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Louisiana Tech

For the second straight week, Louisiana Tech had its upcoming football game postponed on Thursday. Last week it was a COVID issue with the North Texas football team. This time the Bulldogs had to postpone Saturday’s home game against Rice, because of injuries, COVID positive cases, and contact tracing led to one position group that is too thin to field a team.

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A virtual career fair is planned for mid- and senior-level technology positions at six leading software and IT companies in Louisiana. The event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT, featuring companies from throughout Louisiana, from the Shreveport-Bossier City-Monroe corridor to the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans metro areas. 

Fred Dean Dead At 68

Oct 15, 2020

A Louisiana football legend has died from COVID-19. Former Louisiana Tech star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Dean has died at the age of 68.

Dean was an outstanding pass rusher for the Bulldogs from 1971 to 1974 after graduating from Ruston High. He went on to play for 12 years in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls with the 49ers in 1981 and 1984.

Dean attended Ruston High and lived in the area after his playing career.

At 1000 AM CDT, the center of Hurricane Delta was moving
northwestward near 15 mph through open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
A general northwestward motion with a reduction in forward speed is
expected through early this morning. Delta should continue along
this track today, before speeding up and turning more to the
north-northeast on Friday. The forecast for Delta has not changed
much since last night and is still predicted to make landfall along
the coast of southwestern Louisiana early Friday evening.

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech’s season opener on Saturday versus Baylor has been postponed and the hope is to make up the game later in the season. A report by The News-Star says 38 players on the Tech football team have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Athletics Director Tommy McClelland says power outages from Hurricane Laura forced many of their student-athletes to find other places to stay and that has produced a COVID outbreak within the team. McClelland says the days leading up to this outbreak, the football team had a stretch of three weeks with only one positive case.

NWS Shreveport

Hurricane Laura Local Statement Advisory Number 31
National Weather Service Shreveport LA AL132020
1043 AM CDT Thu Aug 27 2020

This product covers ArkLaTex and the Four State Region

**LAURA STILL A HURRICANE AS IT MOVES THROUGH CENTRAL LOUISIANA**

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Angelina,
Gregg, Nacogdoches, and Rusk
- The Hurricane Warning has been cancelled and a Tropical Storm
Warning has been issued for Grant and Sabine

NWS Shreveport

Hurricane Laura Local Statement Advisory Number 30
National Weather Service Shreveport LA AL132020
522 AM CDT Thu Aug 27 2020

This product covers ArkLaTex and the Four State Region

**LAURA MOVING INLAND TOWARD CENTRAL LOUISIANA AS A POTENT
HURRICANE**

NEW INFORMATION
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the new I-20/Tarbutton Road interchange in Ruston, Lincoln Parish is fully open to traffic.

The $25.5 million project creates a new interstate interchange in addition to a new Tarbutton Road overpass, a reconstructed Tarbutton Road north and south of I-20, and improved traffic flow on adjacent service roads.

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Here is the daily updated data from the Louisiana Department of Health. These numbers are updated at 12 noon each day.

Head-On Crash In Licoln Parish Leaves One Man Dead

Nov 4, 2019
Louisiana State Police / https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaStatePolice/photos/a.269483879734876/2273633625986548/?type=1&theater

A Ville Platte man lost his life on Saturday, November 2 after being struck head-on by an 18-wheeler.

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