11:30 Newscast August 26, 2014

The ACLU of Louisiana says South Plaquemines High School administrators are violating the constitutional right of a student who they’ve suspended for having religiously mandated dreadlocks. Michelle Southern has that…

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State Police say a seven-year-old girl from Clinton is hospitalized with moderate to serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle while getting off the school bus Monday afternoon. They say 67-year-old Hoyt Norwood of Baker was driving an SUV and failed to yield to the school bus in front of him and struck the child. Norwood was cited.

Bossier City Representative Jeff Thompson will leave the state legislature to become a judge in Bossier and Webster Parishes. During his time in the legislature, Thompson was a proponent for Second Amendment rights. He is confident the state legislature will continue to defend the right to bear arms…

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Thompson qualified unopposed to fill the judgeship left vacant by the retiring Ford Stinson.

Council for a Better Louisiana is partnering with Louisiana Public Broadcasting to present a televised US Senate Debate on October 14th. CABL President Barry Erwin says they’re still working on the format for the debate, but there shouldn’t be a shortage of topics…

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Incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican challengers Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness will participate.