PM Newscall August 22, 2014

As he promised, Congressman Vance McAllister has officially joined the race once again for the 5th District seat on the final day of qualifying. Don Molino reports:

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Retired air force colonel and tea party candidate Rob Maness officially joined the US Senate race today. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Today is the final day to qualify for the November 4th election and first in line was 5th Congressional District Rep. Vance McAllister. The Congressman came under fire earlier this year for being caught on tape kissing a married woman at his office and Governor Bobby Jindal called for his resignation. McAllister says the Governor should be more worried about serving the state…:

CUT 3 (12) “willing to eat me”

McAllister shrugged off the fact that Jindal and the Louisiana GOP don’t support him. He says God has given him a second chance with his family and he hopes voters will continue to support him because he knows more about values now than every before…:

CUT 4 (05) “almost lose em”

Mangham physician Dr. Ralph Abraham says he entered the 5th Congressional District 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…:

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On the final day to qualify for the US Senate race, republican and retired air force colonel, Rob Maness, signed up at the Secretary of State’s office so his name will appear on the November fourth 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. But Maness says Louisiana voters are looking for someone who is not a Washington D-C politician…

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Polls show Maness is an underdog in the race for US Senate, but he had a group of vocal supporters with him when he qualified in Baton Rouge today…

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Get ready for the hottest weekend of the year. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there is a large ridge of high pressure setting up across the central United States which is limiting thunderstorm activity, and driving up the temperatures…:

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Keim says high temps through the weekend will be in the upper 90′s and triple digits in some cases…:

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Keim says there is only going to be a modest breakdown in this hot pattern at the start of next week, but it’s still going to be extremely stuffy. He says the humidity will also be high which drives the heat index up…:

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office says a months long investigation has resulted in the arrests of people allegedly involved with a prostitution operation being run out of an Asian massage parlor. Spokesman Matt Vezinot says they got a tip that people were getting sex for cash at this location when the sting operation began…:

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Vezinot says they made three arrests in Lake Charles and also had warrants for people in Lafayette and Bossier City who were connected to the crimes. He says the investigation began 10 months ago when they started sending undercover cops to the business…:

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The charges of the accused include 10 counts of promoting prostitution, pandering and prostitution by massage. Vezniot says more arrests are expected to be made…:

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