Louisiana sees a year of job gains
Posted on 10/20/2018 4:11:00 AM.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is celebrating 12 months of jobs gains, noting the Bayou State has added 19,900 non farm jobs since September of 2017.
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LSU to commemorate 'Silent Season' with special uniform design
Posted on 10/19/2018 12:45:00 PM.
LSU will wear special uniforms versus Mississippi State Saturday night that will commemorate the “Silent Season” of 1918, where the Tigers did not play football because of World War One. LSU equipment manager Greg Stringfellow says the timing is right to conduct a tribute of this nature.

"Being 100 years ago, this is a good time to something like this, and taking all of the history with the Memorial Oak Grove, which is the area that memorializes the fallen LSU soldiers that fought in World War I," said Stringfellow.
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NOAA predicts wetter than normal winter for Louisiana and Gulf South
Posted on 10/19/2018 12:43:00 PM.

It may be a warmer than normal winter outlook across most of the country, but forecasts say Louisiana will be in for an average Bayou Winter, with above average rain totals. State Climatologist Barry Keim says that’s due to the likely presence of a weak El Nino that’s sending cloudy weather our way.
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Baker man charged with aggravated rape after victim recognizes alleged attacker at wedding
Posted on 10/19/2018 12:28:00 PM.
A woman who says she was raped 20 years ago recognizes her alleged rapist at a wedding reception last June and now that man is behind bars. 38-year-old John Louis Davis of Baker has been charged with aggravated rape after the woman got his name and contacted authorities. Baton Rouge Police Sergeant Don Coppola says the rape occurred during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day in 1998.
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After a 26-year absence, the Hammond Air Show returns this weekend
Posted on 10/19/2018 3:23:00 AM.

This weekend, Hammond will host its first airshow in 26 years at the Regional Airport. The five-hour show features sky divers, classic bi-planes, and fighter jets, including the high tech F-22. 

“The premier fighter jet which was asked by 300 shows to appear, and they picked 28, and we were one of the 28. It’s a recruiting tool for the government,” said mayor Pete Panepinto. 
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Lotto Lawyer advises against pools
Posted on 10/19/2018 2:05:00 AM.

The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight is a billion dollars, and that’s got coworkers and friends dreaming big about pooling money for a better crack at the prize.
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