2:30 PM Newscast

One person is dead and eight motorists injured after several vehicles collided in another super fog event that produced low visibilities in the New Orleans area. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Louisiana Congresswoman Julia Letlow is co-authoring legislation to provide rural communities with grants to upgrade their police and fire departments. Many rural facilities are still operating out of facilities built in the 1980s and with a small tax base Letlow says they are unable to adequately fund any upgrades.

Cut 8 (11) “….would provide.” 

 

 

Centenary College in Shreveport announces it’s raising $50 million dollars to improve the four-year liberal arts school ahead of its bicentennial anniversary in 2025. Centenary spokesperson Kate Pedrotty says the college has already raised $37 million of the $50 million campaign goal. She says the campaign will also support endowed scholarship expansion and is a major component of operational support.

Cut 5 (12) “ …to grow.”  

 

 

 

Residential and Commercial Cleco customers can receive rebates for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle chargers. Manager of Cleco’s EV Program Richard Biedenharn a Level 2 EV charger and any type of application that’s in a multifamily facility, workplace, or a publicly accessible charger is eligible for a $1,000 rebate.

Cut 13 (06) “…who use lifts.”

To apply or for more information, Biedenharn says to visit cleco.com/electrification

5:30 PM Newscast

LSU head Coach Brian Kelly answered questions about quarterback Jayden Daniels’ health and if he thinks officials missed a targeting call Saturday. Brooke Thorington has more…

Cut 2 (29)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

A Sunday morning traffic stop in Shreveport ended in the death of an occupant of the vehicle. Shreveport Police have requested Louisiana State Police investigate an officer-involved shooting. Public information officer, Trooper Ryan Davis…

Cut 9 (09) “…ensued.” 

Davis says shots were fired at the end of the foot chase when the subject produced a handgun. The subject was struck and transported to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead. No officers were injured.

Triple AAA Fuel Analysist Don Redman says with the unrest in the Middle East, AAA forecasted higher gasoline prices but he says barring any disruptions he expects the average price in Louisiana to remain below $3.00 a gallon this holiday season.

Cut 5 (12) “ …Thanksgiving mode.”  

 

Construction of the Robin Roberts Broadcast Media Center is expected to be completed early next year and its namesake, Co-anchor of Good Morning America and Southeastern Alum, Robin Roberts was on hand to mark its construction last week. Southeastern President William Wainwright says Roberts always takes time to inspire students and answer their questions.

Cut 8 (12) “….with us.” 

3:30 PM Newscast

Homer Police are not responding to calls as the Homer Police Chief has been arrested and booked for aggravated battery and malfeasance in office. After a complaint to the Claiborne Parish DA’s office and a lengthy investigation, the by state police, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations procured a warrant for the arrest of Chief Elvan “Van” McDaniel. McDaniel is accused of using excessive force by deploying a taser multiple time on a non-combative subject while the subject was lying on the ground with his hands cuffed behind his back. The alleged incident occurred during HPD’s response to a reported theft in December of last year. While the investigation continues, Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office will handle calls for service in the Homer area.

 

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels was taken out of the game after taking a brutal hit from Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner. Head coach Brian Kelly says Turner was flagged for roughing the passer during the game, but not targeting when his helmet came into contact with Daniels’s chin.

Cut 12 (12) “…obviously.”  

 

Triple A Fuel Analyst Don Redman says the price for crude is around $82 a barrel, down by almost $10 a barrel from a month ago. He says the the ongoing invasion of Ukraine and Israel adds uncertainty but the current outlook for the markets remains stable short-term.

Cut 4 (12) “…higher prices.”

 

Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts and Southeastern University alum marked the construction of the school’s new broadcast media center last week. Southeastern President William Wainwright says Roberts has done so much for the school in both academics and sports.

Cut 6 (12) “…accomplish much.”

1:30 PM Newscast

A Sunday morning traffic stop in Shreveport Sunday morning ended in the death of an occupant of the vehicle. Shreveport Police have requested Louisiana State Police investigate an officer involved shooting. Public information officer, Trooper Ryan Davis says shots were fired at the end of a foot chase when the subject produced a handgun. The subject was struck and pronounced dead at a local trauma center Trooper Davis says the scene is no longer active but the investigation is ongoing.

Cut 10 (10) “…recovered”

Triple A fuel analyst Don Redman says the statewide average price for a gallon of regular gas is under three dollars…

Cut 1 (34)  “…I’m Teiko Foxx.” 

 

Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts and Southeastern University alum marked construction of the school’s new broadcast media center last week. Southeastern President William Wainwright says Roberts has done so much for the school and when she visits Roberts also always takes time to inspire students and answer their questions.

Cut 8 (12) “….with us.” 

 

During Saturday’s heartbreaking loss to Alabama, LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels was taken out of the game after taking a hard hit from Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner. Head coach Brian Kelly says it’s day-to-day with Daniels and he’s going through injury protocol.

Cut 11 (11) “…some progress.”

12:30 PM Newscast

What started as a traffic stop in Shreveport Sunday morning ended in the death of an occupant of the vehicle. Shreveport Police have requested Louisiana State Police investigate the officer involved shooting. Public information officer, Trooper Ryan Davis

Cut 9 (09) “…ensued.” 

Davis says, Shots were fired at the end of the foot chase and the subject was struck then transported to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead. No officers were injured.

You are starting to see gas prices for regular gasoline below three dollars a gallon again. The statewide average price for a gallon of regular gas is $2.97, dipping 30 cents lower than a month ago. Triple A Fuel Analyst Don Redman says it’s a direct reflection of a drop in demand.

Cut 3 (12) “…of gasoline.”

The Saints are all alone in first place in the NFC South after beating the Chicago Bears 24-17 yesterday. New Orleans quarterback Derek Carr threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns and is happy to see the team on a two game winning streak…

Cut 16 (18) “…want to see”

Next, The Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings.

4:30 PM Newscast

Voter turnout for the October primary election was 36-percent and the Secretary of State’s Office is predicting voter turnout for the upcoming election to be at 15-percent. JMC Analytics Pollster John Couvillon says the number of mail in ballots already processed is way down…

Cut 10 (10) “…voting”

 

Daylight saving time ends Sunday at 2 am and sleep experts say the annual shift in time can have adverse health effects on many people.  LSU Health New Orleans Public Health Expert Dr. Benjamin Springgate says sleep deprivation and mood disturbances are likely to increase.

Cut 3 (11) “…worst mood.”

You’ll gain an extra hour of sleep as clocks are pushed back one hour.

Louisiana’s own Celebration Gator will be among the attractions in the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Cajun fiddler Amanda Shaw from Mandeville and Alexandria country singer Alex Smith will entertain the crowd. In 2021 Grammy-award-winning artist Jon Batiste appeared on Celebration Gator and in 2022 Trombone Shorty wowed the crowd. For 2024, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser says they’ll determine if Celebration Gator will make an encore.

Cut 8 (07) “…this year.” 

And Louisiana will once again have a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.  The featured acts will be announced in a few weeks.

Arena Football is coming to Lake Charles. The Area Football League announced the revival of the Louisiana Voodoo Franchise. The team last played as the New Orleans Voodoo in 2015. Louisiana Voodoo will now play home games in Lake Charles at the Sudduth Coliseum. The Voodoo will begin play next year.

3:30 PM Newscast

Baton Rouge Police have arrested 37-year-old Denise Law in the beating death of 66-year-old Melinda Reed. Sargent Darran Ahmed says Law was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with 1st Degree Murder.

 

Cut 12 (12) “…Mrs. Reed.”  

While the investigation remains open, Ahmed says it remains to be determined if mental illness played a role in the incident.

 

Interstate 55 Northbound between Ponchatoula and LaPlace will remain closed for at least a couple more weeks and on Saturday the Southbound lanes of I-55 will also shut down from SEVEN AM to ONE PM to prepare a lane shift at the scene of the multi-vehicle crash that occurred last month. When I-55 southbound reopens in the afternoon, drivers will use the right lane near the crash site as crews repair the left. Travelers can use U S Hwy 51 as an alternate route.

 

Early voting for the November 18th election is underway and it will continue through Saturday November 11th. JMC Analytics Pollster John Couvillion says in the October primary, a sizable number of Black residents voted for Republican Jeff Landry in the governor’s race, so will that trend continue???

Cut 9 (08) “…in the runoff.” 

There are three statewide races on the November 18th ballot, Secretary of State, State Treasurer and Attorney General. All three run-offs have a Republican going up against a Democrat.

 

LSU is looking to beat Alabama for a second consecutive year for the first time since 2010-2011 seasons. Jeff Palermo has a preview…

Cut 2 (30)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo” 

2:30 PM Newscast

Baton Rouge Police have arrested 37-year-old Denise Law in the beating death of 66-year-old Melinda Reed. Sargent Darran Ahmed says officers responded to a call of an unresponsive female Thursday afternoon, they believe a metal walker was used as the murder weapon.

Cut 11 (10) “…her injuries.”

 

Authorities say the suspect was still on scene when they arrived.

 

Voter turnout for the October primary election was 36-percent and the Secretary of State’s Office is predicting voter turnout for the upcoming election to be at 15-percent.  JMC Analytics Pollster John Couvillion says the number of mail in ballots already processed is way down…

Cut 10 (10) “…voting”

 

Clocks will be rolling back one hour on Sunday. Teiko Foxx spoke with a public health expert on how the time change may take some getting used to…

Cut 1 (30)  “…I’m Teiko Foxx.” 

 

Have you visited LACashClaim.org lately? You may want to. Louisiana Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Program has added $7.9 million in uncashed state income tax refunds from the Louisiana Department of Revenue. A press release from the State Treasurer says over 26 thousand state income tax refunds went unclaimed or uncashed in this last allocation of funds from the Department of Revenue. You can check for funds at LACASHCLAIM.org or check the LAWallet app on your smartphone.

4:30 PM Newscast

Today’s updated U-S drought monitor shows Louisiana remains the epicenter for drought in the United States. State Climatologist Barry Keim says 99-percent of Louisiana is in some stage of drought…

Cut 11 (05) “…two classes.”

Keim says since August 1st, on average only five inches of rain has fallen across the state.

Another two weeks of repairs to portions of Interstate 55 between Ponchatoula and LaPlace are expected. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallet says Crews will switch lane closures near the site of the 168 vehicle crash in St. John the Baptist parish. Mallet says traffic will taper down to the right lane near the crash site as crews begin to repair the left lane. Mallet says traffic will taper down to the right lane near the crash site as crews begin to repair the left lane.

Cut 9 (10) “…the workers.” 

 

It’s National Adoption Month and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and First Lady Donna Edwards honored this year’s Adoption Award winners including two Adoptive Families of the Year, two Community Partners of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Adoption Worker of the Year, and Adoption Region of the Year. DCFS Secretary Terri Ricks encourages Louisianans to become a nurturing family for a child in need of a safe home.

Cut 7 (12) “…adoptive family.” 

 

 

Brittany Spears fans have a chance to own part of her childhood. The Kentwood home where she grew up hit the market this week. The 2300 sq foot Ranch style home sits on almost 2 acres and still has many of the furnishings that were there while Brittany lived there. If you’re interested, it has 1 point 2 million dollar price tag.

3:30 PM Newscast

DOTD is expecting it will take another two weeks to repair portions of Interstate 55 damaged by the 168-vehicle pileup that killed seven people in St. John the Baptist Parish. I-55 South is currently open but spokesperson Rodney Mallet says they’ll need to shut it down for a six-hour period this weekend where traffic is currently reduced to one lane.

Cut 8 (12) “…or so.” 

 

The weather forecast for the next week does not call for any significant chance of rain. Keim says an El Nino climate pattern is expected to continue into the winter and he says that should result about normal precipitation

Cut 13 (12) “…in yet.”

 

Governor Edwards and Colonel Lamar Davis officially broke ground on the site of the new State Police Crime Lab this morning. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 1 (00)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

 

Brittany Spears fans have a chance to own part of her childhood. The Kentwood home where she grew up hit the market this week. The 2300 sq foot Ranch style home sits on almost 2 acres and still has many of the furnishings that were there while Brittany lived there. If you’re interested, it has 1 point 2 million dollar price tag.