08:30 Newscast, December 1st, 2017

Former State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson is in the news again as The Advocate has obtained an LSP report which shows the once head of LSP deleted text messages during the investigation into a tax-payer funded “side trip” by some troopers. Before Edmonson retired in March, he said he was disappointed in the troopers for taking the trip, but the newly unveiled document shows cell phone records of Edmonson in contact with the group during the trip.

If you were affected by the August 2016 floods and feel you should’ve received more insurance money or uncovered additional damages, you have until December 31st to submit a proof of loss. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says the deadline was recently extended…:
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You can do that online by visiting ldi.la.gov.

Will holiday company parties be a bit more laid back, because of the heightened awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace?..:
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The National Flood Insurance Program expires in one week. The program was 24-billion-dollars in debt before Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate struck. U.S. Senator John Kennedy says that is unacceptable..:
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He hopes Congress can renew the N-F-I-P before December 8th without raising premiums.

07:30 Newscast, December 1st, 2017

Will holiday company parties be a bit more laid back this year, because of the heightened awareness of sexual harassment? A national conversation is underway about office misconduct in the wake of allegations against many high profile celebrities. UNO Business Professor Dr. Mark Rosa says it’s a hypersensitive issue…:
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Rosa says HR departments are likely re-evaluating their sexual harassment policies as accusations are leading to the firing of well-known individuals.

The National Flood Insurance Program expires in one week. U.S. Senator John Kennedy is hopeful Congress can renew the N-F-I-P without raising premiums, so flood insurance becomes unaffordable…:
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Congress must either vote to extend the N-F-I-P before December 8th, or it will shut down.

Former U-S Representative William Jefferson was recently released from prison and is expected to remain free. Jeff Palermo reports the convicted Congressman has a new sentencing hearing today…:
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An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted Kenneth Gleason, a white man accused of murdering two black men and shooting into the home of a black family in September. The 23-year-old is charged with one count each of second and first-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder in the incidents police have described as possibly racially motivated.

06:45 Sportscast, December 1st, 2017

First place in the NFC South is on the line Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes Benz Superdome as the Saints host the Carolina Panthers. Both teams are 8-3. New Orleans is coming off a loss that ended their eight-game winning streak. Quarterback Drew Brees says they plan to play their best game of the season:
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Atlanta is just one game back of the Panthers and Saints in the division standings. Star rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore did not practice Thursday. Sources say offensive tackle Zach Strief will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Month. And running back Alvin Kamara has been named NFL offensive rookie of the month.

Tonight is the semi-finals on the non-select of the LHSAA playoffs…..in class one-A there’s a great battle in northeast Louisiana as Oak Grove hosts Kentwood. The Tigers are looking for their first state title since 2001, while the Kangaroos won two years ago. The winner will play the winner between top seeded West St John and defending champ Logansport. In Two-A…top seeded Welsh, led by quarterback Zach Hayes hosts the Many Tigers, who feature UCLA commit AJ Carter at running back. On the other side of the Two-a bracket its second-seeded Ferriday, who hasn’t won a title since 1956 hosting St. Helena, who has reached the semifinals for a second season.

The New Orleans Pelicans will look to overcome some recent adversity as they travel to face the Jazz tonight in Utah.

A year after turning down a job at LSU, the AP is reporting that Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher will likely leave the Seminoles for Texas A&M.

06:30 Newscast, December 1st, 2017

A report obtained by the Advocate accuses former State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson of deleting text messages during an investigation into a tax payer funded side trip by troopers…:
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US Senator John Kennedy says he will back President Donald Trump’s nomination for the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals, Kyle Duncan of Louisiana. Duncan appeared before the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday, Kennedy sits on the panel and his support means it’s likely Duncan will be confirmed.

Former New Orleans Congressman William Jefferson is expected to remain free today following his new sentencing hearing. Jefferson was released from prison last month after serving more than five years of a 13-year sentence. Loyola University law professor Dane Ciolino says federal prosecutors do not want to retry Jefferson after 7 counts of his conviction were tossed out:
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New laws defining what constitutes corruption is why some convictions were dropped.

A 30-year old band teacher in Jefferson Parish is accused of taking naked pictures and sending them via SnapChat to a 13-year-old student. Viridiana Ramos of Marrero, was arrested and charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile.