07:30 Newscast August 22, 2014

Today is the final day of qualifying for the upcoming November elections with no real surprises popping up so far. Eric Gill has moreā€¦:
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By the way 5th Congressional District Congressman Vance McAllister didn’t make it to qualifying yesterday because he apparently got stuck in traffic in Baton Rouge. The Secretary of state’s office closes at 4:30. McAllister sent a text message out with a picture of him on the I-10 in Baton Rouge surrounding by traffic and joked that Governor Bobby Jindal should do something about it. He’s expected to qualify this morning at 8.

A grand jury on Thursday indicted 20-year-old Trung Le, the alleged Bourbon Street shooter, on one count of manslaughter and one count of attempted second-degree murder. Le had been charged with one count of first-degree murder and nine counts of attempted first-degree murder stemming from the June 29 shooting that took the life of 21-year-old Hammond resident Brittany Thomas, but those charges were downgraded. His lawyer contends Le fired the shots in self defense after another man aimed a handgun.

Football season is just around the corner and a week from today lots of LSU fans will be driving to Houston for the season opener against Wisconsin. David Fletcher, executive director of the Advocare Texas Kickoff, says there will be pre-game activities before the game with a Louisiana flair:
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He says there are still a handful of tickets left for the game.