Saints finally get in the win column
Posted on 9/21/2014 3:44:00 PM.
The Saints finally picked up their first win of the season as New Orleans defeated Minnesota 20-9.
 
"It wasn't perfect, but I thought we played hard," Saints head coach Sean Payton said.  

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LSU and Louisiana Tech upset at home
Posted on 9/20/2014 11:55:00 PM.
For the first time since 1991, Mississippi State came into Baton Rouge and left town with a victory. The Bulldogs rolled up 570 yards of total offense in a 34-29 victory over the Tigers.

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Record number of candidates dropping out
Posted on 9/20/2014 5:39:00 PM.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is advising voters to study up on their November fourth ballot, because they've had a record number of candidates who have withdrawn from their respective races since qualifying. Schedler says 110 candidates have dropped out of their race and the printed ballot may not reflect the change in the number of candidates.
 
Secretary of State, Tom Schedler, November elecitons, candidates withdraw

State agencies waste airline tickets
Posted on 9/20/2014 3:46:00 AM.
The Louisiana Inspector General has issued a set of recommendations for state agencies to stop wasting airline tickets.  Stephen Street's office found that between 2011 and 2013, over half a million dollars in non-refundable airline tickets were purchased by state entities, but never used. 
 
Louisiana Inspector General, Stephen Street, government waste, Office of State Travel

Louisiana continues to set records when it comes to employment
Posted on 9/19/2014 2:41:00 PM.
August was another record breaking month in terms of employment. The Louisiana Workforce Commission released new job numbers today and nonfarm employment grew by 30-thousand over the last 12 months and a record 1.9 million people are employed in the Pelican state.
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Louisiana obesity rate dropping, but still not great
Posted on 9/19/2014 11:31:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
According to a recent report, Louisiana's obesity rate is dropping for the first time in 30 years. The annual study released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found The Bayou State is now ranked 6th in the nation, instead of first.
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