230PM LRN News

Yahoo Sports has identified the alleged recipient of suspended LSU basketball coach Will Wade’s “strong offer” as Baton Rouge influencer Shannon Forman. This comes via new wiretaps and emails from an ongoing corruption investigation. Tiger Rag associate editor Tyler Nunez says the documents remove a lot of doubt about Wade’s innocence, but…
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The report mentions wiretaped phone calls from Wade to now convicted felon Christian Dawkins about Foreman rejecting the offer because Foreman “didn’t get enough of the piece of the pie”.
AAA estimates the average price of gallon of regular this this spring will be 20 cents lower than it was last year, and a study found that lower prices incentivize one in ten drivers to purchase traditionally more expensive specialty gasoline. Fuel Analyst Don Redman.
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LSU is launching the state’s largest ever education fundraising effort, aiming to raise 1.5 billion dollars for the entire LSU system. LSU Foundation spokesperson Sarah Whitaker says the “Fierce for the Future” campaign is the first to unite fundraising for all eight LSU campuses.
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90 percent of the funds will go towards the flagship Baton Rouge campus.
A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy is recovering from a gunshot wound, while two suspects are dead after a shooting during a drug bust outside of an IHOP restaurant in Gretna. Sheriff Joe Lopinto believes one of his deputies was hit by friendly fire…
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A passenger in the vehicle was also shot and died of his injuries at a local hospital.