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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 11:18 am
The forecast for potential severe weather today has led to LSU pushing back the start of tonight's game at Alex Box Stadium. -- GAME TIME UPDATE -- First pitch for Game 1 vs. Florida has been pushed back to 8 p.m. CT at The Box! Gates will open at 6 p.m. • #GeauxTigers -- — LSU Baseball (@...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 10:32 am
The Atlanta Falcons are trying to be clever with the release of the 2019 NFL schedule, in a video posted to the team's Twitter. The video apes the opening sequence of HBO's Game of Thrones as NFL cities rise from the ground and the NFL mascots of various teams on the Falcons' schedule come into...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 18, 2019 - 9:42 am
Officials at LSU have hired Baton Rouge native and LSU alumnus Scott Woodward as athletics director. He has been serving in the same position for the last four years at Texas A&M University. The University says Woodward will be formally welcomed on Tuesday. "We are happy to welcome a fellow...
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Don Ames
April 18, 2019 - 9:15 am
Gas prices in metro New Orleans have been steadily increasing recently. But, a dramatic increase in the months ahead is not expected. AAA fuel analyst, Don Redman, says two factors are responsible for the latest increases. "A big issue right now is summertime-like demand for gasoline. And, this the...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 8:41 am
New Orleans is being praised as a good place to raise a family, and the reasons why may surprise you. The real estate web site Home.com has the city in its top ten, ranking sixth out of 50 U.S. cities. The criteria includes school quality and crime, something that usually works against us. "Some of...
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April 18, 2019 - 7:10 am
Jeff Palermo reporting LSU announces Joe Alleva is transitioning out of his role as athletic director to a new role as special assistant to the president for donor relations. Alleva has been the school’s A-D since 2008, but Tiger Rag Editor James Moran says he leaves as a widely unpopular figure. “...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 18, 2019 - 6:32 am
A line of severe weather is raking across Louisiana today. Southeast Louisiana could see dangerous conditions ahead of the line starting after noon, and more severe weather could hit in the evening as the line actually moves through. "A cold front and area of low pressure will move across Louisiana...
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April 17, 2019 - 10:30 pm
Here is a list of the schools that have said they will be closed Thursday, April 18 due to the anticipated severe weather JEFFERSON PARISH Jefferson Parish Schools will operate on a half-day schedule ORLEANS PARISH The Orleans Parish School Board has been monitoring the weather for today, Thursday...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 17, 2019 - 9:18 pm
Southeast Louisiana faces a threat of severe weather Thursday. "The Storm Prediction Center has placed our entire area – both north and south of the lake – at an ‘enhanced’ risk of severe weather Thursday," WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said. She says most of the area will start to see...
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April 17, 2019 - 9:07 pm
Tyler Nunez, Assistant Editor of Tiger Rag With 11-year LSU athletics director Joe Alleva stepping down from the position for a new role within the program, the university has come to a decision on who will replace him. Sources confirm to Tiger Rag that LSU will hire Scott Woodward, currently the...
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