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  • More restaurants mandated to include calorie labels

    More restaurants mandated to include calorie labels

    More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)
    More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)

    Beginning this month restaurant chains will be required by the FDA to list calorie values on their menus.

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    Beginning this month restaurant chains will be required by the FDA to list calorie values on their menus.

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  • LSU AgCenter could face budget cuts

    LSU AgCenter could face budget cuts

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:31:39 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    It's crunch time for Louisiana lawmakers.  Tuesday they begin a second special session to figure out the state's budget mess. The end of some temporary taxes means the state will face an estimated $650 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins July 1st.  During the regular session lawmakers could only make cuts to balance the budget, but in the special session tax hikes are back in play.  Governor John Bel Edwards wants increased sales taxes to bridge the budge...

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    It's crunch time for Louisiana lawmakers.  Tuesday they begin a second special session to figure out the state's budget mess. The end of some temporary taxes means the state will face an estimated $650 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins July 1st.  During the regular session lawmakers could only make cuts to balance the budget, but in the special session tax hikes are back in play.  Governor John Bel Edwards wants increased sales taxes to bridge the budge...

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  • Zurik: From casinos to cabs, concerns about ethics dog NOLA senator

    Zurik: From casinos to cabs, concerns about ethics dog NOLA senator

    Photo of Sen. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, from his Twitter page.Photo of Sen. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, from his Twitter page.

    A local ethics expert says a potential conflict of interest by a state senator could get the attention of the La. Supreme Court. That's because the senator never disclosed that possible conflict when he discussed a bill in the legislature.

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    A local ethics expert says a potential conflict of interest by a state senator could get the attention of the La. Supreme Court. That's because the senator never disclosed that possible conflict when he discussed a bill in the legislature.

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  • Hospitality leaders amped for potential economic impact of Super Bowl 2024

    Hospitality leaders amped for potential economic impact of Super Bowl 2024

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    Gayle Benson is just a day away from presenting proposal to bring the Super Bowl back to New Orleans. It's an invitation exclusively for the Crescent City, making it the only candidate in what's usually a competitive process.

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    Gayle Benson is just a day away from presenting proposal to bring the Super Bowl back to New Orleans. It's an invitation exclusively for the Crescent City, making it the only candidate in what's usually a competitive process.

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  • Alleged Facebook Live killer will undergo a psychological exam before pleading to charges

    Alleged Facebook Live killer will undergo a psychological exam before pleading to charges

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:55:43 GMT
    Alleged Facebook Live killer Johnathan Tremaine Robinson, 36, of Shreveport (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)Alleged Facebook Live killer Johnathan Tremaine Robinson, 36, of Shreveport (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Relatives of a mother of three who was fatally shot while allegedly being forced to stream a live apology on Facebook are upset that her accused killer’s attorney may be working toward an insanity plea.

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    Relatives of a mother of three who was fatally shot while allegedly being forced to stream a live apology on Facebook are upset that her accused killer’s attorney may be working toward an insanity plea.

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  • Winner of 2018 Miss USA pageant in Shreveport-Bossier

    Winner of 2018 Miss USA pageant in Shreveport-Bossier

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:25:05 GMT
    (Source: Miss USA)(Source: Miss USA)

    Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers has been crowned 2018 Miss USA Monday night. 

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    Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers has been crowned 2018 Miss USA Monday night. 

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  • New interim leadership nominees selected for S&WB

    New interim leadership nominees selected for S&WB

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    We are learning more about who may serve as acting executive director of the Orleans Sewerage and Water Board after an ad hoc committee nominated the current general superintendent and a board attorney who was recently featured in a FOX 8-Lee Zurik investigation.

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    We are learning more about who may serve as acting executive director of the Orleans Sewerage and Water Board after an ad hoc committee nominated the current general superintendent and a board attorney who was recently featured in a FOX 8-Lee Zurik investigation.

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  • Shreveport building 2.4 acre park near downtown

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:48:14 GMT
    A part of Shreveport's downtown area will be getting a facelift in the coming months. (Source: City of Shreveport)A part of Shreveport's downtown area will be getting a facelift in the coming months. (Source: City of Shreveport)
    Source: City of ShreveportSource: City of Shreveport

    A part of Shreveport's downtown area will be getting a facelift in the coming months. 

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    A part of Shreveport's downtown area will be getting a facelift in the coming months. 

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  • Low-pressure Gulf system upgraded to Invest 90L

    Low-pressure Gulf system upgraded to Invest 90L

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:46:10 GMT

    WAFB Meteorologist Steve Caparotta said the low pressure system is headed into the Gulf of Mexico this week, potentially bringing in heavy rain for our area. 

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    WAFB Meteorologist Steve Caparotta said the low pressure system is headed into the Gulf of Mexico this week, potentially bringing in heavy rain for our area. 

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  • Homeowners fight against curbside garbage pile in their neighborhood

    Homeowners fight against curbside garbage pile in their neighborhood

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:26:02 GMT
    (Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA)(Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA)

    Imagine spending thousands and thousands of dollars to renovate your older home along with many of your neighbors. Now imagine piles of garbage, broken furniture, even clothing all dumped at the curb next door for weeks. It's prompted action.

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    Imagine spending thousands and thousands of dollars to renovate your older home along with many of your neighbors. Now imagine piles of garbage, broken furniture, even clothing all dumped at the curb next door for weeks. It's prompted action.

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  • LCPD looking for suspect in 12th Street shooting

    LCPD looking for suspect in 12th Street shooting

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:02:18 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    A shooting on 12th Street leaves a victim with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lt. Richard Harrell, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. A victim was shot multiple times but doesn't have any injuries, said Harrell. The suspect has not been apprehended, according to Harrell. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A shooting on 12th Street leaves a victim with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lt. Richard Harrell, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. A victim was shot multiple times but doesn't have any injuries, said Harrell. The suspect has not been apprehended, according to Harrell. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Graduation Chaos: Dozens locked out at Barbe High School Graduation

    Graduation Chaos: Dozens locked out at Barbe High School Graduation

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:26:56 GMT
    (Source: charmedladyk)(Source: charmedladyk)

    It was a great day for graduating students at Barbe High School yesterday. However,its the families of some of those students that missed out on the enjoyment that a graduation brings; some driving near and far to watch their loved ones walk across the stage, yet never gaining entry into the building. Each year, Barbe holds its commencement exercises at Burton Coliseum. A facility that is run by the state, which requires the enforcement of strict safety codes mandated by the Louisia...

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    It was a great day for graduating students at Barbe High School yesterday. However,its the families of some of those students that missed out on the enjoyment that a graduation brings; some driving near and far to watch their loved ones walk across the stage, yet never gaining entry into the building. Each year, Barbe holds its commencement exercises at Burton Coliseum. A facility that is run by the state, which requires the enforcement of strict safety codes mandated by the Louisia...

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  • Shreveport-Bossier takes center stage in Miss USA pageant

    Shreveport-Bossier takes center stage in Miss USA pageant

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:04:35 GMT
    All eyes are on Shreveport-Bossier as 51 contestants hit the stage to become the next Miss USA. (Source: KSLA News 12)All eyes are on Shreveport-Bossier as 51 contestants hit the stage to become the next Miss USA. (Source: KSLA News 12)
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    All eyes will be on Shreveport-Bossier when 51 contestants hit the stage to become the next Miss USA. 

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    All eyes will be on Shreveport-Bossier when 51 contestants hit the stage to become the next Miss USA. 

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  • Twin girls raise money for hospital where they were treated

    Twin girls raise money for hospital where they were treated

    Source: BRG Facebook pageSource: BRG Facebook page

    Twin girls who are former patients at Baton Rouge General (BRG) raised $600 at their family garage sale and donated the proceeds back to the hospital where they received care. Ellie and Emma, 6-year-old twins, played their part in the family garage sale, selling lemonade and brownies to add to the proceeds.

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    Twin girls who are former patients at Baton Rouge General (BRG) raised $600 at their family garage sale and donated the proceeds back to the hospital where they received care. Ellie and Emma, 6-year-old twins, played their part in the family garage sale, selling lemonade and brownies to add to the proceeds.

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  • Marching against an 'immoral' La. state budget, 9 protesters arrested

    Marching against an 'immoral' La. state budget, 9 protesters arrested

    Police arrested nine people for stopping traffic (Source: WAFB)Police arrested nine people for stopping traffic (Source: WAFB)

    Police arrested nine people for stopping traffic at the intersection of North Boulevard and 4th Street Monday.

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    Police arrested nine people for stopping traffic at the intersection of North Boulevard and 4th Street Monday.

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Denham Springs leads effort to eliminate communication barriers with deaf community

    SPECIAL REPORT: Denham Springs leads effort to eliminate communication barriers with deaf community

    Imagine navigating through an emergency situation without the ability to hear (Source: WAFB)Imagine navigating through an emergency situation without the ability to hear (Source: WAFB)

    In an emergency, when time is precious and communication is key, navigating through the intense situation without the ability to hear can be hard to imagine.

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    In an emergency, when time is precious and communication is key, navigating through the intense situation without the ability to hear can be hard to imagine.

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  • Livingston Parish schools expanding ESL program

    Livingston Parish schools expanding ESL program

    Livingston parish schools are expanding their English as a Second Language programs (Source: WAFB)Livingston parish schools are expanding their English as a Second Language programs (Source: WAFB)
    Livingston parish schools are expanding their English as a Second Language programs (Source: WAFB)Livingston parish schools are expanding their English as a Second Language programs (Source: WAFB)

    Florencia Martinez used to stand out, with English being her second language. Now, she's one of Livingston parish school's paraprofessionals.

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    Florencia Martinez used to stand out, with English being her second language. Now, she's one of Livingston parish school's paraprofessionals.

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  • CPPJ looking for feedback from the public

    CPPJ looking for feedback from the public

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:47:01 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)

    Your feedback on traffic, drainage and  even quality of life issues is what the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is currently looking for.  The police jury has launched a strategic planning effort that will allow them to set plans and goals for the parish that would last for three to five years.  Parish administrator, Bryan Beam, is hoping the public will give their feedback so that they can work to improve issues and concerns throughout the parish.  "People fe...

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    Your feedback on traffic, drainage and  even quality of life issues is what the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is currently looking for.  The police jury has launched a strategic planning effort that will allow them to set plans and goals for the parish that would last for three to five years.  Parish administrator, Bryan Beam, is hoping the public will give their feedback so that they can work to improve issues and concerns throughout the parish.  "People fe...

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  • Mortgage rates reach 7-year high

    Mortgage rates reach 7-year high

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:12:47 GMT

    If you're looking to buy a home, you may want to do so sooner than later. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is now 4.61 percent, up from 4.02 percent this time last year. Craig Boudreaux, a loan officer with Louisiana Mortgage Associates, said rates are rising because of a stronger economy. "The federal government had not raised rates for years because the economy was doing poorly, so that kept the rates down artificially." Boudreaux said. "Now that our e...

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    If you're looking to buy a home, you may want to do so sooner than later. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is now 4.61 percent, up from 4.02 percent this time last year. Craig Boudreaux, a loan officer with Louisiana Mortgage Associates, said rates are rising because of a stronger economy. "The federal government had not raised rates for years because the economy was doing poorly, so that kept the rates down artificially." Boudreaux said. "Now that our e...

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  • Councilman says permanent director for S&WB must bring a lot to the table

    On the eve of the scheduled departure of the interim executive director of the embattled Sewerage and Water Board, a city councilman said whomever becomes the agency’s new permanent executive director must have a vision for tackling short- and long-term challenges.

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    On the eve of the scheduled departure of the interim executive director of the embattled Sewerage and Water Board, a city councilman said whomever becomes the agency’s new permanent executive director must have a vision for tackling short- and long-term challenges.

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  • BRPD Top Brass to launch summer operation aimed at violent criminals

    BRPD Top Brass to launch summer operation aimed at violent criminals

    Baton Rouge Police Department (Source: WAFB)Baton Rouge Police Department (Source: WAFB)
    Baton Rouge Police Department (Source: WAFB)Baton Rouge Police Department (Source: WAFB)

    Top brass at the Baton Rouge Police Department have a message for criminals after a violent weekend in the Capital City.

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    Top brass at the Baton Rouge Police Department have a message for criminals after a violent weekend in the Capital City.

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  • Suspect in deadly 17th street shooting turns himself in; victim identified

    Suspect in deadly 17th street shooting turns himself in; victim identified

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:34:13 GMT
    Deandre Hollins (Source: EBRSO)Deandre Hollins (Source: EBRSO)

    Police are investigating a double shooting that left one dead Sunday evening. The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the victim as Kelvin Howard, 41. Deandre Hollins is wanted in connection with the shooting.

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    Police are investigating a double shooting that left one dead Sunday evening. The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the victim as Kelvin Howard, 41. Deandre Hollins is wanted in connection with the shooting.

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  • Middle schoolers document every day life in film festival entry

    Middle schoolers document every day life in film festival entry

    These students are hunting a news story (Source: WAFB)These students are hunting a news story (Source: WAFB)

    The school year may be just about over, and while many students are focused on summer, a group of Southeast Middle School students are still learning, and possibly teaching others.

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    The school year may be just about over, and while many students are focused on summer, a group of Southeast Middle School students are still learning, and possibly teaching others.

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  • DeMarcus Cousins remains one of Pelicans' top targets in free agency

    DeMarcus Cousins remains one of Pelicans' top targets in free agency

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Alvin Gentry says it should be obvious that the Pelicans want to have DeMarcus Cousins back on their roster next season.

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    Alvin Gentry says it should be obvious that the Pelicans want to have DeMarcus Cousins back on their roster next season.

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  • Man rides lawnmower on highway while drunk, deputies say

    Man rides lawnmower on highway while drunk, deputies say

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:14:39 GMT
    Brian Cheramie (Source: LPSO)Brian Cheramie (Source: LPSO)

    A man was arrested over the weekend after Lafourche Parish authorities found him riding a lawnmower while drunk on the highway.

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    A man was arrested over the weekend after Lafourche Parish authorities found him riding a lawnmower while drunk on the highway.

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  • BREAKING

    School bus involved in accident on US 171, no injuries reported

    School bus involved in accident on US 171, no injuries reported

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:54:27 GMT
    A Calcasieu Parish school bus was rear-ended on US 171, near the intersection with Fruge Street, Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported. (Source: KPLC viewer)A Calcasieu Parish school bus was rear-ended on US 171, near the intersection with Fruge Street, Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported. (Source: KPLC viewer)

    A school bus was involved in an accident near the intersection of US 171 and Fruge Street Monday afternoon, authorities said. No injuries were reported, according to Lt. Richard Harrell, with the Lake Charles Police Department. Twenty-eight kids were on the bus when it was rear-ended, Harrell said. The accident was reported at 3:35 p.m. There was minor damage to the bus. The driver of the other vehicle was cited for following too close. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A school bus was involved in an accident near the intersection of US 171 and Fruge Street Monday afternoon, authorities said. No injuries were reported, according to Lt. Richard Harrell, with the Lake Charles Police Department. Twenty-eight kids were on the bus when it was rear-ended, Harrell said. The accident was reported at 3:35 p.m. There was minor damage to the bus. The driver of the other vehicle was cited for following too close. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • New Orleans sole city bidding for Super Bowl 2024; Benson to make pitch Wednesday

    New Orleans sole city bidding for Super Bowl 2024; Benson to make pitch Wednesday

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    New Orleans is on track to host it's 11th Super Bowl. It's the only city bidding for the 2024 game. 

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    New Orleans is on track to host it's 11th Super Bowl. It's the only city bidding for the 2024 game. 

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  • Kenner PD: Woman arrested after argument with husband leads to shooting

    Kenner PD: Woman arrested after argument with husband leads to shooting

    Tammy Bush, 40 (Kenner Police)Tammy Bush, 40 (Kenner Police)
    Tammy Bush, 40 (Kenner Police)Tammy Bush, 40 (Kenner Police)

    Kenner police arrested a woman who shot her husband after the two were engaged in an argument. 

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    Kenner police arrested a woman who shot her husband after the two were engaged in an argument. 

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  • Miss USA contestants walking the red carpet ahead of finals

    Miss USA contestants walking the red carpet ahead of finals

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:03:23 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    Tonight is the night contestants from throughout the United States have been preparing a year for - the Miss USA finals. One candidate will be picked to represent the United States for the next year and to compete in the Miss Universe contest.

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    Tonight is the night contestants from throughout the United States have been preparing a year for - the Miss USA finals. One candidate will be picked to represent the United States for the next year and to compete in the Miss Universe contest.

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  • USM ready for C-USA tournament play

    USM ready for C-USA tournament play

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:14:55 GMT
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss looks to add a Conference USA tournament title to its regular season crown this week in Biloxi. The Golden Eagles (39-15, 23-6 C-USA) open tournament play against UAB on Wednesday at 4 p.m. inside MGM Park. "Certainly, this tournament it's no different than a regional atmosphere, that's what it's about,” said USM head coach Scott Berry.

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    Southern Miss looks to add a Conference USA tournament title to its regular season crown this week in Biloxi. The Golden Eagles (39-15, 23-6 C-USA) open tournament play against UAB on Wednesday at 4 p.m. inside MGM Park. "Certainly, this tournament it's no different than a regional atmosphere, that's what it's about,” said USM head coach Scott Berry.

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  • Shane Kelly to coach alma mater at Petal

    Shane Kelly to coach alma mater at Petal

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:06:10 GMT
    Petal baseball coach Shane Kelly. Courtesy: WDAMPetal baseball coach Shane Kelly. Courtesy: WDAM
    Petal baseball coach Shane Kelly. Courtesy: WDAMPetal baseball coach Shane Kelly. Courtesy: WDAM

    Just a month following Larry Watkins retirement from Petal baseball after 38 years of heading the program, Shane Kelly takes the reins of the Panther program. Kelly is an apprentice of Watkins, coaching under him since 2012 and playing for him as a high school student. Kelly was a part of Petal’s 1995 state championship team, After graduating from Petal in 1996, Kelly played baseball for Mississippi State and was eventually drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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    Just a month following Larry Watkins retirement from Petal baseball after 38 years of heading the program, Shane Kelly takes the reins of the Panther program. Kelly is an apprentice of Watkins, coaching under him since 2012 and playing for him as a high school student. Kelly was a part of Petal’s 1995 state championship team, After graduating from Petal in 1996, Kelly played baseball for Mississippi State and was eventually drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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  • Wayne County baseball sends two to Coahoma Community College

    Wayne County baseball sends two to Coahoma Community College

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:57:15 GMT
    Wayne County baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWayne County baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    Wayne County baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWayne County baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Two Wayne County War Eagles are moving on from high school baseball but they will remain teammates. Tre Williamson and Rodricus Watkins both signed with Coahoma Community College on Monday. "It feels good, especially to be going with one of my teammates,” Williamson said. “It feels good to keep a teammate with me." "Feels great, feels like a new chapter in my life,” Watkins said.

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    Two Wayne County War Eagles are moving on from high school baseball but they will remain teammates. Tre Williamson and Rodricus Watkins both signed with Coahoma Community College on Monday. "It feels good, especially to be going with one of my teammates,” Williamson said. “It feels good to keep a teammate with me." "Feels great, feels like a new chapter in my life,” Watkins said.

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