BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Darrynton Evans ran for a career-best 183 yards and a touchdown to help Appalachian State get past Louisiana-Lafayette 27-17 on Saturday to maintain a perfect record in Sun Belt Conference play.
Appalachian State (5-1, 3-0) has won five straight since opening the season ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him.
“They named one after Charles Darwin — that’s a no-brainer — and one after the Greek god of fire, and one after me, of ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s lawmakers have traveled the country to meet with colleagues and attend conferences since their legislative sessions ended, trips that have cost taxpayers nearly $120,000.
Twenty-four of 105 House members and 17 of 39 senators attended events in a dozen ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s efforts to reduce state-created boards and commissions have failed, with their number instead increasing, along with their spending.
Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera’s office released
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Gilbert Hernandez’s favorite mode of transportation is walking.
The 23-year-old Texan likes it so much that he plans to walk across all 50 states and has already trekked five.
“I chose Louisiana because it’s a medium-size state and I wanted to see how well I ...
Louisiana jobless rate and payrolls level in September
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s unemployment rate was level at 5 percent in September from August, with employer payrolls also flat.
The state’s jobless rate didn’t rise after five straight monthly increases. Louisiana’s jobless rate was 4.8 percent in September 2017.
The number of ...
Louisiana’s Avery Island listed on historic place register
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Avery Island, a salt dome and the birthplace of Tabasco pepper sauce, is newly listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior
2 inmates on work release fall from pickup bed; 1 dies
DIXIE INN, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say one jail trusty died and one was hurt when they fell from the bed of a moving pickup truck on a highway.
Trooper Glenn Younger said in a news release Thursday night that 30-year-old Kenneth George of Shreveport and 26-year-old Tyler Hodges ...
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been arrested and charged with mistreating a 32-year-old woman with special needs.
News outlets reported the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said 53-year-old Donna Retif of Mandeville was arrested Wednesday and charged with cruelty to a ...
A Louisiana university is giving the Smithsonian Institution a huge collection of crustaceans that has, among other things, been used to identify seafood mislabeled as coming from the Gulf of Mexico.
“This is a very important collection because it’s going to rejuvenate our holdings” for ...
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ Iberiabank Corp. (IBKC) on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $101.5 million.
The Lafayette, Louisiana-based bank said it had earnings of $1.73 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.74 per share.
The results beat Wall Street ...
Louisiana police department to stop hosting prayer vigils
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Prayer vigils will no longer be hosted or promoted by police in Shreveport, Louisiana.
That’s according to City Attorney William Bradford, in response to a letter from a national nonprofit that advocates for the separation of church and state.
The Shreveport ...
BUNKIE, La. (AP) — A former police chief of a Louisiana city and a former dispatcher are accused of tampering with the surveillance system of the department’s maintenance building.
News outlets report former Bunkie police Chief Bobby Corner and 26-year-old former dispatcher Nicholas ...
WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana man suspected in up to five murders has been found living in Mississippi.
Hancock County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Jeremy Skinner, in a news release Thursday, said Darrell Williams Jr. and his wife, Casi Williams, are in custody. It’s unknown if either have an ...
MONROE, La. (AP) — The state’s largest health insurer has reached a deal to acquire the majority ownership of the parent company of north Louisiana’s Vantage Health Plan.
The firms said Wednesday that Vantage Holdings Inc. and Blue Cross have signed a definitive agreement for the deal. ...
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The leader of the nation’s consumer watchdog agency visited Louisiana to talk about efforts to prevent financial abuse and defrauding of the elderly.
Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the Trump administration, joined ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The son and daughter of a 77-year-old Louisiana woman found in deplorable conditions have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.
The Advocate reports that Carl and Chira Lewis, ages 56 and 55, entered their pleas Thursday after a ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The company awarded a lucrative contract to replace Louisiana’s voting machines is challenging a state decision to scrap the deal and redo the bid process, saying no “reasonable grounds” were offered for voiding the contract award.
Dominion Voting Systems filed its ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a shooting death at a tire shop in New Orleans more than two years ago.
News outlets reported 24-year-old Roger Smith Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter rand obstruction of justice.
District Attorney Leon ...
COVINGTON, La. (AP) _ Pool Corp. (POOL) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $69.3 million.
The Covington, Louisiana-based company said it had net income of $1.66 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A contractor in Louisiana has pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in a $22 million bank fraud scheme.
The U.S. Attorney’s office said in a news release that 44-year-old Jeffrey Dunlap of Slidell pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit brank ...
New interchange between I-49, I-220 officially opens
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Officials celebrated the opening of a new interchange between Interstate 49 and Interstate 220 in Louisiana.
The Shreveport Times
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing details of nearly $7 million in spending across Louisiana on prisoner rehabilitation and education programs, crime victims’ services and other criminal justice initiatives.
The dollars come from savings associated with shrinking ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed over New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s use of a city-issued credit card when she served on the City Council, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday. The decision puts to rest an issue that dogged Cantrell during her 2017 ...
- Globe NewswireCAMPING WORLD SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC REMINDS INVESTORS WITH LOSSES IN EXCESS OF $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Camping World Holdings, Inc. - CWHOctober 20, 2018
- Globe NewswirePHILIP MORRIS SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC REMINDS INVESTORS WITH LOSSES IN EXCESS OF $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Philip Morris International Inc. - PMOctober 20, 2018
- BusinessWireNEVRO 72 HOUR DEADLINE ALERT: Approximately 72 Hours Remain; Former Louisiana Attorney General and Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Remind Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit against Nevro Corp. - NVROOctober 20, 2018
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- BusinessWireHASBRO SHAREHOLDER ALERT by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit against Hasbro, Inc. - HASOctober 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A researcher at Tulane University in Louisiana has secured a $1.6 million grant to try to develop a scanner that could rapidly check after prostate cancer surgery whether all traces of cancer have been removed.
The four-year grant from the National Cancer Institute will ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The legal settlement that ended a sexual harassment lawsuit against Louisiana’s former secretary of state includes no admission of guilt and a gag clause to keep those involved from talking about it, according to documents released Wednesday.
Tom Schedler, who ...
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
The Courier of Houma on state officials’ effort to improve flood response:
The state is undertaking an ambitious effort to improve its response to floods.
That is good news for all of Louisiana. The Louisiana ...
GILBERT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Boy Scout troop discovered its trailer holding thousands of dollars’ worth of camping gear was stolen, and the Louisiana Cajun Navy stepped in to help.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s high school student performance on the ACT college readiness test declined in the latest scores and remains below the national average.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A group formed to help people with developmentally disabilities has a contract to pick up litter in parks owned by a southwest Louisiana city.
The Calcasieu Association for Retarded Citizens says that under the “CARC in the Park Buddy Program,” pairs of clients ...
North Louisiana government OKs Sunday liquor sales
MONROE, La. (AP) — A North Louisiana government has approved Sunday liquor sales for unincorporated parts of its area.
The News-Star reports the Ouachita ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first legal crop of medical marijuana in Louisiana is set to be harvested this week.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the licensed grower working with the Louisiana ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four Louisiana men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts.
Entering not guilty pleas to conspiracy and bribery charges in federal court in Jackson were ...
Police name man on death row as suspect in 1999 killing
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana have named a man on death row in Texas as a suspect in a fatal 1999 shooting.
Baton Rouge police Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. says an arrest warrant has been issued for 49-year-old Travis Green in the September 1999 death of Kassie Federer. Green is ...
Louisiana recall: 15 tons of packaged restaurant fare
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana company is recalling 15 tons of packaged ready-to-eat chicken and pork products produced since January 2017 for five restaurants or chains in Louisiana and Texas.
A La Carte Foods of Belle Rose made the six ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four Louisiana men are pleading not guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts.
Entering not guilty pleas in federal court in Jackson Tuesday were 70-year-old Michael LeBlanc Sr. of ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former federal prosecutor whose anonymous online comments about cases stirred turmoil at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans went before Louisiana’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, hoping to avoid disbarment.
Sal Perricone was an assistant U.S. Attorney when his posts ...
Louisiana ‘Obamacare’ policies premiums set for decrease
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — People searching for health insurance policies in Louisiana will likely fare better than those in many other states as the Nov. 1 annual open enrollment period approaches for the individual marketplace.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Education has issues concerning child care including that it lacks an effective process to investigate complaints, an audit released Monday by Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera has found.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana homeowners with damage from the 2016 floods have a few days left to seek aid through a federally-financed grant program.
The deadline to complete a survey for homeowner aid through the Restore Louisiana program is Friday. The survey is the first step to ...
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A man has been arrested in a weekend shooting at a lounge in Louisiana that left two men dead.
Marksville police told news outlets the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Sunday and killed 20-year-old Taji Simon Jr. and 27-year-old Derrick McGlory.
The Marksville ...
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police department has arrested one of its own officers after he was accused of threatening a woman and cursing at another woman in front of her children.
The Alexandria Town Talk
Bridge hit by barge-mounted crane, will be closed for months
DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — A barge-mounted crane has slammed into a Louisiana bridge, shuttering a travel artery for what Louisiana officials say will be at least a few months.
Operators for Marquette Transportation hit the Sunshine Bridge at Donaldsonville early Friday morning, The ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal jury has awarded a Louisiana mechanical contractor hired to help build a fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa $62.4 million after concluding the fertilizer plant’s general contractor defaulted on a contract.
Court documents show the jury found Orascom ...
LSU doesn’t expect penalty for violating admission standards
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University’s president said Monday he doesn’t believe the state’s top higher education board can penalize his school for violating Louisiana’s college admissions policy in its enrollment of students who didn’t meet minimum criteria.
F. King Alexander ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With only three weeks remaining before the Nov. 6 election, the first television ad is on the air in Louisiana’s secretary of state race.
Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, a Baton Rouge Republican, launched his opening
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana secretary of state’s race (all times local):
After months of quiet on the airwaves, candidates vying to be Louisiana’s secretary of state are kicking off TV ad campaigns.
Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, a ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a man who tried to set a woman’s house on fire has been shot.
A police preliminary report states that Eric Wilson was shot by the woman’s father Sunday after arriving at her home and trying to set it on fire.
According to court records and ...