Petition: Rename Lee Circle, Brees Circle
Posted on 10/9/2018 5:45:00 PM.

A petition is circulating that calls for Lee Circle in New Orleans to be renamed Brees Circle in honor of the Black and Gold’s most beloved athlete. A statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee once stood high above the circle where uptown meets downtown. Petition creator Blake Ivey says the idea came to him last April.

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250k grant goes to UL-Lafayette Professor for fishing economic study
Posted on 10/9/2018 2:29:00 PM.

A UL-Lafayette professor has been given a 250,000 dollar grant to take an in depth look at how south central Louisiana seafood makes it from the sea to your dinner plate. Dr. Geoffrey Stewart got the grant from the US Department of Agriculture. Stewart says he’s looking to better understand that supply chain, and look for ways to improve its efficiency.

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LDWF looking to build up Queen Bess
Posted on 10/9/2018 11:43:00 AM.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hoping to get approval to use some BP cash to rebuild the brown pelican habitat on Queen Bess Island.

Queen Bess Island, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, brown pelican, conservation, 2018

Drew Brees is the NFL's All-time passing leader
Posted on 10/9/2018 5:37:00 AM.
Saints Quarterback Drew Brees is the NFL's All-time career passing leader and he did it in grand style, with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre'Quan Smith. It was one of three touchdown passes thrown by the 39-year-old QB, as New Orleans routed Washington 43-19 to improve to 4-1.
Drew Brees, All-time passing leader, New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins

Secretary of State candidates battle over voting machine scandal
Posted on 10/9/2018 4:43:00 AM.

Several Secretary of State Candidates got combative yesterday after they were asked about controversy surrounding the bidding process for the state’s new voting machines.

Secretary of State, Louisiana, 2018, election, Julie Stokes, Rick Edmonds, Kyle Ardoin, voting machines, scandal

Monroe teen becomes the youngest person to fly solo around the world
Posted on 10/8/2018 6:15:00 PM.

18-year-old Mason Andrews of Monroe is now the youngest person to fly solo around the globe in an airplane. The Louisiana Tech student took off from the Bayou State on July 22, and returned home October 6.

Andrews says the flight was taxing, but an incredible experience that gave him a birds-eye-view to some of the most jaw dropping sights on earth.
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