PM LRN Newscall November 12

The Republican National Committee is sending more than 200 people to Louisiana to aid Bill Cassidy in the US Senate runoff election. Eric Gill has more…

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Chilly temperatures are here and that has firefighters concerned about an increase in home fires. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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After finishing third in Louisiana’s US Senate primary, retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness is is not shutting the door on another potential run for political office. Maness received over 200,000 votes in the November 4th election. He says he’d consider another run for office if he felt called to do so…

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Maness had the best finish of a non-politician in a Senate race in recent memory. He has endorsed fellow Republican Bill Cassidy in December’s Senate runoff election. Maness says he and Cassidy have talked about their differences and feels he is the right person for the job…

CUT 4 (07)  “on December 6th”

In addition to helping Cassidy when asked, Maness says he’s looking forward to spending time with his family after 19 months of campaigning. He also plans to remain active with St. Tammany Parish Republican associations…

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Baton Rouge PD says an active-military officer is under arrest after allegedly trying to run over her fiance while their one year old infant was in the car. Cpl. Don Coppola says 24-year-old Mictissa Moseley (mOHz-lee) was a passenger in the vehicle when she and her fiance, who was driving, got into a huge fight…:

CUT 6 (10)  “also in the vehicle”

Coppola says Moseley demanded that her fiance, who is also an active military officer, get out of the vehicle. He says at that time the victim left the car and called for a ride…:(Moseley was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison for attempted second degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile.)

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Coppola says while the male victim was waiting for a ride, Moseley returned at a high rate of speed and tried to run him over while the baby was inside the car. He says the suspect ended up crashing into a tree which caused the vehicle to catch fire. Coppola says when the blaze started, Moseley became concerned for the 1-year-old…:

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The Republican National Committee has announced that they are sending more than 200 people to Louisiana to aid Bill Cassidy in the US Senate runoff election. RNC Louisiana Communications Director Ben Voelkel says these people will focus on getting out the vote…

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This announcement comes just after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee decided to pull television ads supporting incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu. Despite this, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk, feels Landrieu’s numbers will rebound going into the runoff…

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Voelkel says Cassidy had a great showing in the November 4th primary and they expect another very strong showing on December 6th…

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Handwerk feels many people have just started paying attention to this race. He says there is a lot of support for the Senator because of what she has delivered for Louisiana…

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The coldest temperatures of the fall have arrived and that could result in an increase in home fires. The American Red Cross says heating sources are the second leading cause of home fire deaths, and fatal home fires increase in the winter months. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says if you use a space heater, make sure there’s a three feet area of space around it…

CUT  13 (08) “of that nature”

Browning says it’s also important to turn off space heaters before you go to bed and never use a cooking range or oven to heat your home

cut 14 (09) “to happen”

Browning says if you use a fireplace to heat your home, do not leave it unattended and make sure your smoke alarms are working….

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13:30 Newscast November 12th, 2014

Retired Air Force Col Rob Maness isn’t ruling out another potential run for political office. He’s proud of the more than 200,000 votes he got in the November 4th US-Senate race and says now he’s throwing his support behind Republican Bill Cassidy in the runoff. Maness says the Congressman is the right man for the job…:
CUT 4 (07) “on December 6th”
Meanwhile, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk, feels many people have just started paying attention to this race. He says there is a lot of support for the incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu because of what she has delivered for Louisiana:
CUT 12 (11) “in Washington DC”
The Republican National Committee has announced that they are sending more than 200 people to Louisiana to aid Bill Cassidy in the US Senate runoff election.

Chilly temperatures have arrived in Louisiana and that has firefighters concerned about an increase in home fires. Jeff Palermo has the story…:
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Baton Rouge PD Corporal Don Coppola says a woman is under arrest for allegedly trying to kill her fiance with a vehicle while their baby was in the car. He says 24-year-old Mictissa Moseley kicked the man out of the car before he called for another ride..:
CUT 7 (06) “to run him over”
He says Moseley admitted to trying to kill the fiance but regretted the crash while her baby was in the backseat.

***Correction 12:30 Newscast November 12, 2014

**Below mentioned freeze watch is tomorrow night through Friday morning**

The Republican National Committee has announced that they are sending more than 200 people to Louisiana to aid Bill Cassidy in the US Senate runoff election. Eric Gill has more…:
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A search is underway for a missing Louisiana woman who was last seen November 4th in a wooded area in Union County Arkansas. Officials say 32-year-old Amanda McPherson of Marion had been with a friend who reported the woman went missing after he went to get help with their pickup which was stuck in the mud. Anyone with information about McPherson is urged to contact authorities.

The coldest temperatures of the fall have arrived and that could result in an increase in home fires. The American Red Cross says heating sources are the second leading cause of home fire deaths, and fatal home fires increase in the winter months. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says if you use a space heater, make sure there’s a clear area of space around it…:
CUT 13 (08) “of that nature”
He says above all a working smoke alarm in your home could save your life should a fire occur.

Most of south and central Louisiana will be under a freeze watch tomorrow night through Friday morning according to the National Weather Service. They say low temperatures could drop below freezing along I-10 Thursday evening.

12:30 Newscast November 12th, 2014

The Republican National Committee has announced that they are sending more than 200 people to Louisiana to aid Bill Cassidy in the US Senate runoff election. Eric Gill has more…:
CUT 1 (30) “reporting”

A search is underway for a missing Louisiana woman who was last seen November 4th in a wooded area in Union County Arkansas. Officials say 32-year-old Amanda McPherson of Marion had been with a friend who reported the woman went missing after he went to get help with their pickup which was stuck in the mud. Anyone with information about McPherson is urged to contact authorities.

The coldest temperatures of the fall have arrived and that could result in an increase in home fires. The American Red Cross says heating sources are the second leading cause of home fire deaths, and fatal home fires increase in the winter months. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says if you use a space heater, make sure there’s a clear area of space around it…:
CUT 13 (08) “of that nature”
He says above all a working smoke alarm in your home could save your life should a fire occur.

Most of south and central Louisiana is under a freeze watch tonight through tomorrow morning according to the National Weather Service. They say low temperatures could drop below freezing along I-10 Thursday evening.

11:30 Newscast November 12th, 2014

The Republican National Committee has announced that they are sending more than 200 people to Louisiana to aid Bill Cassidy in the US Senate runoff election. RNC Louisiana Communications Director Ben Voelkel (vocal) says they are going to focus on getting out the vote…:
CUT 9 (10) “couple of weeks”
This announcement comes just after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee decided to pull television ads supporting incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu. Despite this, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk, feels Landrieu’s numbers will rebound going into the runoff…:
CUT 10 (05) “to get there”

Baton Rouge PD says an active-military officer is under arrest after allegedly trying to run over her fiance while their one year old infant was in the car. Cpl. Don Coppola says 24-year-old Mictissa Moseley (mOHz-lee) was a passenger in the vehicle when she and her fiance, who was driving, got into a huge fight…:
CUT 6 (10) “also in the vehicle”
Coppola says Moseley told cops she was trying to kill her fiance by running him over with the car but regrets crashing with the baby in the backseat. She is booked with attempted murder and cruelty to juveniles.

Louisiana State Police say a single vehicle accident in Prairieville has claimed the life of a Geismar man. Authorities say a car, driven by 27-year-old Cody Viator, went off the roadway, struck a culvert then went airborne and flipped. They say Viator, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

11:40 LRN Sportscast

LSU has scored just 23 points in its last two games. So is it time for a change at quarterback? True freshman Brandon Harris hasn’t played much since he started against Auburn on October fourth. Tiger Rag Editor Robert Stewart says more playing time for Harris would not be a bad thing….
cut 20 (07) “…things up”
The weather in Fayetteville on Saturday night might not allow for much passing. There’s now a 70-percent chance for snow showers during the game.

One other LSU note…Tigers middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith says he has a tender hamstring, but expects to play against the Razorbacks.

The Saints return to the practice field today to get ready for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati has one of the worst defenses in the NFL as they rank 30th in the league in total yards given up per game and next to last in rush defense.

The big game in the Southland Conference this Saturday is between McNeese State and Southeastern Louisiana. Both teams are ranked and have injuries at the quarterback position. The Cowboys Daniel Sams has a thumb injury and is questionable for Saturday, while S-L-U’s Bryan Bennett has a foot injury. Lions Coach Ron Roberts is optimistic Bennett will play, but also knows injuries are part of the game…
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McNeese State linebacker Deontate Thompson is done for the season. The four-year starter has decided to stop playing after suffering a concussion.

In the NBA tonight…the Pelicans host Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. L-A dropped to 1-and-6 on the season with a 107-102 loss to Memphis last night.

And today LSU should receive a signed national letter of intent from six-foot-eight power forward Ben Simmons, who is one of the top recuits in the nation.

10:30 Newscast November 12th, 2014

State Treasurer John Kennedy isn’t happy about Louisiana’s budget numbers. He says the state general fund is running at a historically high negative balance just four months into the fiscal year and he’s worried this could lead to another round of mid-year budget cuts…:
CUT 10 (09) “to pay the bills”
The state says they will review the numbers at the Revenue Estimating Conference on Friday and assure by mid-year a balanced budget will be in place.

After finishing third in Louisiana’s US Senate primary, retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness is is not shutting the door on another potential run for political office. Maness received over 200,000 votes in the November 4th election. He says he’d consider another run for office if he felt called to do so…:
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Maness has endorsed fellow Republican Bill Cassidy in December’s Senate runoff election.

There is a multiple agency investigation underway into the disappearance of a 32-year-old woman from Marion who was last seen in woods in Union County, Arkansas late Monday night. Officials say Amanda McPherson and a friend were reportedly driving in some woods when they became stuck. Apparently the friend with McPherson says he went to get help but when he came back, Amanda was gone. Dogs are tracking woods where she was last seen.

What will the Republican Party do now after gaining control of the US House and Senate in the mid-term elections? Scott Carwile reports…:
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09:30 Newscast November 12, 2014

New data released by the Centers for Disease Control shows Baton Rouge has moved from #1 to #2 in new rankings of AIDS cases. Michelle Southern reports.

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Baton Rouge Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman for allegedly trying to run over her fiance while their one-year-old was in the car. Authorities say during an argument, Mictissa Mosely began punching her fiance while he was driving. When the victim jumped out of the vehicle and tried to call a cab, Mosely tried to run over him. Mosely was booked for attempted second degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile.

State Treasurer John Kennedy is worried that Louisiana is spending way more than it’s bringing in which could lead to another round of mid-year budget cuts. Kennedy says changes need to be made otherwise mid-year budget cuts could do further damage to higher education. He says deficit spending needs to stop…

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Kennedy says DHH just announced that we are already $171 million dollars over budget in our Medicaid program.

State climatologist Barry Keim says the cold front has now completely moved through the entire state with cool Canadian air fully settled over Louisiana. He says you can expect this cold weather to stick around tomorrow and into Friday…

cut 15 (08) “four or five days”

Temperatures are expected to run 10-15 degrees below normal during this cold snap.

08:30 Newscast November 12, 2014

State Treasurer John Kennedy is concerned Louisiana is spending a lot more than it’s bringing in which could lead to another round of mid-year budget cuts. Michelle Southern reports…

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Louisiana State Police say a single vehicle accident in Prairieville has claimed the life of a Geismar man. Authorities say a car, driven by 27-year-old Cody Viator, went off the roadway into a ditch and struck a culvert. The car then went airborne, landed back on the roadway, and flipped. They say Viator, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Although the Republican Party has a gained a majority in both the US House and Senate, they do not have enough votes to override a Presidential Veto. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says if the GOP wants to get their policies passed into law, they will have to have a two-thirds vote supporting their issues…

cut 6 (10) “next two years”

Cross thinks Obamacare is the number one issue for Republicans.

According to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control, Baton Rouge has moved down to #2, behind Atlanta, in new rankings of AIDS cases. Reverend AJ Johnson, CEO and Founder of the Baton Rouge AIDS society, says nobody can hide from HIV…

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He says local organizations are working hard to continue to educate people about the disease and encouraging them to get tested.

07:30 Newscast November 12, 2014

Baton Rouge has moved from #1 to #2 in new rankings of AIDS cases, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control. Reverend AJ Johnson, CEO and Founder of the Baton Rouges AIDS society, says there is a massive lack of education on this matter in the area and not enough people getting tested…

cut 8 (10) “refusing to talk about it”

The data, which is based on 2012 numbers, indicates there were 27.5 AIDS cases per 100,000 people down from 29.4 the year prior.

State Treasurer John Kennedy is concerned the state is spending way more than it’s bringing in which could lead to another round of mid-year budget cuts. Kennedy says at the end of October our revenue was supposed to be up 4.4% but that hasn’t happened…

cut 11 (13) “deficit spending”

He says changes need to be made otherwise mid-year budget cuts could do further damage to higher education.

What will the Republican Party do now that they have seized control of both the US House and Senate? UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says many Republicans running in the mid-terms found it sufficient to run against President Obama rather than on a platform of things the party wanted to do. He says, now that they’ve seized control of both houses of Congress, that won’t be enough…

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Although the GOP has a majority, they do not have enough to override a Presidential Veto.

That cold front has now completely moved through the entire state and cool Canadian air is fully settled over Louisiana. State climatologist Barry Keim says temperatures across south Louisiana are still on the mild side in the 50s to near 60…:

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Keim says you can expect this cold weather to stick around for the next four or five days.