12:30 Newscast August 22, 2014

Today is the final day to qualify for the US Senate race and Republican retired Air Force Colonel, Rob Maness, signed up at the Secretary of State’s office so his name will appear on the November 4th ballot. Maness on why he got into the race…

cut 7 (09) “worried about his country”

Democratic incumbent senator Mary Landrieu and Republican Baton Rouge Congressman Bill Cassidy qualified for the US Senate race on Wednesday.

This weekend is predicted to be the hottest of the year. State Climatologist Barry Keim says says high temps through the weekend will be in the upper 90′s, even triple digits in some cases…

cut 11 (09) “early next week“

He says there is a large ridge of high pressure setting up across the central United States which is limiting thunderstorm activity, and driving up temperatures.

On the final day to qualify for the November 4th elections, the first in line was 5th District Representative Vance McAllister. One of McAllister’s Republican challengers, Mangham physician Dr. Ralph Abraham, says he entered this race because he’s concerned about the future…

cut 5 (07) “have to correct”

Abraham says it’s time to change the politics in Washington as right now Republicans and Democrats are so intent on destroying each other, that they are actually destroying this country.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office says a parish teacher confessed to having sex and texting naked photos with a 16-year-old student. 41-year-old Ashley Dowden is charged with indecent and carnal knowledge of a juvenile plus computer aided solicitation of a juvenile.