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9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: January 10, 2012

 


From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning

This gloomy weather is probably perfect for how many Tiger fans are feeling this morning, so welcome to a drown-your-sorrows kind of a Tuesday. For those who thought the BCS Title Game was going to see more points than their last meeting, they were right. All one sided though.  What happened? Was it game planning, preparation, coaching, just lack of execution? We'll get into all of it for you as we bring you back down live to New Orleans. Join us for 9NTM and The Early Edition beginning at 4:30 a.m.

 


WEATHER TODAY

High 74, Low 62
Showers and thundershowers likely. Low 62F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

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TODAY'S LOCAL HEADLINES

Alabama shuts out LSU in BCS Championship

In the "Rematch of the Century" between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, the Crimson Tide won the BCS national championship 21-0. More

Stray bullet from gunfight hits teen girl in home

Detectives continue to investigate a shooting that left a 15-year-old girl with a gunshot wound in the chest. She was sitting at a computer in her home. More

New police officers hit the streets of Baton Rouge

The 77th Basic Training Academy for Baton Rouge Police graduated Monday morning. There will soon be 20 new officers on the streets of the Capital City. More

Teen arrested in mall shooting

A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the shooting near the Mall of Louisiana. He is charged with four counts of attempted murder. More

 


STATE NEWS

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal scientists say a new chemistry-based analysis of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico closely matches official estimates released at the time of the spill. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a new study found that an average of 11,130 tons of gas and oil compounds per day were released from the well.

ABINGDON, VA (AP) - A Louisiana man has been sentenced in Virginia to 10 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Kevin Lunsford met the girl on a social networking website in 2009.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There is going to be no split title for LSU. Alabama was voted No. 1 in the final AP poll for the eighth time after winning a rematch with LSU in the BCS championship on Monday night. The Tigers got one first-place vote and finished No. 2.

DENVER (AP) - The New Orleans Hornets are leaving Denver with a 94-81 victory over the Nuggets. Carl Landry scored 21 points and Chris Kaman added 20 for the Hornets, who had lost at home to the Nuggets on Friday.

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

 


NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL NEWS

NASHUA, NH (AP) - Mitt Romney is the odds-on favorite in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, but rival Jon Huntsman has shown signs of gaining ground in recent polls. Rick Santorum, who lost to Romney in the Iowa caucuses by just eight votes says in New Hampshire, "Second place would be a dream come true."

LOGAN, OH (AP) - A Kentucky man says stress over caring for a terminally ill wife drove his brother to kill her two sisters, his son and then himself. Sheriff's deputies were called to the home Monday in Hocking County after getting a report of a possible hostage situation. They stormed the house a few hours later and found the family members dead.

CONWAY, AR (AP) - Authorities in Arkansas say a woman who adopted her granddaughter after her son was killed in Iraq has killed the girl and set fire to their home in an apparent murder-suicide. Authorities in Faulkner County say 63-year-old Janis Robbins left a suicide note in her pickup truck before stabbing her 7-year-old granddaughter in the chest. The note said she didn't want to leave the girl behind.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A bomb has exploded near a bus in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 10 people. A government official says most of the dead were bus passengers. The motive for Tuesday's attack isn't known.

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

 


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