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MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
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The reality TV bug bites Louisiana residents again. This time it's a show that will feature a group of hunters from the Baton Rouge area. "Trained Assassins" follows a group of cross bow hunters from Louisiana ...More >>
The reality TV bug bites Louisiana residents again. This time it's a show that will feature a group of hunters from the Baton Rouge area. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:25 AM EDT2013-05-18 04:25:06 GMT
From LSU SportsBATON ROUGE, La. -- A two-run eighth-inning homer by senior leftfielder Raph Rhymes lifted No. 2 LSU (48-7, 23-6 SEC) to a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss (35-20, 14-15 SEC) FridayMore >>
A two-run eighth-inning homer by senior leftfielder Raph Rhymes lifted No. 2 LSU to a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss Friday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
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Southern University has a new plan to increase enrollment. There are more than 6,000 students at Southern, and now there's a new plan to attract more students from across the country.
In the next five years or so, Southern University chancellor James Llorens hopes classrooms will be at full capacity. He says constant tuition hikes have lead to a decline in student enrollment. The increased tuition is toughest on students from out of state.
"That extra $2,000 that we pay in out-of-state fees puts a damper in their pockets," said Justin Evans, a senior from Houston.
But the university has a new plan to help potential students cross state lines to join the Jaguar Nation.
"Last year we implemented a policy, for the first time, of all out-of-state students, if they met certain GPA requirements of a 3.0 GPA and a 22 ACT score then we would wave out-of-state fees," said Llorens.
Llorens says this year, the university added another waiver for students from Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas: no out-of-state fees if they have a 2.7 GPA and a 20 on the ACT.
"It's important for us as a university to have a diverse population geographically," said Llorens. "Even though we realize we're a Louisiana public institution, we're here to serve the students of Louisiana...we're also here to serve the regional and national population."
While the change only applies to incoming students, some current Jaguars say it's one that is much needed.
"I wish they could've did it earlier. Maybe I would have been able to benefit from it, or my friends would be able to benefit from it. But hopefully it will help out with attracting different students from different areas to come to Southern," said Dmitrius McGruder, a senior from Atlanta.
The waiver doesn't come without some added responsibility. If at any time a student's GPA drops below the requirements, those out-of-state fees will be reinstated.
Chancellor Llorens says some schools in Mississippi and the University of New Orleans have also recently done away with out of state fees.