Mon AM Newscall December 1

Tonight is the last night voters will get to see democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and republican challenger Bill Cassidy debate before Saturday’s Senate election. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Eating right and staying healthy is more of a challenge during the holiday season. Jeff Palermo has some tips…

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Training is underway for a new cadet class of the Louisiana State Police. Scott Carwile reports…

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Democratic incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu and republican challenger Bill Cassidy will meet in a televised Senate debate tonight. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says you can bet Landrieu will bring up the recent allegations that Cassidy, who is a doctor, was paid by the LSU Health Sciences Center for work he never did..

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Political bloggers first reported that some of Cassidy’s time sheets from LSU did not add up to the hours he actually worked. Dubos says this issue will likely come up in tonight’s debate, but it might be too little too late for Landrieu’s re-election chances

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In published reports, Cassidy denies the accusations that he received payments for work he didn’t do. As far as the debate goes, Dubos expects Cassidy will continue to connect Landrieu’s voting record with President Obama’s policies

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After spending the weekend shopping for great deals at the mall and other retail stores, consumers will now turn to the internet for Cyber Monday. LSU marketing professor Dan Rice says savvy consumers held off on buying certain items this past weekend to see what kind of deals they’ll get today…

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Rice says Cyber Monday is becoming a bigger deal then Black Friday for many consumers

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Rice says even though shopping centers and malls were busy this weekend, some people were waiting until today to make most of their purchases

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The State Police Cadet Class #93 has started training to earn the privilege of wearing the “gold boot” badge of the Louisiana State Police. The cadets will go through 20 weeks of training. Trooper Jared Sandifer says about 70 new cadets reported to the Training Academy yesterday…

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He’s hopeful this class will produce 50 new troopers. This is the second State Police cadet class to be held since September 2008. Sandifer says the graduates from this class will help bolster trooper numbers statewide…

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State Police graduated Cadet Class #92 in May and added 46 troopers to the roster. Sandifer says this new cadet class will go through 20 weeks of intense training…

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Staying fit or maintaining your current weight is difficult for some during the holiday season. State department of health and hospital’s Well-Ahead Director, Melissa Martin, says staying hydrated is one way to make sure you don’t eat too much during one sitting

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Martin says during the holiday season, many people take in more calories than they do during other months of the year, so she says find ways to burn off those calories

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Martin says also try to plan out your meals, so you are not rushing to eat or forced to eat fast food on a regular basis

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The Ragin Cajuns wrapped up an 8-and-4 regular season with a 42-23 win over the Troy Trojans. UL Lafayette rushed for 344 yards as Elijan McGuire and Alonzo Harris combined to gain 255 yards on the ground and five touchdowns. Coach Mark Hudspeth on his top two running backs…

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Louisiana Tech will play this Saturday in the Conference USA Championship game against Marshall after routing Rice 76-31 on Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium. The Bulldogs amassed 677 total yards as quarterback Cody Sokol threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns. Head Coach Skip Holtz on his explosive offense

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Tech will take on the Thundering Herd in the league title game this Saturday at 11 AM in Huntington, West Virginia. Marshall is 11-and-1 on the year, with its one loss coming on Friday against Western Kentucky. Holtz says it should be a great football game

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The Saints continue to do the unexpected. Lose games when you expect them to win, but win games when you think they’ll get beat. New Orleans went into Pittsburgh yesterday and beat the Steelers 35-32. Quarterback Drew Brees threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers, Mark Ingram rushed for 122 yards and the defense forced two turnovers. Coach Sean Payton says it feels good to beat a good team on the road

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Before the game a report came out that said Payton and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s relationship had deteriorate to the point the two ‘hated” each other. Payton denied that was the case and said he loves what Ryan is doing

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