10:30 Newscast October 24th, 2014

The Louisiana Gubernatorial Primary takes place one year from today. Jeff Palermo takes a look at the race…:
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A West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy is under arrest for allegedly using his badge to proposition prostitutes. The sheriff’s office fired Florian Deutsch (Doych) of Port Allen after being notified of his arrest by the Baton Rouge Police Department. Apparently the suspect was busted at the Motel 6 on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge after he was contacted by a known “Backpage” prostitute.

The Shreveport Police Department has identified the man who was killed in a single vehicle crash last night. They say 39-year-old old James Cizek died when his vehicle ran off Interstate 220 and fliped several times.

The Secretary of State’s Office says early voting for the November 4th Election is going good so far. Tom Schedler says so far the number of people that have cast a ballot is at 75% of what the state saw two years ago for the Presidential election. He says that’s promising for overall participation…:
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Tomorrow will be the biggest day so prepare for long lines and Scheduler says you can help move things along by filling out a ballot before you go into the booth.

Gas prices continue their steady drop falling another two cents last night. The current statewide average for a gallon of regular is $2.92 according to the American Automobile Association.

09:30 Newscast October 24, 2014

We’re now about halfway through the early voting period for the November 4th election and Secretary Of State Tom Schedler says there’s been good participation among voters. Michelle Southern reports…

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A New Orleans-area man is being monitored by the Department of Health and Hospitals for signs of the Ebola virus. The Centers for Disease Control informed DHH that the man had just returned to the state after a visit to an Ebola-impacted country. Health officials says the man has no symptoms and is being monitored out of an abundance of caution.

The former Mayor of Sorrento was arrested Thursday after officials say a search warrant turned up child pornography inside his residence. Attorney General Criminal division director Kurt Wall says the search of 41-year-old Wilson Longanecker Jr.’s home lasted several hours…

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Longanecker is charged with 40 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles and obstruction of justice.

If you’re thinking about getting decorative contact lenses as part of your Halloween costume, federal officials are sending a warning. ICE Homeland Security Investigations spokesman Bryan Cox says unregulated and poorly constructed lenses sold without a medical doctor’s signature can pose serious health risks to consumers…

cut 12 (10) “to your eyesight”

Cox says under federal law, contact lenses can not be sold without a prescription.

08:30 Newscast October 24, 2014

Authorities arrest the controversial former mayor of Sorrento on 40 counts of possessing child porn. Scott Carwile reports.

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The Department of Health and Hospitals is monitoring a New Orleans-area man for signs of the Ebola virus. DHH was informed by the Centers for Disease Control that the individual had just returned to the state from an Ebola-impacted country. Health officials say the man is at low risk and are monitoring him out of an abundance of caution.

Secretary Of State Tom Schedler says, so far, there’s been good participation in the early voting period for the Novemeber 4th election. Saturday will by far be the biggest day of early voting so you can expect long lines at the polls and Schedler encourages voters to take an important step to help move things a long…

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Voting locations will be closed on Sunday and the last day to early vote will be Tuesday.

The gubernatorial primary election in Louisiana is now one year away and things have been relatively quiet in the race. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says you should really see the gubernatorial race kick off after Mardi Gras…

cut 9 (12) “probably mid-March”

He says it’s not surprising that this race is laying dormant since we’re in the middle of Senate and Congressional races across the state.

07:30 Newscast October 24, 2014

The Louisiana Gubernatorial Primary is one year from today. The biggest question mark at this point in the Governor’s race is whether or not Democrat New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join the field. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Landrieu will probably wait until after the holiday season to make up his mind…

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Republicans Senator David Vitter, Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, as well as Democrat State Representative John Bel Edwards have announced their intent to run for Governor.

The early voting period for the November 4th election is about halfway done and Secretary Of State Tom Schedler says there’s been good participation. Schedler says he hopes he’s wrong with his 50% voter turnout prediction…:

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The controversial former Mayor of Sorrento was placed under arrest Thursday after officials say they found child pornography inside his residence. Attorney General Criminal division director Kurt Wall says 41-year-old Wilson Longanecker Jr. is charged with 40 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles and obstruction of justice…

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Wall says this was a joint law enforcement effort by the AG’s Cyber Crime Unit, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security and State Police.

Halloween’s a week away if you’re thinking about getting decorative contact lenses as part of your costume, federal officials are sending out a warning. ICE Homeland Security Investigations spokesman Bryan Cox says under federal law, contact lenses can not be sold without a prescription…

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He says these lenses could pose serious health hazards to consumers.

06:45 Sportscast October 24, 2014

Kenny Henderson is out as executive director of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Henderson led the L-H-S-A-A, which governs high school athletics, since 2007. His contract was set to expire next summer, but past-president of the LHSAA, Todd Guice, says both sides felt now was the time for a change…

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Guice would not say why Henderson will not fill out the remainder of his contract. The search for Henderson’s replacement has already started.

In Thursday’s High School football action…Byrd improved to 8-0 with a 24-17 win over Parkway. Ruston rallied to beat Ouachita 17-14. The number one ranked team in Class 1-A Mangham defeated Ouachita Christian 47-21.

Peyton Manning threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns as the Denver Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers 35-21 last night in the NFL’s Thursday night match up. The win puts the Broncos at 6-1 this season and they remain in first place in the AFC West.

Saints running backs Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson did not practice yesterday as the team continues preparations for its Sunday night game against Green Bay. Reports earlier in the week said that Thomas would miss a couple of weeks because of a shoulder injury. Robinson has a forearm injury, which could leave the Saints with just Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet as the two healthy running backs for this weekend.

The New Orleans Pelicans closed out their preseason with an 88-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks last night at the CentruryLink Center in Bossier City. Tyreke Evans led the Pels with 14 points and 7 rebounds followed by Anthony Davis with 13 points and 6 boards. Gal Mekel lead the Mavs with 17 points. The Pelicans finished the preseason with four straight wins and a 5-2 record. The Pelicans open the regular season Tuesday night at the Smoothie King Center against the Orlando Magic.

06:30 Newscast October 24, 2014

We’re now about halfway through the early voting period for the November 4th election and Secretary Of State Tom Schedler says there’s been good participation among voters. He says so far the number of early votes is at 75% of what the state saw two years ago for the Presidential election. Schedler says overall participation looks good…

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The voting locations will be closed on Sunday and the last day to early vote will be Tuesday.

We are now one year away from the gubernatorial primary election in Louisiana. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says, at this point, Republican Senator David Vitter is the front runner…

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Republicans Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, as well as Democrat State Representative John Bel Edwards have also announced their intent to run for Governor.

With Halloween a week away you might be thinking about getting decorative contact lenses as part of your costume, but federal officials are sending out a warning. ICE Homeland Security Investigations spokesman Bryan Cox says it’s important for people to understand that contact lenses are regulated as a medical device…

cut 10 (13) “locations”

Cox says under federal law, contact lenses can not be sold without a prescription.

The controversial former Mayor of Sorrento was placed under arrest on Thursday after officials say they found child pornography inside his residence. 41-year-old Wilson Longanecker Jr. was arrested on 40 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of obstruction of justice.

AM-Newscall October 24th, 2014

We’re now about halfway through the early voting period for the November 4th election and Secretary Of State Tom Schedler says there’s been good participation among voters. Michelle Southern reports.

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The Louisiana Gubernatorial Primary takes place one year from today. Jeff Palermo takes a look at the race…

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Authorities arrest the controversial former mayor of Sorrento on 40 counts of possessing child porn. Scott Carwile reports.

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We’re now about halfway through the early voting period for the November 4th election and Secretary Of State Tom Schedler says there’s been good participation among voters. He says so far the number of early votes is at 75% of what the state saw two years ago for the Presidential election. Scheduler says overall participation looks good:

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Schedler asks voters to visit the Public Affairs Research Council website at parlouisiana.org to study the constitutional amendments so you’re not trying to figure out what they mean in the booth. He says he hopes he’s wrong with his 50% voter turnout prediction…:

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The voting locations will be closed on Sunday and the last day to early vote will be Tuesday. Saturday will by far be the biggest day of the early voting period so you can expect long lines at the polls and Schedler encourages voters do take an important step to help move things a long…:

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We are now one year away from the gubernatorial primary election in Louisiana. Republicans Senator David Vitter, Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, as well as Democrat State Representative John Bel Edwards have announced their intent to run for Governor. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says, at this point, Vitter is the front runner…

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The biggest question mark at this point in the Governor’s race is whether or not Democrat New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join the field. Cross says Landrieu will probably wait until after the holiday season to make up his mind…

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He says it’s not surprising that this race is laying dormant since we’re in the middle of Senate and Congressional races across the state. Cross says you should really see the gubernatorial race kick off after Mardi Gras…

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With Halloween a week away you might be thinking about getting decorative contact lenses as part of your costume, but federal officials are sending out a warning. ICE Homeland Security Investigations spokesman Bryan Cox says it’s important for people to understand that contact lenses are regulated as a medical device…:

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Cox says under federal law, contact lenses can not be sold without a prescription…:

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Cox says these are unregulated and poorly constructed lenses sold without a medical doctor’s signature and pose serious held risks to consumers…:

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The controversial former Mayor of Sorrento was placed under arrest on Thursday after officials say they found child pornography inside his residence. Attorney General Criminal division director Kurt Wall says they obtained a search warrant for the home of 41-year-old Wilson Longanecker Jr….:

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Wall says this was a joint law enforcement effort by the AG’s Cyber Crime Unit, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security and State Police. He says Longanecker is charged with 40 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles and obstruction of justice:

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Longanecker, who was elected mayor of Sorrento in 2011 and served until 2013, caused controversy when he was in office for taking extended leaves of absence and not being in contact with council members. Wall says the search of Longanecker’s home last several hours…:

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Kenny Henderson is out as executive director of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Henderson led the L-H-S-A-A, which governs high school athletics, since 2007. His contract was set to expire next summer, but past-president of the LHSAA, Todd Guice, says both sides felt now was the time for a change…

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Guice would not sah why Henderson will not fill out the remainder of his contract. There’s a lot of unrest within the LHSAA about the recent split of public and private school football playoffs, but Guice says that one issue is not the reason for Henderson’s departure

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The search for Henderson’s replacement has already started. Guice will chair a committee that will seek out qualified candidates…

(Henderson says the LHSAA handbook says qualified candidates must be either a principal or a coach or an administrator within the LHSAA

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17:30 Newscast October 23, 2014

The controversial former Mayor of Sorrento was placed under arrest on Thursday after officials say they found child pornography inside his residence. Attorney General Criminal division director Kurt Wall says they obtained a search warrant for the home of 41-year-old Wilson Longanecker Jr….:
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The later charge for allegedly trying to delete evidence on his computer.

Republican State Senator and 6th District Congressional candidate Dan Claitor’s mother has died following a weekend crash. State Trooper Jared Sandifer says it happened Saturday on Airline Highway near Prairieville when 80-year-old Nancy Claitor switched lanes to make a legal U-turn in front of a pickup truck pulling a trailer…:
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Mrs. Claitor passed away last night.

Out of the 2.9 million voters who are registered for the November 4th election, there are about 1.8 million white voters, which could be a problem for incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu according to political analyst Bernie Pinsonat.
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He says there are about 919 thousand registered black voters, plus about 93 thousand more independent voters than there were 6 years ago.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s office says a man is under arrest for DWI number three after cops caught him driving drunk on his lawnmower. Major Mark Wood says one of the deputies spotted 67-year-old Ralph Carroll of Boyce riding a red lawnmower on state Highway 121 attempting to elude law enforcement by driving into the woods…:
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He says Carroll was found to be well over the legal limit and was charged with third offense DWI.

LRN sportscast 16:45 October 23

Saints running backs Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson did not practice again today as the team continues preparations for its Sunday night game against Green Bay. There was a report earlier in the week that Thomas would miss a couple of weeks because of a shoulder injury. Robinson has a forearm injury, which could leave the Saints with just Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet as the two healthy running backs for this weekend.

There’s been a shake-up at the top of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. The LHSAA announced today its executive director Kenny Henderson and the association’s executive committee have decided it’s in the best interest that two sides go their separate ways. The decision means Tomorrow will be Henderson’s last day on the job. He’s been LHSAA’s executive director since 2007, but there’s been unrest within the association because of the football playoff split between public and private schools.

Tonight’s New Orleans Saints LHSAA Game of the Week is Ouachita Parish at Ruston.

LSU heads into Saturday’s game against third ranked Ole Miss as a three-and-a-half point underdog. But the Tigers are coming off what might be their best game of the season, a 41-3 victory over Kentucky. Rebels Head Coach Hugh Freeze says it looks to him that some of LSU’s young players are starting to mature…
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A low scoring game is possible in Tiger Stadium. LSU is allowing 17 points a game, while the Rebels are allowing ten points a contest.

The Pelicans conclude their preseason schedule tonight with a game against the Dallas Mavericks. Tip off from the Century Link Center in Bossier City is at seven-PM.

The Ragin Cajuns have been picked to finish second in the Sun Belt preseason coaches poll. The Warhawks are expected to finish in sixth place.

LRN Newscast 16:30 10-23-14

The Secretary of State’s office reports an increase of seven-thousand black registered voters for the November 4th election. Democrats see that increase as a positive for Senator Mary Landrieu’s re-election efforts. But Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the big question is how many of that number will vote…

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Most experts say the X factor will be the higher number of “no party” voters.

 

The former mayor of Sorrento has been arrested on 40 counts of possessing child porn, and obstruction of justice for attempting to hide the evidence. The Attorney General’s office says forty-one year old Wilson Longanecker was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail, and could face up to five years in prison for each count. Longanecker was the mayor of Sorrento from 2011 until last year.

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The Departments of Transportation for Louisiana and Mississippi are reminding motorists about the lane closures in both directions at the Pearl River Bridge this weekend until Monday morning at 6 am. M-DOT spokesman Michael Flood…

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Which will mean significant delays.

Here’s a story of a man riding a unicycle while swallowing a sword and jumping a burning jump rope. He’s actually one of the street performers for the 108th Annual State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport which opens today, and officials are expecting big crowds…

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That’s the Fair General Manager Chris Giordano (jeer dah no) who says you can get all the fair info at statefairoflouisiana-dot-com.