08:30 LRN Newscast November 1

State Police say several children were injured in Livingston Parish last night in an ATV “Hayride” Crash. State Police say an A-T-V pulling a utility trailer loaded with kids did not have proper lighting and another vehicle struck it from behind. An adult male passenger in the A-T-V suffered moderate injuries, while 11 of the 20 children on the trailer were sent to local hospitals with minor injuries.

Students, teachers and staff at Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles are mourning the death of a 16-year-old student who fell off the top of an S-U-V. Commander James McGee, with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office, says Kaleb Franks and another teen were sitting on the roof and their feet were inside an open sunroof. McGee says a 15-year-old driver made a sudden motion with the steering wheel and Franks fell and died from head injuries….
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The man who struck and killed two students walking to school Thursday in Breaux Bridge faces 2 counts of vehicular homicide. State Police Lt. J-B Slaton says 32 year-old Jeremy Abraham was traveling at twice the posted speed limit down a city street when he hit the teenage girls…
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Abraham is still in a Lafayette hospital. His mother told a Lafayette TV station that Abraham, who served 13 years in the army, suffered from P-T-S-D.

A new poll in the sixth congressional district shows former governor Edwin Edwards receiving 34-percent of the vote for Tuesday’s primary. Pineville-based pollster Darrel Glascock says two republicans, Garret Graves and Paul Dietzel are battling for that second run-off spot. Glascock says he’s also seeing evidence that Edwards might win in a run-off…
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07:30 LRN Sportscast November 1

It’s homecoming in Ruston and Lafayette today. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have the chance to become bowl eligible with a win over Western Kentucky at two o’ clock at Joe Aillet Stadium. The Bulldogs are also seeking to go 5-and-0 in Conference USA play.

The Ragin Cajuns will host South Alabama for homecoming. Last year the Jaguars beat U-L Lafayette 30-8. Coach Mark Hudspeth remembers that game well and knows South Alabama is not your typical homecoming opponent…
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Kick-off at Cajun Field is at 4 PM.

ULM has an 11 A-M kick-off in College Station today where they’ll face Texas A-and-M. The Aggies started 5-and-0, but they’ve lost their last three games and may start freshman Kyle Allen at quarterback.

McNeese State goes after its tenth straight win over Northwestern State when the two teams meet at Turpin Stadium at Six P-M. The Cowboys have won their last two games, while the Demons gave up 58 points in a loss to Central Arkansas last week.

Nicholls State has a good opportunity at its first win of the season when they host Incarnate Word, who has just one win. Both of these teams have struggled to put points on the board, but Nicholls should play inspired in front of a homecoming crowd.

In the SWAC…Grambling State returns from the bye week to visit Texas Southern. The Tigers are looking to improve to 6-0 in the league. Quarterback Jonathan Williams has been terrific for Grambling. He had three passing and two rushing touchdowns two weeks ago against Arkansas Pine Bluff.

Also today, Southern hosts Alabama State.

At the Smoothie King Center, the Pelicans will take on the Dallas Mavericks at six P-M.

17:30 LRN Newscast October 31

State Police announce the driver who struck and killed two girls in Breaux Bridge Thursday will be charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. A 15-year-old and 14-year-old were killed and a 13-year-old was seriously injured. Lt. J.B. Slaton says a blood sample was taken from 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham to see if he was impaired when the crash occurred…
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Abraham is in a Lafayette hospital being treated for injuries.

In Calcasieu Parish, a Sam Houston High School student is dead after he fell off the roof of a moving S-U-V driven by an unlicensed 15 year-old. Sixteen year-old Kaleb Franks suffered serious head injuries when the driver made a quick, unexpected jerking motion with the steering wheel.
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That’s Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Commander James McGee, who says it appears the kids were just goofing around when the terrible accident occurred.

Governor Bobby Jindal and Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere say Senator Mary Landrieu should apologize for comments she made to NBC News. Landrieu said the South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans, when speaking about President Obama’s disapproval ratings. Villere says race has nothing to do with Obama’s popularity, he blames the President’s policies.

Select Office of Motor Vehicle locations will be open around the state on Saturday from 8 A-M until noon to allow those individuals 60-years and older a chance to take advantage of various O-M-V services, without the long lines…
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A list of locations participating is on the O-M-V website and this service will be available to those 60 and over during the first Saturday of every month for the next six months.

LRN Newscast 16:30 10-31-14

The driver of the pickup truck that slammed into three Breaux Bridge girls who were on their way to school is facing vehicular homicide charges. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Education Superintendent John White announced today that The new Common Core standardize tests will be given entirely on paper this year. Previously it was thought the testing would be given on computers for some students. Education leaders reported earlier that some districts were not prepared for computer testing.

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In the 6th Congressional Distrct race, Edwin Edwards has some encouraging news, courtesy of a new Glascock Poll released about the election. The 86 year-old former governor has 34% of the vote, with Republican Garret Graves in 2nd place with 22 percent in the primary. Even with most experts saying Edwards is a long shot in a run-off, pollster Darrell Glascock says name recognition is important…

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The Edwards numbers in a runoff is right at a 50 percent, according to this poll.
The Office of Motor Vehicles will begin a “Senior Day” pilot program tomorrow at various OMV offices in the state. Sgt. Nick Manale says this program is designed for senior citizens aged 60 and older…

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LRN 16:45 Sportscast

The Saints get to enjoy the Halloween weekend after beating Carolina 28-10 last night. Running Back Mark Ingram rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Drew Brees also had a rushing touchdown, but he says his touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham right before halftime was a bigger play…
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The Saints head into the second half of the season, in first place in the NFC South, despite their four and four record.

In high school football, The LHSAA announces Parkway High School in Bossier City will have to forfeit five wins this season, because it used an ineligible player. The school plans on appealing the ruling.

Louisiana Tech looks to remain unbeaten in Conference USA play when they host Western Kentucky for homecoming at two o’ clock tomorrow. Last week, the Bulldogs limited Southern Miss to negative 31 yards rushing. Defenesive Coordinator Manny Diaz on the improvement of his front four…
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Tech’s defense will be tested by the Hilltoppers ability to throw the football. They are averaging 410 passing yards a game and they beat Old Dominion 66-51 last week.

U-L-M visits Texas A-and-M and kick-off is set for 11 A-M in College Station. The Aggies are averaging 364 passing yards a game, but A-and-M Coach Kevin Sumlin has reportedly made a change at quarterback. True freshman Kyle Allen will get the start.

LRN Newscast 15:30

State Police say the driver who struck and killed two teen-aged girls walking to school in Breaux Bridge yesterday will be charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. Lt. J-B Slaton says 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham was traveling at a high rate of speed when his pick-up truck collided with the victims
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Blood samples were taken to determine if Abraham was impaired.

In Lake Charles, a Sam Houston High School is dead after he fell off the roof of a moving S-U-V driven by an unlicensed 15 year-old. Sixteen year-old Kaleb Franks fell and suffered serious head injuries when the driver made a quick, unexpected jerking motion.
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That’s Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Commander James McGee, who says reports indicate the kids were just goofing off.

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Former Governor Edwin Edwards continues to lead other candidates in this latest poll for the 6th Congressional District race, but in the past, his percentage share was less than 50 percent in a runoff situation. But this latest survey from The Glascock Group tells a different story…
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That’s pollster Darrell Glascock, who says the poll shows Republican Garret Graves in second place with 22 percent in the primary, and Paul Dietzel with 19 percent. Edwards has 34-percent in the primary.

A head on collision on Highway One in Asuumption Parish that killed a young girl this week, has claimed another life. Brandon Pennison of Gray has died at a local hospital resulting from his injuries. Ten year-old Neveah Pierson died at the scene.

LRN Newscast 14:30 10-31-14

The man who struck and killed two teenagers walking to school yesterday in Breaux Bridge will be charged with 2 counts of vehicular homicide. State Police Lt. J-B Slaton says 32 year-old Jeremy Abraham was traveling at twice the posted speed in a neighborhood…

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A new Glascock Group survey reveals some good news for Republican candidate Garret Graves in the 6th District race…

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A Sam Houston High School student from Lake Charles is dead after he fell off the roof of a moving S-U-V. Kaleb Franks and another student were riding up top, with an unlicensed 15 year old behing the wheel. Commander James McGee from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office says Franks fell after the driver made a quick jerking motion with the steering wheel…

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The SUV belonged to one of the student’s parents.

 

A Senior Day pilot program is about begin with the OMV on selected Saturdays at various offices around the state. Select OMV offices will be open tomorrow from 8AM until 12 to assist those 60 and over…

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That’s Sgt. Nick Manale with the Louisiana State Police.

13:30 Newscast October 31, 2014

The driver of the pickup truck that slammed into three Breaux Bridge girls who were on their way to school is facing vehicular homicide charges. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Senator Mary Landrieu is facing criticism over remarks she made to NBC News yesterday. Landrieu stated that President Obama has a difficult time politically in the south in part because of his race. Governor Bobby Jindal released a statement saying this insinuation is a major insult and he flatly rejects it. Landrieu added that the President’s energy policies also make him unpopular in the south.

A new 6th Congressional District poll shows Republican candidate Garret Graves moving into the second spot. The Glascock Group survey shows Graves the leading Republican with 22-percent, trailing Democrat Edwin Edwards with 34-percent. Pollster Darrell Glascock says it appears momentum is on Graves’ side…

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Fellow Republican candidate Paul Dietzel narrowly trails Graves in the poll with 19-percent.

A 16-year-old student from Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles is dead after he fell off the roof of an S-U-V. Commander James McGee, with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office, says Kaleb Franks and another teen were sitting on top of the S-U-V, with their feet on the inside of an open sunroof, when the driver made a quick jerking motion with the steering wheel…

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Franks was taken to a local hospital with head injuries and was pronounced dead Thursday night.

PM LRN Newscall October 31st

A new Glascock Group survey reveals some good news for Republican candidate Garret Graves in the 6th District Congressional race. Eric Gill has more…

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The driver of the pickup truck that slammed into three Breaux Bridge girls who were on their way to school is facing vehicular homicide charges. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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A new Glascock Group survey of voters in the 6th Congressional District shows Republican candidate Garret Graves moving into the second spot. The poll shows Graves the leading Republican with 22-percent, trailing Democrat Edwin Edwards with 34-percent. Pollster Darrell Glascock says it appears momentum is on Graves’ side…

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Fellow Republican candidate Paul Dietzel narrowly trails Graves in the poll with 19-percent. Glascock predicts Edwards to be a lock for a spot in the December runoff, with Dietzel and Graves battling for that second spot. Glascock says this poll shows there may be hope for Edwards in a runoff…

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Glascock admits that, while this poll shows hope for Edwards, it’s still a longshot that he’ll win the runoff. He says as we approach the Tuesday election, it appears that name recognition is very important…

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State Police announced today that the driver who struck and killed two girls in Breaux Bridge yesterday will be charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. Lt. J-B Slaton says 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham was traveling at a high rate of speed when his pick-up truck collided with the victims

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A 15-year-old and 14-year-old were killed, while 13-year-old Niya Flugence is in stable condition at a Baton Rouge hospital.  Abraham is still in a Lafayette hospital being treated for injuries. Slaton says a blood sample was taken from him to see if he was impaired when the crash occurred

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Slaton says the three girls who were hit by Abraham’s vehicle were on their way to school. He says they’ve determined that Abraham was driving twice the speed limit…

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The Office of Motor Vehicles will begin a “Senior Day” pilot program Saturday at various OMV offices in the state. Sgt. Nick Manale says this program is designed for senior citizens aged 60 and older…

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Manale says the goal of the program is to alleviate the wait seniors face at the OMV during the typical weekday. Select OMV offices will be open Saturday from 8AM until 12 Noon. Initially, “Senior Day” will occur one Saturday a month for the next six months. Manale says “Senior Day” participants will be able to take advantage of various OMV services…

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A list of locations is available on the OMV website. Manale says feedback is encouraged and they will be closely monitoring the success of the “Senior Day” program…

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A 16-year-old student from Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles is dead after he fell off the roof of an S-U-V. Commander James McGee, with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office, says Kaleb Franks and another teen were sitting on top of the S-U-V, with their feet on the inside of an open sunroof, when the driver made a quick jerking motion with the steering wheel

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McGee says Franks fell after the driver made a quick jerking motion with the steering wheel. He was taken to a local hospital with head injuries and pronounced dead on Thursday night. He says the driver was 15-year-old and an unlicensed  driver…

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The S-U-V belonged to one of the male’s parents. McGee says based on their investigation the teens were goofing around and unfortunately it led to a child’s death…

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12:30 Newscast October 31, 2014

State Police announce the driver who struck and killed two girls in Breaux Bridge yesterday will be charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. A 15-year-old and 14-year-old were killed, while 13-year-old Niya Flugence is in stable condition at a Baton Rouge hospital. Lt. J.B. Slaton says a blood sample was taken from 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham to see if he was impaired when the crash occurred…

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Abraham is still in a Lafayette hospital being treated for injuries.

A new Glascock Group survey of voters in the 6th Congressional District shows Democrat former Governor Edwin Edwards still leading with 34-percent while Republican candidate Garret Graves has moved into the second spot with 22-percent. Pollster Darrell Glascock says as we approach the Tuesday election, it appears that name recognition is very important…

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Fellow Republican candidate Paul Dietzel narrowly trails Graves in the poll with 19-percent.

The Office of Motor Vehicles will begin a “Senior Day” pilot program Saturday at various OMV offices in the state. Sgt. Nick Manale says this program is designed for senior citizens aged 60 and older…

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Select OMV offices will be open Saturday from 8AM until 12 Noon. Initially, “Senior Day” will occur one Saturday a month for the next six months. A list of locations is available on the OMV website.

Colder temperatures are expected across Louisiana this weekend. Overnight lows will drop into the thirties in some sections of the state. Saturday and Sunday sunny skies and high temperatures in the sixties are predicted throughout the Bayou State.