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LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron has been accused of lying to investigators about contacting an alleged sexual harassment victim of former running back Derrius Guice, an allegation the coach denies. Matt Doyle has the story.

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Senator Patrick Connick proposed a bill that would allow college athletes to make money off their name, image, and likeness.  Taylor Sharp has the story.

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Beginning today everyone 16 and older is eligible to be vaccinated. Brooke Thorington has more on what you should bring to your appointment

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Lawmakers tore into LSU officials Friday after hearing further information about the mishandling of sexual misconduct at the school.

Coach Ed Orgeron was accused of lying to Husch Blackwell investigators about his participation in the covering up of a sexual harassment allegation against former running back Derrius Guice. Orgeron denies having direct contact with the alleged victim, which prompted this exchanged between New Orleans lawmaker Karen Carter Peterson and LSU general council Winston DeCuir…

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DeCuir noted that Gloria Scott’s allegations against Guice were not followed up on by the school’s Title Nine office because Guice, while still a football player, was no longer a student, that the incident occurred at a high school football game, and that Scott was not involved with LSU.

Monroe State Senator Katrina Jackson ripped into the school for keeping former coach Les Miles employed for years after a report came out detailing alleged sexual misconduct with female students.

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Jackson also noted that Miles was issued a state-purchased cell phone so that his communications could be monitored in case he attempted to contact more students. She also noted allegations that Miles only wanted his office staffed with female student workers who had blonde hair and blue eyes.

DeCuir says the school is putting into place policies that would prevent incidents like Derrius Guice’s sexual misconduct from happening again.

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LSU Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert Dampf also says the problem is not specific to the athletic department. He estimates that of 100 reported sexual misconduct cases a year roughly ten involve the athletic department.


A bill filed by Louisiana Senator Patrick Connick would allow college athletes in Louisiana to make money off their name image and likeness.  Connick says it is not a pay-for-play bill, but rather a way for athletes to be compensated for their hard work.

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State’s like California and Florida have already passed legislation to allow athletes to make money off their name, image, and likeness.  Connick says this will give Louisiana athlete’s to stay in-state.

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If passed, the law would take effect on January 1, 2023.  Connick says schools would not have a say in the matter, which would give freedom to the athletes on how they make money.

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Beginning today everyone 16 and older is eligible to be vaccinated for COVID in Louisiana. Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association President Randall Johnson says they’ve received numerous inquiries to book appointments.

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Johnson says pharmacists will be using the one does Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the two-dose series of Modera and Pfizer. The vaccines are approved for ages 18 and up, except Pfizer, which’s approved for ages 16 and up.

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When you show up for your appointment Johnson says to be sure to bring your ID and insurance card, if you have one. The vaccine must be entered as a prescription, and so your information can be entered correctly in the vaccine registry in case you forget which vaccine and the date you received your injection.

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Last month’s winter storms have had a positive effect on nuisance aquatic vegetation in Louisiana. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Inland Fisheries Operations Manager Alex Perrett says the weather has curbed the growth of plants like the Giant Salvinia and water hyacinth.

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Giant Salvinia is more predominant in the northern part of the state and water hyacinth presents more of an issue in the southern half. LDWF is tasked with controlling the plants so boaters can have better access. Perrett says it’s time-consuming.

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Perrett says there are certain areas where they have chronic problems with both plants, so they know to start early clearing those waterways.

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