AM Newscall 03.01.19

Pack a rain coat for this weekend’s parades cause it’s gunna be a wet one.

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A New Orleans abortion doctor has had his license suspended following a letter from AG Jeff Landry to the Governor.  Kevin Barnhart has the story.


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The state Democratic Party is challenging a claim made by Republican Congressman Clay Higgins during the Michael Cohen hearing Wednesday. Matt Doyle has the story.

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It’s going to be a rainy Mardi Gras weekend, and revelers should plan to pack an umbrella and rain coat if they plan on enjoying the parades for the next few day. State Climatologist Barry Keim says if you are going out, tonight is the night to do it.

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This weekend’s temps will be in the mid to low 70s in south Louisiana, mid 60s in the north.

After tonight’s low rain chances, the weather will really start getting dicey. Keim says Saturday, which features possibly the largest parade crowds, you’ll almost certain get some precipitation.

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So tonight is likely your best shot at a dry parade, and by Saturday you’ll almost certainly be a little damp, but Keim warns revelers looking to take in the Sunday parades like Bacchus in New Orleans are in for a nasty surprise.

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Starting Monday the rain will disappear, and be replaced by frigid temperatures, with Fat Tuesday projected to feature temperatures in the lower 50s.



Following a letter the Governor from Attorney General Jeff Landry raising serious questions about threats to women’s health and safety, the medical license of a New Orleans abortion doctor has been suspended.   Landry says the Dr. Kevin Work has had a long history of problems.

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Landry says often is difficult for the public to obtain information on doctors in the abortion fields.

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Landry says despite the political division behind abortion, this is not a politically motivated action.

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The Bossier Sheriff’s Deputy that was struck by a vehicle while directing school traffic in January received a check following a fundraiser done by the five locations of Sonic Drive Thru in the parish.  Deputy Daniel Golden, who sustained several major injuries including broken legs from the accident, received a check for just over $3000.  Golden says he’s appreciative of the community rallying behind him in his recovery.

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Golden serves as the school resource officer for T.L. Rodes Elementary School in Haughton.  He was recently able to go home and begin to heal and recover, which he says will still be a lengthy process.

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The Louisiana Democratic Party has filed public information requests to verify a claim made by Republican Congressman Clay Higgins that he’s arrested “several thousand men” in his time in law enforcement. Executive Director Stephen Handwerk says it was a troubling claim that was either untruthful, or demonstrative of something much worse.

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The claim was made Wednesday when Higgins was questioning former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen during a Congressional testimony.

Handwerk says they’re committed to pursuing whether or not that statement is true, and if it is a factual statement, they intend to figure out what the conviction rate was on those thousands of arrests given what he says is a troubled history in positions of authority.

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Handwerk says they were inspired to file the request after getting calls from cops who said there’s no way Higgins has arrested that many people.

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A Higgins spokesperson responded, noting the Congressman’s ten year career in law enforcement, saying “It’s also not uncommon for any patrol officer to make several arrests in one shift or several arrests from a single incident during one shift. Further, this doesn’t count traffic arrests, referred to as summons.”


The number one ranked LSU Tigers take their 8-0 record on the road for the first time this season when they visit 18th ranked Texas this weekend. Junior center fielder Zach Watson says he’s looking forward to playing on the home field of one of the top college baseball programs in the country…

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The Longhorns visited LSU last year and the Tigers took two of three. Zack Hess struck out 10 Texas hitters last season in six innings and looks forward to facing them again tonight…

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Josh Smith is leading a potent LSU offense that’s produced 92 runs in eight games. Smith missed the series against Texas last year because of a back injury, so he’s looking for the next three days in Austin…

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