10:30 Newscast August 29, 2014

Today is the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana. Even after nine years, memories are still fresh and recovery continues. Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Kevin Davis says recovery after a storm is always difficult because every community is different. He thinks the knowledge gained after Katrina will benefit Louisiana for years to come…

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He feels the people of Louisiana have learned quite a bit about hurricane preparedness as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

A ruling is expected today regarding an abortion rights organization’s request for a temporary restraining order to block the state from enforcing a law that would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Center for Reproductive Rights claim doctors were not given enough time to get approval from hospitals. The law is set to go into effect Monday.

The South Plaquemines High School student who was suspended because of his religiously mandated hairstyle, has been allowed to return to class. The student follows the Rastafarian religion and is required not to cut his hair. ACLU-LA Executive Director Marjorie Esman says is’t unfortunate that there doesn’t seem to be enough recognition of the rights of members of minority faiths. She says the US Constitution is very clear on this issue…

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The school has allowed the student to attend class with his dreadlocks pinned up.

The Baker Police Department is searching for the person responsible in the shooting death of a teenage girl last night. Authorities responded to the scene and found an 18-year old girl dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Her name was not released. Police have not identified a suspect at this time.