The 110th State Fair of Louisiana kicks off today. Emelie Gunn has more…
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A senior football player at D’Arbonne Woods Charter School is suing the LHSAA for not allowing him to play because he was held back in the sixth grade. Jeff Palermo has the story…
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A 32-year-old south Louisiana man is behind bars after allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend, her mother, and her brother after a domestic dispute. Halen Doughty has more…
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The 110th Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport kicks off today at 10 a.m. with tons of new and different activities. The fair runs until Sunday November 13th. Fair President and General Manager Chris Giordano says they have changed the days the fair is open to accommodate the festivalgoers and will now only be closed on Mondays.
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There are also parking and entrance discounts available from Tuesdays to Thursdays. Giordano says they have the largest carnival in Louisiana with 60 rides. He says the fair has a circus and a zoo with many different animal attractions.
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Wayne Toups and Joe Diffie will be among the artists performing throughout the three week long fair. Giordano says the fair also offers different shows from break dancing to daredevil stunt acts. And he says every year the food vendors gets even wilder with their unique concoctions.
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A Union parish high school student is suing the LHSAA for not allowing him to play his senior year, because he was held back in the 6th grade. An LHSAA rule states that if a student is held back a year in middle school, he or she can only play three years of high school sports. The student’s attorney, Brian Blackwell, says the LHSAA’s decision violates the American with Disabilities Act, because the student repeated sixth grade because of ADHD.
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Blackwell says the act requires reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities, and he is confident the court will rule in favor of this student.
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Blackwell says teachers and doctors made a decision for this student that were in no way intended to challenge LHSAA’s eligibility rules. He says playing high school sports helps this student deal with his disability.
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The LHSAA has not issued a statement on the case, but a court hearing is set for Friday.
Governor John Bel Edwards along with local lawmakers begin a two-day tour today where they’ll fly over the Louisiana coast and then visit offshore oil and gas facilities. State Rep. Jerome Zeringue of Houma will be with the governor and says trip’s primary purpose is to help the oil and gas industry and coastal restoration co-exist.
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Gov. Edwards issued a statement saying our coast is disappearing at an alarming rate, but we can’t ignore the important role offshore energy plays with the state’s economy. Zeringue says Edwards is very adamant that the funding reserved for coastal restoration will be used for that purpose.
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There will also be an offshore energy industry roundtable in Port Fourchon. Zeringue says this will provide the industry a chance to talk with Governor Edwards about how important oil and gas is to the economy in coastal parishes. He says this sector is not only important to this region but the entire country.
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A new poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research shows Republican Donald Trump winning the Presidential race in the Bayou State and six in ten voters give Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards a favorable rating. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Trump has a strong lead over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
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Pinsonat says only 8-percent of voters remain undecided about the presidential race. But neither candidate is well liked. Pinsonat says 53-percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Trump, while 60-percent dislike Clinton.
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The survey also found that Edwards’ approval rating is at 60-percent. But Pinsonat says one elected official beat out Edwards as the most popular Louisiana leader.
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For the second time this season, LSU does not have a game this Saturday. But this time it’s a scheduled break and it gives the Bayou Bengals an extra week to prepare for top ranked Alabama. Tigers cornerback Tre’Davious White says they are using the open date productively…
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Alabama has the top ranked offense in the SEC as they are averaging nearly 500 total yards a game and 44 points a contest. White says they are balanced between the run and the pass…
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A win for LSU and they’ll improve to 4-0 under Head Coach Ed Orgeron. It would make it difficult for Athletic Director Joe Alleva not to keep Orgeron as the Tigers head coach. Coach O says he would love to have the job on a permanent basis, but he can’t let that consume him right now…
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First-year head coach Matt Viator is going through a tough season at ULM. The Warhawks are 2-and-5 and coming off a 42-point loss to New Mexico. Viator takes the blame for the team’s poor performance on the field this year…
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Redshirt freshman Will Collins failed to complete a pass in seven attempts in the loss to New Mexico. Caleb Evans played much better as he was 12 of 15 for 120 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Viator says as of now Collins will start at QB versus Arkansas State on Saturday…
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