LRN Newscast 16:30 10-30-14

Two young girls were killed and a third child was seriously injured while they walking to school this morning in Breaux Bridge. State Police Trooper Jared Sandifer says for an unknown reason a vehicle ran off the road, striking the three children…

CUT 9 (07) “in Baton Rouge”

Sandifer says driver impairment is suspected.

Last night’s televised Senate candidate debate between Senator Mary Landrieu, Congressman Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness was the final one before Tuesday’s election, and most political observers say it’s unlikely that any of the candidates won over too many new voters…

CUT 4 (08) “spontaneity”

That’s Jeremy Alford from La-politics-dot-com.

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A new study, by the advocacy group Oceana, shows a mislabeling of shrimp across the United States…

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Police in Natchitoches are investigating a shooting involving Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and a man with whom they were attempting to serve protective papers. After the exchange of gunfire, 26 year-old Robert Vercher was shot then pronounced dead at a local hospital. The deputies have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the investigation.

LRN Sportscast 16:45

A win for the Saints tonight against Carolina and they move into first place in the NFC South. The Panthers are winless in 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. Saints defensive end Cam Jordan on the challenges Williams brings to their defense…
cut 18 (14) “….about us”
Three players have been ruled out for the Saints tonight. Running back Pierre Thomas, linebacker David Hawthorne and fullback Austin Johnson. This is the second straight game Thomas will miss because of a shoulder injury, while Hawthorne hurt his hand in the Green Bay win.

Former LSU Tiger Jarvis Landry has been named the A-F-C Special Teams Player of the Month. Landry leads the NFL with a 31-yard kickoff return average.

Tonight in the Sun Belt Conference, Georgia Southern hosts Troy. Georgia Southern and the Ragin Cajuns are both undefeated in league play and tied for first in the Sun Belt. U-L Lafayette hosts South Alabama this Saturday. The Jaguars are 4-and-1 in the Sun Belt this year and last season they beat the Cajuns 30 to 8.

Louisiana Tech will also look to stay undefeated in league action this Saturday as they host Western Kentucky. The Bulldogs are 4-and-0 in Conference USA, while the Hilltoppers are 1-and-3.

Over in the Southland Conference…Northwestern State hosts McNeese State. The Cowboys are 3-and-1 in league play and with a win they move into a first place tie with Southeastern Louisiana, who is off this weekend. Nicholls State will host Incarnate Word.

In the SWAC, after taking last weekend off, Grambling State will visit Texas Southern. Both teams are 5-and-3 on the season. Southern will host Alabama State. The Jaguars are 4-and-1 in the SWAC, a game behind Grambling in the west division standings.

LRN Newscast 15:30 10-30-14

Two young girls have been struck and killed, and another school student pedestrian seriously injured in Breaux Bridge as they were walking to school. It happened about 8 am this morning, and State Trooper Jared Sandifer says the driver is suspected of being impaired…

CUT 11 (09) Q: “this situation”

Because of Friday night football, the city of Breaux Bridge had expected to have Trick or Treating tonight, but that part of the city has cancelled it for a candlelight vigil.

 

A new study by Oceana indicates some misrepresentation of shrimp products in the US, with about 30% of them being falsely labeled. Louisiana Shrimp Association President Clint Guidry says that 90% of the shrimp eaten in the US is imported…

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He says the government needs to step in and take action on this.

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In last night’s Senate debate, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu was on the receiving end of criticism from her two Republican challengers on everything from Obamacare to immigration. But Jeremy Alford of La-politics-dot-com says Rob Maness spent more time attacking Landrieu than Bill Cassidy…

CUT 3 (07) “Rob Maness”

This was the last televised debate before Tuesday’s election.

 

There’s plenty to do in the Bayou State with this being Halloween weekend. Jacques Berry with the Lt. Governor’s office, says Louisiana is becoming more and more of a Halloween destination, with one of the most popular being 13th Gate in Baton Rouge…

CUT 12 (09) “for those”

This Halloween weekend is also the weekend for Voodoo Fest in New Orleans.

LRN Newscast 14:30 10-30-14

Impairment is suspected in the horrific deaths of 2 children and serious injury of a third while they were walking to school this morning in Breaux Bridge. The deadly crash took place around 8 am this morning on a residential street, and Trooper Jared Sandifer says they’re not sure what happened…

CUT 10 (12) Q: “into custody”

That investigation is ongoing.

 

With the Saints playing tonight, LSU off this weekend, and a sunny weather forecast, Louisiana has a lot to choose from this weekend. One of the most popular music festivals happens at New Orleans’ City Park with Voodoo Fest…

CUT 13 (08) Q: “Halloween Weekend”

That’s Jacques Berry with the Lt. Governor’s Office.

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No major winners or losers in last night’s US Senate debate, according to one political journalist. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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A 26 year-old Natchitoches man was shot and killed yesterday in a shooting involving Nachitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies who were trying to serve a protective order. Authorities say Robert Vercher and deputies exchanged gunfire and Vercher was hit several times. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

13:30 Newscast October 30, 2014

In Breaux Bridge, two children were killed and a third was seriously injured while walking to school this morning. State Police trooper Jared Sandifer says for an unknown reason a pickup truck ran off the road, striking three children….

cut 9 (07) “here in Baton Rouge”

He says investigation is ongoing and impairment is suspected on the driver’s part.

Last night’s televised US Senate race debate was the final one before Tuesday’s election. La-politics-dot-com’s Jeremy Alford says the most intense part of the debate occurred when the candidates discussed the minimum age a person should be allowed to collect full benefits….

cut 5 (07) “both parties”

Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican challengers Congressman Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness debated issues like Medicaid expansion, immigration, and Social Security.

A new study, by the advocacy group Oceana, shows a mislabeling of shrimp across the United States. Louisiana Shrimp Association President Clint Guidry says there are laws requiring “Country of Origin” labeling of seafood products for stores, but there are loopholes…

cut 7 (14) “labeling law”

Guidry says it is frustrating that so much shrimp and other seafood is mislabeled.

Jacques Berry with the Lt. Governor’s office says there’s plenty to do in the Bayou State this Halloween weekend. Across Louisiana you’ll find haunted houses, music festivals, and more…

cut 14 (10) “every year”

Berry says Krewe of Boo rolls tonight in New Orleans.

PM LRN Newscall for october 30th

No major winners or losers in last night’s US Senate debate, according to one political journalist. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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A new study, by the advocacy group Oceana, shows a mislabeling of shrimp across the United States. Eric Gill has more…

CUT 2 (31) “reporting”

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In last night’s US Senate debate, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu was on the receiving end of criticism from her two Republican challengers. The three debated issues like Medicaid expansion, immigration, and Social Security. Jeremy Alford of La-politics-dot-com says Bill Cassidy  may have benefited from Rob Maness attacks against Landrieu….

CUT 3 (07) “Rob Maness”

Last night’s televised debate was the final one before the November fourth election. Alford says it’s unlikely that any of the candidates won over a bunch of new voters, because their remarks were mostly scripted

CUT 4 (08)  “spontaneity”

Alford says the most intense part of the debate occurred when the candidates discussed the minimum age a person should be allowed to collect full benefits….

CUT 5 (07)  “both parties”

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A new study, by the advocacy group Oceana, shows a misrepresentation of shrimp across the United States. The report used DNA testing to examine 143 shrimp products and found that 30-percent were falsely labeled in 111 grocery stores and restaurants. Louisiana Shrimp Association President Clint Guidry says that 90% of the shrimp eaten in the US is imported…

CUT 6 (11)  “imported shrimp”

The most common substitution in the study was farmed whiteleg shrimp being sold as “wild” and “Gulf” shrimp. Guidry says there are laws requiring “Country of Origin” labeling of seafood products for stores, but the laws do not extend down to the restaurant level. He says there are loopholes in the law…

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Guidry says it is frustrating that so much shrimp and other seafood is mislabeled. He says the government needs to take action on this issue…

CUT 8 (09) “on the books”

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Two children were killed and a third child was seriously injured while walking to school this morning in the St. Martin Parish town of Breaux Bridge. State Police trooper Jared Sandifer says for an unknown reason a vehicle ran off the road, striking three children who were on their way to school….

CUT 9 (07)  “here in Baton Rouge”

The deadly crash took place on a residential street in Breaux Bridge at around 8:00 this morning. Sandifer says it was a pick-up truck that hit the children and they are not sure what happened…

CUT 10 (12)  “into custody”

Sandifer says one of the children was pronounced dead at the scene, the other on the way to the hospital. The child who survived the wreck, was airlifted to a hospital in Baton Rouge. He says investigation is ongoing and impairment is suspected on the driver’s part…

CUT 11 (09) “this situation

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There’s plenty to do in the Bayou State with this being Halloween weekend. Jacques Berry with the Lt. Governor’s office, says Louisiana is becoming more and more of a Halloween destination. Berry says there’s plenty of Haunted Houses to visit. He says 13th Gate in Baton Rouge is ranked as one of the nation’s best….

CUT 12 (09) “for those”

Berry says if Haunted Houses are not your thing, then one of the most popular music festivals takes place this weekend at New Orleans’ City Park. He says headliners of this year’s Voodoo Fest are Foo Fighters, Outkast and Artic Monkeys

CUT  13 (08) “Halloween weekend”

And what’s a holiday weekend in Louisiana without parades. Berry says Krewe of Boo rolls tonight in New Orleans…

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12:30 LRN Newscast October 30

State Police say two children were killed and a third was seriously injured when a pick-up truck struck them as they were walking to school in Breaux Bridge this morning. Trooper Jared Sandifer says the investigation is ongoing and impairment is suspected on the driver’s part…
cut 11 (09) “…this situation”
The ages of the victims have not been released.

It’s unlikely that the three candidates in the US Senate race swayed any voters in their favor during last night’s debate. That’s the belief of Jeremy Alford, publisher of la-politics-dot-com, who says their remarks were mostly scripted…
cut 4 (08) “….spontaneity”
It was the last televised debate featuring Mary Landrieu, Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness before the November fourth election.

A new study, by the advocacy group Oceana, shows a mislabeling of shrimp across the United States. Eric Gill has more…
cut 2 (31) “…reporting”

Another cold front is on its way. High temps on Saturday will be in the upper 50s and 60s. Lows close to the freezing mark for the northern half of the state on Sunday morning.

11:40 LRN sportscast October 30

The Saints believe tonight is the night they get their first road victory of the 2014 season as they visit the Carolina Panthers. Quarterback Drew Brees sounded very confident before the team left for Charlotte…
cut 17 (12) “….our game”
Running back Pierre Thomas, linebacker David Hawthorne and fullback Austin Johnson will not play tonight because of injuries. The Panthers starting left tackle, Byron Bell, is out because of a knee injury. But running back DeAngelo Williams returns after missing the last six games because of injuries.

LSU and Alabama are both off this Saturday, which gives them extra time to get healthy for their match-up in Death Valley on November eighth. The Crimson Tide’s leading rusher TJ Yeldon has not practiced this week and has been seen wearing a walking boot. But Bama’s Nick Saban anticipates Yeldon will return to practice on Monday.

Jimmy Anderson of Lake Charles has been named the interim executive director of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Anderson will fill the role once served by Kenny Henderson, until a person can take over the position on a full-time basis. Anderson is a past president of the LHSAA and currently serves as a rules compliance officer in Lake Charles.

In high school football action today…John Curtis will face De La Salle. Both teams have six wins on the season. It will be the 600th game for legendary Patriots head coach J-T Curtis.

In college basketball…Stephen F Austin has been picked to win the Southland Conference based on a poll of the league’s coaches. Northwestern State received a first-place vote and is expected to finish second. McNeese State is projected to finish in fifth place. Tulane is expected to finish in last place in the American Athletic Conference.

In the NBA,,,the Pelicans are off today. They don’t play again until Saturday, when they host the Dallas Mavericks.

11:30 Newscast October 30, 2014

A tragic story out of St. Martin Parish as two children were killed and a third child was seriously injured while walking to school this morning in Breaux Bridge. The deadly crash took place on a residential street at around 8:00 this morning. State Police trooper Jared Sandifer says it was a pick-up truck that hit the children and they are not sure what happened…

cut 10 (12) “into custody”

The child who survived the wreck, was airlifted to a hospital in Baton Rouge.

Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu was on the receiving end of criticism from her two Republican challengers in last night’s US Senate debate. Jeremy Alford of La-politics-dot-com says Bill Cassidy may have benefited from Rob Maness attacks against Landrieu….

cut 3 (07) “Rob Maness”

The three debated issues like Medicaid expansion, immigration, and Social Security.

A new study, by the advocacy group Oceana, shows shrimp continuing to be mislabeled across the United States. Louisiana Shrimp Association President Clint Guidry says it is frustrating that so much shrimp and other seafood is mislabeled. He says the government needs to take action on this issue…

cut 8 (09) “on the books”

He says loopholes in the law allow seafood processors to easily pass off foreign shrimp as domestic shrimp.

With mid-term elections 5 days away, a survey of small business owners shows 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 6 out of 10 small business owners believe there is too much uncertainty in the economy for their business to grow…

cut 13 (09) “the backbone”

She says there’s a clear sense among small business owners that Washington isn’t listening to their needs.

*CORRECTION* 10:30 Newscast October 30, 2014

Two children were killed and a third child was seriously injured while walking to school this morning in the St. Martin Parish town of Breaux Bridge. State Police trooper Jared Sandifer says for an unknown reason a vehicle ran off the road, striking the children who were on their way to school….

cut 9 (07) “here in Baton Rouge”

Sandifer says one of the children was pronounced dead at the scene, the other on the way to the hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

A new study, by the advocacy group Oceana, shows a misrepresentation of shrimp across the United States. The report used DNA testing to examine 143 shrimp products and found that 30-percent were falsely labeled in 111 grocery stores and restaurants. Louisiana Shrimp Association President Clint Guidry says that 90% of the shrimp eaten in the US is imported…

cut 6 (11) “imported shrimp”

The most common substitution found in the study was farmed whiteleg shrimp being sold as “wild” and “Gulf” shrimp.

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

cut 3 (31) “reporting”

A 26-year-old Natchitoches man was shot and killed yesterday in a shooting involving Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies who were trying to serve a protective order. Authorities say 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.