LSU students guilty of hazing will be expelled from campus. Jeff Palermo has more on the school’s new zero tolerance policy against hazing…
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A Mason Dixon Polling and Strategy poll finds that Democrat Governor Edwards has a 55 percent approval rating. 31 percent disapprove and 14 percent answered they were unsure. But Pollster Brad Coker says the high approval rating doesn’t mean he’ll be re-elected in 2019, if his opponents are either House Majority Whip Steve Scalise or Republican Senator John Kennedy…
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The special session called to address a looming one-billion budget shortfall is on the verge of getting nothing accomplished. The House overwhelming rejected a sales tax bill that would have generated an additional 300-million in revenues.
Democrats strongly oppose legislation that proposes a sales tax rate of four and a quarter percent. Before the governor took office, the sales tax rate was four percent. New Orleans Representative Gary Carter says he can’t support this bill, unless there are also changes to income tax brackets which would lead to higher wage earners paying more taxes…
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State Senator Troy Carter has filed a bill for the regular session that raises the age to purchase an assault rifle from 18 to 21. The New Orleans Democrat says he believes in the Second Amendment rights
Opponents to this legislation could say that you can join the military under the age of 21 and carry an assault rifle, so why couldn’t you buy one? Carter argues….
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The Pelicans were down by as many as 15 points last night but rallied back to beat San Antonio 121-116 for their seventh straight victory. Anthony Davis had 26 points and 15 rebounds to lead the way for New Orleans. Jrue Holiday added 25 points and Rajon Rondo had 13 points and 12 assists. The Spurs lost LaMarcus Aldridge to an ankle injury late in the first half and they missed him down the stretch.
LSU was also down by 15 points to South Carolina last night and a three-pointer by Tremont Waters sent the game to overtime. But the Tigers had nothing left in the extra period and lost 83=74. LSU has now lost seven straight on the road and they fall to 7-10 in the SEC.
Roddy Peters had 32 points to help Nicholls clinch a share of the Southland title as the Colonels clipped Northwestern State 73-70. Southeastern Louisiana upended UNO 68=64. The Lions and Nicholls meet Saturday in Hammond in the regular season finale.
For the first time since 2008, Southeastern Louisiana beat LSU on the baseball diamond. The Lions jumped out to a five to nothing lead and held on for a 5-4 win. Senior Drew Avans homered off of losing pitcher Todd Petersen and Avans drove in four runs. Jake Slaughter hit a three-run homer in a losing effort.
McNeese State knocked off 21st ranked Mississippi State six to three. Jake Cochran and Carson Maxwell homered for the Cowboys and four McNeese pitchers combined to strike out 12 Bulldog hitters.
UL Lafayette edged Nicholls two to one. Gavin Borgeois drove in the winning run for the Cajuns who improved to 3-5. The Colonels fell to 1-and-7.
Northwestern State defeated Louisiana Tech six to four in ten innings. Kelsey Richard drove in the winning run. Bulldogs pitcher David Leal struck out 12 and got a no decision.
The NFL Network reports Saints right tackle Zach Strief plans to retire after 12 seasons. Strief finished the 2017 season on injured reserve with an injured knee.
A Mason-Dixon Poll finds voters are satisfied with the job Governor Edwards is doing, but it doesn’t mean he will be re-elected in 2019. Jeff Palermo has more…
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LSU’s new hazing policy calls for expulsions from campus for those who haze another student. Division of Student Affairs Kurt Keppler says System President F King Alexander did not want to leave a gray area where hazing is concerned and students found guilty of doing so will be banned from campus…
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The special session called to address a looming one-billion budget shortfall is on the verge of getting nothing accomplished. The House overwhelming rejected a sales tax bill that would have generated an additional 300-million in revenues. Ruston Representative Rob Shadoin expressed disappointment over not coming together on a solution towards the state’s constant fiscal woes…
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State Senator Troy Carter has filed a bill for the regular session that raises the age to purchase an assault rifle from 18 to 21. Carter says this is in response to the Florida school shooting which killed 17. The New Orleans Democrat says he believes in the Second Amendment rights, but…
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