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New Orleans Bowl Teams Announced


It’s Bowl Season again. While most eyes are focused on the college football playoffs, locals know that there is another big game in da Dome. Today, organizers announced that Arkansas State University and Louisiana Tech University accepted invitations to the 15th Annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 19.


Red Flags in the Red Stick


Government and business leaders were supposed to gather in Baton Rouge and officially open IBM’s National Service Center today. Unfortunately, red ribbons were replaced by red flags in the Red Stick. Instead of pomp, IBM cancelled the event after coming to odds with Governor Jindal over gay rights.


Bobby J Vows To Enact "Religious Freedom"


Bobby J is continuing his fight against gay marriage, regardless of Louisiana's legislature. After a bipartisan vote on the legislature sank a controversial “religious freedom” bill, Jindal announced that he will enact the major provisions of the torpedoed legislation via executive order.


Rainbow Relief: Committee Kills "Religious Freedom" Bill


On Tuesday (5.19), the House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure killed a “religious freedom” bill similar to controversial legislation passed and then partially reversed in Indiana and Arkansas. The bipartisan 10-2 vote put an end to one of Governor Jindal’s major talking points on the (non) campaign trail.


Bobby Jindal Loves Freedom But Not Gay Marriage or Corporate Bullies


Bobby Jindal seems to enjoy doubling down on extremely controversial positions after the rest of the G.O.P. abandons them. (See the curious case of the “No-Go Zones.”) In a New York Times Op-Ed today (4.24), da Gov’ doubles down on his support for Louisiana’s version of the “religious freedom” legislation that has been rolled back amidst claims of homophobia and threatened boycotts in Indiana and Arkansas.


Gov' on Love: Jindal Weighs In On "Religious Freedom" Bills


The Louisiana legislature is about to convene their annual session and a massive budget gap is looming. So naturally, Bobby Jindal is taking to the airwaves to promote the possibility of a presidential campaign. Jindal appeared on Meet the Press today to weigh in on “religious freedom” bills as well as his rumored bid for the mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


LA Rep Introduces Marriage Bill Evocative of Indiana


A national uproar about purportedly discriminatory “religious freedom” legislation is no deterrent to Republican state Representative Mike Johnson. On Friday (4.04), Johnson introduced the "Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act,” a local bill that looks suspiciously similar to the controversial laws in Indiana and Arkansas.


Arkansas Woman Reported Missing in New Orleans


UPDATE 7.28: Embling was located Sunday night, and was in good health, NOPD says.

NOPD is asking the public's assistance in locating an Arkansas woman who was reported missing while visiting New Orleans. Kristi Embling, 45, hasn't been seen or heard from over the last two days, family members told police.


LSU Freshmen Connect to Snatch Boot from Arkansas, 31-27


by Chris Rinaldi

When Travin Dural crossed the goal line with 1:15 left in the 4th quarter, the LSU football team breathed a sigh of relief, welcoming a new era with a dramatic victory. In Friday's regular season finale at Tiger Stadium, the Bayou Bengals saw Odell Beckham Jr., two offensive lineman and senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger go down, only to overcome the injuries and a six-point fourth quarter defecit on the arm and legs of freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings. 


LSU, Arkansas Set to Battle for the Golden Boot on Senior Day


The Mad Hatter may have already taken the last bite of Thanksgiving dinner, but on Friday he'll be hoping for another helping of what his LSU Tigers served to Texas A&M last week. On senior day in Tiger Stadium, the Bayou Bengals will look to close out their regular season campaign with a win over Arkansas in the annual Battle for the Golden Boot (1:30 p.m., CBS).


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