13:30 Newscast, August 23rd, 2017

Heavy rains are expected in Louisiana starting Friday as a strengthening storm system called Harvey makes it way towards the Louisiana coast…:
Cut 2 (30) “I’m Jeff Palermo”
MIke the Tigers’ veterinarian believes LSU’s live mascot is doing very well in his new surroundings. Doctor David Baker says Mike is confident, interactive and affectionate…
cut 14 (08) “…happy sound of greeting”
He adds Mike won’t parade inside Tiger Stadium but instead will stay in his habitat on game days.
As expected, LSU Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron has named Danny Etling as the starting quarterback, but added there are also some other incredible QBs on the team that will be major assets in the future. Etling beat out freshman and former 4-star recruit Myles Brennan for the job. Coach “O” said Brennan has exceeded expectations during camp, but he’s still a rookie..:
CUT 13 (14) “fantastic balls”
He said Brennan will begin the season as LSU’s backup.
Thousands have signed a petition on Change.org that seeks to replace statues of Confederate soldiers in Louisiana with pop star Britney Spears. Rayne native and petition creator, Kassie Thibodeaux, says they already have over 4300 signatures…:
Cut 4  (04) “by everything”
She says Spears is an inspiration to millions.