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N.O. Bowl Update – Saturday, 12/17, 7:50 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS – For the most part, UL’s football team avoided the catastrophic injury bug for most of the 2011 season.
So naturally, the Ragin’ Cajuns got hit hard even before Saturday night’s’ kickoff of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
Senior linebacker Devon Lewis-Buchanan of Riviera Beach, Fla., the number two tackler on the season for the Cajuns, dislocated a kneecap during pregame warmups on the Superdome turf. Lewis-Buchanan, who had 78 tackles and 10 ½ tackles for losses during the season, was carried off the field and is out for the game.
Lewis-Buchanan had started all 12 games this season. Justin Anderson, a sophomore from Foley, Ala., moved into the starting lineup when another regular linebacker, Le’Marcus Gibson was lost for the season with an injury at Arkansas State. Anderson will move from his “Bandit” linebacker starting position to Lewis-Buchanan’s “Rover” spot. It's unsure who will start at "Bandit" but it could be senior end Chris Tucker.
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
Oilfield service company’s year-over-year revenues climbed 3.7 percent.
Move is part of company-wide consolidation of residential call centers.
Contentious deposition renders LOGA chief too ill to testify. Here's why.
Proposal for the upcoming legislative session would set Louisiana’s minimum wage at $10 per hour, beginning in 2015, up from the federal rate of $7.25 per hour.
Patrick Kane II recalls his mother awakening him 50 years ago to say his dad’s plane was missing.
His health affected by a contentious deposition last week, the LOGA chief says he can't testify (court will reconvene March 10).
Chair of the energy committee, Mary Landrieu (discussing the urgency of Keystone with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird) should get the respect she deserves in Louisiana.
A fundraiser co-chaired by former U.S. attorneys from both sides of the political aisle could signal the end of Mike Harson’s long grip on the D.A.’s office.
Former W. Home Furnishings owner Rene Ward faces seven years in prison.
Stuller’s Danny Clark focuses on satisfied customers and effective employees as he settles in as the company’s president/COO.
Sterling Ford-Lincoln of Opelousas ribbon cutting and the State of the Parish address
Increases in higher-end home sales say a lot about the health of the overall market.
Who joined whom or got promoted?
World-class athlete riding high in custom bike biz.
Setting the record straight on that February story in HuffPo
Liability waivers — what you need to know before you sign
A one-man operation, Brett Gauthier is bringing the oil and gas industry into the age of digital animation.
Planning a meeting with results
Local Ad Fed’s Copywriter of the Year and recently named creative director at Russo tapped for Boston Marathon project.
Forecasts for more frigid weather drive prices to highest level in four years.
CiCi's Pizza on Johnston Street will be torn down to make way for popular bakery-café Panera Bread's first Lafayette store.
A computer services company announced Tuesday that it plans to open a new technology center in Bossier City, creating 800 new jobs and bolstering efforts to position northwest Louisiana as a center for cybersecurity work.