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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - In New Orleans, officials of the utility company supplying power to the Superdome say the Super Bowl outage occurred when sensing equipment detected an "abnormality" in the system. Entergy and the Superdome issued a statement saying that backup generators kicked in before full power could be restored last night. The outage delayed the game for 34 minutes.

Here in Monroe, police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a pedestrian. The man was hit late Saturday night by a white Mitsubishi Galant with dark tinted windows. No arrest has been made.

In Hammond, Southeastern Louisiana University historian Samuel Hyde Jr. discusses the history of the Ku Klux Klan in the Lower Mississippi Valley for an episode of the "Fatal Encounters" program on the Discovery Channel. The program is set to air Feb. 10.

In Thibodeaux, a psychiatrist says a man accused of beheading his son is not clearly psychotic and is competent for trial. Dr. Mark Wilson headed the team that decided last summer that Jeremiah Wright was competent for trial on a charge of murder in the death of 7-year-old Jori Lirette.


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