AM Newscall August 20,2015

People around the country will have their eyes on New Orleans over the next week as television networks will air specials on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Emelie Gunn has more…

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I-10 west repair work in West Baton Rouge could cause some delays at night and on weekends. Michelle Southern has more…

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The executive director of the Louisiana Republican Party’s name is listed as having an account with Ashley Madison, which is an infidelity networking website. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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The eyes of the world will be on New Orleans over the next week as major television networks will air Hurricane Katrina specials in recognition of the 10 year anniversary. Fox News and ESPN will show features this weekend and ABC has a one hour show Sunday night. New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation Spokesperson Lea Sinclair says thousands of journalists will ascend on the city….

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President Obama will visit the city on Thursday, while former President George W Bush will be in the Big Easy on August 28th and former President Bill Clinton will visit on the actual anniversary, August 29th. Sinclair says the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina will give the Crescent City the chance to show they’re a model to the country of how to overcome tragedy and rebuild after a terrible natural disaster.

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Sinclair says the days after Katrina were a dark time in Louisiana history but expect to hear journalists tell the stories of great heroism that took place in the midst of the destruction.

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For those heading west on I-10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette, be prepared for lane closures on the weekend and at night in West Baton Rouge Parish. Starting today, asphalt replacement will begin on Interstate 10 westbound between L-A 415 in Port Allen to the Iberville Parish Line. State Department of Transportation Spokesperson Rodney Mallett says they expect construction to take about 60 days if weather permits.

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Mallett says one lane will always be open in each direction and there will be no lane closures on LSU and Southern University football game weekends or on major holidays. He advises motorists leaving Baton Rouge and heading west on Friday night, to take an alternate route to avoid traffic.

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Mallett says construction crews have previously been out there working on certain parts of the roadway. He says it’s time to replace the entire area because the asphalt was placed in the 1980s.

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The Baton Rouge Police Department arrests a man they say exposed himself to a woman jogging the LSU lakes claiming he had to do it 100 times to get into a fraternity. BRPD Corporal Don Coppola says  32-year-old Charles Jeremy Harrison of Denham Springs is charged with a count of obscenity. The victim came forward on August 11th…:

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Coppola says cops identified Harrison from other police reports and the victim was also able to identify the man from a photographic line-up. He says the woman claimed that there was a van driving around her which stopped and that’s when Harrison approached her…:(LSU says there was no record of Harris attending LSU.)

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Coppola says the woman told detectives that when she moved away from the van, that’s when Harrison exposed his penis. He says the suspect told the woman that not only did he have to expose himself to 100 women…:

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State GOP executive director Jason Dore says “opposition research” is why his name appears on a list of accounts that used the Ashley Madison cheating website. Dore says his law firm routinely searches online databases to provide clients with reports. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says its common for those who work in politics to use various websites to dig up dirt on candidates or politicians

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Dore admits to creating an account on the website that helps married individuals find others looking to cheat on their spouses. But he says it was for work purposes related to his law firm, Dore Jeansonne.He says it turned out to be a waste of money and time. Pinsonat says in today’s political world, its possible Dore used Ashley Madison for business purposes

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Dore’s name is one of 639 on a Baton Rouge list of individuals that purportedly used the infidelity networking website. The names were released as part of website hack. Pinsonat says party officials typically spend a lot of time digging up dirt on candidates

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