08:30 Newscast August 28th, 2014

A sign the economy is moving in a positive direction is the number of people traveling this weekend starting today for Labor Day. According to the American Automobile Association’s Don Redman more people are traveling for the Holiday than since the recession. He says another intersting point from the 2014 Labor Day Travel Forecast is that more people are using the credit cards for the trip…:
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Gas prices are also being kind to our wallets on the trip.

Tonight on LPB a special will air on LSU’s Leonard Fournette and the running back’s amazing and inspirational journey. “Road to Stardom: The Leonard Fournette Story” is produced and directed by Kenny Chenier (Shin-Yay). He says they interview Tiger Coach Les Miles in the documentary and also LSU recruiting coordinator and running back coach Frank Wilson…:
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The special airs on LPB tonight at 7pm.

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne says tourism is encouraging for 2014 following last year’s record setting year. Eric Gill has more…:
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The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office says the son of former LSU football coach Gerry DiNardo was arrested on felony drug and firearm charges Wednesday. They say 21-year-old Michael DiNardo was sent to jail with intent to distribute marijuana and possessing a fun with drugs.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday that Bell Helicopter is going to start assembly operations at the Lafayette Regional Airport in 2016. He says it’ll happen in a new $26.3 million dollar facility and create an estimated 115 new jobs.