There are still thousands of people without power in the Shreveport Bossier-City area after a bad storm hit the area on Wednesday. SWEPCO spokesperson Scott McCloud says the storm did so much damage that some customer’s estimated time of repair could be into the weekend…:
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He says they are working as quickly as possible to get the lights back on.
Louisiana State Police say a man from PLaquemine was killed in a crash in Iberville Parish last night. They say 64-year-old Winsley St. Pierre ran off La Highway 75 and slammed into a tree. Investigating troopers say he was not buckled up and suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident which remains under investigation. Impairment is unknown at this time.
The annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo is underway and thousands of people are expected descend on the coastal town to enjoy the festivities. Scott Carwile has more…:
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LSU AgCenter researchers continue to look at ways to combat troublesome feral hog populations throughout the state. They are beginning to look at baits containing sodium nitrite to control the number of hogs. Animal Science researcher Glen Gentry says the chemical could hurt other animals too so they are trying to find something that targets feral hogs…:
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He says if the feral hogs take this, the process causes them to become drowsy, lie down, and expire.
Looks like the Saints are having a little fun with Jimmy Graham. Pierre Thomas posted a video on Instagram of the tight end arriving to his room at Greenbrier in West Virginia where the team is practicing the next few weeks. The video shows an unhappy Graham walking into a princess suite room covered with pink flower wall paper. You can hear Thomas laughing and saying, “They got you so good.”