News for Tuesday 111015
By Dave Graichen
The Associated Press is reporting that the lawyer for the man who was gunned down allegedly by Marksville City Marshals when his 6-year-old child was killed, had his hands up and posed no threat. The report indicates the lawyer says the body cam evidence shows it. Bond was set at one million dollars for both Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. on changes of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.
Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter went toe to toe during an hour long debate at the Baton Rouge Press Club. The two candidates for governor made the case on why they should be elected November 21st. Edwards says if elected, he will govern in a way that is bi-partisan and that reaches out to everyone across the state. Edwards says as governor, he will be the leader that puts Louisiana first. He says after 8 years of Governor Jindal’s failed leadership and disastrous polities, it’s time for a change. Vitter says he and Edwards have starkly different voting records and will take the state in opposite directions.
The first televised debate between gubernatorial candidates Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter will air tonight on LPB stations around the state. The debate will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. U-L Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross predicts the candidates will be aggressive, especially because of recent attack ads.
Monday, State Police honored the four people who rendered aid to Trooper Steven Vincent while he was critically wounded during a traffic stop in August. Vincent was shot and killed while trying to assist a motorist with his vehicle. Master Trooper Brooks David says the actions of these men were over and above what anyone would have expected. One being recognized is Robert LeDoux who subdued the alleged shooter, 54-year-old Kevin Daigle, and held him until officers arrived.
Governor Bobby Jindal once again fell short of making the main stage for Tonight’s Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jindal will join New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum in a one hour 2nd tier debate that will air at 6pm on the Fox Business Network. This is the fourth televised debate among Republican presidential hopefuls and the fourth time Jindal has failed to qualify for the main event.
Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel says the movie theater where a man opened fire on a crowd of people in July, will open its doors for the first time since the shootings in 9 days. On July 23rd, a crazed man shot and killed two women and injured several others at the Grand 16 shortly after a film had started. Durel says this is a symbolic development. Durel says The Grand Theater will open on November 19th at 7pm.
The city of Hammond says its police chief, Roddy Devall, has been removed from his position as the result of a pending disciplinary matter. A letter cited the reasons for the firing were over civil service violations in a dispute over how the police department handled an officer’s arrest.
The new CFP rankings come out tonight and Jerry Palm with CBSsports.com believes there’s still a chance that LSU will be one of four teams to make it to the College Football Playoff, even after the loss to Alabama. He says having one loss doesn’t automatically mean you don’t make the playoffs and he doesn’t think that all of the teams will be undefeated anyway. LSU still has to play and win against Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M to stay alive.
LSU running back Leonard Fournette is not discouraged and gives credit to Alabama for holding him to 31 yards in Saturday’s loss to Alabama. Fournette says it was obvious from the beginning of the game, the Crimson Tide were going to do all they could to stop him. Fournette says the team needs to move past this one and look forward to Saturday’s contest at home against Arkansas.
LSU star running back Leonard Fournette’s used jersey that was allowed to be auctioned off following the displaced South Carolina game to benefit flood victims, went for a whopping $101,000. The high bidder’s user name on the auction website is Coach.