06:45 Sportscast January 27, 2016

A format for the prep football playoffs will be voted on at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association convention, which kicks off in Baton Rouge today. LHSAA president Vic Bonnaffee of Central Catholic says there’s great uncertainty, after it was determined the association didn’t follow the correct procedures to split the playoffs between public and private schools in 2013…

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Bonnaffee doesn’t see the principals agreeing to go back to the old format, where there were five championships.

Five Tigers scored in double figures as LSU defeated Georgia in SEC play last night 89-85. Ben Simmons led the way for LSU scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Tim Quarterman added another 22 as the Tigers improve to 13-7, 6-2 in league play. LSU will host top ranked Oklahoma Saturday afternoon.

Southeastern Louisiana fell short last night falling to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 73-63. Marlain Veal led the way for the Lions with 16 points. The Islanders remain one of three Southland teams undefeated in league play. Southeastern travels to Natchitoches to take on Northwestern State Saturday.

SLU football coach Ron Roberts has named Matt Barrett as the Lions new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Barrett spent the last four seasons as the wide receivers coach at Georgia Southern. Roberts also announced he’ll take over the defensive play calling.

McNeese has named Tommy Restivo as its new defensive coordinator. Restivo spent the last two seasons at South Carolina State. In 2015, they were ranked fourth in the FCS in scoring and sixth in total defense.

Saints defensive end Cam Jordan will play in this Sunday’s Pro Bowl game. Jordan will replace Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones and he’ll be the Black and Gold’s lone representative in the game. Jordan had 10 sacks this past season and he’ll make his first appearance in the Pro Bowl since 2013.

06:30 Newscast January 27, 2016

A federal judge in Baton Rouge strikes down a Louisiana law that required abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on this very same case in March…

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Supporters of this law say it’s intended to protect women’s health, while opponents say it will make it very difficult to get an abortion in Louisiana.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing Louisiana’s unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in December. Executive Director for the Louisiana Workforce Commission Ava Dejoie says despite a decline in oil prices and a loss of jobs in that industry, the state experienced increased employment in education and health services…

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Dejoie says they’re working hard to get those who lost their jobs in the oil industry quickly placed into new positions.

The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association’s annual meeting begins today at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles. Vice President Gifford Briggs says the market shifted drastically in 2015, and it’s critical that industry professionals stay informed. He says they are optimistic that the sharp cut in the price of oil will rebound…

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Speakers Thursday include Governor John Bel Edwards, State Treasurer John Kennedy and Congressman Charles Boustany.

AM Newscall January 27,2016

The LHSAA convention gets underway today and the big topic is what to do with the high school football playoffs. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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The deadline to register to vote in Louisiana’s upcoming presidential preference primary is one week from today. Eric Gill reports…

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State labor officials say Louisiana’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.2 percent in December 2014 to 6.1 percent last December. Emelie Gunn has more on why…

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A format for the prep football playoffs will be voted on at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association convention, which kicks off in Baton Rouge today. LHSAA president Vic Bonnaffee of Central Catholic says there’s great uncertainty, after it was determined the association didn’t follow the correct procedures to split the playoffs between public and private schools in 2013

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The LHSAA is also dealing with pay issues for officials and attendance boundaries to determine eligibility. But how the football playoffs will be structured is the big issue. Bonnaffee says discussion ramps up today as principals and coaches try to reach a consensus before a vote on Friday

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Bonnaffee doesn’t see the principals agreeing to go back to the old format, where there were five championships. He says most schools like the split playoffs, but whether it will be public-private split or a proposal to separate  rural and metro schools will be determined over the next three days….

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The deadline to register to vote in Louisiana’s upcoming presidential preference primary is one week from today. The primary election is March 5th. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says this is Louisiana’s only closed primary…

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In the closed primary, Democratic voters are only allowed to vote for Democratic presdential candidates and Republican voters for Republicans. Schedler says registered independent voters are not allowed to take part in the closed presidential primary…

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He says you can register or change your party affiliation at your local registrar of voters office or online at geauxvote-dot-com. Schedler says some portions of the state will have more than the presidential preference primary on their ballot…

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The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association’s annual meeting begins today at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles. Vice President Gifford Briggs says the market shifted drastically in 2015, and it’s critical industry professionals stay informed. He says they are optimistic the sharp cut in the price of oil will rebound…:

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Speakers Thursday include Governor John Bel Edwards, State Treasurer John Kennedy and Congressman Charles Boustany. Briggs said they look forward to hearing from Edwards on the proposals issued as ways to plug the state’s $750 million dollar budget hole…:

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Briggs said presenters will also give the industry perspective on what it will take to keep Louisiana’s oil and gas sector relevant for the future. He says the Edwards Administration’s proposals include raising taxes on oil and gas businesses, which combined with low oil prices makes their industry situation even more dire..:

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New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Louisiana’s unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in December. Executive Director for the Louisiana Workforce Commission Ava Dejoie says despite a decline in oil prices and a loss of jobs in that industry, the state still had an overall positive job growth because of increased employment in education and health services.

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Dejoie says they’re working hard to get those who lost their jobs in the oil industry quickly placed into new positions. She anticipates jobs in that sector will start coming back when prices begin to rise.

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Dejoie says we only lost 100 jobs in the mining sector, which includes the oil industry in December, but other areas of employment are feeling the impact of low oil prices.

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A federal judge in Baton Rouge strikes down a Louisiana law that required abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says  US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on this very same case in March

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Supporters of this law say it’s intended to protect women’s health, while opponents say it will make it very difficult to get an abortion in Louisiana. Ciolino says the nation’s highest court will likely rule on this matter later this year…

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Ciolino says it’s expected Judge John deGravelles will issue a permanent injunction against Louisiana’s abortion law. He says the state will likely appeal the federal’s court decision, but those appeals won’t go far

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17:30 LRN Newscast Jan 26

Former north Louisiana TV personality known as Mr. Wonder is in custody in California on allegations he sexually abused juveniles in the 1970s. Rapides Parish Sheriff’s spokesperson, Lt. Tommy Carnline, says the arrest of 76-year-old Frank Selas closes a 37-year-old cold case…
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Carnline says they believe Selas abused boys during camping weekends in Rapides Parish. Selas fled the area after the allegations became public.

Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy announced he’s running for US Senate this year and will emphasize business and education if elected. He says today’s children could be the first generation of Americans to be worse off than their parents…:
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Kennedy is seeking David Vitter’s seat, who has decided not to seek re-election.

State labor officials say Louisiana’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.2 percent in December 2014 to 6.1 percent last December. Emelie Gunn has more on why…
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Former LSU basketball star Shaquille O’ Neal said on Monday night during a fundraiser in Los Angeles that he was paid very well during his college years in Baton Rouge and the school can’t get in trouble, because the statue of limitations is up. But Shaq said today he was only joking and he was trying to give a funny response to the questions he was asked during the event.

16:45 LRN Sportscast Jan 26

Before LSU hosts number one ranked Oklahoma on Saturday, the Tigers have to figure out a way to beat Georgia tonight. Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham says with the Tigers battling to make the NCAA Tournament, they can’t afford a home loss to the Bulldogs…
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LSU is 12-7 on the year, while Georgia is 11-6. Tip-off is at 8 PM.

Former LSU star Shaquille O’ Neal said on Monday night during a fundraiser event in Los Angeles that he was paid very well during his college years in Baton Rouge and added that the statue of limitations is up. But Shaq said today he was only joking and that he was trying to give a funny response to the questions they asked him during the event.

Southeastern Louisiana men’s basketball has a tough test tonight as they visit Texas A-and-M Corprus Christi. The Islanders are 15-3 on the year, while the Lions have the opposite record at 3-15.

SLU football coach Ron Roberts has named Matt Barrett as the Lions new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Barrett has spent the last four seasons as the wide receivers coach at Georgia Southern. Roberts also announced he’ll take over the defensive play calling.

McNeese has named Tommy Restivo as its new defensive coordinator. Restivo spent the last two seasons at South Carolina State. In 2015, they were ranked fourth in the FCS in scoring and sixth in total defense.

LSU softball is ranked third in two major preseason polls that came out today. The Tigers were ranked in the top five at the end of last season and returns nine starters. UL Lafayette is ranked 11th in both polls and the Cajuns are picked to win the Sun Belt as senior catcher Lexie Elkins was named preseason player of the year in the Sun Belt.

16:30 Newscast, January 26th, 2016

A man who worked as a popular children’s TV personality in north Louisiana in the 70s has been located and arrested after 37 years on the run and charged with obscene behavior with a juvenile. It’s alleged that 76-year-old Frank Selas invited young children to a camping retreat in 1979 and sexually abused several of them. Rapides Parish Sheriff Office spokesman Tommy Carnline says there could be more victims…:
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A U.S. District Judge Tuesday declined to issue an injunction that would have prevented the city of New Orleans from taking down four Confederate statues. District Judge Carl Barbier denied the appeal after a group of preservationists filed a federal lawsuit.

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy is in critical condition after he was shot several times while executing a drug search warrant at a residence in New Orleans. Thirty-five-year-old Steven Arnold is a 12-year veteran of the JPSO.

State Treasurer John Kennedy says he will run for the US Senate this year. Eric Gill reports…:
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Authorities in Avoyelles Parish are investigating a human female fetus found at a sewage piping station. Sheriff Doug Anderson says city workers notified the Moreauville Police after discovering the fetus while working in a sewage pond…:
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He says they are still working to determine who the fetus belongs to.

 

 

15:30 Newscast, January 26th, 2016

A north Louisiana 1970s children’s TV personality has been arrested of allegedly having sexual conduct with children. Emelie Gunn has more on “Mr. Wonder.”
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A woman’s burned body was located in a New Iberia home after firefighters extinguished the blaze, according to the State Fire Marshal’s office. First responders arrived at the scene around 5pm Monday, and found the single-wide manufactured home fully engulfed in flames. The lifeless burned body of 45-year-old Amer Callahan was later discovered. The investigation is ongoing.

A human female fetus was located in a sewage piping station in Avoyelles Parish by Moreauville city workers. Avoyelles Sheriff Doug Anderson says they predict the fetus was between 20 to 30 weeks into development, and was a grim discovery…:
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Anderson says they’re working to determine who the fetus belonged to.

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy was shot several times early Tuesday while executing a search warrant and remains in critical, but stable condition. Sheriff Newell Normand says 35-year-old Stephen Arnold is a 12 year JPSO veteran. Normand says Arnold is a task force narcotics agent and encountered the suspect inside the home around 6am.:
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The suspect will be charged with attempted first degree murder.

14:30 LRN Newscast Jan 26

A north Louisiana television personality, who had a kids show in the 1970s has been arrested in San Diego on allegations of criminal sexual conduct with juveniles. Rapides Parish Sheriff’s spokesperson Lt. Tommny Carnline says they’ve been trying to catch “Mr Wonder” for 37 years as he faces a variety of charges…
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Carnline says 76-year-old Frank Selas had been hiding out in Asia and central and south America.

Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy has made it official. He will run for US Senate as he seeks the seat that will soon be left vacant by David Vitter. Kennedy, who was just re-elected as treasurer, says he wants to serve in the Senate because we’re at risk of losing the American dream…
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This is Kennedy’s third campaign for US Senate.

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy remains in critical condition after he was shot five times during a drug raid that took place at a home in New Orleans. Sheriff Newell Normand says 35-year-old Stephen Arnold was working as a drug task force agent, which is extremely dangerous work….
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Authorities say 26-year-old Jarvis Hardy shot the officer and he’s been charged with attempted first-degree murder.

The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s office is working to determine how a human fetus made its way into a sewage piping station. Sheriff Doug Anderson says city workers made the grim discovery on Monday afternoon…
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Anderson says they are trying to determine who the fetus belonged to.

LRN PM Newscall Jan 26

Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy has announced that he will run for the US Senate this year. Eric Gill reports…

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A north Louisiana 1970s children’s TV personality has been arrested of allegedly having sexual conduct with children. Emelie Gunn has more on “Mr. Wonder.”

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Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy has announced that he will run for the US Senate this year. Kennedy says the reason he’s throwing his hat in the ring is because he wants his country back. Kennedy feels the country is straying from the conservative values that were taught to him by his parents…

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The seat is being vacated by Senator David Vitter at the end of his current term. Kennedy plans to emphasize business and education if elected to the Senate. He feels that today’s children could be the first generation of Americans to be worse off than their parents…

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Fellow Republicans, Congressmen Charles Boustany and John Fleming, and former Congressman Joseph Cao (gow) have also declared their intent to run. Kennedy feels we’re at risk of losing the American dream and neither Congress nor President Obama have done anything about it…

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A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy was shot several times early Tuesday while executing a search warrant and remains in critical, but stable condition. Sheriff Newell Normand identified the deputy as 35-year-old Stephen Arnold, a 12 year JPSO veteran. Normand says Arnold was a task force narcotics agent and encountered the suspect inside the home around 6am.:

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Police initially raced Arnold to the closest medical facility in Chalmette, but he was later escorted to University Medical Center in New Orleans. Normand says being a task force agent is extremely dangerous work…:

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Normand says Arnold is a great cop and the type of employee you wish you had more of them. He says when one of their own is shot, it’s extremely difficult on everyone…:

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Authorities in Avoyelles Parish are investigating a human female fetus found at a sewage piping station. Sheriff Doug Anderson says city workers notified the Moreauville Police after discovering the fetus while working in a sewage pond.

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Anderson says they’re working to determine who the fetus belonged to. He says the fetus was no older than 20 to 30 weeks into development.

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Anderson says sewage from part of the city goes into this piping station. He says city workers made the grim discovery on Monday afternoon.

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A children’s TV personality in north Louisiana known as, “Mr. Wonder” is in custody on allegations of criminal sexual conduct with juveniles. 76-year-old Frank Selas was arrested in San Diego, California and his alleged crimes date back to the 1970s. Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Spokesperson Lt. Tommy Carnline says Selas would invite children ages 5 to 11 on weekend camping trips…

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Carnline says Selas traveled to Japan, South and Central America throughout his lifetime and more victims could be out there. He says “Mr. Wonder” could be facing a variety of charges.

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Carnline says some of these victims are now in their late 40s or 50s and some might not want to come forward. But he says they wants to give those who came forward to report the rapes in the 70s the closure they deserve.

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13:30 Newscast, January 26th, 2016

Another candidate has thrown his hat in the ring for the US Senate race this year. State Treasurer John Kennedy says he plans to emphasize business and education if elected. He feels that today’s children could be the first generation of Americans to be worse off than their parents…:
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Fellow Republicans, Congressmen Charles Boustany and John Fleming, and former Congressman Joseph Cao (gow) have also declared their intent to run. Retired COl Rob Maness is making his official announcement tomorrow.

The suspect in the shooting and injuring of a 12-year Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy has been identified. Authorities say 26-year-old Jarvis Hardy is accused of shooting Deputy Stephen Arnold five times during a drug raid at a New Orleans residence. Arnold is in critical condition. NOPD says they plan to charge Hardy for attempted first degree murder.

New York Real Estate heir Robert Durst is reportedly going to enter a plea on February 3rd for a weapons charge that has held him in Louisiana.

A former popular children’s TV personality in north Louisiana known as Mr. Wonder is in custody on allegations of criminal sexual conduct with juveniles from a 37-year-old cold case.. Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Tommy Carnline says 76-year-old Frank Selas’ alleged crimes date back to the 70s. HE says Selas would invite children ages 5-11 on weekend camping trips…:
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Carnline says, with victims being under 12, the charges against Selas could be first degree rape.

Pelicans fans packed the Smoothie King Center last night for a lively game against the Rockets, but sadly New Orleans was edged by Houston 112-111. Anthony Davis left the game in the second quarter with concussion like symptoms. Jrue Holiday had a breakout game scoring 32 points and nine assists. But the Rockets James Harden scored 35 points and had eleven rebounds.