08:30 Newscast August 30, 2014

Based on contracts approved by the division of administration, Governor Jindal could pay outside lawyers as much as 275-thousand dollars in state money to represent his office in lawsuits over Common Core. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Common Core supporters will look at this as wasted money

CUT 3 (05) “too much”

Governor Jindal filed a lawsuit earlier this week against the Obama administration over Common Core.

Those who have outdoor plans today could be dealing with a lot of rain. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the forecast does not look good…

CUT 9 (14) “series of systems”

He says there’s a good chance for rain on Sunday, too.

Many Louisianians are reflecting on what was going on in their lives 9 years ago when Hurricane Katrina began it’s destructive path across the state. LSU Media Professor Bob Mann was the Communications Director for Governor Kathleen Blanco when Katrina hit…

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Mann says we’re much better prepared today in every way to handle another storm like that should it ever happen again.

According to GasBuddy.com, domestic oil production is keeping the nation’s gas prices down to 2010 Labor Day weekend levels. Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says the United States is about to eclipse Saudi Arabia in monthly oil production…

CUT 13 (08) “all summer”

He says prices on average in Louisiana are about 20 cents lower today than they were a year ago.