08:30 Newscast August 23, 2014

Another election year of qualifying is in the books and Congressman Vance McAllister has officially joined the race once again for the 5th District seat..:
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The Department of Health and Hospitals says Louisiana has confirmed 10 new cases of the West Nile Virus. They say the new illnesses reported Friday now bring this year’s West Nile total number to 52. DHH urges residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

A 41-year-old English teacher from a small private Christian school in Baton Rouge has been arrested for allegedly having sex with one of her 16-year-old male students on the campus of the school. Deputies indicate the boy’s parents found naked pictures and explicit messages on their son’s phone and when questioned he admitted they were from his teacher, Ashley Dowden. The teacher was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish prison on counts including computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile and carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

This is Louisiana’s 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.