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A survey finds that excitement over this Sunday’s Big Game has dipped.  Kevin Barnhart has the story.

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A federal judge has denied a request to have the NFC Championship game replayed, a request stemming from a lawsuit filed by a group of New Orleans Saints fans who sued the NFL after the no-call that sent the Rams to the Super Bowl. The suit stemmed from thoughts that an obscure NFL rule could be invoked to replay the game if the contest had been deemed “unfair”.

A section of gypsum containment wall in St. James Parish holding back 720 million gallons of acidic and lightly radioactive wastewater is in danger of failing, potentially releasing contaminated water into the nearby Blind River, which feeds Lake Maurepas. The initial discovery was made by a farmer who grew sugar cane adjacent to the acidic pool of wastewater. A few weeks ago he noted the wall had been creeping outward, and Department of Environmental Quality Spokesperson Greg Langley says further review confirmed that.

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The 139 acre, 30-40 foot deep lake of waste is the by-product of a Mosaic fertilizer plant.

The Diocese of Baton Rouge released the names today of 37 clergy members who have been credibly accused of abuse involving children. Bishop Michael Duca says the list is not a final piece when it comes to child abuse…

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Baton Rouge is the third diocese to reveal the names of those clergy.