12:30 Newscast July 23, 2014

A school administrator in Baton Rouge is accused of sexting a former teen student. Michelle Southern has that…

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A report from the American Gaming Association ranks Louisiana fourth for its number of casino jobs. The group says the state’s 19 casinos employ 15,706 people on a permanent basis.

State Police detectives are investigation a shooting that involved a Calasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputy. LSP Sergeant James Anderson says the shooting happened last night as a sheriff’s deputy was attempting to perform a traffic stop on a 33-year-old woman for Sulphur, who was not cooperating…

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office says the driver, Evelyn Dargin, was taken to a local hospital and her condition is unknown. She faces numerous charges, including attempted first degree murder of a police officer.

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David LaCerte will host a town hall meeting with veterans in Houma today. The purpose of the meeting is to allow veterans to share their experiences with the VA healthcare system. The meeting will start at 6PM.

11:30 Newscast July 23, 2014

Governor Jindal’s legal counsel is confident they’ll prevail in a lawsuit that claims the Jindal administration overstepped its legal authority to halt the implementation of Common Core.  Matthew Doyle has more…

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The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David LaCerte is hosting a town hall meeting in Houma today.  The purpose of the meeting is to allow veterans to share experiences they’ve had with the VA healthcare system.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says an assistant principal of a middle school is accused of exchanging nude pictures with a 15-year-old former student.  Corporal L’Jean McKneely says 42-year-old Edwin Chastang, who works as an administrator at Southeast Middle in Baton Rouge, was named the suspect.  He says the mother of the girl contacted police about the crime and an official investigation was launched…

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Chastang is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer aided solicitation of a minor.

A federal judge has sentenced a Shreveport pastor to six-and-a-half years in prison for taking minors across state lines and having sex with them.  US Attorney Stephanie Finley says 54-year-old Andrea Lewis, pastor of Act on Faith Ministries, used church choir trips and other church related business to cover up the sexual abuse.  She says Lewis violated not only his oath as a minister, but also the trust of parents and these young children…

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Lewis was also sentenced to three years supervised release and must register as a sex offender.

Louisiana State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting in Calcasieu Parish.  CPSO spokeswoman Kim Myers says one of their deputies fired and struck a woman who was approaching him at high speed in her vehicle.  The woman’s condition is unknown, but she has been arrested on several charges including attempted first degree murder of a police officer.

 

 

11:40 Sportscast July 23rd

We are 38 days away from the first Saturday in college football. On that day, the preseason favorites in the Sun Belt, the Ragin Cajuns will host Southern, who is expected to win the SWAC West Division. When these two teams met in 2009, 41-thousand attended the game at Cajun Field. UL Lafayette Head Coach Mark Hudspeth is expecting a bigger crowd this time…
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The Southland Conference Media Days are being held in Lake Charles today. According to a poll of the league’s coaches and sports information directors, Southeastern Louisiana is expected to finish the league. McNeese State finished second in the polls.

Most of the Saints players will arrive today at the team’s training camp facility in West Virginia. They are required to report tomorrow and the first practice is set for Friday. Two players have been added to the roster. Nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson. Ezell played at the University of Pittsburgh, while Thompson is an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers.

Today, Quarterback Drew Brees is serving as a honorary mayor for Comfort, Texas, as a part of a promotion with Wrangler Jeans. Brees has told reports that he’s excited the Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham have agreed to a long-term contract.

Some sad news to report out of the NFL,…former Cowboys fullback Robert Newhouse has passed away. Newhouse had been battling cancer and died at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota at the age of 64. Newhouse rushed for nearly five thousand yards and 31 touchdowns and helped the Cowboys win Super Bowl 10.

In Major League Baseball Action…former Ragin Cajuns star Jonathan Lucroy hit two home runs to help the Brewers beat the Reds four to three. Lucroy’s second home run was in walk-off fashion.

Former LSU Tiger Aaron Hill drove three runs last night as the Diamondbacks beat the Tigers five to four.

And the Pelicans Anthony Davis he’s excited about the acquisition of Omer Asik. Davis says As\ik will help his game a lot, because he likes playing power forward instead of center.

10:30 Newscast July 23, 2014

The governor’s office has responded to the latest legal action over the Common Core debate. A lawsuit filed yesterday claims Governor Bobby Jindal overstepped his authority when he canceled the testing contract for Common Core. Jindal’s legal counsel, Jimmy Faircloth, says the suit has no legal merit…

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The lawsuit is seeking to reverse the Jindal administration’s decision to use the Division of Administration to cancel a vendor contract to supply Common Core testing.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says an assistant principal of a middle school is accused of exchanging nude photos with a 15-year-old former student. Corporal L’Jean McKneely says the victim’s mother contacted police after finding her daughter’s facebook account…

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McKneely says 42-year-old Edwin Chastang, who works as an administrator at Southeast Middle in Baton Rouge, was named the suspect. He is charged with computer aided solicitation of a minor and indecent behavior with a juvenile.

According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Louisiana ranks number 47 in the nation for overall well-being of children. Michelle Southern has that…

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A 40 year prison sentence has been given to a Bossier City man accused of killing his estranged wife and discarding her remains last November. In a plea deal, Robert Bond plead guilty of manslaughter instead of going to trial on second degree murder charges in the death of 46-year-old Annie Bond. Bossier Parish District Attorney Schuyler Marvin says he and the family are glad that this has come to a conclusion. Marvin says he’s happy this case was resolved so quickly and cannot praise the work of local law enforcement enough…

cut 8 (14) “of the police”

Robert Bond received the maximum sentence for a manslaughter charge.

09:30 Newscast, July 23, 2014

According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Louisiana ranks No. 47 in the nation for overall well-being of children. The report was published in the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data book and study co-author Laura Speer says one of the big factors hurting Louisiana’s score is the fact that we have one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation:
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She also says Louisiana continues to get poor marks in education as we lag the nation in 4th and 8th grade reading and math scores and also has a poor graduation rate.

The Monroe City Council has passed a resolution that would allow a grant application that city officials believe can help the airport get direct flights to Denver. The report says Monroe is offering United Airlines $100,000 from the mayor’s economic development fund.

Governor Jindal’s legal counsel is confident they’ll prevail in a lawsuit that claims the Administration overstepped its legal authority to halt the implementation of Common Core. A collection of concerned parents and teachers were behind this latest filing. The suit claims the governor can’t dictate education policy. But attorney jimmy Faircloth says allegations the Jindal misused his authority are unfounded…:
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He says the suit has no legal basis.

A federal judge has sentenced a Shreveport pastor to six-and-a-half years in prison for taking minors across state lines and having sex with them. 54-year-old Andrea (Andre) Lewis, pastor of Act on Faith Ministries, was found guilty of three federal sex crimes in May. Evidence in the case showed Lewis transported at least three minors to and from Texas to have sex with them. US Attorney Stephanie Finley says the young girls were very brave in coming forward and sharing their stories…:
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Lewis is also sentenced to three years supervised release and must register as a sex offender.

08:30 Newscast July 23, 2014

The governor’s office has responded to the latest legal action over the Common Core debate. A lawsuit filed yesterday claims Governor Bobby Jindal overstepped his authority when he canceled the testing contract for Common Core. Jindal’s legal counsel is Jimmy Faircloth…:
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A collection of concerned parents and teachers were behind this latest filing.

A middle school administrator is under arrest amid allegations he was exchanging naked pictures with a teenage girl over Facebook. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office says 42-year-old Edwin Chastang of Baker was arrested and charged with computer aided solicitation of a minor. The suspect is the vice principal of Southeast Middle School in Baton Rouge and the 15-year-old victim had previously went to that school.

The man accused in the Bourbon Street shooting is due to appear today in court before a judge in New Orleans. Trung Le is being held without bond for one charge of first-degree murder and has a total of $4.5 million dollars bond for nine counts of attempted first degree murder. New Orleans Police continue to search for a second gunman and urge anyone with information on this person to contact Crimestoppers.

A 40 year prison sentence has been given to a Bossier City man accused of killing his estranged wife and discarding her remains last November. Eric Gill has more…:
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A federal judge has sentenced a Shreveport pastor to six-and-a-half years in prison for taking minors across state lines and having sex with them. 54-year-old Andrea (Andre) Lewis, pastor of Act on Faith Ministries, was found guilty of three federal sex crimes in May. US Attorney Stephanie Finley says Lewis used his status as pastor to coerce young female church members to have sex with him…:
CUT 13 (05) “young women”
Lewis used church choir trips and other church related business to cover up the sexual abuse.

07:30 Newscast July 23rd, 2014

Governor Jindal’s legal counsel is confident they’ll prevail in a lawsuit that claims the Jindal adminitration overstepped its legal authority to halt the implementation of Common Core. Matthew Doyle has the story…
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Louisiana State Police has been called to investigate an officer involved shooting out of Calcasieu Parish. CPSO spokeswoman Kim Myers says one of their deputy’s fired and struck a woman who was approaching him at high speed in her vehicle. The woman’s condition is unknown but she has been arrested on many charges including attempted first degree murder of a police officer.

A 40 year prison sentence has been given to a Bossier City man accused of killing his estranged wife and discarding her remains last November. In a plea deal, Robert Bond plead guilty to manslaughter instead of going to trial on second-degree murder charges. Bossier Parish District Attorney Schuyler Marvin says his office is happy with the sentence…
CUT 7 (13) “justice was served”
46-year-old Annie Bond’s charred remains were found in northern Webster Parish on November 18th.

According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Louisiana ranks No. 47 in the nation for overall well-being of children. The report was published in the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data book. Study co-author Laura Speer says Louisiana lags the nation in 4th and 8th grade reading and math scores and also has a poor graduation rate. She says the lowest ranking in their report is for family and community where Louisiana ranked 48th overall…:
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Speer says Louisiana’s best ranking was at No. 42 and that was in the health category with indicators including percentage of low-birth weight babies and percentage of children without health insurance.

06:45 Sportscast July 23, 2014

At Sun Belt Media Day yesterday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, Ragin Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth answered questions about being the preseason favorite to win the conference. He says he’s already told his players be prepared to receive every team’s best effort…:
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The Cajuns begin their season August 30th against Southern.

ULM’s season will get underway Thursday August 28th, with a home game against A-C-C member Wake Forecast. The Warhawks will also travel to three SEC schools, LSU, Kentucky and Texas A-and-M. Head Coach Todd Berry says the Sun Belt schedule will also be tough…:
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The Warhawks are picked to finish fifth in the Sun Belt.

The LSU freshman football player who injured his arm this week in the school’s weight room might not be able to play this season according to reports. Assistant editor of Tiger Rag magazine, Robert Stewart, says based on what they’ve been able to gather — defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao (Lay-ah-lah-ee-mahta-fow), punched a window at the LSU football facility…:
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Stewart says the six foot, 300 pound defensive tackle has a long road of recovery ahead. No word on what lead to the punching of the window.

The Saints signed a two undrafted rookies Tuesday. Linebacker Marcus Thompson and nose tackle Tyrone Ezell are on the team’s training camp roster. Thompson is from Rutgers and had 5.5 sacks last season. Ezell started 12 games and was a captain at the University of Pittsburgh last season. Meanwhile, nose tackle John Jenkins has been placed on the physically unable to perform list. Jenkins reportedly had surgery on his pectoral muscle.

The 2014 Southland Conference Football Media Day gets underway this morning at the L’auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles. We’ll hear from our Louisiana coaches and players at Nicholls State, Northwestern St., Southeastern and McNeese. Also as part of the day’s events, the 2014 Southland Football Preseason Polls will be released this morning.

06:30 Newscast July 23rd, 2014

The governor’s office has responded to the latest legal action over the Common Core debate. A lawsuit filed yesterday claims Governor Bobby Jindal overstepped his authority when he canceled the testing contract for Common Core. Jindal’s legal counsel, Jimmy Faircloth, says the suit has no legal basis…:
CUT 10 (09) “real legal bias”
The lawsuit is seeking to reverse the Jindal administration’s decision to use the Division of Administration to cancel a vendor contract to supply Common Core testing.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office says a middle school administrator is under arrest amid allegations he was exchanging naked pictures with a teenage girl over Facebook. They say 42-year-old Edwin Chastang of Baker was arrested and charged with computer aided solicitation of a minor. The suspect is the vice principal of Southeast Middle School in Baton Rouge and the 15-year-old victim had recently went there.

According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Louisiana ranks No. 47 in the nation for overall well-being of children. The report was published in the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data book and study co-author Laura Speer says they took into account economic status, education, health, family and community…:
CUT 4 (09) “education domain”
She says another factor hurting Louisiana’s score is the fact that we have one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation.

Gulf Shores Police say they have found the body of the teenager from Ponchatoula who went missing in choppy surf on the Alabama coast last weekend. They say 17-year-old Chaston Brown was last seen around 4pm on Sunday and his body was recovered around 2pm yesterday near East Gulf Place.

AM Newscall July 23, 2014

According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Louisiana ranks No. 47 in the nation for overall well-being of children. Michelle Southern has that…:

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A 40 year prison sentence has been given to a Bossier City man accused of killing his estranged wife and discarding her remains last November. Eric Gill has more…

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Governor Jindal’s legal counsel is confident they’ll prevail in a lawsuit that claims the Jindal adminitration overstepped its legal authority to halt the implementation of Common Core. Matthew Doyle has the story…

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According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Louisiana ranks No. 47 in the nation for overall well-being of children. The report was published in the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data book and study co-author Laura Speer says they took into account economic status, education, health, family and community…:

Cut 4  (09)  “education domain”

Speer says Louisiana lags the nation in 4th and 8th grade reading and math scores and also has a poor graduation rate. She says they found that 28% of students don’t graduate on time compared to the national rate of 19%. Speer says the lowest ranking in their report is for family and community where Louisiana ranked 48th overall…:

Cut 5  (10)  “two parents working”

Speer says Louisiana’s best ranking was at No. 42 and that was in the health category with indicators including percentage of low-birth weight babies and percentage of children without health insurance. She says another factor hurting Louisiana’s score is the fact that we have one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation.

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A 40 year prison sentence has been given to a Bossier City man accused of killing his estranged wife and discarding her remains last November. In a plea deal, Robert Bond plead guilty to manslaughter instead of going to trial on second-degree murder charges. Bossier Parish District Attorney Schuyler Marvin says his office is happy with the sentence…

CUT 7 (13)   “justice was served”

46-year-old Annie Bond’s charred remains were found in northern Webster Parish on November 18th. Mr. Bond received the maximum sentence for a manslaughter charge. Marvin says one of Robert and Annie’s sons, Alex, spoke at the sentencing hearing. He says the young man’s speech to the judge was touching…

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Robert Bond spoke at his sentencing hearing and asked the 60 or so family members in attendance to forgive him for what he’d done. Marvin says he and the family are glad this has come to a conclusion. He says he’s happy that this case was resolved so quickly and cannot praise the work of local law enforcement enough…

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The governor’s office has responded to the latest legal action over the Common Core debate. A lawsuit filed yesterday claims Governor Bobby Jindal overstepped his authority when he canceled the testing contract for Common Core. Jindal’s legal counsel, Jimmy Faircloth, says the suit has no legal basis…

cut 10 (09)  “real legal basis”

A collection of concerned parents and teachers were behind this latest filing. The suit claims the governor does not have the constitutional authority to dictate education policy. But Faircloth says there is no question as to whether Jindal has the authority to influence policy in this case…

cut 11 (13)  “subject matters”

The lawsuit is seeking to reverse the Jindal administration’s decision to use the Division of Administration to cancel a vendor contract to supply Common Core testing. Faircloth says allegations the Jindal misused his authority are unfounded…

cut 12 (07)  “doing here”
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A federal judge has sentenced a Shreveport pastor to six-and-a-half years in prison for taking minors across state lines and having sex with them. 54-year-old Andrea (Andre) Lewis, pastor of Act on Faith Ministries, was found guilty of three federal sex crimes in May. US Attorney Stephanie Finley says Lewis used his status as pastor to coerce young female church members to have sex with him…

Cut 13 (05) “young women”

Evidence in the case showed Lewis transported at least three minors to and from Texas to have sex with them. The events happened between 1994 and 2000. Finley says the young girls were very brave in coming forward and sharing their stories…

Cut 14 Audio  (11)  “them sexually”

Lewis used church choir trips and other church related business to cover up the sexual abuse. He was also sentenced to three years supervised release and must register as a sex offender. Finley says Lewis violated not only his oath as a minister, but also the trust of parents and these young children…

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At Sun Belt Media Day, Ragin Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth answered questions about being the preseason favorite to win the conference. Hudspeth says he’s already told his players be prepared to receive every team’s best effort

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The Cajuns begin their season August 30th against Southern. Hudspeth expects over 40-thousand fans for the season opener at Cajun Field

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ULM’s season will get underway Thursday August 28th, with a home game against A-C-C member Wake Forecast. The Warhawks will also travel to three SEC schools, LSU, Kentucky and Texas A-and-M. Head Coach Todd Berry says the Sun Belt schedule will also be tough…

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The Warhawks are picked to finish fifth in the Sun Belt, but Berry says they can surprise some people if they can stay healthy…

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