Parker dead inside her home. Authorities are ruling the death as a homicide, and that investigation is on-going.

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Louisiana State Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a cyclists who was found dead along a Lafayette Parish roadside. Master Trooper Brooks David (Dah VEED) says police found the body of 30 year-old Lon Lomas of Youngsville in a ditch on July 7th, and shortly after the incident, the LSP heard from Kaplan Police…:
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David says 43 year-old Fitzpatrick Doucette of Kaplan faces many charges.

ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert is facing a federal racial discrimination lawsuit alleging he made working conditions unbearable for African-American Employees. Michelle Southern reports.
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PM- Newscall July 21, 2014

Republican US Senator David Vitter files legislation to stop the sudden rise in unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the US-Mexico border. Jeff Palermo has the story

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ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert is facing a federal racial discrimination lawsuit alleging he made working conditions unbearable for African-American Employees. Michelle Southern reports.

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The Monroe Police Dept. says they are looking for a man they believe is responsible for hitting another man over the head with a large stick during an argument over a cell phone. Assistant Police Chief Don Bartley says the victim was walking out of the laundry room at an apartment complex when he was approached by Christopher Robinson..:
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Bartley says investigators were able to talk to the victim, 48-year-old Jimmy Atwell, who told them Robinson was mad because because Atwell informed police the suspect had stolen his cell phone. He says a verbal encounter took place and that’s when Robinson allegedly hit Atwell with a 3 foot long stick…:
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A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Robinson with bond set at $50,000. Barley says the case is under investigation…:
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Republican US Senator David Vitter files legislation that he says will stop the flow of illegal border crossings. Vitter’s measure would implement mandatory detention near the US-Mexico border and expedited deportation of unaccompanied minors from Central and South America.

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Between October and this past June, an estimated 57-thousand unaccompanied children were apprehended by Border Patrol. The Obama administration says that number could reach 90-thousand by the end of September. Vitter says law enforcement of immigration laws for decades has encouraged more immigrants to come here illegally
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Vitter admits his legislation will have a difficult time getting a debate in the Senate, because Senate leader Harry Reid will not be in support of this legislation
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State Police says they’ve made an arrest in the case of the cyclist who was found dead on the side of the road earlier this month in Lafayette Parish. Master Trooper Brooks David says on July 7th, 30-year-old Lon Lomas of Youngsville was struck from behind by a vehicle believed to have been driven by Fitzpatrick Doucette…:

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David says the body of Lomas was found in a ditch on the side of the road around 7am the day of the incident and it wasn’t long before they heard from the Kaplan Police Department…:

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David says Doucette’s vehicle sustained a significant amount of damage to the front and there was sufficient information obtained by investigators to issue an arrested warrant. He says the suspect faces many charges…:

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ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert is facing a federal racial discrimination lawsuit alleging he made working conditions unbearable for African-American Employees. J. Arthur Smith III is a Baton Rouge attorney who has filed the suit on behalf of Charles Gilmore, Daimian McDowell and Larry Hingle…:

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Smith says Hebert was trying to force out his clients in every conceivable way. The ATC Commissioner says it’s an injustice to all races when people use the race card to hide laziness. But Smith says his clients have exemplary records and were stellar employees…:

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A hearing date has not been set. Smith says Hebert was adamant about making the work of his clients so miserable that they would either resign or have a complete meltdown…:

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Hebert says it is not a secret that he inherited a troubled agency with problem employees, but he’s very proud of the way they’ve turned things around…:

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