LRN Newscast 16:30 11-04-14

There’s just a few hours left to cast your ballots, and the US Senate race is the marquee item on the ballot, as Democrat Mary Landrieu is seeking a fourth term. There are some voters we talked to who believe it’s time for a change, while others back Landrieu.

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Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding voters that there is a 3 minute time limit to cast your ballot so lines can keep moving…

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The polls close tonight at 8 PM.

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The man accused of killing two teenage girls and injuring a third in Breaux Bridge last week remains hospitalized in guarded condition and has only told detectives a few details about the fatal wreck…

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A Lake Charles woman has been charged with negligent homicide in connection to the death of an infant in April. Twenty-six year-old Brittany K. Woodcock was arrested Monday after further investigation from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office showed she was under the influence of drugs when the baby became wedged between a mattress and the wall.

LRN Newscast 15:30 11-04-14

It’s the home-stretch of Election Day, polling places are seeing a steady stream of voters, with many in long lines. Some voters we spoke with, said today is the day their voices get heard…

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Today Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds voters to go in prepared, since there is a 3 minute time limit in the booth…

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He says he expects the voter turnout in Louisiana to be just above 50 percent.

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the niece of a Sulphur woman found dead in her home with second degree murder. Commander James McGee the victim -Sixty-six year-old Pamela Parker- was a retired nurse with a big heart, who would let narcotics users stay in a shed on her property. The suspect,-54 year-old Sarah Parker- made the 9-1-1 call in July…

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The charge for Sarah Parker is second-degree murder.

 

The man accused of killing two teenage girls and injuring a third in Breaux Bridge last week remains hospitalized in guarded condition and has only told detectives a few details about the fatal crash. Thirty-two-year-old Jeremy Abraham has yet to be charged in the incident…

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That’s Master Trooper Brooks David.

LRN Newscast 14:30 11-04-14

If you find you have some issues with voting today in the primary, Secretary of State Tom Schedler says there are some things that you can do..

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And that toll-free number is 1-800-883-2805.

It’s predicted that voter turnout will be just above 50 percent, and the voters we spoke with were excited to cast their ballots.

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The polls close tonight at 8pm.

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An army veteran who served in Kuwait and Iraq is facing charges of vehicular homicide in the deaths of two girls, and the injury of a third in Breaux Bridge. Master Trooper Brooks David says they are waiting on toxicology reports to see if 32 year-old Jeremy Abraham was impaired…

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That crash claimed the lives of 15-year-old Cornasha Flugence and 14-year-old Kylee Henry.

 

The niece of a Sulphur woman found dead in her home has been arrested on a charge of second degree murder. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Commander James McGee says they arrested 54-year-old Sarah Parker in the death of 66-year-old Pamela Parker about 3 months ago. As far as the details, …

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The victim would reportedly let narcotics users stay in a shed on her property.

PM-Newscall November 4th, 2014

The man accused of killing two teenage girls and injuring a third in Breaux Bridge last week remains hospitalized in guarded condition and has only told detectives a few details about the fatal wreck. Eric Gill reports…

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Over one-million Louisiana residents are expected to vote today. Jeff Palermo has more…

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The man accused of killing two teenage girls and injuring a third in Breaux Bridge last week remains hospitalized in guarded condition and has only told detectives a few details about the fatal wreck. Master Trooper Brooks David says 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham has yet to be charged in the incident…

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Abraham faces several charges including two counts of vehicular homicide. There are unconfirmed reports that Abraham, an army veteran who served in Iraq and Kuwait, may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. David says Abraham will still face the charges against him whether or not he is diagnosed with PTSD…

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The crash claimed the lives of 15-year-old Cornasha Flugence and 14-year-old Kylee Henry. 13-year-old Niya Flugence remains hospitalized in fair condition. David says they are still waiting on toxicology results to see if Abraham was impaired at the time of the crash…

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the niece of a Sulpher woman found dead in her home with second degree murder. Commander James McGee says after a three month investigation they have arrested 54-year-old Sarah Parker in the death of 66-year-old Pamela Parker…

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McGee says more arrests are expected in this case. He describes the victim as a retired nurse with a big heart who would let narcotics users stay in a shed on her property. Sarah called 9-1-1 in July to report the death of her aunt. McGee says, during the investigation, it became evident there was more to the story…

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He says detectives are continuing their investigation and need to interview more people about this incident. McGee says they can’t release all the information about this case because there are some things only the people involved in this incident would know…

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Polling places are seeing a steady stream of voters on this Election Day. Some voters we spoke with, said today is the day their voices get heard

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Secretary of State Tom Schedler has predicted a voter turnout just above 50-percent. These voters we spoke with were excited to cast their ballot….

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The US Senate race is the marquee item on the ballot. Democrat Mary Landrieu is seeking a fourth term. There are some who believe it’s time for a change, while others back Landrieu

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When you enter the booth today, Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding voters that there is a time limit to cast your ballot so lines can keep moving. He says according to state law, you only have three minutes to make your selections…:

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Scheduler says they don’t really enforce the three minute limit, but he likes to remind voters that at three minutes an hour is 20 voters per hour…:

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Schedler says his office handles various issues throughout election day such as a broken machine or someone confused about where they are supposed to vote. He says you can call 1-800-883-2805 if you have issues but he urges you to talk to the commissioner in charge at your precinct first…:

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13:30 Newscast November 4th, 2014

Over one-million Louisiana residents are expected to vote today. Jeff Palermo has more…:
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Hercules Offshore has announced plans to lay off 324 offshore Gulf of Mexico workers by the end of the year. The Houston-based company says the lay offs are a result of a decline in business. The cutback will affect employees who work out of Port Fourchon, Grand Isle, Cameron, Abbeville, Lafitte, Larose and Venice.

The man accused of killing two teenage girls in Breaux Bridge last week remains hospitalized and has communicated very little with authorities about the crash. There are unconfirmed reports that Abraham, an army veteran who served in Iraq and Kuwait, may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. LSP Master Trooper Brooks David says 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham will still face the charges against him whether or not he is diagnosed with PTSD…:
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He says they are still waiting on toxicology results to see if Abraham was impaired at the time of the crash.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office says a 26-year-old Lake Charles woman is under arrest in connection with the death of a 6-month-old baby. They say Brittney Woodcock is booked with negligent homicide after the baby died from being wedged between an adult bed and a wall while in the suspect’s care. Her bond is set a $750,000.

12:30 Newscast November 4th, 2014

When you enter the booth today, Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding voters that there is a time limit to cast your ballot so lines can keep moving. He says according to state law, you only have three minutes to make your selections…:
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The US Senate race is the marquee item on the ballot. Democrat Mary Landrieu is seeking a fourth term. There are some voters we spoke with who believe it’s time for a change, while others back Landrieu…:
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Polls close tonight at 8pm.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the niece of a Sulpher woman found dead in her home with second degree murder. Commander James McGee says after a three month investigation they have arrested 54-year-old Sarah Parker in the death of 66-year-old Pamela Parker…:
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He describes the victim as a retired nurse with a big heart who would let narcotics users stay in a shed on her property. The matter is under investigation.

Don’t forget to buy your Mega Millions ticket for tonight’s drawing. The grand prize is up to $321 million which is the 8th largest jackpot in the game’s history.

11:40 LRN Sportscast November 4

Alabama will arrive in Death Valley on Saturday night with a seven and one record. They once again have one of the top defenses in the Southeastern Conference and on offense they feature Amari Cooper, who leads the SEC in receiving yards. Coach Les Miles says Cooper has great speed and size…
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This is the ninth time Miles has matched up with Alabama Coach Nick Saban. His record is 3-and-5.

The Saints will begin their second-half of the season on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, who are struggling with a 4-and-4 record. New Orleans is also 4-and-4, but the Black and Gold have won their last two games and lead the NFC South. Kick-off this Sunday is at noon. In other action this weekend….Atlanta is at Tampa Bay and Carolina visits Philadelphia in a Monday night matchup.

Louisiana Tech’s defense is ranked near the top in the country in several categories. They are third in the country in interceptions with 16 and they are number one in points off turnovers and number one in third quarter scoring margin, a plus 91.

UL Lafayette outside linebacker David Saunders has resigned. The university has cited “personal reasons.” Matt Wallerstedt who joined the staff as a consultant, will take over Saunders position.

In the latest high school football polls….Rummel, Neville, UHIGH, Many and Mangham are all ranked number one. In Two-A, Many is number one and Catholic High of New Iberia has moved to number two, followed by Riverside, Calvary Baptist and Kinder.

In the NBA….the Pelicans shot just 33-percent from the field in a 93-81 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. New Orleans will try to snap its two-game losing streak tonight against the Charlotte Hornets, who are also off to a 1-and-2 start.

11:30 Newscast November 4th, 2014

Polls across the state are seeing a steady stream of voters on this Election Day. Some of the voters we spoke with, said today is the day their voices get heard…:
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The polls close at 8pm.

There’s a large field of candidates vying for the 5th District Congressional seat. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley Democrat Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has the best chance to make the runoff. But who will face him is tough to say. He says Zach Dasher of Calhoun has a lot of momentum heading into election day…:
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He says a lot of the polls show Dr. Ralph Abraham leading the way in today’s primary.

The man accused of killing two teenage girls in a Breaux Bridge pedestrian crash last week remains hospitalized and has only told detectives a few details about the fatal wreck. Eric Gill reports…:
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Bama week has arrived for the 14th ranked LSU Tigers as they host the 4th ranked Crimson Tide this Saturday night in Death Valley. Coach Les Miles is 5-and-5 against Alabama during his time at LSU. Bama is seven and one on the season and once again have one of the best defenses in the SEC. Kickoff is set for 7pm.

10:30 Newscast November 4th, 2014

Polls are open across the state for today’s election. Scott Carwile reports…:
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The state department of education says 44-percent of students in the voucher program reached a “basic” achievement level on standardized tests last year. That’s up from 42-percent the year prior. The state also says 23 of the 125 participating voucher schools did not perform well enough to accept new voucher students next year.

The man accused of killing two teenage girls and injuring a third in Breaux Bridge last week remains hospitalized in guarded condition and is reportedly refusing to speak to police. 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham faces several charges including two counts of vehicular homicide. Master Trooper Brooks David says has yet to be charged in the incident…:
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There are unconfirmed reports that Abraham, an army veteran who served in Iraq and Kuwait, may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office says they have arrested the niece of a 66-year-old woman who was found dead in her home in July. They say 54-year-old Sarah F Parker of Sulphur, who made the original 911 call, was developed as a suspect after she apparently told other people the details of the murder. The victim is identified as Pamela Parker.

09:30 Newscast November 4, 2014

Polls are open, Election Day is underway, and political pundits believe there will be a runoff in Louisiana’s US Senate race. Analyst Clancy Dubos says if this race goes to a December 6th runoff, it turns into a completely different election…

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Most polls show Senator Mary Landrieu winning in the primary but losing in the runoff.

There’s a long list of candidates in the race for the sixth congressional district seat. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says it’s hard to say which Republican will be in the run-off. Dan Claitor, Paul Dietzel, Garret Graves, Craig McCullouch and Lenar Whitney have been the most active and Hogan says they represent different segments of the G-O-P….

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He says Democrat Edwin Edwards has the best shot at making the run-off out of the 12-person field.

Polling places will be open until 8 o’clock for today’s election. Secretary of State Tom Schedler expects it to be a busy day…

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Schedler says lines could be lengthy and one way to help speed things along is to study the ballot ahead of time at geauxvote-dot com.

According to the state department of education, 44-percent of voucher students reached a “basic” achievement level on standardized tests last year. Michelle Southern reports…

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