16:30 Newscast, November 5th, 2015

Republican Jay Dardenne announces he’s backing Democrat John Bel Edwards for Governor in the November 21st runoff. Dardenne finished fourth in last month’s primary election. He says he’s come to know and respect Edwards during the course of this campaign…
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Vitter announced endorsements from more business groups today and he also has the backing of former Republican Governor Mike Foster.

Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert issued emergency suspensions to four more French Quarter bars found in violation during the Agency’s “Operation Trick or Treat” investigation. He says the New Orleans businesses must immediately stop selling alcohol after the agency uncovered illegal drug sales at two bars and prostitution and drug activity at two strip clubs.

Attorney’s for DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert are challenging a Baton Rouge’s federal judge ruling which indefinitely blocks Governor Bobby Jindal’s order to pull funding from Planned Parenthood. Jindal issued a written statement Thursday saying Louisiana has the authority to determine which organizations are qualified Medicaid providers which he says Planned Parent hood is not.

Five years after the BP Oil Spill, dolphins in Barataria Bay in the Gulf are still being negatively affected. Emelie Gunn has more…:
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