8:30 am Newscast

Big day in college sports for Louisiana fans today…as LSU and South Carolina will play an SEC Tournament re-match today after the Gamecocks eliminated Kentucky six to five. LSU beat South Carolina Thursday 11 to 1. First pitch today is set for noon.

Louisiana Tech will get another shot at Liberty today after losing to the Flames six to two in a winner’s bracket game during the day on Friday. First pitch today in Ruston is at 12:30.

LSU softball is one win away from returning to the Women’s College World Series after stomping Stanford 11 to 1 last night.  Tonight’s game is at 8 PM.

The Louisiana National Guard’s 1021st Vertical Engineer Company will deploy to Asia with more than 40 guardsmen who will assist with construction operations. Captain Emily Anthony says for most of the unit this is their first overseas deployment and their occupations range from crane operator, correctional officer to electricians.

Cut 3 (10) “…construction projects.” 


The New Orleans Saints made an $11.4 million payment on Friday for the team’s ongoing renovations to the Caesar’s Superdome, a team spokesperson confirmed with WWL Louisiana. For two days, the Benson organization and the Superdome Commission went back and forth over the payments. Later, they said the “real dispute was over terms of a new long-term lease that would keep the team in the Dome until at least 2035.

This Memorial Day weekend many people will gather around the grill with family and friends. Luckly, it doesn’t look like the meat is going to break the bank this year. Chairman of Louisiana Beef Industry Council John Thompson says going into Memorial Day weekend beef prices are looking good for grillers.

Cut 9 (06) “…holding pretty steady.”