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Jindal appointee under attack

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There was quite a showdown at the State Capitol today as lawmakers decide whether to give the stamp of approval to one of Governor Jindal's big appointees.   It was a heated ordeal with lawmakers calling the appointee dishonest.   Our Jim Shannon breaks it down blow-by-blow at 6 pm.

A Baton Rouge woman has a warning tonight about what happened when she went into her child's daycare.  She tells you just how fast it can happen to you.  WAFB's newest member of the team, LSU graduate Kelsey Davis, has the story at 5pm.

A Louisiana teenager is accused of raping a 5-year-old.  Read about it now by clicking here.

As some electric company customers are looking at their new bills in shock from the near record heat, Entergy is building something just West of New Orleans which it says will cut costs.  Find out what it is, at 6pm.

In a sudden and surprise move the Obama administration is opening the spigots in America's Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserve. One of the sites is just outside Plaquemine. Altogether the administrations is releasing 4.5 billion gallons of gasoline. The announcement sent prices tumbling on the Mercantile exchange - down $4.39 to 91 dollars a barrel.

On the stock market, Dow Jones Industrials fell 60 points led by energy stocks.

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