Sen. Blade Morrish wants to change TOPS award amounts
Posted on 1/11/2018 5:55:00 PM.

A state lawmaker is proposing to change TOPS scholarship amounts. Students who meet the minimum eligibility would receive a $4,000 payment for the year, but students who achieve a very high ACT and GPA get a full scholarship, plus a stipend. Jennings Senator Blade Morrish says $4,000 may seem low, but it’s still the most lucrative college tuition program in the U.S.

Blade Morrish, TOPS, college scholarships

Ensminger introduced as LSU offensive coordinator
Posted on 1/11/2018 1:38:00 PM.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron introduced his new offensive coordinator today, Steve Ensminger. Ensminger is an old face around Tigers, having been with the team since 2011, and having captained LSU to three bowl games in the late 70s at quarterback. Ensminger got choked up as he was introduced…

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Officials break ground on I-10 widening project in the Baton Rouge area
Posted on 1/11/2018 11:32:00 AM.

A major road construction project on I-10 will affect travelers between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Groundbreaking ceremonies are this afternoon for the project which will expand an over six mile stretch from four to six lanes from south of Baton Rouge to Highway LA-73 near Prairieville. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says this project won’t be completed until sometime in 2020.
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Man arrested for allegedly killing black bear
Posted on 1/11/2018 10:37:00 AM.

Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested a Point Coupee Parish man for allegedly killing a protected black bear. The bear was a part of the Louisiana Black Bear Management and Research project. LDWF Spokesperson Adam Einck says agents responded after the tagged bear set off an alert…

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LAE holds rally in support of teacher Deyshia Hargrave
Posted on 1/11/2018 10:12:00 AM.

The Louisiana Association of Educators holds a rally this afternoon to show their support for Rene Rost middle school teacher Deyshia Hargrave. She was arrested Monday after criticizing a raise for the superintendent, while teacher’s wages have been stagnant for nearly a decade. LAE President Debbie Meaux says they are holding this rally to expose what school and governmental boards are doing.More

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Cold front moves into Louisiana
Posted on 1/11/2018 2:55:00 AM.

Get ready for a return of cold temperatures. A strong cold front will move through the state today, dropping temperatures and keeping highs below 50 degrees for the weekend. State Climatologist Barry Keim…

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