11:30 Newscast October 28th, 2014

The Affordable Care Act was a hot topic during a televised US Senate debate last night, between democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and republican challenger Rob Maness. Maness says if elected, he’ll seek to yank out Obamacare by the roots:
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Landrieu supported the Affordable Care Act when it passed and says she would vote for it again, because it’s provided thousands of low-income families in Louisiana a chance at purchasing health insurance:
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Congressman Cassidy will joining Maness and Landrieu for another debate tomorrow night which will be televised.

Sasol is moving forward with the building of an $8.1 billion dollar ethane cracker and chemical complex near its existing Westlake facility. Governor Bobby Jindal says that Sasol’s investment doesn’t stop there…:
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Construction is set to begin next year.

LSU fans had a lot of fun storming the field on Saturday night after the thrilling victory over an undefeated top 5 Ole Miss team, but crews are now working to fix the damage. Assistant Sports Turf Manager Hunter Sexton says it wasn’t nearly as bad as they thought it would be…:
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He says they had to sod in about 10 spots but everything should be good to go before the November 8th Alabama game.

10:30 Newscast October 28th, 2014

The early voting period for the November 4th election ends today at 6PM. Scott Carwile has more…:
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A player in the multi-state Mega Million jackpot could be rich after tonight’s drawing. The Louisiana Lottery says the prize has been rolling since the end of August and is up to $252 million. The Mega Millions jackpot also has a cash option of $153 million.

The Duck Dynasty crew is once again getting involved in the 5th Congressional District race to support their family member Republican Zach Dasher. Phil Robertson appears in TV commercials this week saying his nephew believes in the Bible and in guns and would be the best man for the job. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says these spots will help because a lot of people still don’t know Dasher…:
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There are two commercials in rotation and they are each 15 seconds long.

Speaking of endorsements, Senator Mary Landrieu’s campaign announced Tuesday that former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in New Orleans this weekend to drum up support for the incumbent. They say the likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate will be the key note speaker at a women’s rally for Landrieu on Saturday.

09:30 Newscast October 28, 2014

Two new commercials feature Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson endorsing his nephew, Republican 5th Congressional District candidate Zach Dasher. Michelle Southern reports…

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Louisiana State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash last night in Iberia Parish that claimed the life of a Jeanerette man. Authorities say Michael Dooley of New Iberia was driving his truck on Highway 14 when he turned into the path of a motorcycle driven by 42-year-old Berwick Rhine, Jr. Rhine struck the side of the pickup and was thrown from his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

There’s another huge Mega Millions jackpot tonight with a $252 million dollar grand prize. Louisiana Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Chopin says this is jackpot is in the Top 20 in the game’s history…

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The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is $153.5 million.

Early voting for the November 4th election ends today at 6PM. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says this is a lengthy ballot with 14 Constitutional Amendments and many local propositions, as well. He says it’s important to know about these so you can make an informed decision…

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Schedler says, as of Saturday, about 150,000 Louisianians had taken advantage of the early voting period and as many as 250,000 could vote early before it’s all said and done.

08:30 Newscast October 28, 2014

We’re seven days away from the November 4th election and the continuing debate is who would be the better person to serve as Louisiana Senator, Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy or Democrat incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu. Michelle Southern reports.

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Early voting for next Tuesday’s election concludes today. Voters can cast their early ballot until 6PM. It is a lengthy ballot that includes 14 Constitutional Amendments. For a sample ballot and early voting locations in your area, you can go online to geauxvote-dot-com.

There are two new commercials featuring Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson endorsing his nephew, Zach Dasher, in the 5th Congressional District race. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says these ads certainly won’t hurt Dasher in the race because a lot of people still don’t know who he is…

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Stockley says this is a close race and it’s hard to tell if these commercials, which will reportedly run through election day, will give Dasher a boost.

There’s another huge Mega Millions jackpot tonight with a $252 million dollar grand prize. Louisiana Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Chopin says neither Mega Millions or Powerball was hit over the weekend. She says the cash value of the one-dollar Mega Millions ticket is massive…

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The Powerball jackpot for tomorrow night’s drawing is $142 million.

07:30 Newscast October 28, 2014

There’s one week to go before the November 4th election and the debate continues over who would be the better person to serve as Louisiana Senator, Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy or Democrat incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu campaigned for his sister yesterday in Baton Rouge and says getting money to rebuild is not possible without a big presence in Washington D.C….

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But Cassidy says Landrieu constantly takes credit for getting Federal aid for Louisiana but it wasn’t just her…

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The final televised US Senate race debate featuring Landrieu, Cassidy, and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness will take place tomorrow night in Baton Rouge.

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson has cut two new commercials endorsing his nephew, Republican 5th Congressional District candidate Zach Dasher. In the spot, Robertson says Bibles and guns are what brought us here, and Bibles and guns will keep us here and Dasher believes in both. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley…

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Dasher is up against Democrat Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and fellow Republican challengers including incumbent Congressman Vance McAllister, Ralph Abraham, Harris Brown and Clyde Holloway.

Today’s the last day for the early voting period for the November 4th election. Early voters can cast their ballot from 8:30AM til 6:00PM. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says this is a convenient way to vote and people can get it done relatively quickly. Schedler says someone texted him and told him it only took two minutes…

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Schedler encourages early voters to study the ballot before heading to the polls.

06:45 Sportscast October 28, 2014

The Pelicans tip-off the NBA regular season tonight by hosting the Orlando Magic. New Orleans has aspirations of battling through the very difficult Western Conference and reaching the playoffs for first time since 2011. The Pels have bolstered their roster with the additions of Omer Asik, John Salmons and Jimmer Fredette and Coach Monty Williams says getting off to a fast start is important…

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Last season, a rash of injuries kept the Pelicans from competing for a playoff spot.

The Southeastern Conference fined LSU $5,000 after fans rushed the field after Saturday’s 10-7 win over then third ranked Ole Miss. The conference ban on fans entering the playing field went into effect in 2004 and this was LSU’s first violation. This last time LSU fans stormed the field was in 2001 when the Tigers defeated Auburn and secured a trip to the SEC Championship Game.

Louisiana Tech is 4-and-0 in Conference USA heading into Saturday’s homecoming match-up against Western Kentucky. Safety Kentrell Brice says the team is exicted they are undefeated in league action, but there’s more work to do…

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The Bulldogs are doing an excellent job forcing turnovers as they’s produced 20 of them so far this season.

LSU linebacker Kendall Beckwith has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Beckwith led the Tigers with 10 tackles in their win over Ole Miss. He also had one tackle for a loss, one pass breakup, and one quarterback hurry. LSU Running back Leonard Fournette was also named the SEC Freshman Player of the Week after earning his third 100-yard rushing game of the season against the Rebels.

06:30 Newscast October 28, 2014

With a week to go before the November 4th election the debate rages on over who would be the better person to serve as Louisiana Senator, Bill Cassidy or Mary Landrieu. The Congressman says Landrieu represents Washington D.C. politics…

cut 7 (08) “Barack Obama”

Cassidy’s criticism of Landrieu has not changed throughout his campaign. However, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says his sister has clout in Congress and will always push to get Louisiana it’s fair share..

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Mayor Landrieu says if we don’t send the incumbent back to Washington we’re going to be in a huge mess if another storm hits.

There’s another huge Mega Millions jackpot tonight. Louisiana Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Chopin says the current run on Mega Millons has been rolling since August 26th…:

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Tomorrow night’s Powerball jackpot is $142 million.

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson has cut two new commercials endorsing his nephew, Republican 5th Congressional District candidate Zach Dasher. Dasher is up against Democrat Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and fellow Republican challengers including incumbent Congressman Vance McAllister, Ralph Abraham, Harris Brown and Clyde Holloway. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says they know there are a lot of voters in the district who are sportsman and very evangelical that will be warm to the ads…

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The commercials will reportedly run through election day.

AM Newscall October 28th, 2014

The early voting period for the November 4th election ends today at 6PM.  Scott Carwile has more…

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With a week to go before the November 4th election the debate rages on over who would be the better person to serve as Louisiana Senator, Bill Cassidy or Mary Landrieu. Michelle Southern reports.

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson has cut two new commercials endorsing his nephew, Republican 5th Congressional District candidate Zach Dasher. Michelle Southern reports…:

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The early voting period for the November 4th election ends today.  Voters can cast their early ballot from 8:30AM til 6:00PM.  Secretary of State Tom Schedler says, thus far, ealry voting in Louisiana has been brisk…

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Schedler says, if the pace continues, he expects in the neighborhood of 250,000 voters to take advantage of the early voting period.  He says this is a convenient way to vote and people can get it done relatively quickly.  Schedler says someone texted him and told him it only took two minutes…

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Schedler encourages early voters to study the ballot before heading to the polls.  There are many candidates who have withdrawn from the election whose name will be on the ballot.  He says there are also 14 Constitutional Amendments and many local propositions, as well.  Schedler says it’s important to know about these so you can make an informed decision…

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With a week to go before the November 4th election the debate rages on over who would be the better person to serve as Louisiana Senator, Bill Cassidy or Mary Landrieu. The Congressman says Landrieu represents Washington D.C. politics…:

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Cassidy’s criticism of Landrieu has not changed throughout his campaign and he continues to say that the Senator votes with the President 97% of the time and would vote for Obamacare tomorrow if she could. He says Landrieu constantly takes credit for getting Federal aid for Louisiana but it wasn’t just her…:

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says his sister has clout in Congress and will always push to get Louisiana it’s fair share

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Mayor Landrieu says if we don’t send the incumbent back to Washington we’re going to be in a huge mess if another storm hits. He says getting money to rebuild is not possible without a big presence in Washington D.C….:

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There’s another huge Mega Millions jackpot tonight with a $252 million dollar grand prize. Louisiana Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Chopin says the current run on Mega Millons has been rolling since August 26th…:

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Chopin says neither Mega Millions or Powerball was hit over the weekend. The Powerball jackpot for tomorrow night’s drawing is $142 million. She says the cash value of the one-dollar Mega Millions ticket is massive…:

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Chopin says this is just the second highest Mega Millions jackpot this year with the largest being $400 million in March. She says this is jackpot is in the Top 20 in the game’s history…:

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson has cut two new commercials endorsing his nephew, Republican 5th Congressional District candidate Zach Dasher. In the spot, Robertson says Bibles and guns are what brought us here, and Bible’s and guns will keep us here and Dasher believes in both. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley…:

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Dasher is up against Democrat Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and fellow Republican challengers including incumbent Congressman Vance McAllister, Ralph Abraham, Harris Brown and Clyde Holloway. Stockley says these ads certainly won’t hurt Dasher in the race because a lot of people still don’t know who he is…:

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Stockley says this is a close race so it’s hard to tell if these commercials, which will reportedly run through election day November 4th, will give Dasher a boost. He says they know there are a lot of voters in the district who are sportsman and very evangelical that will be warm to the ads…:

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The Pelicans tip-off the NBA regular season tonight by hosting the Orlando Magic. New Orleans has aspirations of battling through the very difficult Western Conference and reaching the playoffs for first time since 2011. The Pels have bolstered their roster with the additions of Omer Asik, John Salmons and Jimmer Fredette and Coach Monty Williams says getting off to a fast start is important

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Last season, a rash of injuries kept the Pelicans from competing for a playoff spot. But power forward Anthony Davis took major steps towards becoming a super star, averaging 21 points a game. New Orleans also has some guards who can score, Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans. Evans says hopefully they can put it all together this season

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Louisiana Tech is 4-and-0 in Conference USA heading into Saturday’s homecoming match-up against Western Kentucky. Safety Kentrell Brice says the team is exicted they are undefeated in league action, but there’s more work to do…

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The Bulldogs are doing an excellent job forcing turnovers as they’s produced 20 of them this season. Brice has an interception and three forced fumbles and the Ruston native gives credit to Tech’s defensive coordinator

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17:30 Newscast October 27th, 2014

A young girl is dead and three others were sent to the hospital following a head-on collision on Highway 1 in Napoleonville Sunday night. Trooper Evan Harrell says 10 year-old Naveah Pierson of Gray was not restrained, and was pronounced dead at the scene…
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They do not suspect impairment in that crash.

A Prairieville man is under arrest for allegedly ramming a vehicle over and over while his wife and another male victim were inside. Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Major Ward Webb says 33-year-old Gerald Asay saw his estranged wife in a car another man was driving and got upset. He says the suspect rammed into the back of that car while they were at a red light and that caused them to hit another car…
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Asay faces multiple charges including two counts of attempted first-degree murder murder.

According to Ross Tingley, the brother of the 59-year-old man from Gretna who died in Tiger Stadium Saturday night during the LSU game, Brian Tingley never missed a game…:
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He says Brian Tingley was a 35-year-season ticket holder. LSU says Tingley had a heart attack late in the fourth quarter.

The Southeastern Conference announced today LSU will be fined five-thousand dollars, because thousands of fans spilled onto the field following the Tigers thrilling 10-7 win over Ole Miss on Saturday.

The league has also announced that’s LSU next game, November 8th against Alabama, will be televised by CBS and the game will kick-off at 7 PM.

LRN Newscast 16:30 10-27-14

It’s a different kind of poll that’s out from Suffolk University about the Louisiana Senate race. This one actually takes a look at the primary and includes retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness. Maness polled 11-percent of the vote. However, when the poll shifts to a Landrieu-Cassidy runoff, Cassidy has a 7-point lead.

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That’s Dr. Michael Henderson, who is the Director of LSU’s Pulic Policy Lab.
The brother of the Gretna man who died during the LSU game Saturday night inside Tiger Stadium says that’s how Brian Tingley would have wanted to go. Ross Tingley says his brother was a 35 year season-ticket holder, and leaves behind a wife…

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East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark says the 59-year-old died of complications related to heart disease.

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Louisiana State Police say a head-on collision in Assumption Parish has taken the life of a 10-year-old girl and sent three others to the hospital. Eric Gill has more…

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The bond for the former mayor of Sorrento arrested last week on 40 counts of possessing child porn, has been set by a judge at just over $1 million dollars. Forty-one year-old Wilson Longanecker faces up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted.