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This Weekend In Lafayette, 1/23 – 1/25

Eat delicious food to make a difference in the lives of St. Jude patients or learn about the thrilling history of Acadiana this weekend.

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Saints Owner Tom Benson Kicks Granddaughter Out

We've heard very little out of Saints headquarters since the end of the team's disappointing 7-9 season. Fans have complained on social media about the apparent lack of activity. I took it to be a sign that a lot was going on behind the scenes. That's clearly been the case.

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Twitter: Louisiana Is The Dumbest State

Don't shoot me. I'm just the messenger. A recent study conducted by Movoto indicates the people in Louisiana are the nation's dumbest. The study analyzed a half million tweets from all 50 states, and concluded people all over the country average a 5th grade reading level.

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R.I.P. Big Chief Bo Dollis [Video]

I've had the pleasure of witnessing performances by Big Chief Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as well as the House of Blues in New Orleans when they joined Bruce Hornsby. The Wild Magnolias lost the big Chief. Nola.com reports Theodore Emile "Bo" Dollis passed away Tuesday at age 71

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Former Saint Steve Gleason To Attend State Of The Union

Steve Gleason refuses to go quietly into the night. The former New Orleans Saint was diagnosed with ALS (commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease) in 2011. He formed Team Gleason to raise funds for ALS research and raise awareness. Gleason has refused to be a prisoner. He ascended the Andes mountains in Peru, and visited the ruins of the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu. That's a daunting challenge for an able bodied individual, let alone a man in a wheelchair

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Happy Birthday, Drew Brees!

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 36 years old today. Since joining the Black & Gold in 2006, he has re written the Saints' record book, and made an indelible mark on the History of the NFL.

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BREAKING: LSU Hires New DC, Kevin Steele from Alabama

Multiple sources are reporting that LSU has ended their search for a new Defensive Coordinator.

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Shaq Swears In As Deputy Lafayette City Marshall

Shaquille O'Neal has long been known for community involvement. The former NBA star played collegiately just 55 miles down the road at LSU. Did you know, he's been an active member of the law enforcement community for a number of years? Shaq was sworn in as a deputy Lafayette City Marshall on Friday.

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Former Saint Morten Andersen Finalist For Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Morten Andersen is the Saints' all time leading scorer. He played for the black & gold from 1982-'94. "The Great Dane" went on to play more than 20 total seasons in the NFL, with the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings. He retired in December, 2008 as the league's all time leading scorer.

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LSU To Face BYU In 2017 Texas Kickoff.

The LSU tigers will open their 2017 football season in Houston. They face the Cougars of BYU on September 2nd in the Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium. The Tigers opened their 2014 campaign against Wisconsin at the same venue

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Mardi Gras Has Officially Begun!

Happy Mardi Gras! Yes, I know, we just finished with Christmas & New Years. C'mon, now. This is Louisiana. January 6th is the 12th night of Christmas and one of the oldest celebrations in Christianity, the Feast of the Epiphany.

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Lafayette Senator Page Cortez Named To Natural Resources Committee

District 23 State Senator Page Cortez (R-Lafayette) assumes a new role in the Senate as a member of the Senate Natural Resources Committee.

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