LSU battles Mississippi State for SEC West title
Posted on 5/17/2017 8:48:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo 
5th ranked LSU Tigers and 9th ranked Mississippi State meet for the final regular season series of the year and they'll battle for the SEC West title. The Tigers are 18-9 in the SEC, while the Bulldogs are 17-10 in league play.
 
LSU arrives in Starkville playing its best baseball of the season, winning 8 of its last 9 SEC games.
LSU, Mississippi State, Paul Mainieri, Greg Deichmann

Gov Edwards: 'It looks more and more likely we'll have to have a special session'
Posted on 5/17/2017 4:41:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says he’s disappointed at how far behind the legislature is in this fiscal session and it could mean another special session in the near future. Edwards says a tremendous amount of work needs to be done before this session ends on June 8. He says this is the best opportunity lawmakers have to resolve the state’s looming budget problems.
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John Bel Edwards, fiscal session, special session, budget,

House Committee rejects bill to end the death penalty
Posted on 5/17/2017 1:48:00 PM.

The House Criminal Justice Committee rejects a proposal to that sought to end the death penalty in Louisiana. Speaking in favor of the bill was Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Shelton Shelton Fabre, who says every human life is sacred. He says an execution cannot bring back a loved one or heal terrible wounds.
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legislative session, House Criminal Justice Committee, death penalty

Senate committee approves proposed minimum wage increase
Posted on 5/17/2017 11:11:00 AM.

The Senate Labor Committee approves a proposal to increase the minimum wage to $8.50 over the next two years. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, and this measure would create a state minimum wage at $8.00 by 2018 and increase to $8.50 by 2019. State Director of the National Federation for Independent Business, Dawn Starns opposes the measure because she says it will create uncertainty for small businesses.
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Troy Carter, Mike Walsworth, Rob Shadoin, minimum wage

Statue of Confederate General P.G.T Beauregard removed by masked crew
Posted on 5/17/2017 11:11:00 AM.

The statue of P.G.T. Beauregard was hauled away in New Orleans by a masked crew last night. Workers took down the monument of the Confederate General as opponents of the removal watched while waving Confederate battle flags and singing the National Anthem.
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Confederate monuments, removal, PGT Beauregard, Robert E. Lee

Homer teen arrested after allegedly setting dog on fire
Posted on 5/17/2017 5:30:00 AM.

A 17-year-old is facing a serious charge after police say he set a dog on fire. Claiborne Sheriff Ken Bailey says Carzavian Willis of Homer doused a Yorkie in gasoline, causing severe burns on 80 percent of her body.
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Ken Bailey, Carzavian Willis, cruelty to animals, dog

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