07:30 Newscast October 29, 2014

The final televised US Senate debate before Tuesday’s election takes place tonight. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan thinks Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu will be aggressive towards Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy…

cut 5 (12) “see as problematic”

Hogan expects Cassidy will keep tying Landrieu to Democratic policies and President Obama.

A new Glascock survey on the 5th Congressional District race shows incumbent US Representative Vance McAllister failing to make the runoff. Pollster Darrell Glascock attributes this latest change in the numbers to the Duck Dynasty crew and their support of family member Republican Zach Dasher who got 15.1% in the poll…

cut 11 (13) “for second spot”

He says the numbers show Republican Ralph Abraham is almost guaranteed a runoff spot.

Is Governor Bobby Jindal gaining weight to prepare for a possible Presidential run? UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says voters take appearance into account…

cut 8 (11) “way too skinny”

National Review Online says a Jindal source reported the governor has packed on 13 pounds over the past few months.

A $3 billion lawsuit has been filed by the state of Louisiana against the US Army Corps of Engineers to repair coastal wetlands that were damaged as a result of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. Jerome Zeringue, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority says this is not the kind of suit that is seeking damages but it needs to be resolved…

cut 15 (10) “we appreciate that”

Zergingue says they’ve repeatedly tried to negotiate an agreement with the Corps to no avail.

06:45 Sportscast October 29, 2014

The Saints head to Charlotte later today for tomorrow night’s NFC South match-up with the Carolina Panthers. New Orleans’ defense should have a little more confidence, after holding a good Green Bay team to two touchdowns and only one in the second half. Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says playing better later in games has been a point of emphasis

cut 18 (14) “of it”

Last Sunday, the Saints defense had to deal with Aaron Rogers, tomorrow night it’s Cam Newton.

The Pelicans frontcourt of Omer Asik and Anthony Davis combined for 40 points, 34 rebounds, and 14 blocks as New Orleans opened the NBA regular season with a 101-84 win over the Orlando Magic last night at the Smoothie King Center. Davis led all scorers with 26 points. Former UL-Lafayette standout Elfrid Payton started for the Magic and had 4 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds in his NBA debut.

For the third time this season, the University of Louisiana at Monroe will play a team out of the S-E-C this weekend. The Warhawks are at Texas A-and-M for an 11 A-M kickoff Saturday morning. Coach Todd Berry says whether it’s a team out of the SEC or Sun Belt, he wants his team to prepare the same way…

cut 16 (17) “teammates”

The Aggies have lost three in a row and they are considering a change at quarterback.

LSU Atheltic Director Joe Alleva released a statement yesterday encouraging Tiger fans to remain in the seating areas the next time LSU has a big win in Death Valley. Alleva says LSU represents the achievement of victory with dignity and they do no want to sacrifice safety or sportsmanship. The school has been fined five-thousand dollars for violating the SEC’s policy against fans rushing onto the field or court.

06:30 Newscast October 29, 2014

Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu will face off with Republican challengers Congressman Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness in a televised US Senate debate tonight. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says this will be voters’ last chance to see all three major candidates before Election Day…

cut 4 (07) “their campaigns”

The debate will begin at 7PM. Check your local listing for stations airing the debate.

The state of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit to get the US Army Corps of Engineers to spend $3 billion dollars to repair coastal wetlands that were damaged as a result of the Mississippi Gulf River Outlet. Jerome Zeringue, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority says the Corps argues the state should pay 35% of the three billion dollars…

cut 13 (09) “Federal expense”

Zergingue says they’ve repeatedly tried to negotiate an agreement with the Corps to no avail.

A new poll on the 5th District Congressional race shows incumbent US Representative Vance McAllister failing to make the runoff. The Glascock survey of 500 respondents has the incumbent with 15.7%, trailing Republican Dr. Ralph Abraham at 24% and Democrat Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo at 18%. Pollster Darrell Glascock says these results were surprising…

cut 10 (12) “would not make the runoff”

Glascock says according to his numbers Dr. Abraham is almost guaranteed a spot in the runoff.

AM-Newscall October 29th, 2014

The final televised US Senate debate before the November 4th election takes place tonight. Scott Carwile reports…

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Governor Bobby Jindal has reportedly gained 13 pounds over the past several months. Could this be a Presidential move? Jeff Palermo reports.

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A new poll on the 5th District race shows incumbent US Senator Vance McAllister failing to make the runoff. Michelle Southern reports.

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Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu will face off with Republican challengers Congressman Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness in a televised US Senate debate tonight. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says this will be voters’ last chance to see all three major candidates before Election Day…

Cut 4  (07)  “their campaigns”

He says none of the three candidates have enough support to win the election outright next Tuesday. Hogan thinks Landrieu will be aggressive towards Cassidy during the debate…

Cut 5  (12)  “see as problematic”

Hogan says it will be interesting to see whether or not Maness will use this debate to differentiate himself from fellow Republican candidate Cassidy. The debate will begin at 7PM. Check your local listing for stations airing the debate. Hogan says Cassidy will keep tying Landrieu to Democratic policies and President Obama…

Cut 6 (09)  “to most voters”

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Is Governor Bobby Jindal packing on the weight to prepare for a possible Presidential campaign? National Review Online says a Jindal source reported the Louisiana governor has gained 13 pounds over the past few months. UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says Jindal has always been small and skinny…:

CUT 7 (08)  “gain a few pounds”

Cross says usually when a politician is preparing a possible Presidential run they will work to lose weight to get ready for the campaign trail. In Jindal’s case it would be to gain weight. Cross says voters take appearance into account…:

Cut 8 (11)   “way too skinny”

Cross says this is probably a sign that someone has told Jindal it might be a good idea to beef up if he intends to seek Presidency…:

Cut 9 (07)  “to voters” 

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A new poll on the 5th District race shows incumbent US Senator Vance McAllister failing to make the runoff. The Glascock survey of 500 respondents has the incumbent with 15.7%, trailing Republican Ralph Abraham at 24% and Democrat Jamie Mayo at 18%. Pollster Darrell Glascock says these results were surprising…:

Cut 10 (12)  “would not make the runoff”

Glascock attributes this latest change in the numbers to the Duck Dynasty crew and their support of family member Republican Zach Dasher who got 15.1% in this poll…:

cut 11 (13)  “for second spot”

Glascock says according to his numbers Dr. Abraham is almost guaranteed a spot in the runoff. He says if Jamie Mayo keeps up his numbers and can get Democrats and minorities out to the polls, then he’s got the second spot…:

cut 12 (10)  “of Jamie”

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The state of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit to get the US Army Corps of Engineers to spend $3 billion dollars to repair coastal wetlands that were damaged as a result of the Mississippi Gulf River Outlet or “Mr Go.” Jerome Zeringue, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority says the Corps argues the state should pay 35% of the three billion…:

Cut 13 (09)  “Federal expense”

“Mr Go” is now closed and Zeringue says it’s Louisiana’s interpretation that the Corps would pay 100% of the wetlands damage created by the restoration canal. He says this process has been in a stalemate for the last couple of years and they’ve filed the lawsuit to move things along…:

Cut 14 (12)  “of projects”

Zergingue says they’ve repeatedly tried to negotiate an agreement with the Corps to no avail. He says this is not the kind of suit that is seeking damages but it needs to be resolved…:

Cut 15  (10)  “we appreciate that”

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For the third time this season, ULM will play a team out of the S-E-C this weekend. The Warhawks are at Texas A-and-M for an 11 A-M kickoff Saturday morning. Coach Todd Berry says whether it’s a team out of the SEC or Sun Belt, he wants his team to prepare the same way

Cut 16  (17)   “teammates”

The Aggies have lost three in a row and they are considering a change at quarterback. But despite all of that, Texas A-and-M leads the SEC in total offense and passing offense. Berry says he’s impressed with the Aggies offensive line….

Cut 17  (16)   “anymore”

The Saints head to Charlotte later today for tomorrow night’s NFC South match-up with the Carolina Panthers. New Orleans’ defense should have a little more confidence, after holding a good Green Bay team to two touchdowns and only one in the second half. Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan playing better later in games has been a point of emphasis

Cut 18 (14) “of it”

Last Sunday, the Saints defense had to deal with Aaron Rogers, tomorrow night it’s Cam Newton. Ryan says Newton is exciting to watch, but they need to get him on the ground…

Cut 19 (11)   “platter going”

17:30 Newscast October 28th, 2014

The American Automobile Association says gas prices in Louisiana are the lowest they’ve been in four years. AAA fuel analyst Don Redman says the current statewide average for a gallon of regular is $2.88. He says you can blame supply and demand…:
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He says the prices will continue to fall heading into the Holidays.

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…:
CUT 9 (08) “from us”
Athletic Director Joe Alleva issued a statement today asking fans to celebrate LSU victories at their seat going forward, and not on the field.

Sasol has been given the final OK to go ahead with it’s massive petrochemical project in Calcasieu Parish near their existing site in Westlake. Governor Bobby Jindal says they estimate the project will create an additional 5,000 construction jobs and nearly 2,400 indirect jobs. He says this is proof Louisiana is open for business…:
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He says this investment could turn into a $22 billion dollar venture if a proposed gas-to-liquids plant is also built.

In the 5th Congressional District race, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo picked up two more endorsements. The only Democrat in the race announced he’s got support from Amite State Representative John Bel Edwards, who has announced he’ll seek the office of the Governor in 2015 — and Marksville Representative Robert Johnson. A new Glascock poll shows the incumbent Vance McAllister wouldn’t even make the runoff if the election were held today.

LRN Newscast 16:30 10-28-14

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…

CUT 12 (10) “flat wrong”

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

CUT 13 (07) “affordable”

Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy chose not to attend, but he will be present for the final debate tomorrow night.

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Sasol announces they’ll move forward with plans to build an $8.1 billion dollar ethane cracker and chemical complex near its Westlake facility. Eric Gill with more…

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Even with the increased tensions around the world, gas prices are very low with a state-wide average of 2.88 per gallon…

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That’s AAA Fuel Analyst Don Redman.

LRN sportscast 16:45 October 28

LSU Atheltic Director Joe Alleva sent out a statement this afternoon encourgaing Tiger fans to remain in the seating areas the next time LSU has a big win in Death Valley. Alleva says LSU represents the achievement of victory with dignity and they do no want to sacrifice safety or sportsmanship. The school has been fined five-thousand dollars for violating the league’s policy against fans rushing onto the field or court.

Meanwhile, work to fix the turf at Tiger Stadium is ongoing. Assistant Sports Turf Manager Hunter Sexton says fans cut out sections of the field as a souvenir…
cut 10 (05) “…their pockets”
Sexton says the bi-week will help the sod grow again and the field should be in good shape for the Alabama game November 8th.

In other football news…Louisiana Tech will be without running back Hunter Lee for the next several weeks because of a broken collarbone.

The Saints have placed wide receiver Joe Morgan on the reserve-suspended list. Coach Sean Payton gave no explanation for the move. Morgan has appeared in one game season. He missed all of 2013 because of an A-C-L injury, but in 2012, he averaged 35 yards a catch. But today’s news could mean the end of Morgan’s career in a Saints uniform.

The Sun Belt Conference has suspended the officiating crew who worked last week’s U-L Lafayette-Arkansas State game for one week. The game was chippy in the second half and brief scuffle broke out after a dangerous play by an Arkansas State player.

The 2014-15 NBA season gets underway for the New Orleans Pelicans tonight as they host the Orlando Magic. Reaching the postseason for the first time since 2011 is the goal for the Pels. Tyreke Evans hopes they can put it all together…
cut 18 (11) “…best of it”

LRN Newscast 15:30 10-28-14

Plans are moving forward for a huge expansion for Sasol, near it’s current location in Westlake. Sasol President and CEO David Constable says the 8.1 billion dollar building of a the ethane cracker and chemical complex is a perfect fit for them…

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This investment by the South African company could turn into a $22 billion dollar venture if a proposed gas-to-liquids plant is also built.

 

More endorsement words from Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson are out in new TV campaign ads, supporting his nephew, Republican Zach Dasher. A couple of new 15-second ads began airing today, and they are expected to run through election day next week. Dasher is seeking the 5th Congressional District seat, currently held by Republican Vance McAllister.
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Gas prices in Louisiana are contiung to drop, with the average price for regular at $2.88 per gallon. That’s lowest in four years, and AAA fuel anaylst Don Redman says, despite the tensions around the world, there is a very healthy inventory that could be there for a while…

CUT 8 (07) Q: “sometime November”

He says it’s all about supply and demand.

So how do you respond when you watch LSU fans storm the field at Tiger Stadium the way they did following the win against Ole Miss? Well, if your the Assistant Sports Turf Manager Hunter Sexton…

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Sexton says he’s glad there’s a bye week for the turf to recover before the Alabama game Novermber the 8th.

LRN Newscast 14:30 10-28-14

The Louisiana Senate race took to a TV stage last night for another state-wide deabte. During that debate , there was a lot of ateention given to the Affordable Care Act. Incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu made her case…

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Republican Rob Maness said it was a bad law, and he said he wanted to yank it out by the roots, since he said it was too costly, especially for small business.

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Congressman Bill Cassidy was a no-show last night, saying he wanted to instead continue to knock on doors, meeting people face to face.

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The storming of the field in Tiger Stadium following the Ole Miss game Saturday night was exciting, but crews are now having to work to repair the damage.

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An elderly Marrero man has been arrested on charges of cockfighting and the mistreatment of several dozen birds. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested 76 year-old Armando Alvarez was booked, following the discovery by the Jefferson Parish Animal Control Office of the roosters being improperly caged.

PM LRN Newscall October 28

Sasol announces they’ll move forward with plans to build an $8.1 billion dollar ethane cracker and chemical complex near its existing Westlake facility in Calcasieu Parish. Eric Gill reports…

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The storming of the field in Tiger Stadium was exciting, but crews are now working to repair the damage. Michelle Southern reports.

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

CUT 3 (13) “nine billion dollars”

Jindal says this investment will create 500 direct new jobs with an annual salary of $88,000. Louisiana Economic Develpoment estimates that the project will create an additional 5,000 construction jobs and nearly 2,400 indirect jobs. Jindal says Sasol’s investment shows that Louisiana is open for business…

CUT 4 (09)  “Louisiana can compete”

This investment by the South African company could turn into a $22 billion dollar venture if a proposed gas-to-liquids plant is also built. Sasol President and CEO, David Constable says they are thrilled to expand their presence in Louisiana…

CUT 5 (09)  “energy infrastructure”

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According to the American Automobile Association, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Louisiana is the lowest it’s been in four years. The Bayou State’s average price has fallen to $2.88 per gallon. AAA fuel analyst Don Redman says this is a surprising turn of events considering the geopolitical tensions around the world…

CUT 6 (07)  “since 2010″

Redman says current geopolitical tensions are not the current driver when it comes to the price at the pump. He says today it’s more of a fundamental driver, supply and demand…

CUT 7 (11) “$81 a barrel”

He says there is a healthy inventory of crude oil which is keeping gasoline prices down. Redman says, as we head into November and the holiday travel season, prices at the pump could continue to fall…

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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…:

CUT 9 (08)  “from us”

LSU was fined $5000 by the SEC for allowing its fans to rush the field. Sexton says the biggest issue was people using keys and pocket knives to cut out sections of the field as a souvenir…:

CUT 10 (05)  “in their pockets”

Sexton says there were about a dozen spots where they needed to replace turf, but the other areas were filled in with sand just like after any game. He says the bi-week will help get the sod growing again and the field should be just fine before the Alabama game November 8th. Sexton says it was exciting and he’s glad fans got to experience that.

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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

CUT 12 (10) “flat wrong”

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

CUT  13 (07) “affordable”

Maness disagrees with the notion that Obamacare is affordable, especially for small business owners

cut 14 (09) “create jobs”

Landrieu admits the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, but there are many good provisions in the law

(Cassidy was invited to last night’s debate, but elected not to show up.)

cut 15 (06) “for it”