AM Newscall November 6,2015

Early voting for the November 21st runoff election begins statewide Saturday. Eric Gill reports…

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 A slow-moving cold front will bring a lot of rain across the state. Emelie Gunn has more….

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Naturally, the Republican Party of Louisiana isn’t happy about Jay Dardenne’s endorsement of John Bel Edwards for governor, but the Democrats are thrilled. Michelle Southern reports…:

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Early voting for the November 21st runoff election begins statewide Saturday. Polls will be open from 8:30AM to 6:00PM through November 14th. Early voting locations will be closed Sunday and again Wednesday, in honor of Veterans’ Day. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says now that we’re in the runoff, hopefully more Louisiana voters will cast their ballot…

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Only 39-percent of voters turned out for last month’s primary election. Of course the marquee races on the ballot are for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. But Schedler says there are other races on the ballot that still need to be decided…

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He says there were over 1,000 offices up for grabs statewide in the primary election and approximately 156 remain. Schedler encourages voters to take advantage of early voting because some conflicts could come up on November 21st…

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A slow-moving cold front is going to bring a lot of rain across the entire state over the next few days. Mike Marcotte Forecaster with The National Weather Service in Lake Charles says they’re anticipating 24 to 36 hours of moderate to heavy rains into Saturday.

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 Marcotte says this rain event is going to cause temperatures to drop about 10 to 15 degrees into Monday. He says with this front, there comes the chance of more flooding.

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 Marcotte says we’re in one of the strongest El Nino patterns in history and that is the main reason for the heavy rainfall we’ve seen over the past three weekends.

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 The Republican party of Louisiana is not happy with Republican Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne’s endorsement of Democrat John Bel Edwards for Governor. Chairman Roger Villere says he feels as if this is an act of betrayal to the Republican Party for all the years they supported Dardenne as a Republican elected official.

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Villere says Edwards stands for everything Dardenne has been against during his years in office. He says it is a shame that Dardenne ended his political career on such a sour note and in all his years as GOP chairman, he hasn’t ever seen a popular former candidate flip flop parties the way Dardenne did.

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 Spokesperson for the Louisiana Democratic Party Beau Tidwell says Villere called Dardenne the ‘Nick Saban of Louisiana Politics” because he’s stung and upset. He says this endorsement is great for the Edwards campaign and the cause in general.

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Tidwell says we finally have a chance to turn the page of Jindal’s old Republican ways. He says this endorsement welcomes other Republicans to come forward and publicly support Edwards for governor.

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State Police say there was no gun found in the vehicle involved in the death of a 6-year-old who was fatally shot multiple times as city marshals in Marksville opened fire on the SUV he was riding in. The incident happened November 3rd. State Police Col Mike Edmonson…:

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Avoyelles Parish Coroner Dr. LJ Mayeaux reported that 25-year-old Chris Few, the father of the victim, was fleeing from the city marshals who opened fire on the vehicle at the end of the chase. He says the little boy was shot several times. Edmonson said yesterday afternoon they are letting the cops involved rest before they are questioned for the investigation…:

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It’s reported that the father of the child victim, Few, had warrants out for his arrest which is why the Ward 2 City Marshal deputies gave chase when Few didn’t pull over. Edmonson said Thursday afternoon he had not spoken to the City Marshal and no interviews had taken place. He did say the incident was caught on tape…:

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The LSU football team leaves today for Alabama where they’ll take on the Crimson Tide tomorrow night in a Saturday night showdown in Tuscaloosa. LSU is looking to keep its perfect season intact and Coach Les Miles wants his players to leave it all on the field…

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Miles says whoever controls the line of scrimmage will be your winner in this game…

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LSU has lost four straight to Alabama. Senior safety Jalen Mills says it would mean a lot to the seniors if they can get a win in Tuscaloosa…

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