13:30 Newscast, August 19th, 2015

The White House announces President Obama will travel to New Orleans next week for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Emelie Gunn has more…:
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Tropical Storm Danny is forecast to steadily strengthen as it moves west-northwest over the next several days and possibly become a Category 2 hurricane later this week. The National Hurricane Center says it will be early next week before Danny reaches the Lesser Antilles. They say it’s still way too early to say if Danny will threaten the US.

A panel created by the legislature to conduct a thorough review of the Common Core education standards and recommend changes, met for the first time today in Baton Rouge. During the public comment period, Common Core critic Kathryn Goppelt urged the 26-member review committee to take a hard look at the english and math standards that have created controversy in public classrooms…:
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The committee has received 29-thousand online comments regarding Common Core, many of those suggested keeping the English and math standards as they are now. Today’s hearing was the first of six.

A veteran enforcement agent supervisor with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has been fired after Commissioner Troy Hebert says they found vulgar racist and sexual text messages on his state issued phone. He says they also found out Brette Tingle falsified payroll documents which stated he was out working when actually state GPS devices show he was at his home.