6:45 LRN Sportscast

The Saints pulled off an improbable win yesterday as they defeated the super bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers 36-27. New Orleans did it without its top two quarterbacks, Taysom Hill, who didn’t play because of a concussion, and Jameis Winston went down with a knee injury after he was tackled by former LSU star Devin White, who was flagged for a horse collar. So New Orleans relied on third-string quarterback Trevor Siemian to lead the way and the Saints got a game-clinching pick-six interception from P-J Williams. But Coach Sean Payton says Winston’s injury is a bad one…
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There are reports Winston has suffered a season-ending A-C-L injury.

In the Ragin Cajuns 45-0 Homecoming win over Texas State, U-L Lafayette Quarterback Levi Lewis became the school’s all-time passing touchdown leader, surpassing Jake Delhomme. Lewis threw three touchdown passes and the Baton Rouge native now has 65 for his collegiate career. Coach Billy Napier calls Lewis a heck of a football player
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Louisiana Tech lost its starting quarterback, Austin Kendall, in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to Old Dominion with an apparent lower back injury. His replacement, J-D Head was just 3-for-7 for 23 yards.

And ULM’s starting quarterback Chandler Rogers went down with an arm in Saturday’s 59-28 loss to Appalachian State. Back-up Jiya Wright rushed for 109 yards, but he was also intercepted twice and threw for 158 yards.

6:30 LRN Newscast

Governor John Bel Edwards is in Scotland this week. LSU climate change policy expert Edward Richards says the governor’s appearance at the United Nations Climate Change Conference shows Louisiana is beginning to take climate change seriously.
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Today, Edwards will participate in a discussion with the Environmental Defense Fund and the Climate Resilience Adaptation Panel.

A state appeals court in Shreveport has ruled Ochsner Health can not fire or discipline employees at its facilities in Shreveport and Monroe who are not vaccinated. Attorney Jimmy Faircloth represents the employees in this legal battle…
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But Ochsner Health CEO Warner Thomas says their employee vaccination requirement outside of north Louisiana will move forward.

A website’s data study ranks Louisiana last among states in which to own an electric car. More from Kevin Gallagher…:
Cut 1 (35) “…I’m Kevin Gallagher.”