13:30 Newscast October 31, 2014

The driver of the pickup truck that slammed into three Breaux Bridge girls who were on their way to school is facing vehicular homicide charges. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Senator Mary Landrieu is facing criticism over remarks she made to NBC News yesterday. Landrieu stated that President Obama has a difficult time politically in the south in part because of his race. Governor Bobby Jindal released a statement saying this insinuation is a major insult and he flatly rejects it. Landrieu added that the President’s energy policies also make him unpopular in the south.

A new 6th Congressional District poll shows Republican candidate Garret Graves moving into the second spot. The Glascock Group survey shows Graves the leading Republican with 22-percent, trailing Democrat Edwin Edwards with 34-percent. Pollster Darrell Glascock says it appears momentum is on Graves’ side…

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Fellow Republican candidate Paul Dietzel narrowly trails Graves in the poll with 19-percent.

A 16-year-old student from Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles is dead after he fell off the roof of an S-U-V. Commander James McGee, with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office, says Kaleb Franks and another teen were sitting on top of the S-U-V, with their feet on the inside of an open sunroof, when the driver made a quick jerking motion with the steering wheel…

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Franks was taken to a local hospital with head injuries and was pronounced dead Thursday night.