06:30 Newscast August 26th, 2014

Council for A Better Louisiana is partnering with Louisiana Public Broadcasting to present a US Senate debate on October 14th. Incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican challengers Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness will all participate. CABL President Barry Erwin says this race is hugely important for the state…:
CUT 13 (09) “candidates stand”
The debate will take place at Centenary College in Shreveport beginning at 7PM.

A seven-year-old girl from Clinton suffered moderate to serious injuries when she was hit by a vehicle after getting off the school bus. State Police say it happened in East Feliciana Parish on Monday afternoon. They say 67-year-old Hoyt Norwood of Baker was driving an SUV northbound on Highway 67 when he failed to yield to the school bus in front of him then hit the child. She was taken to the hospital. Norwood was cited.

The ACLU of Louisiana has sent a letter to the Plaquemines Parish School Board and South Plaquemines High School administrators regarding a student who has been suspended because of his hairstyle. The student is Rastafari and ACLU-LA Executive Director Marjorie Esman says his long dreadlocks are religiously mandated…:
CUT 4 (12) “with his religious faith”
Esman says they want a quick hearing to reverse this issue so the student can get back to school. Calls to the Plaqumines Parish School Board were not returned.