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LSU football
USA Today
Steve Geller
January 11, 2020 - 10:58 am
There is no game on the final Saturday of the college football season. Instead it’s media day for College Football’s National Championship between LSU and Clemson that kickoffs Monday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Clemson’s defense comes into the title game giving up 11 points per contest, which...
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Lights On!
Courtesy Entergy
Thomas Perumean
January 11, 2020 - 10:24 am
Spot showers are all that's left of a strong Gulf storm that moved through the region this morning. The storm knocked out power to more than 11-thousand Entergy customers at its peak. That outage was between I-10 and the river and fanned out along Causeway Boulevard. Entergy was ready with 1700...
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Severe Weather
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 11, 2020 - 1:29 am
High winds, hail and some tornadoes are possible Saturday morning across Southeast Louisiana. "It appears that between 9:00am and noon a squall line will be racing through the region," WWL TV Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin said. "It'll be the squall line that has the potential to produce...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 10, 2020 - 9:14 pm
Residents of St. Charles Parish can now get on a list to prevent publishers or advertisers throwing newspapers in their yards. The new law is now in effect. "Members of the St. Charles Parish Council passed a no toss ordinance," according to a news release. "The ordinance... gave residents the...
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LSU arrives in New Orleans for CFP National Championship
Amos Morale III
January 10, 2020 - 6:47 pm
No. 1 LSU arrived in New Orleans Friday for its College Football Playoff national championship matchup with the No. 3 Clemson Tigers. The teams are set to face each other in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Monday, Jan. 13. RELATED: Jimmy Burrow, Joe's father tells Bobby Hebert College championship was...
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Bul Ajang
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Chris Miller
January 10, 2020 - 6:09 pm
Tulane Basketball player Bul Ajang has been kicked off the team after being arrested on rape charges, the Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate reports. According to the report, Ajang's accuser told investigators that the rape happened after a Sunday night out. The woman called 911 and then went to...
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JPSO says may have scammed clients in NOLA and Nashville
Thomas Perumean
January 10, 2020 - 4:25 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs have arrested a well known local-area interior designer after an elderly couple accused her of taking payments for work she never performed. Stacy McClellan, aka Stacy Ivasic, is reportedly facing additional fraud charges in Tennessee. According to the Times-Picayune/New...
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Wall Street
Jim Hanzo
January 10, 2020 - 3:54 pm
After two days of solid gains and some fresh closing highs, stocks fell slightly in the final session of the week. The Dow Jones Industrials lost 133 points, the Nasdaq Composite fell 24, and the S&P 500 eased 9. Oil futures fell modestly today. February crude lost 52 cents to settle at $59.04...
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New Orleans
Jim Hanzo
January 10, 2020 - 3:08 pm
The LSU/Clemson showdown in the Dome Monday night for the College Football Playoff National Championship is expected to bring a lot of money and attention to New Orleans and the state at large. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says events like these can generate tens and even hundreds of millions of...
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Chris Miller
January 10, 2020 - 2:15 pm
Take it as a sign of good luck: LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger welcomed a new grandson to the family Thursday. And the hospital had the perfect gift for him, and every other baby born there that day. Since it was January 9, and LSU plays Monday in the College Football Playoff...
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