LSU AD responds to report of paid player

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Photo courtesy of the Advocate BATON ROUGE – LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva issued a statement on Friday afternoon addressing a report from Yahoo Sports which implicates former LSU basketball player Tim Quarterman received illegal benefits in the form of a $16,000 payment from NBA agent Andy Miller back in 2015. LSU is just one of a number of college programs Read More

White House on lockdown after vehicle strikes security barrier

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle “did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex.” No shots were fired during the incident, the Secret Service says. The agency adds that the female driver of Read More

Residents rally to keep Ten Commandments at City Hall

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HOBBS, NM – Some residents in southeastern New Mexico are opposing calls from civil liberties advocates to remove a Ten Commandments monument from public property. The residents, citing religious concerns, crowded a commissioners’ meeting this week in Hobbs to speak out against another group’s effort to take down the monument, the Hobbs News-Sun reports . Read More

Bare in the woods: Naked man fires gun, flees after crash

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man crashed his vehicle into another car, got out, stripped naked, fired a gun into the air and ran off into the woods in North Carolina. Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets the unnamed driver was speeding down a major Wilmington Read More

Price of boiled crawfish finally dropping

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BATON ROUGE – After a slow, expensive start to the crawfish season, it seems the cost of the boiled mudbug is beginning to get back to normal. According to WBRZ’s Crawfish Price Index, the average price of boiled crawfish in the capital area fell from $6.03 to $4.95 over the past week. As of Friday, Read More

Report: Former Tigers named in federal investigation into illegal benefits

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BATON ROUGE – Two former LSU basketball players have been named in a series of documents outlining possible NCAA violations by college sports programs across the country. According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, an FBI investigation into money-funneling in the NCAA revealed potential violations at top college basketball programs, including LSU. Per NCAA rules, Read More

Highway 77 now open, person freed from crushed car

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****WARNING SOME MAY FIND THE PHOTO GRAPHIC**** POINTE COUPEE- Authorities are on the scene crash where a person is trapped inside a vehicle. Emergency crews have been working since 5 a.m. to free the person. By 6:55 a.m. the person was freed and transported to a Baton Rouge hospital. There is no word on the extent Read More

Heartbreak to happiness: Sami Durante’s emotional journey to LSU

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Baton Rouge, LA – “I never imagined competing especially for the best bar lineup in the country and to lead them off is such an honor.” Sami Durante isn’t just leading off, she’s setting the tone. The LSU freshman, although quiet at the mic is powerful on the bars, averaging a 9.85 with three 9.9’s Read More

Girls High School Playoff Basketball Scores

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Class 1A – Quarterfinals   Arcadia 42, Tensas 36 Delhi 65, Lincoln Preparatory School 34 Jonesboro-Hodge 58, North Central 46 Merryville 62, Elton 38 Class 2A – Quarterfinal Lake Arthur 68, Rayville 53 North Caddo 48, French Settlement 29 Red River 80, Oakdale 47 Rosepine 65, Kinder 55 Class 3A – Quarterfinal Albany 56, Northwest Read More

Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence for lawyers’ words

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Harvey Weinstein is apologizing to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit. A spokeswoman for the disgraced movie mogul said Thursday that Weinstein has also directed his legal representatives not to use specific names of actors and former associates Read More