AM Newscall August 13, 2014

Yet another cold front has settled over Louisiana. Scott Carwile reports.

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The recent death of actor-comedian Robin Williams has opened a discussion about suicide across the country. Eric Gill has more…

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In one week, candidates will begin signing up for the November federal election. Jeff Palermo looks at how the races are shaping up…

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State Climatologist Barry Keim says we’ve had northerly breezes move into Louisiana causing the humidity levels to drop dramatically. He says the weather outside is feeling much more comfortable that what you’d expect in The Bayou State for the middle of August…:

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Keim says this is the fourth major front we’ve had pass through Louisiana in the last six weeks…:

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Keim says this blast of Canadian air isn’t dropping the temperatures all that much, but it’s brought in a noticeable drop in the humidity. He says we’ve been seeing this pattern set up this year over the Eastern United States that’s causing the humidity to push down into the Gulf of Mexico…:

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The recent death of actor-comedian Robin Williams has opened a discussion about suicide across the country. The death of the 63-year-old entertainer has been officially ruled a suicide. LSU Mental Health expert, Dr. Howard Osofsky, says the actor showed several risk factors for suicide…

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Williams was said to have been battling severe depression as of late. That along with his history of alcohol and substance abuse made the actor susceptible for suicide. Osofsky says, after a suicide, friends and family are often left wondering if they could have done something to prevent it. He says if you notice a loved one’s behavior changing, you may want to seek help…

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Osofsky says most people who commit suicide have not seen a doctor, recently, much less a mental health professional. He adds that treatment does not mean that one can definitely prevent suicide…

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We’re a week away from the start of the three-day qualifying period, where candidates officially sign up to run in the November election. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat does not expect any surprise candidates to enter the US senate race….

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Pinsonat says democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu will face two main republican challengers, Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness. A large field of candidates is expected in the six district congressional race. He says former governor Edwin Edwards is the favorite to make a run-off…

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Pinsonat says the fifth district congressional race will also have a large field  as challengers see Vance McAllister as a vulnerable incumbent, because he was caught kissing a married staffer…

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The New Orleans Police Department is still searching for the gunman who opened fire on a house in the Lower Ninth Ward that killed two and left five people injured. 33-year-old Terrance McBride and 16-year-old Jasmine Anderson were killed in the shooting. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says it is vitally important that citizens help police identify the shooter…

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Alanna Romain and her two children, both under the age of 5, remain in critical condition. Police Chief Ronal Serpas says they now believe they know who was in the vehicle with the shooter…

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A 13-year-old injured in the shooting remains under evaluation. The fifth victim was treated for injuries and released. The investigation is ongoing. Serpas says McBride was a felon in posession of a firearm facing charges of that and distribution of heroin. He says, at this time, this case does not appear to be a gang member involved event…

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