08:30 Newscast August 22, 2014

A group of lawmakers who oppose Common Core are going to Oklahoma today to get tips on how to pass legislation that would let the state control education standards. Among them will be Lake Charles Representative Brett Geymann who says they want to know what legislators in Oklahoma did to get everyone on board…:
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He says Common Core is a clear example federal government overreach.

A Cox Communications contractor is running from deputies after a 14-year-old girl said she had consensual sex with him in her bed. Cops are searching for 37-year-old Christopher Hilton of Kentwood. The juvenile alleges she and Hilton continued texting after the sexual encounter. Deputies contacted Hilton about the situation and scheduled an interview with him. Hilton told the investigator he would not show up for the interview.

The Louisiana Lottery is reporting an increase in the sale of scratch-off tickets which helped them add a near record amount of money to the state treasury this year. Scott Carwile reports…:
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A school bus driver in Ouachita Parish has reportedly been suspended with pay after leaving a 4-year-old child who was sleeping on his bus. They say the kindergartner from Riser Elementary was not noticed with the driver finished his route. The driver’s name has not been released and the incident is being reviewed by the system’s Transportation Advisory Committee.