2:30 PM Newscast July 9

Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy believes calls for President Biden to step aside as the Democratic nominee and even step down from office should be heard. Brooke Thorington has more.

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Louisiana’s only Democratic Congressman, Troy Carter, says even though the President had a bad night that doesn’t mean he’s not fit for office…

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The President sent a letter to Congressional Democrats telling them he’s firmly committed to staying in the race and beating Donald Trump.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a child’s body found floating in the water behind the Vinton Welcome Center on Monday afternoon. The CPSO Marine Division recovered the body of an African American Child after a witness reported seeing the body. Investigators checked with local agencies in the area and in Texas but no one matching the description has been reported missing. CPSO says there were no obvious signs of injuries, but the investigation continues and the coroner with determine the cause of death.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces new measures to improve safety on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. This includes the installation of new speed limit signs and “your speed” feedback signs. DOTD Spokesperson Rodney Mallett…

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The speed limit will be 60 mph for all vehicles, replacing the previous limits of 55 mph for trucks. Trucks will still be restricted to the right lane.