LSU thumps Tennessee 30-10 on rainy, windy night in Knoxville
Posted on 11/18/2017 9:01:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
20th ranked LSU took advantage of three special teams miscues by Tennessee to build a 13-point lead in the 3rd quarter and went on to win 30-10. 
 
The Tigers were gifted 10 points in the 1st half, when Tennessee punt returner Marquez Callaway couldn't handle two punts from Zach Von Rosenberg in windy conditions on his own end of the field. 
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Newly elected State Treasurer John Schroder plans to be open and transparent
Posted on 11/18/2017 4:21:00 PM.
Now that Republican John Schroder has been elected as Louisiana’s new State Treasurer, he says he wants to improve the way the state handles finances in a struggling economy. Schroder hopes to work with the state legislature and Governor Edwards to balance the budget and spend responsibly.
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Louisiana's unemployment rate lowest since June of 2008
Posted on 11/17/2017 1:10:00 PM.

New data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows Louisiana’s unemployment rate for October was 4.8% the lowest it’s been since June of 2008.

Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie says this is the sixth consecutive month the rate has declined. She says we’ve had four industry super sectors that have reached all-time record highs this year.
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Gov. Edwards announces plan to step up high speed internet in 8 school districts
Posted on 11/17/2017 11:46:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces a plan to upgrade high speed internet connectivity to 164,000 students in K-12 public schools. Education Policy Advisor for the Governor Donald Songy says these kids have broadband in their schools but it’s slow.
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Houma restaurant to be on Travel Channel show this week
Posted on 11/17/2017 10:50:00 AM.
A south Louisiana restaurant will get national attention this weekend on the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise.” Boudreau and Thibodeau’s Cajun Cookin’ in Houma will be one of the segments on the show. Owner Debra Blanchard says a producer has local ties to Houma and thought it make for a great feature.
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State's first cultural shopping trail is launched
Posted on 11/17/2017 9:31:00 AM.
The state is launching a Louisiana Cultural Shopping Trail to provide visitors an opportunity to discover unique retail stores as they travel through the Bayou State. Chairman of the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Commission Steve Windham says L-A-shopping-trail-dot-com will highlight great antique or boutique shops, along with stores that feature hand-crafted goods.
 
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