06:30 Newscast Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Governor Bobby Jindal, State Police Col Mike Edmonson and Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckly are back from their trip to the Mexican border for a security briefing and tour by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Jindal spoke at the airport when they returned and blamed President Obama for creating a situation that allows more people to cross into the US illegally. The governor wants the president to secure the border.

Over 190 new people have joined a lawsuit designed to stop the implementation of common core in Louisiana. The additions, mostly concerned Louisiana parents, joined the lawsuit over a less than 48 hour period. Jeremy Alford with LApolitics.com says the interest seems to be organic…:
CUT 6 (12) “toward them”
Meanwhile the Bord of Elementary and Secondary Education President Chas Roemer said Monday at the Baton Rouge press club that Governor Jindal had turned the matter into a fiasco and that BESE is going to keep Common Core in Louisiana.

Drivers across the state are seeing gas prices around $3.30 for a gallon of regular. That’s a good deal lower from where they were last month, and have been dropping at a steady rate of about one cent a day over the last week or so. American Automobile Association fuel analyst Don Redman expects that will continue this month…:
CUT 3 (14) “last year as well”
He says the leveling off should start next month but we’ll keep seeing the price fall in August.

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement two workers at a fish packing facility had to be saved yesterday evening after the became stuck in equipment for hours. Both men reportedly have severe injuries to their legs and are recovering in hospitals.