09:30 Newscast, August 25th, 2017

Forecasters say Harvey is now on the verge of becoming a category 3 Hurricane, and is still expected to make landfall overnight on the Texas coast near Corpus Christi. Stephen Carboni with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles says several models show Harvey will eventually turn east towards the Bayou State…:
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A mandatory evacuation for Cameron Parish is ordered for all areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway.

If maximum sustained winds reach 111 mph, Harvey will be classified as a Category 3 major hurricane. It strengthened overnight and forecasters expect it to intensify even more. Analysts also said you can expect gas prices to rise due to Harvey.

Louisiana is home to the third worse drivers in the nation, according to a report by SmartAsset. Vice President of Financial Education AJ Smith says they found a lot of Louisianans are looking up speeding tickets and parking tickets on the web, which could mean they’re accumulating tickets at higher rates…:
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She says Louisiana was also ranked low on vehicle fatalities and insurance rates.

Louisiana Department of Education is seeking to train over 500 Louisiana educators so they can serve as mentors to future teachers. Assistant Superintendent of Talent Hannah Diestsch says the Bayou State is changing the way teachers learn how to teach. She says the new method will be similar to how medical students become doctors.
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Mentors have to be nominated by their school systems by September 8th and training will begin this fall.