LSU headed to to CWS after 2nd straight win over Oregon State
Posted on 6/24/2017 4:52:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
For the first time since 2009, the LSU Tigers will play in the championship series of the CWS after a dominating 6-1 victory over Oregon State. Caleb Gilbert was terrific on the mound and the Tigers hit three home runs. 
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Tulane's Upward Bound program receives $2.5 billion dollar grant
Posted on 6/24/2017 5:59:00 AM.

Tulane University’s Upward Bound Program has received a 2.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help high school students who hope to be the first in their family to go to college. Upward Bound is a program aimed at helping prospective college students academically prepare for higher education. Cowen Institute Director Amanda Kruger Hill says low income students grade 9 through 12 can greatly benefit from this grant.
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Elderly former Secretary of State employee arrested for possession of child porn
Posted on 6/23/2017 1:59:00 PM.

A 79-year-old former Secretary of State employee has been arrested for possession of child pornography on his state issued computer. Trooper Michael Reichardt with State Police says they were contacted by the Secretary of State’s Office reporting that Bruce Barron of Farmerville had suspicious activity on his work computer.
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More students graduating high school than ever before
Posted on 6/23/2017 12:06:00 PM.

More Louisiana students are graduating high school than ever before. That’s according to state Education Superintendent John White, who says this year’s graduating class maintained record gains made by the class of 2015.
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Eight athletes to be inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame this weekend
Posted on 6/23/2017 11:43:00 AM.

Eight distinguished athletes will be honored Saturday night as they are inducted into the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches. Hall of Fame CEO and President Ronnie Rantz says this is a very diverse class. He says some remarkable people are being honored this weekend, one being LSU’s longtime gymnastics coach.
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Angola inmate John Floyd freed after 36 years in prison
Posted on 6/23/2017 10:41:00 AM.

Angola inmate John Floyd has been set free after spending 36 years behind bars after a U.S. District Court judge tossed his life in prison conviction. Deputy Director and attorney for the Innocence Project New Orleans says Floyd was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 1982 for the murder of Williams Hines. He says new forensic evidence was found in the case.
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