06:30 Newscast August 28th, 2014

The American Automobile Association says more people are traveling for the Labor Day Holiday than since the recession. AAA spokesman Don Redman says 34.7 million people are projected to journey 50 miles or more from home this holiday weekend…:
CUT 4 (10) “great recession”
He says more people are also likely hitting the road this weekend because gas prices are so low being (statewide) about 17 cents lower than this time last year.

Officials have released the name of an armed man shot and killed by deputy rounds in Livingston Parish. He is 48-year-old Freddie W. LeBlanc. The incident happened in Albany in Livingston Parish around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sheriff Jason Ard says deputies responded to a call about an attempted suicide with a gun. When deputies arrived, they found LeBlanc with a gun and an incident ensued and the man was shot and killed by deputy rounds. State Police is investigating.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals allocates 18-million dollars to a Baton Rouge Hospital to keep its emergency room open. Baton Rouge General decided to close their Mid-City ER because they were losing money providing health care to an increasing number of uninsured patients. But DHH Chief of Staff Calder Lynch says this commitment should meet the ER’s needs for the current fiscal year…:
CUT 10 (08) “maintain that facility”
Baton Rouge General says the increase in uninsured patients is due, in part, to the closure of LSU’s Earl K. Long Medical Center.

The Louisiana Lottery says nobody won the Powerball last night. The prize goes to $90 million for Saturday.