17:30 Newscast August 4, 2014

One man is dead and another is facing serious charges after a crash on I-10 in St. John the Baptist Parish.  Jacob Sellers of Sorrento is suspected of being impaired when his car careened across two lanes, struck several guard rails, crashed into another car, and then flipped several times.  An unidentified passenger was ejected from Sellers’ car and then struck by another vehicle that fled the scene.  The passenger was pronounced dead on arrival to a local hospital.  State Police spokesperson Melissa Matey is asking anyone with information to come forward…

cut 14 (08)  “give us a call”

LSU junior safety Jalen Mills participated in team practice this afternoon after the East Baton Rouge District Attorney reduced the charges against him from felony second degree battery to misdemeanor simple battery.  The charges stem from a May incident where Mills allegedly punched a woman near his apartment.  DA Hillar Moore says the felony charge was the arrest charge and his office believes the misdemeanor charge is appropriate after reviewing evidence and reports.

Governor Bobby Jindal, State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson, and Louisiana House Speaker Chuck Kleckley visited the Mexican border today for a security briefing and tour by the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Edmonson says they have no information about the undocumented immigrants coming to Louisiana and they need some answers…

cut 3 (08)  “to their health records”

The tour was to include an air and marine tour of the border.

As summer wanes and vacation season comes to a close, we’re officially in back-to-school preparation mode.  So are people excited about kids heading back to class?  These Louisiana kids aren’t…

cut 9 (09)  “I hate school”

Parents, on the other hand, say summer is great, but it’s time for their kids to get back on a schedule.

Direct TV has agreed to air the SEC Network.  The network is scheduled to debut August 14th.