9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: December 5, 2011 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: December 5, 2011

 


Coming up this morning

It's official. The rematch is on. LSU and Alabama will face one another again. This time the Tigers and Crimson Tide will battle in the BCS title game. We'll hear from some of the players. And, the Saints continued to roll by beating the Detroit Lions 31-17 in the Superdome last night.

 

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Southern University senior psychology major Chauncey McCoy was crowned "Miss Black Louisiana U.S." at the pageant held recently in Shreveport. The Miss Black Louisiana U.S. Pageant is a preliminary contest for the Miss Black International Pageant in Atlanta which will be held in the summer of 2012. Click here for more

 


WEATHER TODAY

High 73, Low 62
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TODAY'S LOCAL HEADLINES

LSU and Bama face off in BCS title game

Bring it on! No. 1 LSU will battle No. 2 Alabama in the BCS championship game in the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. More

Bus driver dies in car crash

A Baton Rouge school bus driver died after authorities said she lost control of her car and slammed into a home. More

Firefighter dies in the line of duty

A Livingston Parish firefighter died after responding to a mobile home fire early Saturday morning. He helped rescue a family from the burning home. More

 


STATE NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal analysis shows that last year's BP oil spill probably won't push the troubled bluefin tuna Gulf of Mexico population over the edge as some scientists had worried. The analysis says that at most, such a spill probably would result in a 4 percent reduction in future spawning of the fish, but probably far less.

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - The state says time is running out to claim the 2007 rebates for assessments put on private insurance policies to support the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Officials say there's more than $11 million going unclaimed. The deadline is Dec. 31.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints are a perfect 6-0 at home this season after beating the Detroit Lions 31-17 on Sunday. Drew Brees passed for 342 yards and three touchdowns, and became the first quarterback in NFL history to eclipse the 4,000-yards passing mark in the first 12 games of a season.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A person familiar with the decision says Tulane's next head coach will be Saints wide receiver coach Curtis Johnson. The person says Johnson could be introduced as early as Monday, and the Saints declined comment. In October, coach Bob Toledo resigned.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

 


NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Police remain at an encampment in Washington, where Occupy D.C. protesters had refused to take down a wooden structure they'd built in a part overnight. By late Sunday, 31 protesters had been arrested.

STILLWATER, OK (AP) - The president of Oklahoma State University says he doesn't know what more stadium security could have done to prevent fans from getting injured while storming the field over the weekend. The university says at least nine students were hospitalized following Saturday night's Big 12 championship win against rival Oklahoma.

CHICAGO (AP) - Teen sexting may not happen as often as people think. A study at the University of New Hampshire found that 1 percent of kids 10 to 17 years old have sent explicit photos of themselves either online or via cellphone. Roughly the same number shared suggestive, but less graphic images. Previous reports said as many as a-fifth of young people took part in sexting.

TOKYO (AP) - This is one pricey pileup. Police in Japan say a 14-car road accident smashed eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes. Police believe Sunday's accident happened when one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes and spun across the freeway after hitting a median. Ten people were treated for cuts and bruises.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

 


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