Louisiana leads nation in native-born residents
Posted on 8/21/2014 8:40:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
According to data published by the New York Times, Louisiana has the most native-born residents in the country. The newspaper indicates they found nearly four out of five Louisiana citizens were born in Louisiana. 
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Candidates qualify for 6th Congressional District
Posted on 8/20/2014 5:54:00 PM.
Eight candidates have qualified so far for the soon to be vacated 6th Congressional District seat.  This race is highlighted by Democratic former governor Edwin Edwards and Republicans Dan Claitor, Paul Dietzel, and Garret Graves.  
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EBR authorities release image of vehicle involved in fatal shooting of 7-year-old
Posted on 8/20/2014 5:40:00 PM.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has released a picture of the vehicle that was involved in last weekend's fatal shooting of a seven-year-old boy in Baton Rouge. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says surveillance video from a nearby residence captured a light-colored, four-door sedan in the area when a shot was fired into another vehicle, killing Terrez Coleman.
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Cassidy and Landrieu join US Senate race
Posted on 8/20/2014 12:55:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Incumbent US Senator Mary Landrieu and her main challenger, Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, have officially signed up for the Senate race in the November 4th election. Today was the first day of qualifying which runs through Friday. Landrieu, who has held the office for 18 years, says this campaign is about leadership.
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White: Common Core plans to move forward
Posted on 8/20/2014 12:43:00 PM.
State education superintendent John White says public schools are moving forward with Common Core education standards after a judge lifts the Jindal administration's suspension of contracts for the tests tied to Common Core. White says it's time that we focus on the welfare of the student.
 
"Everyday we take attention away from the classroom and we keep it in the courtroom, is a day of opportunity lost for the young people of Louisiana," White said. 

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On first day of qualifying, analyst says voter turnout will decide US Senate race
Posted on 8/20/2014 2:07:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The three day qualifying period for the November election begins today. The "big one" of course is the US Senate race between major players the incumbent Dem. Mary Landrieu and Rep. challenger Bill Cassidy. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says this race has been seesawing back and forth and that will continue.
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