LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Greg Williams Jr.'s 23 points helped Louisiana Lafayette defeat Texas State 82-63 on Thursday night.
Williams added five rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (19-4, 9-2 Sun Belt Conference).
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Boogie Anderson scored 19 points as SE Louisiana beat Incarnate Word 77-67 on Thursday night.
Anderson added five assists for the Lions (14-9, 8-2 Southland Conference). Brody Rowbury scored 18 points and added seven rebounds.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Cobe Williams scored 20 points and Louisiana Tech defeated Rice 80-72 on Thursday night.
Williams added eight assists for the Bulldogs (13-10, 6-6 Conference USA). Kaleb Stewart scored 17 points, shooting 6 for 15, including 5 for 11 from beyond the arc.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civil rights group in New Orleans is pointing to two federal lawsuit settlements as examples of how civil litigation can hold police accountable for violent tactics in the wake of Tyre Nichols' death in Memphis.
BATON ROUGE, LA. (AP) — Over the years Cashona Lavergne has watched the cost of her property insurance climb in Louisiana, so much so that she debated selling her home.
Instead, she opted to offput her rising premium — which accounts for more than half of her mortgage payment — with a second job.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana House legislators begrudgingly, but with bipartisan support, advanced a $45 million funding bill for an incentive program designed to entice more insurers to the state.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana lawmakers continue to discuss a proposed bill that would allocate $45 million to an incentive program designed to entice more insurers to the state and hopefully drive down premium costs, state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said he fears that without the funds, thousands of people could lose their homes.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a Black man who said police officers in a Louisiana city threw him to the ground, slammed his face into the sidewalk and detained him in a mental health unit in retaliation for criticizing the police.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A longtime civil district judge in New Orleans has announced plans to retire in May.
Judge Robin Giarrusso revealed her decision to retire May 1 in a statement released Monday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As insurers in Louisiana flee the state and residents face exorbitant, and in some cases unaffordable, property insurance costs lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday for a special legislative session to address the ongoing crisis.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy who was struck by a vehicle during a weekend traffic stop shot and wounded the vehicle’s driver, Louisiana State Police said in a Sunday news release.
It happened Saturday evening in the rural Ethel community, about 25 miles north of Baton Rouge in East Feliciana Parish.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Greg Williams Jr.'s 21 points helped Louisiana defeat Georgia Southern 94-87 on Saturday night.
Williams was 6-of-14 shooting, including 4 for 10 from distance, and went 5 for 6 from the line for the Ragin' Cajuns (18-4, 8-2 Sun Belt Conference).
KEATCHIE, La. (AP) — About 130 people in north Louisiana were ordered to evacuate Saturday after a train derailed and at least two cars began leaking hazardous products, state police said.
The Union Pacific Railroad train derailed about 10:30 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Isaiah Crawford had 19 points in Louisiana Tech's 66-55 win against UTSA on Saturday.
Crawford added seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (12-10, 5-6 Conference USA). Cobe Williams added 18 points while going 7 of 14 (2 for 5 from distance), and he also had six rebounds and five assists.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For 17 seasons the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has been under the musical direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto. That changes this summer when conductor Matthew Kraemer takes the reigns.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Eric Gaines scored 19 points as UAB beat Louisiana Tech 65-59 on Thursday night.
Gaines had six assists and three steals for the Blazers (14-7, 5-5 Conference USA). Trey Jemison added 12 points while shooting 6 of 8 from the field, and he also had six rebounds and three blocks.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Nick Caldwell had 28 points in Southeastern Louisiana's 92-87 win over New Orleans on Thursday night.
Caldwell added eight rebounds and three blocks for the Lions (12-9, 6-2 Southland Conference).
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the kidnapping and grisly knife attack on a teen in 2020 — part of what federal authorities said was a scheme to kidnap and murder gay men.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's prison system routinely holds people beyond their release dates, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday in a report concluding that the state has failed for years to develop solutions to “systemic overdetentions” that violate inmates' rights and are costly to taxpayers.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The nightclub where 12 people were hurt in a shooting early Sunday had advertised a Southern University and Louisiana State University-themed party as the two schools kicked off new semesters, according to an Eventbrite listing by the venue.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four people have been charged in the alleged rape of a Louisiana State University student who authorities say was assaulted, then left in an Baton Rouge sub-division near where she was then struck and killed by a motor vehicle.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana resort town is trying to suppress free speech with an ordinance aimed at stopping a contractor from flying flags emblazoned with vulgar insults aimed at President Joe Biden and his supporters, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday called for a special legislative session to address the state's property insurance crisis.
The gathering is set to begin Jan. 30 and end no later than Feb.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A dozen people were injured in a Baton Rouge nightclub shooting, authorities in Louisiana said Sunday.
One of the victims is in critical condition, police said. No arrests have been made, but police believe the early morning attack was “targeted."
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Aamer Muhammad scored 20 points to guide Troy over UL Monroe 77-53 on Saturday.
Muhammad shot 6 for 11 from the floor (5 for 9 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line for the Trojans (13-8, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference).
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Sami Pissis scored 16 points as Southeast Louisiana beat Texas A&M-Commerce 79-73 on Saturday night.
Pissis was 6-of-7 shooting, including 2 for 3 from distance, for the Lions (11-9, 5-2 Southland Conference).
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Elias King's 17 points helped Middle Tennessee defeat Louisiana Tech 68-51 on Saturday night.
King was 5 of 8 shooting, including 4 for 7 from distance, and went 3 for 3 from the line for the Blue Raiders (13-7, 6-3 Conference USA).
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — About a million customers of an electric utility in Louisiana will cover more than $1.4 billion in repair costs related to Hurricane Ida.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dora Jean Edwards, the mother of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, has died, the governor announced in a Friday morning statement.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Ja'Monta Black hit three straight free throws with 13 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Demarcus Sharp scored six points in the extra period to spark Northwestern State to a 91-81 overtime win over Southeast Louisiana on Thursday night.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Jordan Brown's 31 points led Louisiana past Arkansas State 80-71 on Thursday night.
Brown also contributed 13 rebounds, three steals, and three blocks for the Ragin' Cajuns (15-4, 5-2 Sun Belt Conference).
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Kamdyn Curfman scored 21 points, Andrew Taylor added 20 points and Marshall beat Texas State 81-73 on Thursday night.
Curfman was 7-of-10 shooting (7 for 9 from distance) for the Thundering Herd (16-4, 5-2 Sun Belt Conference).
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Cobe Williams scored 20 points and Isaiah Crawford added five in the overtime as Louisiana Tech defeated Western Kentucky 85-74 on Thursday night.
Williams shot 7 for 15 (3 for 8 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line for the Bulldogs (11-8, 4-4 Conference USA).
Mike Brey needed only one season to turn Notre Dame from a forgotten program into an NCAA Tournament team.
He spent the next 22 seasons chasing the school’s second Final Four appearance, and this season will be his last chance.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana will start accepting 2022 state income tax returns on Monday.
It's the same day the Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting federal returns.
The department said in a news release this week that Louisiana taxpayers can file and pay online using the department's website, revenue.Louisiana.gov.
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana police department has launched an investigation after several headstones and urns were damaged or displaced at a cemetery over the weekend.
In addition, some of the graves at Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery appeared to have been set on fire, news outlets reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A small, historically Black university known for successfully moving its graduates into medical school says it's a step closer to creating its own medical school in New Orleans with help from a major Louisiana health care system.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State Rep. Richard Nelson launched his campaign for Louisiana governor on Wednesday, joining a swelling list of prominent Republicans who are running to lead the state.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana continues to be plagued by insurance woes, with insurers leaving or going out of business in the hurricane-stricken state, some lawmakers say a special legislative session to address the crisis is imminent.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conductor Matthew Kraemer will become the new music director for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in July, the orchestra announced Tuesday.
Kraemer will succeed Carlos Miguel Prieto, who has served as musical director for 17 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More gun prosecutions are being brought in federal court in New Orleans than at any time in at least 15 years, a review by The Times-Picayune found.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Police shot and wounded a fleeing man in a south Louisiana city on Monday after they say another person was shot and wounded.
Police in Lafayette tell local news outlets that they responded to reports of gunshots only to see a car speeding away.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Eric Gaines' 22 points helped UAB defeat Louisiana Tech 81-74 on Saturday night.
Gaines added six assists for the Blazers (13-5, 4-3 Conference USA). Trey Jemison scored 11 points and added nine rebounds.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jordan Brown scored 23 points as Louisiana beat South Alabama 79-76 on Saturday.
Brown added eight rebounds and six assists for the Ragin' Cajuns (14-4, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference).
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lizzo and Ed Sheeran are among the headliners at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which takes place over two weekends beginning April 28.
The lineup released Friday also includes Dead & Company, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Santana, Jon Batiste, Jill Scott, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Kane Brown, H.E.R., the Steve Miller Band and Ludacris.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State Sen. Sharon Hewitt announced Friday that she is running to become Louisiana's governor, making her the third Republican to enter this year's race.
Hewitt, an engineer and a former oil and gas executive, was first elected to the legislature in 2015.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Nick Caldwell had 21 points in SE Louisiana's 85-82 overtime victory over Texas A&M-CC on Thursday night.
Alec Woodard made back-to-back layups and a pair of free throws in a 6-2 surge in overtime to help the Lions pull away.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Jordan Brown had 21 points to help Louisiana beat UL Monroe 86-73 on Thursday night.
Brown also added seven rebounds and five assists for the Ragin' Cajuns (13-4, 3-2 Sun Belt Conference).
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans school that was desegregated by a young Ruby Bridges in 1960 officially became a stop on the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail as a marker commemorating the event was unveiled Thursday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Port of South Louisiana has agreed to buy the former Avondale Shipyards from terminal operator T. Parker Host, which bought the site in 2018.
According to plans released Thursday, Host will continue to be the terminal operator for the facility, which is now known as Avondale Global Gateway.