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Tigers Win Pontiff Classic vs. Cajuns

The sixth-ranked LSU baseball team won the Wally Pontiff Junior Classic on Wednesday night at Zephyr Field in Metairie, beating the UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns by a final score of 10-6.

Southeastern's Rally Falls Short at Southern

For the second straight day the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions tried to mount a late rally in Baton Rouge. For the second straight day, the Lions fell just short.

Janzen Headlines Baton Rouge Pro-Am Field

The PGA Tour's Zurich Classic begins Thursday at the TPC of Louisiana.

Collins Sentenced on Lesser Charge

One of two suspects in the 2007 4th of July shootings was convicted today. Devin Collins was found guilty of aggravated battery, not attempted second degree murder. This was indeed a hard case for presiding Judge Chip Moore.

Female Prison Job Fair

400 female prisoners will be getting out of jail by the end of the year. Today, they’re looking for jobs. The prisoners are having some luck; the state offers a tax credit to companies who hire people who’ve been released from jail.

Earth Day Celebration

More than a billion people are expected to celebrate Earth Day today. Since its creation by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson 39 years ago, Earth Day activities have spread around the world to more than 170 countries. This afternoon President O

Freddie Mac CEO Found Dead

The acting chief financial officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac was found dead at his Vienna, Virginia home Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide.

Tigers Fend Off Lions, 6-5

Juniors Ryan Schimpf and Blake Dean launched back-to-back home runs to spearhead a five-run third inning, and the LSU pitching staff hurled five straight scoreless frames after the fourth to lead the sixth-ranked Tigers past Southeastern Louisiana, 6

Zurich Commits to PGA Tour Event Through 2014

The Zurich Classic will remain the Zurich Classic for at least five more years. Louisiana’s PGA Tour event announced an extension to its title sponsorship deal Tuesday, keeping Zurich Financial Services on board through 2014. This year's tourna

Parkview, Lafayette Win in Softball Playoffs

The LHSAA softball tournament started Tuesday, with Parkview Baptist and Lafayette High School among local winners in the opening round. Parkview beat district rival Redemptorist, 5-1.