LRN Newscast 14:30 11-10-14

Former Governor Edwin Edwards is putting some distance between himself and the National Democratic Paerty in his run-off race against Republican Garret Graves…

 

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Most the financial support from the Democratic Party is going towar Mary Landrieu, and Edwards says he’s OK with that.

 
A Shreveport woman was arrested this morning on cruelty to juvenile charges, after being accused of throwing her 17 month old across a room. Shreveport Police Cpl Breck Scott says when the child arrived at the hospital they were able to determine that the child had NOT sustained injuries from being thrown across a room..:
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Twenty-five year-old Gabrielle Kirkendahl of Shreveport reportedly threw the child as a form of punishment.

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The former health secretary for Governor Bobby Jindal has entered a plea of not guilty on nine counts of perjury regarding his involvement in a 200 millions dollar Medicaid deal. Bruce Greenstein is accused of lying to a Senate confirmation hearing and a grand jury reviewing the state’s contract.

 
The Louisiana Poison Control Center is warning parents about the dangers of laundry detergent pods that have harmed hundreds of children who mistake them for toys or candy…

 

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PM-Newscall November 10th, 2014

Democratic former governor Edwin Edwards says he is not seeking support from the National Democratic Party in his 6th District Congressional race against Republican Garret Graves. Eric Gill reports…

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The Louisiana Poison Control Center is sending out a warning to parents about the dangers of laundry detergent pods which have harmed hundreds of children who mistake them for toys or candy. Michelle Southern reports…:

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In the 6th Congressional District, Democratic former governor Edwin Edwards says he is not seeking support from the National Democratic Party in his race against Republican Garret Graves. In fact, Edwards says he has had no contact with the party during this campaign…

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He says the Democrats are focusing on Senator Mary Landrieu during this election cycle, and that’s okay with him. Edwards says he was never one to fall in line with some of the policies and values of the National Democratic Party. He says the party is really struggling in the South…

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He doesn’t think the national party represents the views of the 6th District or the state. But Edwards feels this election is not about party affiliation…

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The Louisiana Poison Control Center is sending out a warning to parents about the dangers of laundry detergent pods which have harmed hundreds of children who mistake them for toys or candy. Director Mark Ryan says kids who ingest the concentrated detergent in these pods can very quickly have central nervous system depression and become lethargic:

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Ryan says child exposure to cleaning products is one of the top reasons people call poison centers. He says one of the problems with these pods is that when they first came out they were in a clear container that looked almost like a candy jar…:

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Ryan says if you think your child has ingested some of the contents of these detergent pods, you should call the poison control center right away at 1-800-222-1222. He says even if the symptoms seem mild you should call…:

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Former Ragin’ Cajuns and Minnesota Vikings defensive back Orlando Thomas passed away last night at the age of 42. Thomas announced in 2007 that he was battling ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Former Cajuns teammate Jake Delhomme says Thomas’ determination as he fought ALS was the same that he brought to the field…

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Thomas helped USL to back-to-back Big West Conference Championships in 1993 and 1994. He finished his Cajuns career as USL’s all-time leading tackler among defensive backs. Delhomme says Thomas was a great teammate…

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Thomas was a 2nd round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 1995. The pro-bowler retired in 2001. Thomas lead Crowley High to the Class 3-A Championship in 1989. Thomas’ high school football coach, Louie Cook, says they had a special relationship dating back to the football great’s eighth grade year…

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The Shreveport Police Department says a 25-year-old woman is under arrest on cruelty to juveniles after being accused of throwing her 17 month old across a room. Cpl Breck Scott says cops responded to scene after getting the call early this morning…:

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Scott says when the child arrived at the hospital they were able to determine that the child had not sustained injuries from being thrown across a room..:

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Scott says a witness called and told cops that Gabrielle Kirkendoll of Shreveport was throwing the 17 month old across the room as a form of punishment…:

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13:30 Newscast November 10th, 2014

Former Governor Edwin Edwards doesn’t seem to be bothered much by the fact that the National Democratic Party isn’t endorsing him in his 6th Congressional District race against Republican Garret Graves. He says he was never one to fall in line with some of the policies and values of the National Democratic Party which is struggling in the south..:
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He says this election is about issues facing the 6th Congressional District, not about party affiliation.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s office says a man is under arrest for allegedly beating his elderly step dad so badly the victim sustained multiple fractures to his face. They say 51-year-old Simon Fontenot is accused of beating the 82-year-old man with a chair. He is charged with aggravated second degree battery.

The Louisiana Poison Control Center is sending out a warning to parents about the dangers of laundry detergent pods. Director Mark Ryan says the cleaning supply has harmed hundreds of children who mistaken it for candy. He says one of the problems with these pods is that when they first came out they were in a clear container that looked almost like a candy jar…:
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He says the best thing parents can do is keep ALL cleaning supplies UP and out of a child’s reach.

Victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita can apply to receive a settlement check, amounting anywhere from one dollar to more than $400. You may be included in the proposed Settlement Class if you lived, owned property, operated a business or were present within the Parishes of Jefferson, Orleans or St. Bernard, Louisiana at the time of Hurricanes Katrina or Rita. Residents and businesses in those areas are receiving letters in the mail saying they can apply for the benefits.

12:30 Newscast November 10th, 2014

Democratic former governor Edwin Edwards says he is not seeking support from the National Democratic Party in his 6th District Congressional race against Republican Garret Graves. Eric Gill reports…:
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Today, Bruce Greenstein, the former head of the state department of health and hospitals, pleads not guilty to allegations he lied under oath about awarding a Medicaid contract to a company of former co-worker friends. The Jindal administration has since cancelled the contract with CNSI. Greenstein was indicted on nine counts of perjury.

The Shreveport Police Department says a 25-year-old woman is under arrest on cruelty to juveniles after being accused of throwing her 17 month old across a room. Cpl Breck Scott says cops responded to scene after getting the call early this morning…:
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Gabrielle Kirkendoll was sent to jail and the child taken into state custody.

Former Ragin’ Cajuns and Minnesota Vikings defensive back Orlando Thomas passed away last night. Former Cajuns teammate Jake Delhomme says Thomas’ determination as he fought ALS was the same that he brought to the field…:
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He was only 42.

11:30 Newscast November 10th, 2014

In the 6th Congressional District, Democratic former governor Edwin Edwards says he is not seeking support from the National Democratic Party in his race against Republican Garret Graves. In fact, Edwards says he has had no contact with the party during this campaign…
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He doesn’t think the national party represents the views of the 6th District or the state.

Sad news to report out of the Lafayette-area. Former Ragin Cajuns star and Minnesota Vikings standout Orlando Thomas has passed away. Thomas has been battling A-L-S, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, the last ten years of his life. Thomas won a state championship at Crowley High, was an All-American at U-S-L and played seven seasons with the Vikings.

The Louisiana Poison Control Center is sending out a warning to parents about the dangers of laundry detergent pods which have harmed hundreds of children who mistake them for toys or candy. Director Mark Ryan says kids who ingest the concentrated detergent in these pods can very quickly have central nervous system depression and become lethargic:
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He says as with any cleaning product, the first rule is to keep them all up and away from a child’s reach.

Governor Bobby Jindal’s former appointed heath secretary pleaded not guilty to perjury amid allegations he lied under oath about not having contact with his former employer who was awarded a now-cancelled state Medicaid contract. Bruce Greenstein was indicted on nine counts of perjury.

11:40 LRN Sportscast November 10

A frustrating loss for the Saints yesterday as they made too many mistakes and lost to the San Francisco 49ers 27-24 in overtime. Head Coach Sean Payton says it was a hard fought, physcial game…
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Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns. He was also intercepted twice and fumbled in overtime, which set up Phil Dawson’s game winning 35-yard field goal.

Sad news to report out of the Lafayette-area. Former Ragin Cajuns star and Minnesota Vikings standout Orlando Thomas has passed away. Thomas has been battling A-L-S, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, the last ten years of his life. Thomas won a state championship at Crowley High, was an All-American at U-S-L and played seven seasons with the Vikings.

Referees are not a loved occupation by Louisiana sports fans today. You had Saints tight end Jimmy Graham called for pass interference that took away a game-winning touchdown pass and there were some questionable calls in LSU’s overtime loss to Alabama. Tigers quarterback Anthony Jennings says pass interference should have been called when he threw a pass to Travin Dural in overtime…
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LSU will have to regroup and face Arkansas this Saturday.

Appalachian State quarterback Taylor Lamb has been named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week. Lamb threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns in the Mountaineers win over ULM on Saturday. The Warhawks have lost five in a row, heading into Saturday’s home game against the Cajuns.

Tonight in the NBA…the Pelicans , who have won two in a row, take on Lebron James and the Cavaliers tonight in Cleveland.

10:30 Newscast November 10th, 2014

Gas prices continue to drop to numbers we haven’t seen in a little less than half a decade. The current statewide average for a gallon of regular in Louisiana is $2.76. Senior Petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says they predict the price per gallon will drop another 5-10 cents before Turkey Day…:
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DeHaan says autumn prices typically drop because of the decrease in demand and cost savings associated with the cheaper winter-blend gasoline.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office says a man from Houma is under arrest for allegedly beating up his 82-year-old step father. They say cops arrived to find the victim suffering from multiple injuries. Investigators were told by the man that his step-son, 51-year-old Simon Fontenot, beat him with a chair and repeatedly kicked him in the face. Fontenot is charged with aggravated battery.

LSU lost its fourth straight game to Alabama and Coach Les Miles says this one left a bad taste in his mouth. Jeff Palermo has the story…:
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The Louisiana Lottery says the Powerball was hit in Saturday night’s drawing. Someone in Missouri is $203 million dollars richer. The Top prize for Wednesday’s drawing now goes back down to $40 million.

09:30 Newscast November 10, 2014

It appears gas prices will continue fall through the Thanksgiving travel season. Michelle Southern reports.

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A 44-year-old Colfax man is dead after a two vehicle crash over the weekend in Grant Parish. Louisiana State Police say a pickup truck attempted to make a left hand turn when it collided with a motorcycle driven by Angel Muro. Muro, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup, 31-year-old Jason Daniels of Lafayette, was charged with failure to yield. The investigation is ongoing.

There’s a ceremony today celebrating the long awaited completion of the final section of Interstate 49 in northwest Louisiana. The final stretch of roadway connects Texarkana, Arkansas to Shreveport. Haughton Representative Henry Burns says they are thrilled about the completion of I-49 in Shreveport…

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Interstate 49 is a north-south highway under construction connecting Kansas City, Missouri to Lafayette.

Eating shrimp from an area of the Gulf of Mexico impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill poses no acute health risks or increased cancer risks according to Tulane researchers. Research professor Mark Wilson says when the spill occurred, there were concerns that shrimp would be contaminated by a class of chemicals that can pose health hazards…

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Wilson hopes wholesalers and distributors will see that Gulf Shrimp are safe to eat.

08:30 Newscast November 10, 2014

A dedication ceremony scheduled today celebrates the long awaited completion of the final section of Interstate 49 in northwest Louisiana. Scott Carwile has more…

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Baton Rouge Police has arrested a man accused of raping a woman at gunpoint. Authorities say once 27-year-old Kenny Davis entered the woman’s apartment, he pulled a gun, demanded money, and then raped her. Davis is charged with aggravated rape, armed robbery, and other charges. Police say Davis met the woman after she posted an advertisement on the internet website, Backpage.

Tulane researchers determine there are no acute health risks or increased cancer risks from eating shrimp from an area of the Gulf of Mexico impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Research professor Mark Wilson hopes the study’s results will get to wholesalers and distributors, who still may have concerns Gulf Shrimp are contaminated with unhealthy chemicals…

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There were concerns that shrimp would be contaminated by a class of chemicals that can pose health hazards.

If you’re planning to hit the road for the Thanksgiving Holiday, you’ll like the price you see at the pump. GasBuddy.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline statewide is below 2.80. Patrick DeHaan says this is saving consumer big bucks…:

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GasBuddy.com predicts the price per gallon to drop another 5-10 cents before Turkey Day.

07:30 Newscast November 10, 2014

Eating shrimp from an area of the Gulf of Mexico impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill poses no acute health risks or increased cancer risks according to Tulane researchers. Research professor Mark Wilson says they surveyed over one-hundred Vietnamese residents in New Orleans East that tend to eat more shrimp than most people and that helped them reach the conclusion that Gulf shrimp are safe to eat…

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there were concerns that shrimp would be contaminated by a class of chemicals that can pose health hazards.

Gas prices continue to drop as we approach Thanksgiving. GasBuddy.com reports the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline statewide is below 2.80. Patrick DeHaan says our area typically sees even bigger decreases…:

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He says we could continue to see that price getting lower until mid-December.

A dedication ceremony scheduled today celebrates the long awaited completion of the final section of Interstate 49 in northwest Louisiana. Haughton Representative Henry Burns says there are a couple of small sections of the Interstate that need to be tied in to I-220 in Shreveport. He says once that’s done, they’ll be at full gallop for economic development…

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The final stretch of roadway connects Texarkana, Arkansas to Shreveport.

Louisiana State Police say a weekend crash has claimed the life of a Breaux Bridge man. They say 28-year-old Tyrone Celestine was riding his bicycle when he was struck from behind by a truck driven by 52-year-old Lawrence Sam of Breaux Bridge. Celestine was thrown from his bicycle and received serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Sam was given a chemical breath test and results showed he was over the legal limit. Sam was booked into the St. Martin Parish jail on careless operation, open alcoholic container, and vehicular homicide charges.