10:30 Newscast August 27, 2014

The Department of Children and Family Services says they’ve collected more than $2 million in casino winnings from parents who owe back child support. Deputy Assistant Secretary Lisa Andry says, under the Casino Intercept Program, when someone wins over 1200 dollars, the casino has to cross check the winner with people who owe money in the DCFS database…

cut 9 (05) “at that time”

She says the money was collected from over 15-hundred deadbeat parents.

The Louisiana Attorney General’s office says a Marrero woman faces more than 200 years in prison on charges related to child sex trafficking. Spokesman David Ferris says when most think of human trafficking, they think of it only happening outside the United States. Ferris says the reality is that it’s also happening right underneath our noses…

cut 12 (11) “advantage of them”

38-year-old Candice Caulfield was arrested on several charges including trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

The 18-year-old Natchitoches Central High School student who was involved in an altercation with another student has died as a result of injuries he sustained. Natchitoches Police Captain Brad Walker says Johnquaries Smith was punched by a 16-year-old male and hit his head on the concrete suffering injuries that ultimately cost him his life. He says the juvenile suspect was originally booked into the Ware Detention Center on second degree battery charges…

cut 15 (07) “with manslaughter”

Walker says rumors that this was a gang fight are not true.

The American Heart Association has released a statement saying the use of electronic cigarettes may help some people quit smoking. The recommendation is for the use of e-cigarettes as a last resort with several notes of caution. Associate Dean for Research at LSU, Dr. Ed Trapido, aggrees with the statement but says there is concern in the public health community…

cut 6 (08) “evidence to that”

The group’s statement admits that there’s much more research that needs to be done.

09:30 Newscast August 27th, 2014

The Department of Children and Family Services says they’ve collected over $2 million dollars in casino winnings from deadbeat parents. Deputy Assistant Secretary Lisa Andry says each collection made, whether large or small, is proof that the Casino Intercept Program an essential tool for collecting what is owed to Louisiana’s children…:
CUT 8 (06) “very long time”
She says the 2 million was taken from 1,526 non-custodial parents who owed back child support.

Sad story out of Natchitoches Central High. One of the two students who got into an altercation on campus Monday died yesterday morning from injuries sustained. The victim is Johnquaries (john-kware-e-us) Smith and the suspect is 16-years-old. Natchitoches Police Captain Brad Walker…:
CUT 14 (07) “of course, was not”
Now it’s a homicide and the 16-year-old will be charge with manslaughter.

The American Heart Association has released a statement saying the use of electronic cigarettes may help some people quit smoking. Eric Gill reports…:
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A Marrerro woman has been arrested on charges related to child trafficking for sexual purposes, and other serious sex crimes. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says the woman is 38 year-old Candice Caulfield, and with all of the charges against her, she faces a combined total of more than 200 years in prison.

08:30 Newscast August 27th, 2014

The state Attorney General’s office says a Marrero woman is booked on charges related to child sex trafficking. 38-year-old Candice Caulfield was arrested for trafficking of children for sexual purposes and enticing persons into prostitution. Spokesman David Ferris says the AG’s office busted the suspect with the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Taskforce…:
CUT 10 (11) “trafficking, as well”
Caulfield faces more than 200 years in prison.

Governor Bobby Jindal is suing the Obama Administration today acussing it of illegally using federal dollars to force states into Common Core. The suit claims the US Department of Education used a $4.3 billion dollar grant program to encourage states to adopt the education standards which is a violates federal law prohibiting national control of education policy.

The Lafayette Police Department says a 56-year-old man died after he was run over by a dump truck that was traveling in reverse. They say Douglas Perroncel of Lafayette walked behind the truck and was hit by the bumper before going down. He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

An 18-year-old Natchitoches Central High School student has died as a result of injuries sustained after an altercation with another student during school. Eric Gill has the story…:
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07:30 Newscast August 27th, 2014

Today Governor Bobby Jindal announces he’s filed a suit in federal court arguing President Barack Obama violated the constitution by forcing states to adopt Common Core standards and assessments. Jindal maintains the US Department of Education used federal dollars to do this and the suit argues these actions violate limitations of the role of federal government in education policy.

The Department of Children and Family Services says they’ve collected more than $2 million dollars in casino winnings from deadbeat parents. Jeff Palermo has that…:
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A Baton Rouge teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy is now facing additional charges for allegations of a second inappropriate relationship with a now former student. Deputies say 41-year-old Ashley Dowden is charged with prohibited conduct between educator and student for allegedly being involved with an 18-year-old who she formerly taught at Riverdale Christian Academy. The suspect was first arrested last week for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old.

The 18-year-old Natchitoches Central High School student who was involved in an altercation with another student at school has died as a result of injuries he sustained. Johnquaries (john-kware-e-us) Smith passed away Tuesday morning. Natchitoches Police Captain Brad Walker says the incident happened Monday afternoon…:
CUT 13 (08) “him his life”
The suspect will now be charged with manslaughter in this case.

06:45 Sportscast August 27th, 2014

The Saints roster now stands at 75 after cutting eight players yesterday. The most high profile cut was linebacker Victor Butler. The former Dallas Cowboy was signed in 2013 by the Saints to be a starter, but he never played because of two separate injuries. Coach Sean Payton says its an unfortunate situation…:
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The Saints final preseason game is tomorrow night at home against Baltimore.

Quarterback Drew Brees welcomed his first baby girl into the world on Monday, but he isn’t announcing the name just yet. This is child #4 for Drew and Brittany and the QB says he doesn’t think they will have any more kids after this…:
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In the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans announce they’ve signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract. During his career, 12 seasons long, Salmons has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Salmons is 6’6 and has appeared in 874 games with 429 starts first with Philadelphia then Sacramento, some time in Chicago, Milwaukee and most recently Toronto.

This information from the Houston Texans…the game between NO. 13 LSU and No. 14 Wisconsin Saturday in NRG stadium is completely sold out. The Tigers and the Badgers will kick off at 8pm and you can watch it on ESPN if you’re not traveling to Houston.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette kicker Stephen Brauchle (broccoli) unexpectedly announced Tuesday he is planning to transfer. Coach Hudspeth said Hunter Stover will be the one who handles kicking duties for the season.

06:30 Newscast August 27th, 2014

The Department of Children and Family Services says they’ve collected more than $2 million dollars in casino winnings from parents who owe back child support. Deputy Assistant Secretary Lisa Andry says this is a huge milestone for the Casino Intercept Program which launched in September 2011…:
CUT 7 (10) “good thing”
Andry says a total of 2 million fifty two thousand dollars was taken from 1,526 non-custodial parents who owed back child support.

The US Marshal in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested the founder of Red Jacket Firearms — again. This time William Hayden, of the reality show Sons of Guns, is facing a charge of aggravated rape of a 12-year-old. Hayden was arrested for molestation of a juvenile earlier this month and TMZ reported the suspect said the accusations were coming from a bitter ex-girlfriend. The matter is under investigation.

The American Heart Association has released a statement saying the use of electronic cigarettes may help some people quit smoking. The recommendation is for the use of e-cigarettes as a last resort with several notes of caution. Associate Dean for Research at LSU, Dr. Ed Trapido, says he’ll go along with that for now…:
CUT 4 (09) “that statement”
He says much more research needs to be done on the affects of e-cigarettes.

Lone Star Sports and Entertainment officials announce the tickets for Saturday’s game between NO. 13 LSU and NO. 14 Wisconsin in NRG Stadium have all been sold. The Tigers and Badgers will kick off at 8pm Central and you can watch the game on ESPN.

AM Newscall August 27, 2014

The American Heart Association has released a statement saying the use of electronic cigarettes may help some people quit smoking. Eric Gill reports…

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The Department of Children and Family Services says they’ve collected more than $2 million dollars in casino winnings from deadbeat parents. Jeff Palermo has that…:

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An 18-year-old Natchitoches Central High School student has died as a result of injuries sustained after an altercation with another student during school. Eric Gill has the story…

Cut 3 Audio  (29) “reporting”

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The American Heart Association has released a statement saying the use of electronic cigarettes may help some people quit smoking. The recommendation is for the use of e-cigarettes as a last resort with several notes of caution. Associate Dean for Research at LSU, Dr. Ed Trapido, says he’ll go along with that for now…

Cut 4  (09)  “that statement”

The recommendation was written by a group of scientists, physicians, and researchers after studying the latest information available on e-cigarettes. It’s emphasized that e-cigarettes should be used as a last resort to help quit smoking. Trapido says there are several proven cessation methods that one should try first…

Cut 5  (13)  “cigarette dependence”

The group’s statement admits that much more research needs to be done as there is a lack of knowledge on the long-term health impact of e-cigarettes. Although he agrees with the AHA statement, Trapido says there is concern in the public health community…

Cut 6 (08)  “evidence to that”

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The Department of Children and Family Services says they’ve collected more than $2 million dollars in casino winnings from parents who owe back child support. Deputy Assistant Secretary Lisa Andry says this is a huge milestone for the Casino Intercept Program which launched in September 2011…:

CUT 7 (10) “good thing”

Andry says each collection made, whether large or small, is proof that this program is an essential tool for collecting what is owed to Louisiana’s children…:

CUT 8 (06)   “very long time”

Andry says a total of 2 million fifty two thousand dollars was taken from 1,526 non-custodial parents who owed back child support. She says when someone wins over 1200, the casino has to cross check the winner with people who owe money in the DCFS database…:

CUT 9 (05)  “at that time”

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The Louisiana Attorney General’s office says a Marrero woman faces more than 200 years in prison on charges related to child sex trafficking. 38-year-old Candice Caulfield was arrested on several charges including trafficking of children for sexual purposes and enticing persons into prostitution. Spokesman David Ferris says the AG’s office is hub for the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Taskforce…

cut 10 (11)  “trafficking, as well”

The investigation into Caulfield began after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Ferris says “NiCMEC” is kind of the 9-1-1 for the internet…

cut 11 (09)  “to NiCMEC” 

Caulfield, who also goes by the alias Candye Perrin, was booked into the Jefferson Parish Prison. Ferris says when most people think of human trafficking, they think of it only happening in a third-world country outside of the United States. He says the reality is that it’s also happening right underneath our noses…

cut 12 (11) “advantage of them”

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The 18-year-old Natchitoches Central High School student who was involved in an altercation with another student at school has died as a result of injuries he sustained. Johnquaries (john-kware-e-us) Smith passed away Tuesday morning. Natchitoches Police Captain Brad Walker says the incident happened Monday afternoon…

Cut 13 (08)  “him his life”

He says Smith was punched by a 16-year-old male and hit his head on the concrete suffering injuries which ultimately cost him his life. Walker says rumors that this was a gang fight are not true. In fact, he says it wasn’t a fight at all…

Cut 14 (07)  “of course, was not”

He says they’ve classified the incident as a battery that has unfortunately turned into a homicide. Walker says the suspect was originally booked into the Ware Detention Center on second degree battery charges…(The suspect will now be charged with manslaughter in this case.)

Cut 15  (07)   “with manslaughter”

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The Saints roster now stands at 75 after cutting eight players yesterday. The most high profile cut was linebacker Victor Butler. The former Dallas Cowboy was signed in 2013 by the Saints to be a starter, but he never played because of two separate injuries. Coach Sean Payton says its an unfortunate situation

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The Saints final preseason game is Thursday night at home against Baltimore. Several jobs are on the line, including at kicker, where Derek Dimke and Shayne Graham have been battling. Payton says it’s a tough choice, because both are good enough to kick in the NFL…

Cut 17  (15)   “made a decision”

There’s also been a position battle for starting center between Jonathan Goodwin and Tim Lelito. Based on playing time in the last preseason game, it appears Goodwin will be the starting center, but Payton is not ready to make that announcement

Cut 18 (16)  “position flexibility”

17:30 Newscast August 26, 2014

The 18-year-old Natchitoches Central High School student who was involved in an altercation with another student at school has died as a result of injuries he sustained. Johnquaries Smith passed away Tuesday morning. Natchitoches Police Captain Brad Walker says the incident happened Monday afternoon…

cut 23 (08) “him his life”

The 16-year-old suspect will now be charged with manslaughter.

The Department of Children and Family Services says they’ve collected more than $2 million dollars in casino winnings from parents who owe back child support. Deputy Assistant Secretary Lisa Andry says this is a huge milestone for the Casino Intercept Program which launched in September 2011…

cut 7 (10) “good thing”

She says winnings were taken from over 15-hundred non-custodial parents who owed back child support.

According to the personal finance magazine Kiplinger, Louisiana is the third most tax friendly state in the nation. Senior Associate Editor Sandy Block says their rankings were based on rates for income, sales and gas taxes. She says our gas tax is well below average at 20 cents a gallon. Block says as a result, Louisiana is a very tax friendly place for retirees…

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Block says the most tax friendly state is Delaware followed by Wyoming, then Mississippi and Alabama are ranked just below Louisiana.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is the father of a new baby girl. Brees says his wife Brittany gave birth to their fourth child and first girl last night. Brees believes this will be the last addition to their immediate family…

cut 14 (10) “(laughter)”

Brees says mom and baby are doing great.

LRN Sportscast 16:45 August 26

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees was back at practice today, one day after his wife gave birth to their fourth child. It’s the first girl for Drew and Brittany Brees and they are holding off on announcing the girl’s name until its officially on the birth certificate. Brees also says this will likely be the last addition to their immediate family….
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The family’s first girl will be a little sister to brothers Baylen, Bowen and Callen.

Saints Coach Sean Payton said today that outside linebacker Victor Butler has been released. Butler was signed by the Black and Gold during the 2013 offseason and he was expected to be a starter. But Butler never played a down for New Orleans, because of injuries. The Saints wrap up the preseason on Thursday night at home against Baltimore.

LSU Football Coach Les Miles is not letting the cat out of the bag as far as who will be the starting quarterback. Miles says Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings will both play this Saturday against Wisconsin, but the team will not know who the starter is until Thursday. The head coach also says he doesn’t anticipate the battle for starting Q-B to be a distraction for his team….
cut 18 (19) “….that’s the reason why”

Louisiana Tech Head Coach Skip Holtz has made a determination on who will start the Bulldogs season opener against Oklahoma. It will be Iowa transfer Cody Sokol, who will make his first collegiate start at quarterback on the Division One-A level.

16:30 08-26-14

The Houma Police Department is the latest law enforcement agency in Louisiana that will use body cameras. Chief Todd Duplantis says the Terrebonne Parish Council has purchased 84 cameras that will be equipped to an officers’ uniform. He says it should be a great benefit to the department.
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Not to mention the help the help it will be to prosecutors in court cases.

A Marrerro woman has been arrested on charges related to child trafficking for sexual purposes, and other serious sex crimes. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says the woman is 38 year-old Candice Caulfield, and with all of the charges against her, she faces a combined total of more than 200 years in prison.

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The personal finance magazine Kiplinger has named Louisiana the 3rd most tax-friendly state in the nation, resulting from low gas taxes, and property taxes…
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That’s Kiplinger Senior Associate Editor Sandy Block, who adds Louisiana is a very tax friendly place for retirees.

The announcement made today about Drew Brees’ wife Brittany giving birth to a baby girl has the Saints QB very excited. But he’s not the only one. His three other kids are really happy about the way things turned out…
cut 13 (13) Q: “got their wish”
And mom and little girl are doing fine. And the proud poppa even tweeted a picture.