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It looks like the coldest weather, so far, this fall will hit Louisiana this weekend. Scott Carwile reports…

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A University of New Orleans political survey shows one-in-five voters are undecided about the US Senate race. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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A vigil took place last night for the three girls that were struck by a pick-up truck on their way to school Thursday morning. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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State Police say charges are pending against the driver of the truck who struck and killed two teenage girls, who were walking to school in Breaux Bridge Thursday morning. The driver has been identified as 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham of Breaux Bridge and the mayor of the town, Jack Delhomme, is upset this would happen in his city…

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A third victim, a 13-year-old girl, has serious injuries and is in a Baton Rouge hospital. The driver of the truck is also hospitalized in Lafayette. State Police say Abraham may have been impaired. Delhomme says it’s a tragic situation

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Delhomme says two of the victims were walking to the middle school, to catch a bus to Breaux Bridge High School….

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It looks like the coldest weather, so far, this fall will hit Louisiana this weekend. CS Ross, with the National Weather Service in Shreveport, says a cold front is moving through the Bayou State today…

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He says overnight lows this weekend could dip into the thirties in some sections of the state. Ross says the cooler air mass coming with the cold front could produce the first frost of the season in some portions of the state. Ross says these cooler temperatures are coming in a little ahead of schedule…

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Ross says afternoon highs should be in the sixties across Louisiana Saturday and Sunday. He suggests you enjoy the nice jacket weather while you can…

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A new poll on the US Senate race conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center shows 21-percent of the voters are undecided heading into the November fourth election. UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak says it’s a sign voters are not happy with the two main candidates, Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Bill Cassidy…

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Chervenak says the telephone poll of nearly six-hundred registered voters in Louisiana shows Landrieu winning the November primary over Cassidy and Rob Maness, but losing to Cassidy in the December runoff

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Chervenak says his poll also shows that attitudes towards President Obama and the health care law he helped create are influencing voter preference…

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Louisiana State Police will phase out additional patrols in the French Quarter following the Halloween weekend. The one hundred additional troopers have been assisting with patrols following a mass shooting on Bourbon Street in June. Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson says the phase out is really a result of economics…

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Edmonson says his budget hasn’t changed in the four months since the additional patrols began and it’s time to redeploy those troopers. Edmonson says those additional patrols have been busy in the Quarter…

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State Police will continue assist in the French Quarter during holidays and major events. Edmonson says, on a daily basis, 44 troopers are working in New Orleans and this is not a sign that State Police is abandoning the Big Easy…

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It’s homecoming weekend on the campus of U-L Lafayette and Louisiana Tech. The Ragin Cajuns, who are undefeated in the Sun Belt, will face conference rival South Alabama, who has just one loss in league play. Coach Mark Hudspeth says there’s a lot of great events around campus celebrating homecoming, but his players have to worry about the game

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The Cajuns lost 30 to 8 to South Alabama last year. But Hudspeth’s team enters this Saturday’s game on a roll as they’ve won three in a row

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Louisiana Tech’s homecoming game against Western Kentucky will get underway at two o’ clock. The Hilltoppers are 1-and-3 in Conference USA play, but they are second in the league in scoring, averaging 46 points a game. Bulldogs defensive coordinator Manny Diaz is looking forward to the challenge

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Last week, the Bulldogs limited Southern Miss to negative 31 yards rushing. Diaz on the improvement of his front four…

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