Lawsuit filed to challenge abortion law
Posted on 8/22/2014 5:30:00 PM.
A state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital goes into a effect next Monday, but the Center for Reproductive Rights has filed lawsuit in federal court challenging the law.

Center For Reproductive Rights, Julie Rikelman, Louisiana Right to Life, Ben Clapper

McAllister officially joins 5th District Race
Posted on 8/22/2014 12:36:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Today is the final day to qualify for the November 4th election and first in line was 5th Congressional District Rep. Vance McAllister. The Congressman came under fire earlier this year for being caught on tape kissing a married woman at his office and Governor Bobby Jindal called for his resignation.
vance mcallister, ralph abraham, 5th congressional district

Maness enters US Senate race
Posted on 8/22/2014 12:31:00 PM.
On the final day to qualify for the US Senate race, republican and retired air force colonel, Rob Maness, signed up at the Secretary of State's office so his name will appear on the November fourth ballot.
Rob Maness, US Senate, Mary Landrieu, Bill Cassidy

Sweltering weekend ahead
Posted on 8/22/2014 11:35:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Get ready for the hottest weekend of the year. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there is a large ridge of high pressure setting up across the central United States which is limiting thunderstorm activity, and driving up the temperatures.
weather, hot, heat, heat index, barry keim

Election qualifying ends today
Posted on 8/22/2014 5:16:00 AM.
Today is the final day of qualifying for the upcoming November elections.  So far, no surprises have popped up during the qualifying period.
November elections, Pearson Cross, election qualifying, November 4th

Lawmakers travel to Oklahoma to learn about steps taken to replace Common Core
Posted on 8/22/2014 3:07:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A Delegation of anti-Common Core state lawmakers are headed to Oklahoma today to hear how leaders there were able to successfully repeal the education standards. Among them will be Lake Charles Rep. Brett Geymann who says they'll be meeting with legislators who passed bills that reassert state control over standards and tests.
brett geymann, common core

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