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  • Talkin' trash: Ole Miss tries throwing around corn dogs Play Video

    October 24, 2014 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A rivalry is renewed with the rebirth of the Ole Miss Rebel football team and their reference to tiger fans as corn dogs. "All LSU fans smell like corn dogs," one Ole Miss fan named Mike said. Mike refused to give his entire name. "I... more »
  • Titans: Rookie Zach Mettenberger will start at QB

    October 24, 2014 12:43 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans will start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Sunday, switching away from Jake Locker who has missed three of the past four games with injuries. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday that the decision to go with Mettenberger was made Tuesday... more »
  • Downtown bars prepping for big LSU weekend Play Video

    October 23, 2014 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Downtown Baton Rouge bar owners expect both LSU and Ole Miss fans to flood the city this weekend. The third ranked Ole Miss Rebels come into town to face LSU on national television. Tickets online are going for anywhere between $187-500 on StubHub . Andrew... more »
  • Lod Cook's countdown to 2015 Play Video

    October 23, 2014 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's only October, but the Lod Cook Alumni Center is already counting down to their annual New Year's Eve celebration. Kickoff 2015 at the Cook is on Wednesday, December 31st from 7:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. You can get an all-inclusive package for two for $399.... more »
  • Metro Council approves casino, LSU annexations

    October 22, 2014 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved petitions Wednesday to annex several portions of land in the southern part of the parish into the city limits of Baton Rouge. The property includes the L'Auberge Casino, LSU Ben Hur Research Substation and Fire Training Ground, as well... more »
  • LSU's White earns weekly honor from LSWA

    October 21, 2014 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Grambling State, Louisiana Tech and LSU all scored important conference victories on Saturday and players from those schools won this week's state player of the week honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams had a big game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff to... more »
  • Zoning approved for Water Campus building

    October 21, 2014 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The first component of the Water Campus, a 33-acre center for coastal education and research between downtown and LSU, has been approved by the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Planning Commission. Commissioners also approved Monday a rezoning request from the Tipitina's Foundation to turn two buildings into... more »
  • Former LSU Alumni CEO gets suit tossed Play Video

    October 20, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU Alumni President Dr. Charlie Roberts won't have to pay his former lover a dime after his attorney successfully argued to have a suit against him tossed in district court. Judge Michael Caldwell dismissed the suit because the claims made by Kay Heath, Roberts former lover,... more »
  • College Gameday coming to Baton Rouge

    October 19, 2014 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - ESPN announced Sunday that they will broadcast their popular college football pregame show from Baton Rouge next Saturday when LSU takes on Ole Miss. The news came Sunday morning after the Tigers dismantled the Kentucky Wildcats 41-3. ESPN's College Gameday airs on ESPN from 8... more »
  • LSU takes huge lead into 4th quarter, up 41-3 on Kentucky

    October 18, 2014 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers took advantage of a number of Kentucky mistakes, building a 41-3 lead in the 4th quarter over Kentucky. The Tigers scored on their first drive after Kentucky gave LSU a short field to begin the game and finishing with a Leonard Fournette score... more »
  • LSU flagship campus gets insurance-buying autonomy

    October 17, 2014 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have given LSU the authority to leave the state-run insurance program and buy its own coverage in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for a Louisiana college. University System President F. King Alexander says the move could save the Baton Rouge campus millions of dollars and allow it to... more »
  • Following return from Africa, LSU employee volunteers for quarantine

    October 15, 2014 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An LSU employee will be in voluntary quarantine and his temperature will be checked twice a day, the Department of Health and Hospitals said late Wednesday. The worker, in LSU's National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, returned from Liberia Tuesday. LSU asked him not to return... more »
  • LSU flying high with bird competition win

    October 15, 2014 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A team of bird enthusiast from LSU broke the world's Big Day Record by identifying 351 bird species in 24 hours. The group has been training for weeks for the adventure that took them to northern Peru where the group identified a record-setting number of birds in... more »
  • Alumni to join up with LSU Tiger Marching Band

    October 15, 2014 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 700 members of the LSU Tiger Marching Band will take to the field at halftime during next Saturday's football game against Kentucky as alumni and students combine to form a massive Golden Band from Tigerland of past and present. Along with the current 325... more »
  • LSU announces 2015 football schedule

    October 15, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home games against Southeastern Conference rivals Auburn, Arkansas, Texas A&M and Florida highlight the 2015 LSU football schedule. LSU opens the 2015 season against McNeese State on Sept. 5 in Tiger Stadium in the first of four non-conference games for the Tigers next year. LSU will travel... more »
  • LSU to host final televised La. Senate debate

    October 14, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Manship School of Mass Communication will host the final televised debate for candidates in Louisiana's Senate race on Wednesday, Oct. 29, according to a university spokesperson on Tuesday afternoon. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu will debate Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy in the Holliday Forum... more »
  • LSU, Nicholls, NW La. St. players win LSWA honors

    October 14, 2014 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A freshman running back, a 19-tackle effort by a linebacker and an outstanding effort for a punter won this week's honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Leonard Fournette of LSU gained 140 yards in his first start in the 30-27 win on the road at Florida,... more »
  • Miles on his Milestone 100th win

    October 13, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Les Miles has seen LSU pull out 100 victories in all sorts of ways during his decade with the Tigers. So while the coach praises the power running and clutch defense his team used to outlast Florida last weekend, he isn't hinting at whether Kentucky... more »
  • Night kickoff announced for LSU vs. Ole Miss

    October 13, 2014 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southeastern Conference officials announced Monday a nighttime kick-off for the Oct. 25 clash between LSU and Ole Miss with kickoff set for either 6:15 or 6:30 p.m. CT. LSU (5-2, 1-2 SEC) will take on third-ranked Ole Miss (6-0, 3-0 SEC) in the next of their... more »
  • Delahoussaye nails 50 yard field goal to lift LSU to 30-27 win over Florida

    October 11, 2014 9:27 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - Colby Delahoussaye hit a 50-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining to lift LSU to its first conference win of the season, beating Florida 30-27 and giving Les Miles his 100th career win with the Tigers. The Gators hit a chip-shot field goal to tie LSU... more »
  • Florida receivers falling short of expectations

    October 9, 2014 3:24 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida's receiving corps was supposed to be the program's deepest and most talented in years. The wideouts have fallen short of expectations, even incurring partial blame for an offense that averaged a little more than 200 yards and 12 points the last two games. Getting the group... more »
  • The Golden Band From Tigerland concert on Nov. 12th Play Video

    October 8, 2014 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tigerama is a chance to see The Golden Band From Tigerland up close and personal, and it's set for November 12th at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The main performance is at 7:30 p.m. and features the marching band, golden girls, color guard, and a symphonic... more »
  • LSU files petition for annexation of property into BR Play Video

    October 8, 2014 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University is now among the land owners within the boundaries of the proposed city of St. George to ask for annexation into the city limits of Baton Rouge. While LSU's main campus is already inside the Baton Rouge city limits, the LSU Board of... more »
  • Nighttime kickoff announced for LSU vs. Kentucky

    October 7, 2014 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kickoff time for LSU's Oct. 18 meeting with Kentucky is set for 6:30 p.m. with the game to be televised exclusively on the SEC Network, according to an announcement from the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday morning. The announcement of yet another night game in Death Valley... more »
  • Sticker shock: The price of an LSU loss Play Video

    October 6, 2014 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses are taking a hit with LSU's lackluster start to the season. Managers at businesses depending on LSU to attract customers said Monday, they've seen high-dollar differences the Sunday following an LSU loss. "Everybody's just in a period of mourning after a big loss," Zippy's... more »
  • 2 former LSU Tigers score for NY Giants in win over Falcons

    October 5, 2014 9:54 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - First-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. made his NFL debut a memorable one, catching a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning with 10:02 left to lead the New York Giants to a 30-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Fellow rookie Andre Williams... more »
  • Louisiana college football scores

    October 5, 2014 12:11 AM

    Here are scores from college football games around Louisiana: Auburn 41 - LSU 7 Southern 51 - Arkansas Pine-Bluff 34 UL Lafayette 34 - Georgia State 31 Arkansas State 28 - UL Monroe 14 Southeastern 30 - Northwestern State 22 McNeese State 45 -... more »
  • LSU blown out by Auburn 41-7

    October 4, 2014 7:17 PM

    AUBURN, AL - The Auburn Tigers beat LSU 41-7 Saturday night as the LSU offense and defense took their turns in futility. The 31 Auburn first half points was the tied for most-ever wtih Les Miles as head coach, and the 378 Auburn 1st half yards was the most... more »
  • Harris, No. 15 LSU set to take on No. 5 Auburn

    October 2, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When LSU coach Les Miles discusses Brandon Harris, he notes that the offense as a whole has played well when the freshman quarterback is under center. Harris, who's been promoted to starter for 15th-ranked LSU's game at No. 5 Auburn on Saturday, doesn't sound like he's letting... more »
  • LSU reported sex crimes see big increase Play Video

    October 1, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some crime at LSU saw a big jump last year as statistics released Wednesday show that sex crimes spiked during 2013. A combination of two theories is suspected by LSU Police to help explain why the number of sex crimes spiked on the state's largest college... more »
  • LSU board approves rewritten hospital contracts

    October 1, 2014 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's governing board has backed new hospital privatization contracts that give hospital managers greater ease to leave the deal and fewer restrictions about must-have services. The Board of Supervisors approved the rewritten contracts without objection Wednesday. The reworked deals are part of an effort by Gov. Bobby... more »
  • LSU reviewing future of campus golf course

    September 30, 2014 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU is evaluating the future of the golf course at the intersection of Gourrier Avenue and Nicholson. An official with Facility Services said Tuesday, the course evaluation is part of a two year mater plan for the campus. Experts are considering the best use of the 125... more »
  • Malzahn: 3 injured starters 'day to day' for LSU

    September 30, 2014 1:05 PM

    AUBURN, AL - Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says he's not counting out three injured starters from returning against LSU. The fifth-ranked Tigers had linebackers Kris Frost and Cassanova McKinzy and right tackle Patrick Miller leave the Louisiana Tech game with injuries. Malzahn says all three are "day to day" for... more »
  • Well-known LSU coffee house to close Christmas Eve

    September 29, 2014 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After 25 years of business, the well-known Highland Coffee house near LSU's North Gates will close its doors on Christmas Eve. The business confirmed to News 2 they will close on Dec. 24 so they can finish serving people through the fall semester. In a... more »
  • LSU quarterback battle could finally tilt to Harris Play Video

    September 28, 2014 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "Has Brandon Harris done enough to merit a start against Auburn?" The question looms after Harris took the LSU Tigers on a scoring romp against New Mexico State, leading LSU to 7 consecutive scoring drives in the 63-7 win on Friday. Anthony Jennings has presumably... more »
  • Louisiana College Football Scores 9/27

    September 28, 2014 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It was a successful day for college football in the state of Louisiana. Starting with LSU, who defeated New Mexico State 63-7 behind 363 rushing yards from the Tigers. True freshman running back Leonard Fournette led the way with 122 yards on the ground and two... more »
  • Mac Marshall quits team, withdraws from school

    September 26, 2014 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mac Marshall has withdrawn from LSU and has left the baseball team, the sports department announced Friday. Marshall, a freshman left-handed pitcher, is reportedly enrolling in junior college to be eligible for the draft in 2015. The junior college is in Florida. "Mac has decided to... more »
  • LSU student hopes to save horses with prosthetics Play Video

    September 26, 2014 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A horse with a prosthetic leg is blazing a trail for research at LSU that could save other horses' lives one day. LSU vet student Niki Marie Hansen wants to make the first implanted prosthetic for horses. Her test subject, "Molly", currently uses a traditional fitted... more »
  • No. 17 LSU looks to rebound vs. New Mexico State

    September 26, 2014 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Even as LSU has tumbled in the rankings from No. 8 to No. 17 following its first loss this season, fullback Connor Neighbors wouldn't dream of treating last weekend's setback as an irreparable blow. Neighbors says LSU has to learn from its mistakes and adds that "losing... more »
  • Man faces charges for tailgate sexual assaults Play Video

    September 24, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Wednesday, accused of molesting a 16-year-old girl on LSU's campus after a tailgate Saturday. The girl told detectives Daniel Sanchez, 47, of Gonzales and her family were tailgating for the Mississippi State game and the entire group made arrangements to sleep in... more »
  • LSU working on communication issues Play Video

    September 23, 2014 11:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The buzzword among LSU players right now is "communicate," as the Tigers are looking for better communication on the field after several breakdowns led to costly mistakes against Mississippi State last weekend. Tigers head coach Les Miles said on Monday that players took their turns making... more »
  • SEC suspends Mississippi State lineman 1 game Play Video

    September 23, 2014 3:30 PM

    STARKVILLE, MS - Mississippi State offensive lineman Dillon Day has been suspended one game by the Southeastern Conference for "multiple flagrant and unsportsmanlike acts" during Saturday's 34-29 win over LSU. The league announced the suspension on Tuesday. Day was shown on camera stepping on LSU's Davon Godchaux and Rashard Robinson... more »
  • LSU to monitor flight spending Play Video

    September 22, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is promising to monitor the purchase of plane tickets more carefully after an Inspector General's report showed the flagship university wasted $123,000 on unused airfare over the period of two-and-half years. The school wasn't the only state agency that was targeted in the report. The... more »
  • LSU falls to No. 17 in AP poll, No. 18 in coaches

    September 21, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU tumbled 10 spots in the coaches poll and 9 in the AP poll after their 34-29 loss to Mississippi State Saturday night. Mississippi State, previously unranked in both polls, jumped to No. 14 and No. 16 in the AP poll and coaches poll respectively. ... more »
  • Brandon Harris sparks late rally, but LSU falls to Mississippi State 34-29 in 4th

    September 20, 2014 8:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Brandon Harris threw two late touchdown passes to Malachi Dupre but a Hail Mary on the final play fell short, and Mississippi State upset #8 LSU at home 34-29. Dak Prescott found ways to create, and capitalize, on scoring opportunities as Mississippi State built a 34-16... more »
  • LSU preparing for Dak Prescott

    September 16, 2014 11:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the LSU Tigers prepare for their SEC opener against Mississippi State, the defensive players say Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott has their full attention and utmost respect. Prescott is currently 4th in the SEC in yards per game, accounting for 323 yards per game in his... more »
  • Mississippi State tries ending skid vs. No. 8 LSU

    September 16, 2014 11:45 AM

    STARKVILLE, MS - Mississippi State's history against LSU during the past two decades is ugly. The Bulldogs have lost 14 in a row in the series dating back to 1999 and 21 of 22 since the Southeastern Conference split into two divisions in 1992. The dubious stretch has featured a... more »
  • LSU students compete in big birding competition Play Video

    September 15, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team from LSU is hoping to break the record for the number of birds they can identify in one day. The group has been practicing their technique for years, sometimes around Baton Rouge. Glenn Seeholzer and Mike Harvey are LSU graduate students headed to Peru... more »
  • Police: participants in viral fight video gone upon arrival

    September 15, 2014 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police at LSU said Monday, they responded to calls of a large fight on the Parade Grounds as people were tailgating ahead of the ULM game Saturday. The fight was recorded by a man who appeared to be taking a "selfie" video with the fight in the... more »
  • How the West has won

    September 15, 2014 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers continue to move up in the rankings, but they've got plenty of company from their division as five teams from the SEC West are currently ranked among the top 10 teams in the country. With Alabama at #3, Auburn at #5, Texas A&M... more »
  • Agriculture exhibit to open at LSU

    September 15, 2014 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An exhibit marking 100 years of the Cooperative Extension Service in Louisiana will open at the LSU Hill Memorial Library on Sept. 22. The exhibit will include historical documents regarding LSU president Thomas Boyd and the establishment of cooperative extension at LSU, photos from early extension agent... more »
  • SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll, LSU No. 8

    September 14, 2014 1:39 PM

    South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15. The SEC had eight teams ranked for the third straight week and five teams in the top 10... more »
  • Police: Two injured in Tigerland shooting

    September 14, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning in Tigerland after the LSU football game against ULM. Witnesses tell News 2 that there were football players in the area at the time, but police say they weren't involved with the shooting or injured. Officials... more »
  • LSU wears down ULM 31-0

    September 13, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers extended their record of consecutive non-conference wins to 48 in a row, beating Lousiana Monroe 31-0 Saturday night. LSU freshmen scored three touchdowns on the ground, including a 24 yard touchdown run from Leonard Fournette to make the score 24-0 over ULM in... more »
  • Tiger Stadium: Let's get loud Play Video

    September 12, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans and the sounds of a game in Tiger Stadium are getting louder, especially with the addition of the new end zone. About 100,000 people packed the stadium last Saturday. The additional fans and the new sound blew created noise that blew people away. But,... more »
  • Your input can improve Baton Rouge Lakes Play Video

    September 12, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation wants your input on how to improve the quality of the Baton Rouge Lakes. With the quality of the shallow lakes diminishing, the foundation hired a landscape architecture firm to lead a master plan to improve the lakes. The planners will... more »
  • Alleva gets contract extension at LSU

    September 12, 2014 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU athletic director Joe Alleva's proposed three-year extension has been approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors. The board approved the extension without discussion at its September meeting on Friday. The extension comes without a raise for Alleva, who has been LSU's AD since 2008. It will... more »
  • Fans Choice Award Winner Week 1: Derrius Guice Play Video

    September 10, 2014 9:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you want to see what it means to start a season, look no further than Derrius Guice. The Catholic High running back taking the Bears first offensive play of the year 51 yards to the house. That would only begin the night for this... more »
  • Local businesses get boost from LSU's 3D printer Play Video

    September 10, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new 3D printer may give an edge to budding businesses on LSU's south campus. The Louisiana Business and Technology Center in LSU's Innovation Park serves as an incubator for entrepreneurs and small businesses. If you can dream it up and build it on a computer... more »
  • Arraignment date set for LSU's Jalen Mills

    September 10, 2014 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An arraignment date for LSU defensive back Jalen Mills has been scheduled for Oct. 14. Mills is charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor, for allegedly striking a woman in a May incident at his apartment complex. He plans to plead not guilty. Mills' court date is the Tuesday... more »
  • LSU taking Louisiana Monroe seriously Play Video

    September 9, 2014 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has been in these types of games before and they've lost these types of games before, which is why when Louisiana Monroe comes to Death Valley on Saturday, they will have the Tigers full attention. While some fans might bemoan a second-straight non power 5... more »
  • LSU's Career Expo to connect students with recruiters

    September 9, 2014 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marks the start of the two-day Career Expo at the LSU Olinde Career Center designed to connect students of various majors with industry recruiters. The Expo got underway at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 9 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and will run through 3:30... more »
  • LSU Chancellor wants school rankings with real value

    September 9, 2014 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is ranked in the top tier for "Best National Universities" and comes in ranked 63rd overall among public universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of Best Colleges. While LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander said he was pleased with... more »
  • Former LSU tight end accused of choking girlfriend

    September 9, 2014 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A former LSU football player has been arrested for allegedly choking his girlfriend, then taking her cellphone so she could not call for help. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies responded to an apartment late Sunday night after the girlfriend of 25-year-old DeAngelo Peterson reported that he... more »
  • Youth performing well for LSU football Play Video

    September 8, 2014 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team played 16 freshmen against Sam Houston State, a record under Les Miles' tenure, and it appears there's no turning back from the Tigers' youth movement this season. Four freshmen scored touchdowns against the Bearkats and while Les Miles called it a "productive... more »
  • LSU considering license plate cameras Play Video

    September 8, 2014 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With thousands of cars traveling through LSU, student government wants the university to install more license plate recognition cameras around campus. The systems would take a picture of every car's license plate when entering and leaving campus. Student Government President Clay Tufts says more cameras would... more »
  • LSU cracks top 10 in AP and Coaches poll

    September 7, 2014 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU climbed the rankings ladder after their blowout win over Sam Houston St. Saturday night. The Tigers move up to No. 10 in the AP poll and No. 9 in the USA Today/Coaches poll. Last week, LSU was 12 in both polls. LSU moved ahead... more »
  • Tigers share the offensive wealth in 56-0 rout of Sam Houston State

    September 6, 2014 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU scored touchdowns on its first 5 offensive possessions, several young players scored their first career touchdowns for LSU, and the LSU Tigers earned their first home win of the season as they beat Sam Houston State Saturday night. Travin Dural has caught 3 touchdown passes... more »
  • Police: Battery at LSU union a hoax

    September 6, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police say a girl lied about a battery on campus some time before kickoff of the LSU game. Capt. Cory Lalonde, LSU police, tells News 2 that the girl accused the man of bumping into her and then grabbing her arm. She later said she... more »

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