14:30 Newscast, November 5th, 2015

One of Republican David Vitter’s GOP rivals in the gubernatorial primary has decided to cross party lines and endorse Democrat John Bel Edwards in the November 21st runoff. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne announced this morning that honor, integrity, truthfulness, openness, and ethical behavior are the most important traits of public service…:
CUT 3 (09) “make it true”
Meanwhile the Republican Party of Louisiana is not pleased. They say they are shocked Dardenne is ending his political career on such a sour note.

Governor Bobby Jindal says the state has filed an appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling halting the Department of Health and Hospital’s termination of Planned Parenthood Medicaid contracts. Jindal says the organization is not qualified to do business in our state.

A study finds five years after the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, dolphins are still having a hard time having babies in Barataria Bay in the gulf. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wildlife epidemiologist Lori Schwacke says in other studies, they also discovered an increased amount of stranding of these animals and the higher mortality rate within the oil spill footprint…:
CUT 7 (09) “increased mortality”
Schwacke says the oil spill not only immediately caused a loss of many dolphins but now many suffer from long lasting abnormalities, hindering their ability to have babies.

Excitement is building in Tuscaloosa ahead of the SEC showdown between No. 2 LSU and No. 4 Alabama Saturday night. Jim Page is the President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama…:
cut 12 (12) “no different”
The game kicks off at 7pm.