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February 19, 2019 - 7:21 pm
James Moran | TigerRag.com Runs were tough to come by on a cold, misty night, and the first midweek game of the season fittingly came down to a battle of the bullpens. LSU’s crew of veteran arms didn’t blink. Matt Beck, Devin Fontenot and Todd Peterson locked Southeastern down for five scoreless...
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February 19, 2019 - 7:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican Party is objecting to Gov. John Bel Edwards' plans to hold a business summit Thursday, calling it a taxpayer-financed campaign event. The GOP suggests the Democratic governor has created the summit to bolster his bid for a second term in office...
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February 19, 2019 - 7:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana lawmaker with a competitive pistol shooting hobby can continue to receive free guns and ammunition and sponsorships from the firearms industry, with some conditions. The Louisiana Board of Ethics told Republican state Rep. Blake Miguez he can accept the products...
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February 19, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A missing 16-year-old was found, nude and incoherent, after her family received threatening text messages, and a registered sex offender and a man paroled after a manslaughter conviction have been arrested, Louisiana State Police said Tuesday. The girl had been missing for days...
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February 19, 2019 - 5:20 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say the mother of two toddlers found with bruises and cigarette burns has been arrested. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Capt. Jason Rivarde tells news outlets 24-year-old Courtney Simonson was booked Thursday with two counts of cruelty to a juvenile...
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February 19, 2019 - 4:40 pm
(WWL.com) Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed says the state is keeping a close eye on the criminal investigation into alleged hazing at the DKE fraternity at LSU that has so far resulted in 11 arrests. Reed noted that the Board of Regents will use details gleaned from that...
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USA TODAY
February 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm
(WWL.com) LSU now has the number 1 recruiting class for the 2020 season according to 247Sports. That comes on the back of an 11 recruit class that features nine four star commitments and the number one corner in high school. 247Sports writer Shea Dixon says class features seven of the best players...
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USA TODAY Sports
Steve Geller
February 19, 2019 - 2:55 pm
Offensive tackle Michael Ola’s season came to an end last season after the Saints placed him on injured reserve following a victory in Tamp Bay. The 30 year old suffered a high ankle sprain in week 14 the ended his season after appearing in 7 games, and is being brought back for depth on the o-line...
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Chris Miller
February 19, 2019 - 2:03 pm
There is enough tourism-generated money to go around, says New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell continues to spread her message that the city of New Orleans should get a greater share of tax dollars generated by tourism. Although state officials from the governor on...
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David Blake
February 19, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Serpas: Dangerous for media, public to jump to conclusions about police-involved shooting The investigation into the Canal Street shooting in which five innocent bystanders were wounded Sunday night remains in the early stages, but some people are already drawing negative conclusions about actions...
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