10:30 Newscast, August 18th, 2015

State Treasurer John Kennedy wants the Jindal administration to hold off on moving forward with development plans for the shuttered Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Scott Carwile has more…
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The National Hurricane Center is tracking tropical depression four in the central Atlantic. They say it’s a long way out but it looks like the Lesser Antilles and some of the outer islands of the Caribbean should be keeping an eye on it. This is expected to be the next named storm of the season, but it’s too early to say if the system will threaten the U.S. or the Gulf of Mexico.

The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office says a 16-year-old Plaquemine High School student is under arrest for bringing a loaded gun to school. Major Ronnie Hebert says they were alerted to the situation by a school resource officer…:
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He believes the student did intend to harm another student. The juvenile suspect is on house arrest in his parent’s custody and has been expelled from attending any parish school for two years.

New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan has reportedly filed a lawsuit claiming that his new $2 million dollar home is sinking. The DC and his wife are suing the developer, builder and engineering firm claiming that the ground in the Uptown home is shifting badly and that key joints throughout the house are also overloaded. The report indicates the developers are claiming the house is fine and Ryan is using the lawsuit to manipulate the builder to buy the house back for a huge profit.

 

09:30 Newscast August 18, 2015

The fate of the shuttered charity hospital in New Orleans should not be decided by the Jindal administration according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. He says the building could’ve been used again as a hospital even though a new facility was constructed. Kennedy says he wants to ensure the best for tax payers and New Orleans…

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He says the hospital’s future should be determined by the next governor and legislature.

Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert says his state issued vehicle was stolen from his Baton Rouge home and the thief attempted to set it on fire. He adds this isn’t the first time A-T-C has been targeted as six of their vehicles were shot up outside of headquarters about two years ago. Hebert says Louisiana State Police will continue to investigate…

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He says Alcohol and Tobacco Control has issued over 800 citations this year so that could be a motive in these attacks.

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office says a former Rayne part time police officer, Troy Menard, is in jail on charges of multiple sex crimes against children. Spokesperson Maxine Trahan says Police Chief Carroll Stelly did what he had to do and fired Menard from the force as soon as he found out this information…

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Menard faces multiple charges including sexual battery on a minor.

Blue Bell will begin distributing ice cream again in a five phase plan beginning August 31st in select markets. In April, the company was forced to cease their entire operation and recall all products after its ice cream was linked to 10 listeria illnesses and three deaths. LSU marketing professor Dan Rice says the plan of slowly phasing the ice cream back is a good strategy…

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Louisiana is in phase four of the plan.

08:30 Newscast August 18, 2015

Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert says his state issued vehicle was stolen from his Baton Rouge home and the thief attempted to set it on fire. Hebert says when the SUV was located, authorities found that the perpetrator stuck a rag in the gas tank….

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Hebert says this isn’t the first time A-T-C has been targeted.

A former Rayne part time police officer is in jail on charges of multiple sex crimes against children. Acadia Parish Sheriff’s office spokesperson Maxine Trahan says investigators received a complaint against Troy Bryant Menard earlier this month and immediately launched an investigation…

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Trahan says there were two known victims but couldn’t release more information regarding his charges.

Terrebonne Parish officials began a chlorine burn of the Schriever Water System in Montegut after the discovery of the brain eating amoeba. The Department of Health and Hospitals confirm the presence of the Naegleria Fowleri amoeba in the system that serves about 97,000 people in the Houma area. Health officials advise residents to avoid getting water up their nose, but say the water is safe to drink. A 60 day chlorine burn ensures the elimination of the amoeba from the system.

Blue Bell says a slow phase re-distribution of ice cream will begin August 31st in select markets. Michelle Southern reports…

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07:30 Newscast August 18, 2015

The Department of Health and Hospitals confirm the presence of the brain eating amoeba in a water system in Terrebonne Parish. They say the Naegleria Fowleri amoeba was found in the Schriever Water System in Montegut. That water system serves about 97,000 people in the Houma area. Health officials say the water is safe to drink but warn residents to avoid getting water up their noses. Parish officials began a chlorine burn of the water system Monday afternoon.

A-T-C Commissioner Troy Hebert says his state vehicle was stolen from his Baton Rouge house and the thief attempted to set it on fire. Emelie Gunn has more…

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State Treasurer John Kennedy says the fate of the shuttered charity hospital in New Orleans should not be up to the Jindal administration. The Division of Administration says they have received proposals from five groups who may be interested in redeveloping the former hospital building but a timeline on the future use of the building hasn’t been established. Kennedy says there is not a lot of transparency in this process…

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Kennedy says the building could’ve been used again as a hospital even though a new facility was constructed.

Blue Bell ice cream will once again be hitting stores in select markets starting August 31st. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice doesn’t think there will be a massive marketing effort to let people know they are back…

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Louisiana is in phase four of Blue Bell’s five phase re-distribution plan.

06:45 Sportscast August 18, 2015

If the season started today, Brandon Harris would likely be the starting quarterback for the LSU Tigers. Harris is getting a majority of the reps with the first team over last year’s starter Anthony Jennings. But Jennings says he hasn’t played his best football yet..

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Jennings missed a good portion of the offseason workouts, because he was arrested for allegedly breaking into another person’s apartment. That criminal charge was dropped. Sophomore wide receiver Malachi Dupre says he likes how Harris and Jennings are pushing each other in fall camp

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LSU opens the season September 5th when they host McNeese State in Tiger Stadium.

In addition to wearing number seven on the field, LSU sophomore running back Leonard Fournette came in seventh place in ESPN’s preseason Heisman Watch Poll. Fournette’s three points in the poll make him somewhat of a dark horse candidate to take home the trophy. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot tops the poll with 40 points.

The ULM football depth chart shows Garrett Smith as the Warhawks’ first string quarterback. Smith is a redshirt freshman from Spring Branch, Texas. In his senior season at Smithson Valley High School, he threw for nearly 21-hundred yards, 21 touchdowns and he was intercepted only three times. He also rushed for 685 yards and 11 scores.

UL Lafayette Coach Mark Hudspeth says the battle to be the starting quarterback for the Ragin Cajuns is down to two players, but he’s keeping quiet on which two. Hudspeth plans to keep it a secret on who will be the starting QB for the season opener at Kentucky.

06:30 Newscast August 18, 2015

State Treasurer John Kennedy says the Jindal administration should not decide the fate of the shuttered charity hospital in New Orleans. Kennedy says the historic building constructed in the 1930s, is an important asset to the state, and a decision on the hospital’s future should be made by the next governor and legislature…

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The old charity hospital has be closed since it was damaged by Hurricane Katrina ten years ago.

Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert says a thief stole his state issued vehicle and attempted to set it on fire. Hebert says this isn’t the first time A-T-C has been targeted. He says six of their vehicles were shot up outside of headquarters about two years ago and he also learned of comments threatening to shoot him and bomb his office…

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Blue Bell says they will once again be distributing ice cream starting August 31st in select markets. Four months ago the company was forced to cease their entire operation and recall all products after its ice cream was linked to 10 listeria illnesses and three deaths. LSU marketing professor Dan Rice says Blue Bell needs to earn back the public’s trust…

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Blue Bell says they will re-enter parts of 15 states in five phases starting with Alabama and Texas. Louisiana is included in phase four of the plan.

AM Newscall August 18,2015

Blue Bell says they will once again begin distributing ice cream starting August 31st in select markets. Michelle Southern reports why experts say a slow phase-in is a good strategy…:

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State Treasurer John Kennedy wants the Jindal administration to hold off on moving forward with development plans for the shuttered Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Scott Carwile has more…

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A-T-C Commissioner Troy Hebert says his state vehicle was stolen from his Baton Rouge house and the thief attempted to set it on fire. Emelie Gunn has more…

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A former Rayne part time police officer is in jail on charges of multiple sex crimes against children. Acadia Parish Sheriff’s office spokesperson Maxine Trahan says investigators received a complaint against Troy Bryant Menard earlier this month and immediately launched an investigation.

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Trahan says there were two known victims but couldn’t release more information regarding his charges. She says Menard was a patient in the hospital when a warrant was issued and was arrested soon after being discharged.

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Trahan says this is a big disappointment for the Rayne Police Department that they had to investigate one of their own. She says Police Chief Carroll Stelly did what he had to do and fired Menard from the force as soon as he found out this information.

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Blue Bell says they will once again be distributing ice cream starting August 31st in select markets. Four months ago the company was forced to cease their entire operation and recall all products after its ice cream was linked to 10 listeria illnesses and three deaths. LSU marketing professor Dan Rice says Blue Bell needs to earn back the public’s trust…:

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Blue Bell says they will re-enter parts of 15 states in five phases starting with Alabama and Texas. Louisiana is included in phase four of the plan. Rice doesn’t think there will be a massive marketing effort to let people know they are back…:

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Blue Bell says it will move into each phase based on product availability and when it can properly service customers in that area. Rice says the phasing the ice cream slowly back in is a good stradegy:

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State Treasurer John Kennedy says the Jindal administration should not decide the fate about the shuttered charity hospital in New Orleans. Kennedy says the historic building constructed in the 1930s, is an important asset to the state, and a decision on the hospital’s future should be made by the next governor and legislature.

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The Division of Administration says they have received proposals from five groups who may be interested in redeveloping the former hospital building but a timeline on the future use of the building hasn’t been established. Kennedy says there is not a lot of transparency in this process.

cut 11 (11) “of them”

The old charity hospital has be closed since it was damaged by Hurricane Katrina ten years ago. Kennedy says the building could’ve been used again as a hospital even though a new facility was constructed. He says he wants to ensure the best for tax payers and New Orleans.

 Cut 12 (08) “used again”

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Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert says his state issued vehicle was stolen from his Baton Rouge home and the thief attempted to set it on fire. Hebert says when the SUV was located, authorities found that the perpetrator stuck a rag in the gas tank….

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Hebert says this isn’t the first time A-T-C has been targeted. He says six of their vehicles were shot up outside of headquarters about two years ago and he also learned of comments threatening to shoot him and bomb his office.

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Hebert says Alcohol and Tobacco Control has issued over 800 citations this year so that could be a factor in what motivated these attacks. He says Louisiana State Police will continue to investigate the incidents.

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If the season started today, Brandon Harris would likely be the starting quarterback for the LSU Tigers. Harris is getting a majority of the reps with the first team over last year’s starter Anthony Jennings. But Jennings says he hasn’t played his best football yet

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Jennings missed a good portion of the offseason workouts, because he was arrested for allegedly breaking into another person’s apartment. The criminal charge was dropped. Jennings says he spent the summer working out on his own

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Sophomore wide receiver Malachi Dupre says he likes how Harris and Jennings are pushing each other in fall camp

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Many LSU fans are hoping for a breakout season from Dupre after catching 14 passes as a freshman. Dupre says new wide receivers coach Tony Ball has been very tough on him

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LRN Newscast 17:30 August 17

State Treasurer John Kennedy wants the Jindal administration to hold off on moving forward with development plans for the shuttered Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Scott Carwile has more…
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Angelle has a new TV ad out. It’s called “I’m Ready” and it highlights his plans to ramp up the state’s workforce development programs. So far Angelle has been the only candidate in the governor’s race to release television ads.

A candidate for the state House of Representatives plans to appeal a judge’s ruling that says he can’t list himself as a republican and democrat on the October 24th ballot. Judge David Arceneaux ruled that it would create confusion for the voter. But Houma Attorney Damon Baldone, a candidate for House District 52, disagrees…
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Baldone will appele to the state supreme court. His opponents in the race are republicans Jerome Zeringue and JJ Buquet.

State Police announce the arrest of a Houston man for allegedly using counterfeit money at a Lake Charles casino. Sgt. James Anderson says they were contacted by the casino about someone trying to buy into a table game using phony money…
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Jabour is charged with 49 counts of monetary instrument abuse.

LRN Sportscast 16:45 August 17

Sophomore Brandon Harris is the leader in LSU’s battle at starting quarterback. Harris is taking more of the snaps with the first team over Anthony Jennings, who started nearly every game last season. Tigers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says Harris is more comfortable with the offense this season, which should lead to better results…
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Harris says he has greater knowledge of the game and knows his role is to distribute the football…
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ULM football released a depth chart today and it has Garrett Smith as the first string quarterback. Smith is a redshirt freshman from Spring Branch, Texas. In his senior season at Smithson Valley High School, he threw for nearly 21-hundred yards, 21 touchdowns and he was intercepted three times. He also rushed for 685 yards and 11 scores.

UL Lafayette Coach Mark Hudspeth says the battle to be the starting quarterback for the Ragin Cajuns is down to two players, but he’s not saying which two. Hudspeth plans to keep it a secret on who will be the starting QB for the season opener at Kentucky.

The Kentucky Wildcats have named a starting QB. Patrick Towles beat out freshmand Drew Barker. Towles started alst season as a sophomore and threw for 27-hundred yards and 14 touchdowns.

Elsewhere in the SEC…Alabama quarterback Jake Coker will miss the next few days because of a minor foot injury. Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams will miss the entire 2015 regular season, because he’ll undergo foot surgery.

LRN Newscast REVISED 16:30 08-17-15

A state district judge has thrown out the lawsuit of a State House candidate who wanted to be listed as both Democrat and Republican on the ballot…
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It’s the announcement ice cream lovers have been waiting for. Blue Bell announced today they will begin delivery to select markets on Monday August 31st. The five-phase process will begin on a limited basis in parts of Alabama first, before moving to other areas. No dates yet for phase 4 to include South Louisiana, or phase five to cover North Louisiana.
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A Houston man picked the wrong casino to use counterfeit money; as he’s being charged with 49 counts of monetary instrument abuse. State Police Sgt. James Anderson says 27 year-old William Jabour was found with several fake 50 and 100 dollar bills…
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Jabour faces up to ten years in prison.

Louisiana chef Jay Ducote was not the big winner last night on this season’s Food Network Star, but he remains optimistic about the future. The title went to former NFL player Eddie Jackson. Ducote found out along with everyone else that he is the runner-up on the show. He says his first reaction was disappointment…:
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Because of his strong performance, Ducote might even get his own show on the network anyway.