11:30 Newscast September 2, 2014

Former Senate hopeful Paul Hollis has filed a lawsuit against Senator Mary Landrieu claiming she can’t represent Louisiana because she doesn’t live in the state. Hollis dropped out of the Senate race and threw his support to Republican Representative Bill Cassidy. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says this lawsuit has no impact on Hollis, himself…

cut 9 (05) “Senator Landrieu”

The US Constitution states that in order to qualify you have to be a registered voter in the state where you are running and an “inhabitant” of that state. The Secretary of State’s office says Landrieu is a registered Louisiana voter.

State health officials say they will comply with a ruling by a federal judge who says abortion doctors required to have hospital admitting privileges cannot be penalized during the application process. Center for Reproductive Rights Senior Council Janet Crepps says the law is medically unnecessary, harmful to women and they want to see it struck down in its entirety…

cut 15 (08) “in Louisiana”

But supporters of the measure say the law protects the health of women.

Louisiana State Police say a pedestrian who they believe had been drinking was struck and killed last night in LaFourche Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell says the victim, 26-year-old Jace Sevin of Lockport, was transported to St. Anne Hospital where he was pronounced dead from injuries he sustained after being run over. He says alcohol is suspected on the part of the victim…

cut 4 (05) “from the coroner’s office”

Harrell says alcohol is not suspected on the part of the driver, 18-year-old Jean Claude Pierre of Raceland.

The Division of Administration announces that in the first two months of the fiscal year, the newly created Office of Technology Services has already saved the state more than 5-million dollars. Asst. Director of Technology Services Neal Underwood says previously all executive branch departments had their own IT staffs and did their own purchasing. He says by putting all of this under one department, they can make larger purchases driving the cost down…

cut 11 (06) “save the money”

He says they expect to save the state around 25-million dollars by the end of the fiscal year.

10:30 Newscast September 2, 2014

A federal judge issued a ruling that Louisiana doctors can continue to perform abortions while they seek newly-mandated admitting privileges from hospitals. Michelle Southern gets reaction…

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Tropical Storm Dolly has formed overnight over the Bay of Campeche off of Mexico’s coast. Dolly is the fourth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center says Dolly will move inland along Mexico’s coast by morning and poses no threat to Louisiana.

Former Senate hopeful Paul Hollis has filed a lawsuit against Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu claiming she cannot represent Louisiana because she does not live in the state. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley doesn’t think the lawsuit will have any long-term effect on Landrieu’s campaign, but feels it can be a temporary issue…

cut 8 (11) “Louisiana resident”

The US Constitution states that in order to qualify you have to be a registered voter in the state where you are running and an “inhabitant” of that state. The Secretary of State’s office says Landrieu is a registered Louisiana voter.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a guide with information about how to avoid fraud that targets the elderly is now available. AG Office spokesperson Amanda Larkins says the guide is 40 pages and talks about scams from telemarketers, mortgage lenders, contractors, and fake charities…

cut 5 (06) “on senior citizens”

She says research shows that Americans aged 65 and older are prime targets of scams.

09:30 Newscast September 2nd, 2014

After a ruling came down stating that abortion doctors could not be penalized if they are awaiting acceptance to get hospital admitting privileges, the state Department of Heath and Hospitals says they won’t enforce the new law that went into effect yesterday. Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper says the judges ruling is a step in the right direction to protecting the health of women…:
CUT 16 (14) “a due process”
Those who oppose the law say it’s a back handed effort to do away with abortions in Louisiana and they want to see it completely go away.

Tropical Storm Dolly, the fourth name of he 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season, formed over night off Mexico’s coast over the Bay of Campeche. The National Hurricane Center says Dolly will approach Mexico’s coast and move inland by morning.

Authorities in Navarre Beach say a the body of a woman from Louisiana was found in the waters off the Florida panhandle over the Labor Day weekend. They say Joetta Goss had been kayaking and they believe alcohol to be a factor in her death and she was also not wearing a life jacket. The town in Louisiana where Goss is from has not been released.

Former Senate hopeful Republican Paul Hollis has filed a lawsuit against Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu claiming she cannot represent Louisiana because she does not live in the state. Eric Gill has more…:
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After a ruling came down stating that abortion doctors could not be penalized if they are awaiting acceptance to get hospital admitting privileges, the state Department of Heath and Hospitals says they won’t enforce the new law that went into effect yesterday. Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper says the judges ruling is a step in the right direction to protecting the health of women…:
CUT 16 (14) “a due process”
Those who oppose the law say it’s a back handed effort to do away with abortions in Louisiana and they want to see it completely go away.

Tropical Storm Dolly, the fourth name of he 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season, formed over night off Mexico’s coast over the Bay of Campeche. The National Hurricane Center says Dolly will approach Mexico’s coast and move inland by morning.

Authorities in Navarre Beach say a the body of a woman from Louisiana was found in the waters off the Florida panhandle over the Labor Day weekend. They say Joetta Goss had been kayaking and they velieve alcohol to be a factor in her death and she was also not wearing a life jacket. The town in Louisiana where Goss is fron has not been released.

Former Senate hopeful Republican Paul Hollis has filed a lawsuit against Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu claiming she cannot represent Louisiana because she does not live in the state. Eric Gill has more…:
CUT 1 (32) “reporting”

08:30 Newscast September 2nd, 2014

Former Senate hopeful Republican Paul Hollis has filed a lawsuit against Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu claiming she cannot represent Louisiana because she does not live in the state. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says this merely is a political ploy to detract from the senator’s re-election campaign…:
CUT 7 (12) “Louisiana resident”
The US Constitution states that in order to qualify you have to be a registered voter in the state where you are running and an “inhabitant” of that state. The Secretary of State’s office says Landrieu is a registered Louisiana voter.

Louisiana State Police say a pedestrian who could have been drunk was struck and killed around 8pm yesterday in Lafourche Parish. They say 26-year-old Jace Sevin of Lockport was hit by an Acura west on North Service Road in Raceland. Impairment is suspected on the part of Sevin. The other driver was cleared of wrong-doing.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says a man is in stable condition after he was shot by an officer when allegedly aggressively resisting a DWI arrest over the weekend. The officer, identified as Matthew Jackson, is on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation. They say 27-year-old Derek Davis is expected to survive despite multiple gunshot wounds in the upper torso.

The Division of Administration announces that in the first two months of the fiscal year, a newly created state office has already saved the state more than 5-million dollars. Eric Gill reports…:
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07:30 Newscast September 2nd, 2014

The Department of Health and Hospitals says they will comply with a ruling by a Louisiana judge who says abortion doctors required to have hospital admitting privileges can’t be penalized during the application process. The law went into effect yesterday. Center for Reproductive Rights Senior Council Janet Crepps says the law is medically unnecessary, harmful to women and they want to see it struck down in its entirety…:
CUT 15 (08) “in Louisiana”
But those who support the measure say the law protects a women’s safety.

The Morgan City Police Department says they’ve arrested a man from Plaquemine after he allegedly attacked a suspect he claims was trying to drown a 16-year-old girl in the Lake End Park area. They say witnesses told them 31-year-old Dusty Rineheart hit 39-year-old Max Cordova of Morgan City after seeing him holding the juveniles head under water. Cordova needed medical attention but was later arrested and booked on charges of molestation of a juvenile and simple battery. Rineheart was charged with 2nd degree battery.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a guide with information about how to avoid fraud that targets the elderly is now available. AG office spokesperson Amanda Larkins says research shows that Americans aged 65 and older are the prime targets of scams and receive more mail and telephone solicitations than anyone…:
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She says you can get the guide online at ag.state.la.us.

State Police say a man from Maurepas man who wasn’t buckled up was killed early Monday in a single-vehicle crash on La 22. in Ascension Parish. They say 37-year-old Robert Falcon lost control of his Yukon and rolled down the road several times.

The Monroe Police Department says a man is under arrest on charges of second degree murder after allegedly stabbing a 24-year-old victim early on Labor Day. They say 56-year-old Donald Ray Myles is being held at the Ouachita Correctional Center on $150,000 bond.

** Date Correction** 06:30 Neascast September 2nd, 2014

The law that would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals went into effect yesterday, but a Louisiana judge rules officials can not enforce it yet. Abortion doctors who have started the application process can not be penalized under the order. Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper feels it’s a fair ruling…:
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Center for Reproductive Rights Senior Council Janet Crepps says they applaud the decision by the judge…:
CUT 14 (09) “to abortion”
The judge says he’ll set an injunction hearing date within 30 days to get updates on the applications.

We now have our fourth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season as Tropical Storm Dolly formed overnight about 200 miles east of Tampico, Mexico. Once again forecasters say this system is not expected to threaten Louisiana.

A man-induced lake drawdown will begin as part of the False River Restoration project starting today. State Officials with the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury say the water redution will lower its level by up to three feet over the next 6 months. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries say the drawdown will improve False River’s water quality.

The Division of Administration announces that in the first two months of the fiscal year, a newly created state office has already saved the state more than 5-million dollars. Asst. Director of Technology Services Neal Underwood says the Office of Technology Services brings in all the IT staff from executive branch departments to streamline support and operations…:
CUT 10 (07) “drives down costs”
He says it’s expected the Office of Technology Services will save the state around $25 million by the end of the fiscal year.

14:30 Newscast September 1, 2014

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the job outlook in Sportsman’s Paradise is giving us a lot to celebrate on this Labor Day. Jeff Palermo reports on the state of labor…

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A federal judge issued a ruling Sunday night that Louisiana doctors can continue to perform abortions while they seek newly-mandated admitting privileges from hospitals. A temporary restraining order was granted against the penalty portion of the law that took effect today. The legislation requires doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The ruling states doctors won’t be penalized while they wait on decisions from hospitals.

As we approach the halfway point in this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, there have been only three named storms, none of which have threatened the Gulf Coast. State Climatologist Barry Keim says historically the number of hurricanes from this point forward in the season is about six…

Cut 6 (07) “below normal overall”

He says the reasons for the reduction in the number of hurricanes are sea surface temperatures being below normal and wind shear is running pretty high.

You probably didn’t find any real bargains on burgers and steak for your Labor Day cookout. Increased beef prices are due to a shortage of cows in the country. LSU AgCenter Extension Economist Ross Pruitt says consumers won’t get much of a break in beef prices…

CUT 9 (10) “month of July”

Pruitt says consumer beef prices will continue to rise through the rest of this year.

13:30 Newscast September 1, 2014

We’re nearing the halfway point in this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season and there have been only three named storms, none of which have threatened the Gulf Coast. State Climatologist Barry Keim thinks only four, maybe five, storms may form during the remainder of this season. He says this is no reason to let your guard down because it only takes one hurricane to, potentially, turn your life upside down…

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The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the job outlook in Sportsman’s Paradise is giving us a lot to celebrate on this Labor Day. According to LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink, the labor force in Louisiana is stronger now than ever before…

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He says more than 2 million Louisianians are working today which is an all time high.

Chances are, you probably didn’t find any real bargains on burgers and steak for your Labor Day cookout. LSU AgCenter Extension Economist Ross Pruitt says consumer beef prices will continue to rise through the rest of this year. He says you shouldn’t be afraid to shop around to find the best deal…

cut 11 (12) “grocery level”

Increased beef prices are due to a shortage of cows in the country.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says a man is in stable condition after he was shot by an officer when allegedly aggressively resisting a DWI arrest early Sunday morning. They say 27-year-old Derek Davis is expected to survive despite multiple gunshot wounds in the upper torso. The officer, identified as Matthew Jackson, is on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.

12:30 Newscast September 1, 2014

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the job outlook in the state is giving us a lot to celebrate this Labor Day. LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink says more than 2 million Louisianians are working today, which is an all time high…

cut 5 (11) “of our labor markets”

He says private sector job growth has increased every month for about the last four years.

You probably didn’t find any real bargains on burgers and steak for your Labor Day cookout. Increased beef prices are due to a shortage of cows in the country. LSU AgCenter Extension Economist Ross Pruitt says more price increases are on the horizon…

cut 10 (11) “just yet”

He says beef production is almost six percent lower than this time last year.

A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the enforcement of a new abortion law requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The judge says an injunction hearing date will be set within 30 days and the law can still go into effect, but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics while the challenge is heard.

As we approach the halfway point in this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, there have been only three named storms, none of which have threatened the Gulf Coast. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the reasons for the reduction in the number of hurricanes are surface temperatures being below normal and wind shear is running pretty high…

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Keim thinks four, maybe five, storms may form during the remainder of the season.