BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After two votes and a slew of rewrites, a wide-ranging effort to restructure Louisiana's hunting and fishing licenses and boost fees charged on recreational and commercial license-holders won backing from the state House on Tuesday.
Residents in southern Louisiana were bracing for more rain Tuesday after heavy downpours flooded homes, swamped cars, and closed a major interstate.
Lake Charles was hammered once again by nature’s fury in a coastal zone still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes last fall and a deep freeze in February.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Already flush with federal cash, Louisiana's budget picture brightened again Tuesday, with the state's income forecasting panel estimating $677 million in tax collections above expectations should flow into the treasury over the next 14 months.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An offshore oil industry boat had begun to lower its legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds when it flipped in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana last month, according to a preliminary federal report released Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state Rep. Ray Garofalo is out of his legislative leadership position after weeks of racial tensions in the House that began with his handling of a bill that sought to put limits on classroom discussions about racism.
VIDALIA, La. (AP) — The Concordia Parish School Board has found a replacement for Superintendent Whest Shirley, whose contract was not renewed last year.
At a special meeting Monday, the board chose Toyua Watson for the east-central Louisiana district's next leader, The Natchez Democrat reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A transgender man filed a federal discrimination complaint against the New Orleans Police Department after his job offer was rescinded on unspecified psychological and behavioral grounds.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A boat captain has lost his oyster licenses until 2026 for taking the bivalves from a polluted area that had been closed by Louisiana’s health department.
Captain Nelson Williams III, 45, and deckhand James Garrison, 39, both of Port Sulphur, pleaded guilty to that charge lastThursday in Plaquemines Parish, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Sunday.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Roads were flooded, water-logged cars abandoned in the street and high water vehicles dispatched to help people as heavy rain fell across southern Louisiana Monday. In some areas of western Louisiana still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes last year more than a foot of rain fell.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 4" game were:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 3" game were:
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson takes little comfort in how close the New Orleans Pelicans came to qualifying for the postseason.
If anything, the 20-year-old All-Star put the club on notice about the urgency with which he'd like New Orleans to approach this offseason.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson's name has surfaced in court documents that are part of a lawsuit filed against Adidas by another player who was at the center of the federal investigation into college basketball and never got the opportunity to play in college.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate unanimously voted Monday to let college athletes make money off endorsements and sponsorship deals, similar to actions being taken across several states.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana would prohibit state and local government agencies from refusing to issue licenses, permits and degrees or barring access to public facilities to someone who isn't vaccinated against COVID-19 under a bill that started advancing Monday in the state House.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Advocates for over 200 people found guilty of crimes by Oregon juries that weren’t unanimous said Monday that they will keep fighting to have the convictions vacated after the U.S.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court Monday declined to review last year’s decision by a federal judge that expanded early voting and mail balloting in Louisiana during last fall’s presidential election.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former jail guard in Louisiana was sentenced Monday to nearly 6 years in prison for using a stun gun three times, each on a different man who was either handcuffed or not making any threat.
CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 1984 killing of a woman in Missouri,
Larry G. Hicks, 78, of Franklin, Louisiana, was charged on Friday in the Dec.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Buddy Roemer, a Harvard-educated reform-minded politician whose one tumultuous term as Louisiana’s governor was marked by bruising political battles over taxes, budgets and abortion, died Monday at age 77.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana sheriff’s deputy has been convicted of sex crimes against girls.
Kevin Rickmon, 32, of Chalmette was found guilty Friday of sexual battery of a minor and attempted third degree rape, state Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a news release Monday.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man has died after he was struck by a car on an interstate highway in Mississippi, authorities said.
The crash happened early Sunday morning on Interstate 55 in Lincoln County, WAPT-TV reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 4" game were:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 3" game were:
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to contract terms with offensive lineman Kyle Murphy, rookie defensive lineman Lorenzo Neal and linebacker Quentin Poling, general manager Mickey Loomis announced Sunday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A distinct racial tension is threading through many Louisiana House debates this legislative session, becoming a more prominent undercurrent in the chamber on issues ranging from education and voting to crime and policing.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A National Science Foundation grant will let dozens of U.S. and European graduate students attend a two-week water management course in the Netherlands.
The foundation is providing nearly $400,000 over three years to a partnership between The Water Institute of the Gulf and the University of New Orleans, the institute said in a news release.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman forced to the ground by two sheriff’s deputies in an arrest recorded by her son. Demonstrators tear-gassed and hit by rubber projectiles while protesting the death of George Floyd.
Los Angeles Lakers (41-30, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (31-40, 11th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles looks to keep its four-game win streak intact when the Lakers take on New Orleans.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Easy 5" game were:
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:
04-10-37-39-69, Powerball: 24, Power Play: 3
(four, ten, thirty-seven, thirty-nine, sixty-nine; Powerball: twenty-four; Power Play: three)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Lotto" game were:
(ten, eleven, nineteen, twenty-eight, thirty-three, forty)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 4" game were:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 3" game were:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University’s hunt for a new president has been narrowed to three outside candidates who are currently top administrators at their current schools, rejecting the candidacy of the state’s current education commissioner.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The cancellation of an event aimed at showing support for the New Orleans Police Department prompted “unintended fallout” and now the Audubon Nature Institute is planning another appreciation day.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's state tourism agency has launched a podcast that both tells stories about the civil rights movement and encourages people to visit places linked to the era.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Markers are missing from four artificial reefs that were created a year ago, and shrimpers need to know where they are to avoid snagging their nets on them, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — After a winter freeze that crippled drinking water systems across the region, the city of Shreveport is launching a $36.5 million project designed to improve its drinking water infrastructure.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi NAACP chapter is demanding access to reports and videos that show how a 3-month-old baby died after his father was killed in a shootout with police on a highway on May 3.
VIDALIA, La. (AP) — Two finalists remain in the running to lead an east-central Louisiana school district.
The Concordia Parish School Board cut the field of five last week, leaving Montrell Greene and Toyua Watson still being considered to replace Superintendent Whest Shirley whose contract was not renewed last year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jordan Poole scored a go-ahead layup with 21.4 seconds left and made two free throws with less than a second remaining on the way to a career-high 38 points despite an ankle injury scare in the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors held off the New Orleans Pelicans 125-122 on Friday night while Stephen Curry and other stars rested with injuries.
ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:
03-18-41-44-68, Mega Ball: 3, Megaplier: 2
(three, eighteen, forty-one, forty-four, sixty-eight; Mega Ball: three; Megaplier: two)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 4" game were:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 3" game were:
People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can go mask-free in most of New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Friday. And, they can celebrate by dancing.
The latest easing of restrictions in the city that was once a Southern hot spot for the coronavirus disease follows this week’s easing of masking recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control.