08:30 Newscast February 3, 2015

State Treasurer John Kennedy says Louisiana is in danger of seeing a drop in its credit score. Michelle Southern reports…

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The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a first-grade teacher for allegedly striking a student late last month. Authorities say a witness reported seeing 31-year-old Chanel Lemelle of Baton Rouge, a teacher at Bains Lower Elementary in St. Francisville, berate, kick, and slap a first-grade student. Lemelle surrendered to authorities and was booked on a count of cruelty to juveniles. Lemelle resigned from her position last week.

A new Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics poll shows only two percent of respondents chose Governor Bobby Jindal when asked for their first choice in a presidential candidate. Jindal has yet to officially announce his candidacy for president. Pollster Ann Selzer says, if he is going to run, it would probably benefit Jindal to make a few more trips to Iowa to make more of an impression on voters there…

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker lead the poll with 16-percent, followed by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul with 15-percent.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s office says 28-year-old Donald Gene Parker III, an educator at a Rapides Parish high school, is behind bars for allegedly having inappropriate sexual relations with a juvenile student. Lt Tommy Carnline says as soon as the person made the complaint to the police department, Parker found out about it somehow…

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Carnline says Parker faces several charges including 1 count of indecent behavior with juveniles and 3 counts of intimidating a witness.