13:30 Newscast September 30, 2014

A US Senate candidate forum takes place tonight in Kenner. Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican candidate Rob Maness are expected to attend, but Congressman Bill Cassidy will reportedly not be there. Political Analyst Clancy Dubos says candidates usually play it safe during debates and forums like tonight, but an election can be lost if a candidate commits a costly flub…

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Dubos says Cassidy’s non-participation could come back to hurt him.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says the daughter and granddaughter of an elderly woman who was found dead Monday are under arrest for cruelty to the infirm. Corporal Don Copolla says officers were called to a residence where they discovered 82-year-old Bessie Looney dead and unclothed in her wheelchair…:

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53-year-old Joleslie Looney and 17-year-old Lauren Looney were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

The state’s annual survey of seat-belt use found that a record high 84% of Louisiana motorists are buckling up in 2014. LA Highway Safety Commission Executive Director John LeBlanc says state law states that everyone in your car needs to be restrained and it’s one of the best ways to protect lives…

cut 8 (08) “remain safe”

LeBlanc attributes much of the recent years’ improvements in seat-belt use to the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign.

A Port Allen restaurant is getting national attention for a sign informing customers packing heat they get a 10 percent discount. The owner of Bergeron’s Restaurant, Kevin Cox, says he originally had a sign posted offering law enforcement officers a discount for eating there…

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Cox said the support he’s been getting from people all over the country has been phenomenal.