3:30 PM Newscast

Southwest Louisiana US Congressman Clay Higgins is introducing legislation that would require imported seafood be held to the same safety standards as American seafood. The Imported Seafood Safety Standards Act would beef up the amount of inspections conducted on foreign fish. Higgins says US protecting US seafood isn’t just a Bayou issue.

cut 9 (10)  “playing field.”

The NBA free agency period starts this Sunday at 12:01AM, the Pelicans have a lot of big decisions to make. Locked On Pelicans Publisher Jake Madison says it could be a dramatic few days, as New Orleans has a crucial call to make about whether to resign All-Star Center Demarcus Cousins, who’s coming off a major injury.

Cut 3 (11) “friendly deal.”

Those headed to the beach need to be aware of a menace plaguing Gulf waters. Gulf coast beaches, especially those in Florida are dealing with microscopic baby jellyfish known as sea lice. Audubon Aquarium Curator James Arnold, says beachgoers should watch for a purple flag as the creatures aren’t something that can be seen in the water…

Cut 6 (11)  “…over 350 years.”

The heat that has impacted the state this past week is now expected to continue through the weekend.  According to state climatologist Barry Keim, a weak trough is expected to form along the northern Gulf Coast and will increase the chance for thunderstorms and bring down temps around the area.

Cut 13 (08)   “…Saturday or Sunday”