06:30 Newscast September 1, 2014

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the job outlook in Sportsman’s Paradise is giving us a lot to celebrate on this Labor Day. According to LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink, the labor force in Louisiana is stronger now than ever before…:
CUT 3 (09) “really bright future”
Eysink says private sector job growth in Louisiana has increased every month for about the last four years.

A state law passed by the legislature this year that would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals will not be enforced starting today as the measure states. Critics say the bill was specifically designed to shutter abortion clinics. A Federal Court on Sunday blocked the enforcement of the law to allow doctors to wait for approval of admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.

As we approach the halfway point in this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, there have been only three named storms, none of which have threatened the Gulf Coast. State Climatologist Barry Keim says historically the number of hurricanes from this point forward in the season is about six…
CUT 6 (07) “below normal overall”
Keim thinks four, maybe five, storms may form during the remainder of this season.

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are set to film a political comedy called “Our Brand is Our Crisis” in New Orleans this fall and producers are are looking for Louisianians as extras. There is a casting call at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday from 10am-5pm. Shooting for the film is expected to begin at the end of September and continue through October and early November.