True freshmen to play big role in Auburn game
Posted on 10/1/2014 5:11:00 AM.
True freshmen wearing purple and gold will play big roles in Saturday's SEC tilt between 15th ranked LSU and fifth ranked Auburn. Wide receiver Malachi Dupre was playing for John Curtis High School last season, but is not surprised by the increased playing time as the season goes on.

Malachi Dupre, Leonard Fournette, LSU, Auburn, Brandon Harris, Jamal Adams

Survey shows Louisiana Republicans more engaged in elections
Posted on 10/1/2014 5:00:00 AM.
According to a recent survey, Republican voters in Louisiana are following the election more closely and are more committed to casting ballots than Democratic voters.  The results are part of LSU's Public Policy Research Lab's 2014 Election Report.  

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LSU Public Policy Research Lab, Michael Henderson, November elections, Louisiana Republicans

Nathan Brown awarded compensation for wrongful imprisonment
Posted on 9/30/2014 4:06:00 PM.
A state judge has ruled a Metairie man, who spent 17 years in prison for an attempted rape he did not commit, is entitled to up to $330,000 in compensation.  40-year-old Nathan Brown was released from prison in June after DNA tests proved his innocence. 
 
Nathan Brown, Kristin Wenstrom, Innocence Project, wrongful imprisonment

POLL: Marijuana support keeps growing
Posted on 9/30/2014 2:41:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
According a recent Public Policy Poll, support for marijuana reform continues to grow in Louisiana. The survey done last week of a sampling of registered voters here found that 78% oppose sentences of longer than 6 months for pot possession -- up from 59% last year.
marijuana, american civil liberties union, marjorie esman, public policy polling

Port Allen restaurant offering patrons with guns a discount makes national headlines
Posted on 9/30/2014 1:24:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A restaurant in Port Allen is getting national attention for a sign hanging up informing customers packing heat they get a 10 percent discount. The owner of Bergeron's Restaurant, Kevin Cox, says he originally had a sign posted offering law enforcement officers a discount for eating there.
bergeron's restaurant, kevin cox, gun

Seat Belt use in Louisiana at all time high
Posted on 9/30/2014 10:25:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The state's annual survey of seat-belt use found that Louisiana motorists are buckling up at record high rates in 2014. The LA Highway Safety Commission says over 84% of drivers and front-seat passengers were buckled up which is up 1.6% from last year.
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, seat belt, john leblanc

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