It’s Voter Registration Week and its designed to get residents to register, so they can participate in the upcoming elections. Don Molino has the story
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The last Blockbuster store in Louisiana is closing its doors. Jeff Palermo has more…
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LSU releases its plans to try to load Mike VI into his trailer for home games. Emelie Gunn has more…
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Voter Registration Week is underway, urging residents with a valid Louisiana driver’s license to register in person or online. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says this week is important because of the upcoming fall elections in Louisiana. He encourages those who are already registered voters to make sure their information is up-to-date…
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There are a number of ways a person can register: online through geauxvote.com, in person or through the mail. Schedler says that those who want to vote in the gubernatorial primary should register soon…
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Schedler says turnout in the state’s previous elections has been around the 50 to 55 percentage mark. He wants to raise that number to the percentage often seen in presidential elections…
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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office has made an arrest in connection with the murder of a Stark man. Sheriff Tony Mancuso says 33-year-old Jody Barlow was found dead in a wooded area from gunshot wounds. Mancuso says Zachary Bench has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with second degree murder, armed robbery and obstruction of justice.
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Mancuso believes the motive of the murder was robbery. He says the investigation found Barlow’s truck, utility vehicle and trailer were missing along with guns, an iPad and other personal items.
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Mancuso says they discovered Barlow’s truck and other items in the woods completely burned. He says Bench and Barlow did not know each other well.
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The old days of renting movies is over as the last Blockbuster store in Louisiana is closing. Owner Billy Mobley says his Opelousas location doesn’t do enough business to justify keeping their doors open. He says before the digital age, business was booming.
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Mobley says the internet is one of the main culprits, along with social media and satellite TV, for ending video rentals. He says many loyal customers are heartbroken over the Blockbuster going out of business and he expects the store will close for good in mid-October.
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Mobley says once the store closes, he’s moving on to the hair salon business. He says they’ll be selling all remaining movies for very low prices until everything goes.
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LSU releases its plan to bring Mike the Tiger into Tiger Stadium for home games. Spokesperson for the School of Veterinary Medicine Ginger Guttner says although Mike VI didn’t attend any games in the 2014 season, they’re going to try to get him into his trailer for the first three home games.
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Mike VI has been to 32 out of 52 home games that have taken place since he arrived at LSU in 2007. She says they aren’t sure what keeps him from attending games, but they keep careful records of which games he goes to and what the weather was like. Guttner says LSU has tried various things to get Mike to go.
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Guttner says if he doesn’t load after the first three games, they will reassess the situation. She says although everyone wants to see Mike on the field, it’s an honor and a privilege to have a live tiger on campus.
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Former Florida Quarterback Jeff Driskel is set to make his first start for Louisiana Tech on Saturday when the Bulldogs host Southern University. Last season, Tech was upset by Northwestern State in the season opener. Driskel says the team hasn’t forgotten and they’ll be ready for the Jaguars
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Driskel has been on the Louisiana Tech campus for several months after a four-year run at Florida, where he didn’t live up to expectations. Driskel says he’s now looking forward to leading the Bulldogs offense…
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A brief medical scare involving LSU coach Les Miles will not keep the Tigers from focusing in on their season opening opponent McNeese State. After going to the hospital during the day, because he was under the weather, Miles was back with the team at practice that afternoon. Junior defensive tackle Christian LaCouture (Lock-uh-chur) says their attention is on the Cowboys
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Senior right tackle Vadal Alexander says he’s been telling some of the young guys what to expect when they play their first game in Tiger Stadium…
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