06:30 Newscast August 26, 2015

It looks like self-financing is becoming a trend for political candidates in Louisiana. LaPolitics-dot-com Publisher Jeremy Alford says it’s not unheard of to have a self-financed candidate in a major state election…

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He says in the last fundraising quarter, statewide candidates collectively loaned themselves over $1.3 million.

If the public wants to help out the family of fallen Louisiana State Police Trooper Steven Vincent, there are a couple of ways to do so. L-S-P Sgt. James Anderson says there are two accounts set up for the public to donate money that can assist Vincent’s widow and 9-year-old son…

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Anderson says the donations can be made at any Capitol One nationwide and all funds will go directly to Vincent’s wife, Katherine.

A grand opening ceremony takes place today for the brand new $1.1 billion dollar University Medical Center in New Orleans. The 446 patient facility was constructed to replace the old Charity Hospital which never reopened after Hurricane Katrina. UMC spokeswoman Siona LaFrance says the hospital is 2.3 million square feet and employs 2,000 people…

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LaFrance says Governor Bobby Jindal and Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be on hand for the celebration of the opening.