08:30 Newscast October 30, 2014

The final televised US Senate debate saw the three main candidates taking shots at each other. Congressman Bill Cassidy dismissed Senator Mary Landrieu’s claim that her seniority is good for Louisiana…

cut 6 (13) “she’s not very powerful”

Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness referred to himself a “Ronald Regan Republican” during the debate. Louisiana’s US Senate primary election is Tuesday.

The state has banned another compound that is used in synthetic marijuana, according to The Department of Health and Hospitals. Louisiana Poison Control Director Mark Ryan says “MAB-CHMINACA” is a very new drug that’s put some users in the intensive care unit. Ryan says these synthetic drugs are in no way natural or safe and they are specifically designed to be abused…

cut 12 (09) “pay the price”

He says they are finding this drug in various places, including convenience stores.

With mid-term elections around the corner, a survey of small business owners show they lack confidence that Washington D.C. will be able to fix the countries economic problems. State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business Dawn Starns says there’s a clear sense among small business owners that Washington isn’t listening to their needs…

cut 15 (10) “environment”

She says 6 out of 10 small business owners believe there is too much uncertainty in the economy for their business to grow.

Tomorrow night kids will be hitting the streets for trick-or-treating and State Police say concerned parents can go to their website, lsp-dot-org, to find accurate information regarding the presence of sex offenders in their neighborhoods. Sgt. Nick Manale says Louisiana law prohibits sex offenders from engaging in any type of Halloween activity…

cut 8 (08) “around children”

He urges everyone to keep safety in mind this Halloween.

07:30 Newscast October 30, 2014

Last night’s final televised US Senate debate before the November fourth election saw the three main candidates taking shots at each other. US Senator Mary Landrieu says the biggest difference between she and Congressman Bill Cassidy is their stance on retirement. The incumbent says Cassidy has voted four times to raise the social security age to 70 and he said it will not hurt anyone…

cut 5 (16) “get nothing back”

Cassidy dismissed Landrieu’s claim that her seniority is good for Louisiana.

A 26-year-old Natchitoches man was shot and killed yesterday by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies who were trying to serve a protective order. It’s reported that Robert Vercher and the deputies exchanged gunfire and Vercher was hit several times. Vercher was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The deputies have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.

The Department of Health and Hospitals says the state has banned another compound that is used in synthetic marijuana. Poison Control Director Mark Ryan says “MAB-CHMINACA” is a very new drug that’s putting some users in the intensive care unit. He says they are finding it in various places…

cut 11 (10) “vapor shots”

Gov. Bobby Jindal said in a statement that law enforcement in Louisiana will stop at nothing to protect the people here and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who is selling these drugs.

With mid-term elections Tuesday, a survey of small business owners shows a lack of confidence that Washington D.C. will be able to fix the countries economic problems. State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business Dawn Starns says says 76% of small business owners expect that either politics or policies will make things worse for them…

cut 14 (11) “main problem”

06:45 Sportscast October 30, 2014

The Saints will look to repeat their terrific performance against the Packers when they visit NFC South rival Carolina tonight. Last Sunday, Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Mark Ingram rushed for a career-high 172 in a 44-23 win over Green Bay. Brees says Ingram’s strong game opened up plays for the passing attack

cut 16 (20) “those matchups”

The Saints have had trouble winning on the road. New Orleans last regular season road victory came almost a year ago, against Atlanta on November 21st.

The Southland Conference Preseason Basketball Coaches Poll is out and the Northwestern State men’s basketball team has been picked to finish second behind preseason favorite Stephen F Austin.

LSU is the only college football team with some players using new mouth guards this season with a chip inside that logs information about how hard a football player is hit. Michelle Southern has more…

cut 26 (30) “reporting”

UL-Lafayette’s Elijah McGuire is named this week’s Louisiana Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week. McGuire led the Cajuns with 265 yards and 4 touchdowns in their 55-40 win over Arkansas State. LSU’s Kendell Beckwith is named Defensive Player of the Week. The Special Teams Player of the Week is Southern’s Willie Quinn.

06:30 Newscast October 30, 2014

The final televised US Senate debate before the November fourth election saw the three main candidates taking shots at each other. US Senator Mary Landrieu continued to tout her clout in Congress but Retired Air Force Col Rob Maness was prepared for that argument…

cut 4 (11) “breaking the law”

Landrieu says the biggest difference between she and Congressman Bill Cassidy is their stance on retirement.

With mid-term elections days away, a survey of small business owners shows a lack of confidence that Washington D.C. will be able to fix the countries economic problems. State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business Dawn Starns says 6/10 small business owners believe there is too much uncertainty in the economy for their business to grow…

cut 13 (09) “the backbone”

Starns says the survey also found that the smaller businesses were the most pessimistic.

The Department of Health and Hospitals says the state has banned another compound that is used in synthetic marijuana. They say the designer drug, sold under the names “Mojo” and “Spice,” has been blamed for the hospitalization of more than 125 residents in the Baton Rouge area since October 3rd. Louisiana Poison Control Director Mark Ryan…

cut 10 (12) “just yet”

Ryan says these synthetic drugs are in no way natural or safe and they are specifically designed to be abused.

AM-Newscall October 30th, 2014

The final televised US Senate debate before the November fourth election saw the three main candidates taking shots at each other. Michelle Southern reports.

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With kids hitting the streets tomorrow night for trick-or-treating, State Police urge concerned parents to find accurate information regarding the presence of sex offenders and predators in their neighborhoods.  Scott Carwile has more…

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The Department of Health and Hospitals says the state has banned another compound that is used in synthetic marijuana. Michelle Southern reports.

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The final televised US Senate debate before the November fourth election saw the three main candidates taking shots at each other. US Senator Mary Landrieu continued to tout her clout in Congress but Retired Air Force Col Rob Maness was prepared for that argument…:

Cut 4  (11)  “breaking the law”

Landrieu says the biggest difference between she and Congressman Bill Cassidy is their stance on retirement. The incumbent says Cassidy has voted four times to raise the social security age to 70 and he said it will not hurt anyone….

Cut 5  (16)  “get nothing back”

Cassidy also dismissed Landrieu’s claim that her seniority is good for Louisiana…:

Cut 6 (13)  “she’s not very powerful”

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With kids hitting the streets tomorrow night for trick-or-treating, State Police urge concerned parents to find accurate information regarding the presence of sex offenders and predators in their neighborhoods.  Sgt. Nick Manale says you can find this information online at lsp-dot-org…

CUT 7 (12)  “avoid that house”

Their online Sex Offender Registry link provides parish by parish information on registered sex offenders in communities and neighborhoods.  You can also sign up to be automatically notified if a sex offender moves within a specified location of your residence.  Manale says Louisiana law prohibits sex offenders from engaging in any type of Halloween activity…

Cut 8 (08)   “around children”

Manale asks that everyone keep safety in mind this Halloween.  He encourages drivers to be especially careful considering the increase in pedestrian traffic expected tomorrow night…

Cut 9 (12)  “of that child” 

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The Department of Health and Hospitals says the state has banned another compound that is used in synthetic marijuana. They say the designer drug, sold under the names “Mojo” and “Spice,” has been blamed for the hospitalization of more than 125 residents in the Baton Rouge area since October 3rd. Louisiana Poison Control Director Mark Ryan:

Cut 10 (12)  “just yet”

Gov. Bobby Jindal said in a statement that law enforcement in Louisiana will stop at nothing to protect the people here and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who is selling these drugs. Ryan says “MAB-CHMINACA” is a very new drug that’s putting some users in the intensive care unit. He says they are finding it in various places:

cut 11 (10)  “vapor shots”

Ryan says these synthetic drugs are in no way natural or safe and they are specifically designed to be abused…:

cut 12 (09)  “pay the price”

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With mid-term elections days away, a survey of small business owners shows a lack of confidence that Washington D.C. will be able to fix the countries economic problems. State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business Dawn Starns says 6/10 small business owners believe there is too much uncertainty in the economy for their business to grow…:

Cut 13 (09)  “the backbone”

Starns says the survey also found that the smaller businesses were the most pessimistic. She says 76% of small business owners expect that either politics are policies will make things worse for them…:

Cut 14 (11)  “main problem”

Starns says almost all candidates running claim to care about small business but there’s a clear sense among small business owners that Washington isn’t listening to their needs…:

Cut 15  (10)  “environment”

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The Saints will look to repeat their terrific performance against the Packers when they visit NFC South rival Carolina tonight. Last Sunday, Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Mark Ingram rushed for a career-high 172 in a 44-23 win over Green Bay. Brees says Ingram’s strong game opened up plays for the passing attack

Cut 16  (20)   “those matchups”

The Saints have had trouble winning on the road. New Orleans last regular season road victory came against Atlanta on November 21st. But Brees says there’s confidence they can get the job done tonight

Cut 17  (12)   “our game”

A win for the Saints and they can move into first place in the NFC South. The Panthers have failed to win their last three games, but they should get a boost with the return of running back DeAngelo Williams, who has missed the last six games because of injuries. Defensive End Cam Jordan on the challenges Williams brings to the defense

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17:30 Newscast October 29th, 2014

The Secretary of State’s office says over 236,000 registered voters early voted for the November 4th election. Secretary of State Tom Schedler…:
CUT 3 (07) “what that means”
Statistics show Orleans led the way with over 23,000 early voters followed by East Baton Rouge Parish with over 22,000 participating.

A cold front pushing through is already dropping temperatures in North Louisiana, and giving the entire state the coldest temperatures so far this season by Friday morning according to Chris Nuttall from the Natonal Weather Service Office in Shreveport…:
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He says some areas in the state could get temperatures as low as the upper 30′s Friday morning.

LSU is the only college football team with some players using new mouthguards this season with a chip inside that logs information about how hard a football player is hit. i1 (eye-one) Biometrics CEO Jesse Harper says not only does the chip log the intensity of the impact, but also where the player was hit…:
CUT 9 (13) “and check on him”
He says about 30 LSU players have been using this mouth guard since practice began and the feedback has been all positive.

Calhoun Republican Zach Dasher is getting an endorsement from Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz-who is considering a presidential run in 2016. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says it’s a move to rally Republican voters over to Dasher’s side…
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He says the endorsement from Cruz and the support Dasher has from the “Duck Dynasty” family has given him momentum going into November 4th.

LRN Sportscast 16:45 October 29

The Saints will face the Carolina Panthers tomorrow night. Last Sunday, New Orleans defense had to deal with Aaron Rogers, tomorrow night it’s Cam Newton. Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says Newton is exciting to watch, but they need to get him on the ground…
cut 19 (11) “…platter going”
Newton is 3-and-1 against the Saints in his last four starts.

LSU is the first school in the country to use a special mouthguard that monitors the impact of hits to a player’s head. Jesse Harper, president of I-One Biometrics says the mouthguard has tiny electronic pieces inside and it provides information to the trainers on the sidelines, so they can monitor for possible concussion activity….
cut 11 (11) “….like we wanted”
The Tigers began using it in August, when fall camp started.

ULM is at Texas A-and-M this Saturday. The Aggies have lost three in a row and they are considering a change at quarterback. But despite all of that, A-and-M leads the SEC in total offense and passing offense. Warhawks Head Coach Todd Berry says he’s impressed with the Aggies offensive line….
cut 17 (16) “…anymore”
The Warhawks also go into the game on a three-game losing streak.

Great start of the NBA season for the Pelicans. They beat Orlando 101-84 last night. Big game for Anthony Davis, 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, which ties a team record that Davis set last season.

And according to a poll of the Southland coaches….the Northwestern State men’s basketball team has been picked to finish second behind preseason favorite Stephen F Austin. McNeese State has been picked to finish fifth, S-L-U seventh, Nicholls 8th and UNO ninth.

LRN Newscast 16:30 10-29-14

According to statistics released this morning, over 236,000 registered voters took advantage of early voting. Eric Gill has more…

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A single vehicle crash on Highway 190 Tuesday night has claimed the life of a man from Robert. in Tangipahoa Parish. Trooper Greg Marchand says 44 year-old Bobby Creekmore Jr. was eastbound when his car ran off the road and struck a culvert. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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The LSU football team is making big news again; this time with some cutting edge technology. A sports technology company has developed a mouth guard with a high-tech chip that can measure the severity and location of hits on a player, and LSU is the first team to use it …

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That’s CEO Jesse Harper from Biometrics; the company that has developed the mouth guards.

 

Weekend temperatures across the state are expected to be the coolest so far this season. A cold front is moving across the state today, but it won’t stop there…

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That’s Chris Nuttall, with the National Weather Service in Shreveport, who adds he does expect temperatures to return to the 70′s by Monday.

LRN Newscast 15:30 10-29-14

Over 236 thousand people took advantage of the early voting period that concluded yesterday. That’s a decent number, according to Secretary of State Tom Schedler, but it’s not nearly the response for the 2012 Presidential election. For THIS election, we could potentially hit 60 percent in a turnout…
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LSU football is on the cutting edge of some new sports technology: a new mouth guard with an electronic chip that measures the force, severity and even the location of hits on a player. Biometrics is the company that has developed the guards, and company officials are ready to expand their use…
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That’s Biometrics CEO Jesse Harper.

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Calhoun Republican Zach Dasher has just picked up another endorsement in his quest for the 5th Congressional District seat. Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz-who is considering a presidential run in 2016-announced that endorsement today. Oberservers say it’s a move for Dasher to rally Republican voters over to his side…
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That’s ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley.

 

The cold front that is pushing through is already dropping temperatures in North Louisiana, and giving the entire state the coldest temperatures so far this season by Friday morning …
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That’s Chris Nuttall (NUT uhl) from the Natonal Weather Service Office in Shreveport, who says some areas in the state could get temperatures as low as the upper 30′s Friday morning.

LRN Newscast 14:30 10-29-14

The numbers are in from the early voting period, and the state had almost a quarter of a million voters cast their ballots. But Secretary of State Tom Schedler says that number fall short of the 2012 election…

CUT 4 (08) Q: “voter turnout”

That’s when 356 thousand people cast their votes early.
With less than a week to go until the election, the Glascock Group shows Republican Zach Dasher is gaining some ground in the 5th Congressional District race. Besides a Duck Dynasty endorsement on TV, Dasher just received the endorsement of Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who is considering a presidential run in 2016…

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That’s ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley.

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A sports technology company has developed a mouth guard with a chip that logs information about how hard a football player is being hit…

CUT 2 (30) “reporting”

LSU is the first only college using them this year.
Temperatures have been slightly above normal for this time of year, but that’s changing as a cold front will be dropping temps down into the 40′s by Friday…

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That’s Chris Nuttal (NUT uhl) from the National Weather Service Office in Shreveport.

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