Major merger: U.S. regulators have approved T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts, in a deal that would leave just three major cellphone companies in the country. Today’s approval from the Justice Department and five state attorneys general comes after Sprint and T-Mobile agreed to conditions that would set up satellite-TV provider Dish as a smaller rival to Verizon, AT&T and the combined T-Mobile-Sprint company. Read the full story.
Gameday: Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar today announced it’s been named the “Official Sports Restaurant & Bar of LSU Athletics.” The company has entered a five-year “Tiger Partnership” with the university that will feature various promotions with chances to win prizes like $500 gift cards. Additionally, Walk-On’s will host online sweepstakes where one fan will win a chance to walk down Victory Hill during pre-game with the LSU Band and receive game tickets and sideline passes.
Sentenced: Two former LSU students who pleaded no contest last year to misdemeanor hazing in the 2017 alcohol-related death of a fraternity pledge were both sentenced today to 30 days in jail. State District Judge Beau Higginbotham handed down the sentences to Sean-Paul Gott, 22, of Lafayette, and Ryan Matthew Isto, 20, of Butte, Montana, in connection with Max Gruver’s death. Read the full story.