13:30 Newscast February 4th, 2015

Grambling is having a hard time finding a new president and it could be because of the sate’s budget problems. Some applicants may be worried about potential cuts to higher ed in Louisiana. University of Louisiana System President Sandra Woodley understands the concerns of the candidates because what could be coming down is highly unusual…:
CUT 4 (12) “a few programs”
Woodley says candidates want more certainty about what solutions will emerge from the state legislature.

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says new numbers show traffic fatalities have decreased almost 30 percent from 2007 to 2013. They say in the past 7 years, the number of deaths on Louisiana’s roads went from just under 1000 to about 700 in 2013. Lack of seat belt use and impaired driving continue to be the number one cause of fatal wrecks.

LSU’s 2015 recruiting class is loaded with four and five-star offensive linemen. Tiger Rag Associate Editor James Moran says the Tigers signed two of the best offensive linemen in Texas, Toby Weathersby and Mae Teuhema, plus a couple of other out-of-state prospects that were heavily recruited by other schools…:
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The 2015 signee class also has a pair of five-star cornerbacks in Kevin Tolliver, who is already enrolled at LSU and Riverdale’s Donte Jackson.

A Tuesday afternoon shootout in Denham Springs, involving an off-duty Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputy, has left one man dead. State Police say while the deputy was at home with his girlfriend, the woman’s ex-husband attempted to enter the house. The two men apparently got into a gunfight where the ex-husband was killed. No other injuries were reported in the incident. Authorities are investigating this case as a domestic violence situation.