Enhanced thunderstorm activity in the bayou state cause some ghosts and ghouls to purge their trick or treating plans this evening. Kevin Barnhart has the details.
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It’s been 21 years since the Tigers took down a number one team in Death Valley…
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Louisiana State Police have some tips for making sure your Halloween is both fun and safe. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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Wicked weather is brewing as a front to the northwest of the state will move into Louisiana today, bringing with it enhanced thunderstorm activity. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the timing of the rain may spook some in the northern portions of the state during prime time for trick or treating, possibly causing some to purge their evening plans.
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Temps are expected to be in the mid to upper sixties in the northern parishes.
Keim says southern portions of the state will see temps in the upper seventies and will not see the severe weather until later, so trick or treaters are advised to head out early in order to conjure up some candy.
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Keim says that some of the conditions that come with the storm activity may be downright scary.
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The last time the Tigers beat a number one team at home was 21 years ago when they toppled Florida, and this Saturday night they’ll have a chance to repeat that magic against Nick Saban and the Tide. Herb Tyler, who quarterbacked that 97’ team says Bama may look unstoppable, but the Tigers have something no one else has…
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Tyler threw for 172 yards and ran for two touchdowns for 14th ranked LSU in the 28-21 upset.
The Purple and Gold nation might be optimistic, but Vegas sure isn’t, marking the Tigers as 14 point underdogs, even at home and ranked number four. Tyler says the good news is, it’s likely most of the players don’t know and don’t care what Vegas thinks…
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Bama has a 52 to 25 lead in the all-time series going back to their first game in 1895, which was a Tiger victory. They’re riding a seven-game win streak in recent years over LSU, but Tyler says you can tell there’s something different about this team than last few…
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The game kicks off at 7PM.
Although generally a great time, Halloween can pose some risks for those that are venturing out of their home tomorrow night. Whether you are walking around looking for candy or just simply driving from point A to point B, it’s important to keep your head on a swivel. Louisiana State Police spokesperson Mike Reichart says to make sure the little ghouls and goblins are visible in the dark.
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Reichart says if you are driving, you definitely need to be more mindful of small pedestrians.
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Reichart says you can check out LSP’s website to find out where registered sex offenders live, in an effort to avoid knocking at those doors. He adds trick or treaters should stay close to home.
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A DeRidder man allegedly rammed his car into his ex-wife’s house and then tried to kill her and the other occupants by dousing the vehicle in gasoline before running off. Deputy Chief Chris Rudy says the incident appeared to have started early that day with a confrontation between 49-year-old Ricky Calloway got into a confrontation at the ex’s house.
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After that argument Calloway allegedly came back, hit the house, then drove the car next to his ex-wife’s bedroom, all the while screaming at other witnesses…
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Rudy says they aren’t sure exactly what triggered this violent escalation, but after he crashed into the home, he allegedly tried to kill his ex in a fairly odd, and ultimately unsuccessful fashion…
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Calloway is still being sought by authorities on attempted First-Degree-Murder, anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers.
Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban calls the LSU 7-and-1 Tigers an elite football team. And Saban adds a seven-game winning streak against the Bayou Bengals, doesn’t guarantee a win this Saturday
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During this seven-game winning streak, LSU has been shutout twice and the most points they’ve scored in any of those games is 17. But Saban says LSU’s offense provides his defense with more challenges this year…
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A wild atmosphere is expected Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. It will be a new experience for sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, but Saban is optimistic he can handle it…
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The eyes of the football universe will be on Southeast Louisiana this weekend as both LSU and the Saints play huge games with massive playoff implications, and everybody, Black and Gold included will be watching that Tiger/Tide matchup. Saints Coach Sean Peyton it being Louisiana, he knows the players are gonna throw back a few and stay up late watching LSU, thankfully…
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And they’ll be facing the undefeated Rams, who come into New Orleans at 8-0 on the back on a nail-biter against Green Bay. Los Angeles sports the top running game in the league behind former Georgia Bulldog Todd Gurley, and sixth best Defense. Peyton credits that to the brilliant Rams head coach Sean McVay, whose seven years younger than Drew Brees.
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The game LSU game kicks off at 7PM Saturday, and the Saints start at 325PM Sunday.