15:30 Newscast, August 23rd, 2017

State Officials are urging residents to be aware and get ready for Harvey. The storm re-formed into a tropical depression overnight and is expected to hit Texas in the Corpus Christi area on Friday. Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Jim Waskom says once Harvey gets to the coast, who knows what it will do…:
Cut 9 (11) “prepare now”
Forecasters says six to 12 inches of rain is possible over much of the state.

The state has been trying to get college students to fill out of a survey that deals with violence and sexual assault, but findings released to the Louisiana Board of Regents today indicated the response rate in the spring was only 3.5 percent. The board felt that with so few students participating, there might be an unfair perception of college campus climate so the recommendation was made to change the survey.

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 Spears is a Louisiana hero who should be memorialized.
Cut 3 (08) “the schools”
The petition has received nearly 4500 signatures.

LSU Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron has named Danny Etling as the starting quarterback. He says Etling knows the offense and has been the most consistent quarterback on the roster during training camp…:
Cut 14 (13) “fifth year senior”
Coach O added freshman and former 4-star recruit Myles Brennan was a close second and will be the backup.