Emerge Louisiana announces first class of aspiring Democratic women leaders
Posted on 1/21/2018 5:00:00 AM.

Emerge Louisiana chooses 25 Democratic women that they will train on how run for political office. They come from across the state and will get 70 hours of in depth education over six months. Executive Director Melanie Oubre says these women are looking at several different offices. 

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LSU hoops drops 3rd straight as Vandy holds on for 77-71
Posted on 1/20/2018 1:51:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
Coach Will Wade's team has hit a rough patch. They lost their 3rd straight on Saturday in Nashville as Vanderbilt held on for a 77-71 win over the Fighting Tigers. 
 
It's the first road loss for LSU, who is now 11-7, 2-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The Commodores improved to 7-12, 2-5 in the SEC. 
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9.7 million dollar grant awarded to ULL consortium to study Tuscaloosa Marine shale
Posted on 1/20/2018 4:10:00 AM.

A 9.7 million dollar grant was awarded to a UL Lafayette consortium to study the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale oil deposit that stretches across central Louisiana into the Florida parishes. A study from the 80s indicated Louisiana could be sitting on nearly seven billion barrels of crude oil. ULL Professor Mehdi Mokhtari says the grant will help scientists unlock the shale’s potential.

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PSC wants to know why residents were asked to conserve energy this week in the cold
Posted on 1/19/2018 1:43:00 PM.
The Louisiana Public Service Commission wants to know why utility customers were asked to reduce energy consumption for a time Thursday morning over concerns the grids may not be able to handle the high demand in the cold. PSC Chairman Eric Skrmetta says nobody's power was going to be shut off.
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Busted pipes lead to plumbing backlog
Posted on 1/19/2018 11:52:00 AM.

Roads were shuttered and pipes shattered as Louisiana suffered record lows this week. Many Louisianans woke up to the sound of running water and nasty surprises across their property. Pipes “R” Us owner Danny Griffin says there’s a good way to avoid the hassle going forward.

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Higher Ed. Commissioner is concerned about possible lack of TOPS funding
Posted on 1/19/2018 11:25:00 AM.
Higher Education Commisisoner Joe Rallo is concerned about the possible lack funding for the TOPS program. Governor Edwards will present his budget proposal on Monday. Rallo says if funding for TOPS is eliminated, it will be devastating for students who benefit from the program.

"Our students right now are making decisions as to where they're going to go to college.  And having to wait until the end of June to find out if there's going to be funding if there's going to be TOPS support, is very, very disastrous because they're starting to make decisions to go out of state or just not go to school."
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