10:30 Newscast August 23, 2014

Qualifying is over and election season is officially underway. Congressman Vance McAllister is back in for the 5th Congressional District seat in a field of 10 including Mangham physician Dr. Ralph Abraham. Dr. Abraham says he’s running for the 5th because 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…:
CUT 6 (11) “that Congress is in”
Retired air force colonel, Rob Maness, signed up at the Secretary of State’s office for the US Senate race. Polls show Maness as the underdog to Senator Mary Landrieu and fellow Republican Bill Cassidy but he had a lot of vocal support when he qualified Friday…:
CUT 9 (10) “(cheering)”

Get ready for an extremely hot weekend — in fact it’s the hottest of the year so far for Louisiana according to State Climatologist Barry Keim. He says the humidity will also be high which drives the heat index up…:
CUT 12 (09) “of Louisiana”
He 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.

5 people throughout the state have been arrested for their alleged involvement with an Asian Massage Parlor prostitution ring. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office spokesman Matt Vezinot says the investigation began 10 months ago when they started sending undercover cops to the business…:
CUT 14 (08) “the provide”
Arrests were made in Lake Charles, Lafayette and Bossier City. Vezinot says the investigation is very much underway and more arrests are expected.