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March 21, 2019 - 7:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will borrow $185 million in April to finance highly sought roadwork across the state, ranging from the widening of Interstate 10 in the capital city to a new Interstate 20 access for Barksdale Air Force Base. The Bond Commission, a panel of statewide elected...
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March 21, 2019 - 7:30 pm
(WWL.com) - The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association has gathered for it’s annual gathering in Lake Charles with the industry showing some signs of life in the Gulf of Mexico and Haynesville Shale. President Gifford Briggs says rig activity in the Gulf has doubled since the 2016 downturn, which should...
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March 21, 2019 - 7:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NBA star David West is not entitled to a nearly $1.5 million award stemming from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court has ruled. Court records show West submitted a claim under the terms of a settlement BP entered after the spill to avoid prolonged...
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Chris Miller
March 21, 2019 - 5:52 pm
The New Orleans Police Department's internal affairs division, the Public Integrity Bureau, is leading an investigation into the events surrounding Thursday night's attempted stop of a reported stolen vehicle that ended in a fiery and deadly crash. "Through further investigation, we have gathered...
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USA Today
The Saints are reportedly close to signing tight end Jared Cook, which would fill a huge need on the team. Speaking of HUGE, Cook is 6ft5, 254 lbs. and is coming off a career year with the Raiders in which he caught 68 passes for 896 yards with 6 TDs. Silver & Black beat writer Michael Gehlken...
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USA Today
The Saints are signing another former Minnesota Vikings player. After inking RB Latavius Murray and C/G Nick Easton, defensive back Marcus Sherels is the latest former Viking to join the Black & Gold. He started his career in 2010, undrafted out of Minnesota and grew into one of the NFL’s best...
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USA Today
Steve Geller
March 21, 2019 - 4:38 pm
LSU is the 3 seed in the East Region and will face #6 Maryland in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday after the Terrapins took down Belmont 99-99. The Tigers' trend of getting off to fast starts then struggling down the stretch continued in their win over Yale. The Bayou Bengals jumped...
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Chris Miller
March 21, 2019 - 2:34 pm
The French Quarter Festival today announced final details of this year's spring fling. The April 11-14 event will bring a record number of debut acts among its 1,700 Louisiana musicians, organizers said. "This year we’re shaking things up with a new stage, more headliners, and recycling," said...
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USA TODAY
March 21, 2019 - 2:07 pm
Third-seeded LSU has advanced in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament, holding off upset-minded Yale 79-74. The Tigers led 45-29 at halftime and pushed the edge to as many as 18 points before the Bulldogs rallied down the stretch with a barrage of 3-pointers. But LSU made enough free throws to...
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