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91-year-old man with dementia forms special bond with kids across the street:

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Gene McGehee couldn’t believe his good fortune. When the 91-year-old stepped outside his house in Vidalia, Louisiana, this week, he discovered a bunch of kids from the daycare across the street who were willing and wanting to include him......

Louisiana task force approves law enforcement tactic recommendations

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A task force the Louisiana Legislature created to develop recommendations that would lead to better policing finished its work Thursday, agreeing to proposed changes related to choke holds, no-knock warrants, body cameras and other issues. The longest debate focused......

Clergeot leads SE Louisiana past Texas A&M-CC 76-63

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News HAMMOND, La. (AP) Keon Clergeot had a career-high 26 points as Southeastern Louisiana topped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 76-63 on Wednesday night. Clergeot hit 14 of 15 foul shots. Nick Caldwell had 17 points, nine rebounds and five steals......

Louisiana officials working through ‘tremendously complex’ process of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Louisiana officials expect to receive about the same number of COVID-19 vaccines next week as they did this week while they work through the “tremendously complex” logistics of distribution, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday. “There’s nothing easy about......

Unemployed in Louisiana to begin receiving $300 weekly federal benefit boost

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Unemployed Louisiana residents have begun receiving an additional $300 in weekly benefits provided by the federal government, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) said Monday. The LWC has distributed about $7 billion to nearly 700,000 Louisianans since the COVID-19 pandemic......

Race of the Week: Louisiana Futurity – The Formula Is Locked Into A Horse On New Year’s Eve!

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc0MDA5NTgzMTY0MDA4MzE1/horse-racing.jpg Frankie Taddeo The SI Gambling Horse handicapping experts had a great day at the track in the Travers Stakes when Tiz the Law came through in impressive fashion, helping our team crush the Exacta (8/1) and the Trifecta (36/1) after Caracaro & Max Player both hit the board! In......

Louisiana congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies at 41 of COVID-19 complications

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Louisiana congressman-elect Luke Letlow died Tuesday of COVID-19 at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport, his campaign manager confirmed. The 41-year-old Republican had announced his COVID-19 diagnosis just 11 days earlier.  Letlow defeated representative Lance Harris in a December 5 runoff election......

A congressman-elect from Louisiana died from Covid-19 complications.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Luke Letlow, a Republican who was elected to the House of Representatives this month to represent Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District, died on Tuesday evening of complications from Covid-19, a spokesman said. He was 41. Mr. Letlow was set......

Louisiana Rep.-elect Luke Letlow dies of COVID-19

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Juliegrace Brufke Louisiana Rep.-elect Luke Letlow (R) died on Tuesday after being hospitalized with COVID-19.  Letlow, 41, was first admitted to St. Francis Medical Center due to complications from the coronavirus on Dec. 19 before being transferred to the......

UTSA, No. 19 Louisiana get call for First Responder Bowl

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AP News Louisiana didn’t get a chance to play for the Sun Belt Conference championship. The No. 19 Ragin’ Cajuns are trying to prevent that disappointment from adversely affecting their performance against UTSA in the First Responder Bowl on Saturday on the SMU campus in Dallas. Louisiana (9-1) flew to......

Clergeot carries SE Louisiana past Grambling State 77-70

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GRAMBLING, La. (AP) Keon Clergeot matched his career high with 25 points as Southeastern Louisiana topped Grambling State 77-70 on Wednesday. Clergeot hit 5 of 7 3-pointers. Joe Kasperzyk had 16 points for Southeastern Louisiana (2-6). Gus Okafor added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Elijah Ifejeh had eight rebounds.......

Georgia Southern Routs Louisiana Tech in New Orleans Bowl

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shai Werts had three touchdown runs and threw a 65-yard scoring pass to help Georgia Southern beat Louisiana Tech 38-3 in the New Orleans Bowl on Wednesday. Werts, who missed the Eagles’ last two......

Residents, state agency trying to maintain communities on Louisiana coast

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live 60 in 6’s Enrique Acevedo meets with residents of Louisiana’s Gulf Coast wondering if their communities can survive and members of the state agency trying to reclaim vanishing coastline. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All......

Louisiana Rep.-elect hospitalized as a precaution for COVID-19 infection

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus Rep.-elect Luke Letlow (R-La.), has been hospitalized following a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to the News Star. Letlow announced on social media Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was quarantining in accordance with guidelines......

No. 12 Coastal Carolina battles No. 19 Louisiana in Sun Belt title game

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News A special season is about to become even better for either No. 19 Louisiana or No. 12 Coastal Carolina. The teams, both of which have had unprecedented success, meet in the Sun Belt Conference championship game Saturday afternoon......

Texas A&M aims to limit turnovers vs. SE Louisiana

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AP News With Texas A&M’s nonconference schedule nearing an end, the Aggies have yet to conquer coach Buzz Williams’ repeated concern: turnovers. The Aggies’ next chance to show improvement comes Tuesday when Southeastern Louisiana visits College Station, Texas. Texas A&M (3-1) averaged 18.3 turnovers in its first three games, all......

Should Louisiana hold closed primaries? A state task force is considering the option

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Louisiana’s unique election system puts the state’s new members of Congress, and therefore the state as a whole, at a disadvantage, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise said Friday. Scalise addressed a task force the Louisiana Legislature created to consider whether......

U.S. executes Louisiana truck driver who killed 2-year-old daughter

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Trump administration continued its series of post-election federal executions Friday by putting to death a Louisiana truck driver who severely abused his 2-year-old daughter for weeks in 2002, then killed her by slamming her head against a truck’s......

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