17:30 Newscast Sept 26

LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva spoke today about firing head football coach Les Miles. He says making such a change is never easy, but changes within the program had to take place.

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Miles also spoke about the issue today during an appearance on the “Dan Patrick Show on DirecTV’s Audience.”  Miles says he was told of his firing during a face-to-face meeting with Athletic Director Joe Alleva and the Tigers former coach said he didn’t fight the decision.

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Miles was the head coach at LSU for 11-plus seasons, leading the Tigers to 114 wins, one BCS National Championship, and two SEC Championships.

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald trump will go head to head tonight in their first presidential debate. ULM Political science professor Joshua Stockley says the candidates will likely take shots at one another to demonstrate that their opponent is unfit for the job.

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Stockley says both candidates are aware the clock is ticking on the campaign and the polls are tight.

A new poll shows there’s also a tight race for the US Senate seat in Louisiana. JMC analytics pollster John Couvillon says former frontrunner John Kennedy’s numbers have dropped 7 percentage points to 11-percent.

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The poll also found that 25-percent of voters are still undecided.