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New Orleans Hornets
11:35 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Hornets Lose at Home to Hawks, 95-86

The New Orleans Hornets were up by six at halftime Tuesday night at the New Orleans Arena, but lost ground to the Atlanta Hawks in the 3rd quarter, couldn’t catch up, and lost, 95-86.

After the break Atlanta put up a veteran front that New Orleans just could not match. Josh Smith, the Hawks’ top scorer and a nine-year veteran, aggressively attacked the Bees on both sides of the court, scoring a total of 23 points, along with 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 4 blocked shots.

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3:23 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

New Orleans Man Dies in Fatal Shooting

A 28-year-old man was killed after a shooting in a New Orleans neighborhood, according to police.

Homicide Detective Robert Bachelder says in a news release that police responded to a call about 9:10 a.m. Tuesday of a man shot inside of a home.

Bachelder says the man, who was from New Orleans, was shot several times and died at the scene. The victim's name was is being withheld pending notification of family members.

Bachelder says the body was found by a family member who called police.

He says the investigation is continuing.

College Football
1:51 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Clemson Edges LSU 25-24 on Last-Second FG

Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 win over No. 9 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night.

Trailing 24-22, Clemson (11-2) took possession on its 20 with 1:39 remaining. Tajh Boyd completed a pass for 26 yards to DeAndre Hopkins on a fourth-and-16 play during the decisive 10-play drive.

Catanzaro's kick set off a wild celebration on the field and in the stands. Some players collapsed on the field in apparent disbelief while most of Clemson's orange jerseys met in a midfield circle.

New Orleans Saints
1:46 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Brees Eclipses 5,000 yards for Third Time

Drew Brees has passed for more than 5,000 yards, making him the only player to do so in a season three times.

The Saints quarterback surpassed the coveted yardage mark with a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. That was also the 41st scoring pass for the season for Brees, the only quarterback to pass for 40 TDs in consecutive seasons.

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1:40 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

New Year Brings Rush-Hour Tows to CCC

The new year is bringing free rush-hour tow trucks to help keep traffic flowing on one of the nation's busiest bridges.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says a tow truck will be stationed on the Crescent City Connection Bridge for three hours in the morning and three in the evening on weekdays.

The department says in a news release that the bridge is the nation's fifth busiest, with more than 156,000 vehicles crossing it daily and more than 33 million a year.

Higher Education
1:35 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Nicholls Upgrades Website Features

Nicholls State University officials say upgrades to the university's website should make it easier for prospective students to apply.

Officials say students can research scholarship information, make formal application for admission to the university and track the process of an application.

More information is available online at www.nicholls.edu/apply.

Latest News
1:33 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Feds Want Info About 11 More NOLA.com Commenters

Federal attorneys have subpoenaed The Times-Picayune's parent company for information about 11 commenters on the newspaper's website, as part of an investigation of posts there by two federal prosecutors.

The newspaper reports that company attorneys have objected thus far to providing the information, asking the government to explain why it's wanted.

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Latest News
1:27 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Convictions Upheld in Restaurant Owner's Death

A state appeals court has upheld a man's convictions for his role in a burglary that led to the beating death of the owner of popular New Orleans restaurant.

Thursday's ruling by a panel from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal affirms Bryant Boudoin's convictions on charges of second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

The Times-Picayune reports that Boudoin's convictions stem from a May 2008 break-in at Elizabeth "Betsy" McDaniel's Marrero home. McDaniel owned Betsy's Pancake House in New Orleans.

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New Orleans Hornets
1:17 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Preview: Hornets/Hawks

The Hornets start off the new year with a matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. Tuesday’s game will also be the home debut of Eric Gordon. The guard had been stricken with an injured knee for most of last season and returned to action this last Saturday against the Charlotte Bobcats. Gordon put up a strong effort in his first game back, he scored 24 points, 7 assists, and 2 steals, playing around 25 minutes.

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LSU
3:04 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Preview: LSU vs. Clemson

The Louisiana State University Fighting Tigers face off against the Clemson Tigers tonight at 6:30 p.m. in a stand-alone primetime matchup in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.

LSU (10-2) is ranked 8th in the BCS poll and finished second in the Southeastern Conference Western Division, while Clemson (10-2), ranked 14th, shared first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division with Florida State.

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