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Lauren Daigle
Scoot
January 13, 2020 - 4:12 pm
Before No. 1 LSU takes the field to face No. 3 Clemson Monday night, an LSU alum will sing the national anthem. That former Tiger is wildly popular singer and Louisiana native Lauren Daigle. Prior to her performance, she chatted with WWL Radio host Scoot about her success, faith and of course her...
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John Bel Edwards
WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 3:37 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards was sworn in today for a second term and highlighted his three biggest areas of focus for the next four years. His first and biggest priority is education. He highlighted increased classroom funding, more teacher pay raises, and early childhood education. “Eighty...
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LSU
Kristian Garic
January 13, 2020 - 2:18 pm
It’s almost game time…almost time to put up or shut up. The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert says winning the turnover battle will be a huge key for LSU, “I agree with Coach O; it’s crucial we win the turnover margin. I believe if LSU wins the turnover battle, they will win the game.” LSU is +9 and...
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John Bel Edwards
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 13, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Today is Louisiana Inauguration Day. Governor John Bel Edwards begins his second term. He took the oath of office on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol. The governor canceled plans for a traditional inaugural ball. Edwards will instead heads to New Orleans to spend the evening in his suite at...
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Capitol
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WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 1:14 pm
Gonzales Republican Representative Clay Schexnayder won the Louisiana House Speaker vote 60-45, over Albany Republican Sherman Mack. Schexnayder was backed by a coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans, while Mack was the choice for the party's conservative wing. Schexnayder is thought to be...
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Ed Orgeron
USA TODAY Sports
Kristian Garic
January 13, 2020 - 1:07 pm
It’s almost game time…almost time to put up or shut up. The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert says winning the turnover battle will be a huge key for LSU, “I agree with Coach O; it’s crucial we win the turnover margin. I believe if LSU wins the turnover battle, they will win the game.” LSU is +9 and...
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LSU football
USA TODAY Sports
Kristian Garic
January 13, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Saints all-time leading rusher Deuce McAllister knows a thing or two about what a ground game means to a quarterback. Tonight’s national championship game between LSU and Clemson features two of the best signal callers in the country in Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence. “For LSU to win this game,...
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Death Valley
Kristian Garic
January 13, 2020 - 11:45 am
Memorial Stadium in South Carolina is the home of the Clemson Tigers. In Baton Rouge there is Tiger Stadium. Clemson refers to their place as “Death Valley.” LSU claims the title of “Death Valley” for Tiger Stadium. Who was the original Valley of death for opposing teams? LSU fans won’t like the...
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Empire State Building
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Chris Miller
January 13, 2020 - 11:37 am
New York City's iconic Empire State Building will light up in gold and black tonight, the colors of the College Football Playoff, during tonight's title tilt between LSU and Clemson. The game kicks off at 7:15 p.m. It's the sixth title game since the College Football Playoff system began. It's LSU'...
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hand on bible
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Chris Miller
January 13, 2020 - 11:12 am
St. Tammany Parish swears in its new government today. The new parish president and 14 parish council members, along with other parish-wide elected officials take their oaths of office. "Ceremonies are open to the public and they begin at noon," said St. Tammany spokeswoman Amy Bouton. Weather...
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