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3 hrs ago | Coug Center

Connor Halliday watchable, Toni Pole likable

As scorching 90-degree-plus temperatures hovered over the Palouse on Friday, there were a few items related to WSU football circulating on the Internet.


Related Topix: Nicholls State University, Sports, NCAA Sports, Washington State University NCAA

7 hrs ago | KUAT-TV Tucson

Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music

This program, hosted by Harry Connick Jr., features Louisiana's biggest music stars performing the popular song "You Are My Sunshine, " originally recorded by country star and former Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis.


Related Topix: Harry Connick Jr., Jazz, Trombone Shorty, New Orleans

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Hanging out with Louisiana's Cajun cookin Wayne Nix

Louisiana is well and widely known for its unique blend of music, food and culture.


Related Topix: Youngsville, LA, Patterson, LA

WWL-TV New Orleans

Mourners gather to say goodbye to 21-year-old killed in Bourbon St. shooting

Friday was a painful night for the family and friends of a Hammond woman killed in the recent Bourbon Street mass shooting.


Rape, sexual assault policies at Louisiana colleges to be reviewed

State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, wants to investigate how sexual assault and rape are handled at public colleges and universities in Louisiana.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

The Times-Picayune

Recruiting Corner: James Smith, Andrew Lopez breakdown Louisiana's recruits at The Opening

The Times-Picayune recruiting analyst James Smith and recruiting writer Andrew Lopez broke down the performances of the nine Louisiana prospects that attended Nike's The Opening in Oregon this week on this episode of the Recruiting Corner.


WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

18-wheeler fire catches fire on I-10 East

Two men suspected of raping children were arrested in East Feliciana Parish on Thursday.


Louisiana's high schoolers show slight improvement on state tests, record-high graduation rate

Louisiana's high schoolers continued to improve on state and national tests in the 2013-14 year, and a record number of them graduated on time in 2013, state officials announced Friday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana Government, Standardized Testing, Education, US Governors

New Louisiana products include a Baton Rouge barbecue sauce and Tony's mixer

Looking at you, Louisiana products. These are happening now. Also: I expect to see and report on more new products from our state next month, when there are usually debuts at the Louisiana Restaurant Show.


Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Creole, LA, Recipes, Opelousas, LA

The Times-Picayune

eCards put Louisiana's marshes on GPS screens

The Standard Mapping eCard replaces the background map of a Lowrance GPS unit, showing the Louisiana marsh as it actually appears.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Venice, LA, Barataria, LA


Tea Party Pins Hopes on Louisiana Challenger After Senate Primary Defeats

The Tea Party's favored candidate in Mississippi, Chris McDaniel, had a close defeat to six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican primary.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Tea Party, Louisiana Government, Thad Cochran

WWL-TV New Orleans

Tainted Legacy: Wealthy and powerful vs. big oil

Former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster didn't just support tort reform, he campaigned on the issue, promising to rein in plaintiff's attorneys who made big bucks suing big companies for big damages.


Related Topix: Louisiana Government

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Weather Newsletter for July 11

Friday: Mostly sunny with hit and miss showers. High of 91F with an overnight low near 77F.


Related Topix: Weather

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban can continue, a judge ruled Thursday.


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Rick Scott, US Governors


Louisiana guard fired after arrest on suspicion of raping inmate

A male corrections officer in northwestern Louisiana was fired this week after his arrest on suspicion of forcibly raping a female inmate, authorities said Thursday.


Related Topix: Prison

ABC News

Louisiana Ruling on Confession Rankles Catholics

Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US Supreme Court, US News

'Mastermind' in fatal carjacking of Algiers student gets 85-year sentence

The last of five people charged in the carjacking and execution-style killing of an Algiers college student in 2012 admitted his role in the crime Wednesday and got an 85-year prison sentence.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty

KPLC-TV Lake Charles


Louisiana State Police concluded there were violations of the law when they investigated Cameron Parish School Superintendent Stephanie Rodrigue in regards to her employment contracts.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Free Republic

Louisiana gave away $1.3 million in food stamps to deceased people

Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2013, according to a report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday .


Related Topix: Louisiana Government, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

The Town Talk

Central Louisiana weekend entertainment will heat you up or cool you off

Enjoy the music in and around Alexandria this weekend. Here are some of the highlights.


Related Topix: Alexandria, LA, Pop/Rock, New Orleans, LA


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