BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Although LSU cannot win the Southeastern Conference championship, victories in its next two games will result in a regular season that exceeded expectations by a wide margin.
The 10th-ranked Tigers need to beat Rice this Saturday and Texas A&M in College Station ...
Saints, Brees piling up points at franchise-record rate
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The dynamic Saints running back duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara agree that the word “savage” best describes New Orleans’ offense.
Certainly, the Saints are scoring so often, and in so many ways, it’s enough to bruise defenders’ egos.
“I’m glad we don’t have to ...
Drenching rain, severe weather possible on Gulf Coast
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters are warning about the potential for drenching rain and severe weather on the northern Gulf Coast.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Monday for much of southern Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and southwestern Georgia. That includes areas ...
HOUMA, La. (AP) _ Seacor Marine Holdings Inc. (SMHI) on Monday reported a loss of $16 million in its third quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Houma, Louisiana-based company said it had a loss of 71 cents. Losses, adjusted to extinguish debt, came to 69 cents per share.
The operator ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The most productive four-game stretch of his career has put Stanley Morgan Jr. in position to leave Nebraska as the greatest receiver in program history.
The senior has caught 32 passes for 463 yards and six touchdowns to help the Cornhuskers (3-7, 2-5 Big Ten) win ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — While repairs continue on one bridge that spans the Mississippi River in south Louisiana, a state lawmaker is pushing for a new bridge in the region.
State Sen. Rick Ward, a Republican from Port Allen, near Baton Rouge, is featured in a new one-minute television ad ...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says he broke a blaring fire alarm in visitor’s locker room at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown stadium and that he intends to ensure the repairs are paid for.
Payton says it would be “a little sensationalist” to say he “destroyed” the fire alarm and ...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says the Saints have signed veteran receiver Brandon Marshall.
Marshall’s addition adds depth to an offense that already leads the NFL in scoring with 36.7 points per game and ranks in the top five in yards per game with 413.9.
Last week, ...
RINGGOLD, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a woman’s 5-year-old child found her shot dead after a stray bullet went through her apartment.
Bienville Parish Sheriff John Ballance
Louisiana man charged with killing friend while hog hunting
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A man in Louisiana has been arrested and charged with killing a friend while they were hunting hogs in a swamp.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that 22-year-old Donald Jones of Pearl River was arrested Saturday after he told wildlife ...
Group rescinds speaker invite for deputy cleared in shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An Oklahoma deputy acquitted in a 2016 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man is no longer scheduled to speak at a homicide investigators conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
News outlets report the Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association rescinded Roger ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ These Louisiana lotteries were drawn Sunday:
Estimated jackpot: $106 million
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4’ game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening’s drawing of the Louisiana Lottery’s “Pick 4” game were:
(seven, eight, seven, nine)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3’ game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening’s drawing of the Louisiana Lottery’s “Pick 3” game were:
(four, four, eight)
Mann leads No. 17 Florida State past Tulane, 80-69
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Terance Mann’s production under both baskets saved Florida State from being surprisingly upstaged by a Tulane freshman’s remarkable debut.
Mann had 21 points and 10 rebounds, PJ Savoy added 14 points and No. 17 Florida State wore down a feisty and apparently improved ...
Franks big game leads Washington State Past Nicholls 89-72
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Robert Franks scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Washington State beat Nicholls State 89-72 in the season opener for the Cougars on Sunday.
Franks scored 19 of his 31 points in the second half going 3 of 6 from 3-point range. He was a factor on both sides of ...
Brees passes Favre with 3 TDs, Saints crush Bengals 51-14
CINCINNATI (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints rocked Paul Brown Stadium from the opening drive, scoring every time they got the ball except for the last one.
Then they cranked up the music in the locker room until the cinderblock walls were vibrating, too.
For New Orleans, it was as ...
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Amorie Archibald scored 17 points and Anthony Duruji scored 12 and Louisiana Tech beat back Sam Houston State 76-69 on Sunday.
Louisiana Tech (2-0) built a 45-33 halftime lead, but after intermission, the Bearkats went on a 14-2 run and grabbed a 52-51 lead. Chad Bowie’s ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Broken coverage by broken coverage, missed tackle by missed tackle, yard by yard, the Bengals made history for horrific defense. Cincinnati keeps giving up big numbers, and now the losses are mounting, too.
Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints ...
FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a person missing in the water near Fort Jackson, Louisiana.
The Coast Guard said in a news release Sunday that a report came in around 5:40 a.m. Saturday of a boat with three people aboard taking on water near mile marker ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Tulane researcher is looking at pregnancy-associated mortality in the U.S. and Louisiana.
The Advocate of New Orleans reports that Maeve Wallace, a reproductive ...
Grand jury charges wife of sheriff’s deputy in his killing
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A grand jury has charged the wife of a sheriff’s deputy in southeastern Louisiana in his killing but the woman contends her husband shot himself in the head.
Local media report a Jefferson Parish grand jury charged Shantel Parria with second-degree murder Thursday in the ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ These Louisiana lotteries were drawn Saturday:
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Powerball’ game
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were:
05-29-34-53-57, Powerball: 24, Power Play: 2
(five, twenty-nine, thirty-four, fifty-three, fifty-seven; Powerball: twenty-four; Power Play: two)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Ed Orgeron could be heard screaming encouragement through the door of the LSU locker room following a 24-17 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night.
It wasn’t the prettiest of finishes to an otherwise dominant victory, but the coach of the No. 9 Tigers (8-2, 5-2 ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brass musicians have sustained New Orleans culture for generations, and the Preservation Hall Foundation aspires to maintain that culture through a new program that offers instruments to the city’s underserved youth.
The foundation’s Sousafund program is designed to help ...
Spaine Edler never expected to be known for his humorous depictions of south Louisiana culture.
But it seems only natural since his father wrote, illustrated and published children’s books under the moniker the Louisiana Crawfish-Man.
“I’ve always been somewhat of a class clown,” ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It has been more than a year since Collin Berg, a 14-year-old De LaSalle High School freshman, received a new kidney from his mother, and he said he has more energy than ever before.
Born with a rare genetic disorder called Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney disease ...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4’ game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Louisiana Lottery’s “Pick 4” game were:
(two, zero, zero, six)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3’ game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Louisiana Lottery’s “Pick 3” game were:
(nine, nine, zero)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Lotto’ game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Louisiana Lottery’s “Lotto” game were:
(four, five, six, seventeen, nineteen, twenty-four)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Easy 5’ game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Louisiana Lottery’s “Easy 5” game were:
(one, seven, sixteen, twenty-one, twenty-seven)
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Jazz Ferguson leaped high over a defender to pull down a touchdown pass from Shelton Eppler in the second overtime as Northwestern State upset McNeese 37-34 on Saturday night.
The victory halted a string of 13-straight losses to the Cowboys for Northwestern State ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans put together the winning streak they needed.
After losing six straight while All-Star forward Anthony Davis struggled with a strained elbow, the Pelicans won their second straight Saturday night, defeating the Phoenix Suns 119-99.
Davis led ...
RUSTON, La. (AP) — J’Mar Smith passed for 314 yards and a touchdown and Jaqwis Dancy ran for 80 yards and three TDs to help Louisiana Tech pull away in the second half for a 28-13 victory over Rice on Saturday night.
Adrian Hardy finished with 10 catches for 160 yards for the Bulldogs ...
Bandoo 25 points for Baylor in 80-53 win over Southern U
WACO, Texas (AP) — Devonte Bandoo scored 25 points and Baylor got its first win of the season, 80-53 over Southern University on Saturday to avoid another setback against a SWAC team.
The Bears (1-1) bounced back from a season-opening loss to Texas Southern, their first loss to a SWAC team ...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Caleb Evans completed 27 of 32 passes for 367 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions and ran for 54 yards and two more scores to help UL Monroe beat South Alabama 38-10 on Saturday night.
The Warhawks (6-4, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference) led 24-10 at halftime and shut ...
MONROE, La. (AP) — Travis Munnings scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Michael Ertel added 16 points and Louisiana-Monroe defeated Division-III Millsaps College 94-52 on Saturday.
Ertel hit a jump shot and followed with two free throws as UL Monroe (2-0) fought into a 29-27 lead ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Darnell Mooney caught six passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns to help Tulane hold off East Carolina 24-18 for its third straight victory on Saturday.
Tulane (5-5, 4-2), which had never posted three consecutive victories in the American Conference, won three in a row ...
Louisiana-Lafayette rushes past Georgia State in 2nd half
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Raymond Calais and Elijah Mitchell each rushed for 100-plus yards, with Calais scoring three times, and Louisiana-Lafayette used a big fourth quarter to beat Georgia State 36-22 on Saturday.
Calais broke a 47-year old program record in the first quarter with a 92-yard ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ladarius Skelton threw for four touchdowns and Southern University defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 56-24 on Saturday night for the Jaguars’ fourth-straight victory.
Skelton was 12-of-15 passing for 283 yards. He threw 28- and 57-yard scoring passes to Randall Menard in ...
Jackson St. beats Alabama St., keeps SWAC title hopes alive
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Theyard scored on a 19-yard interception return and Jackson State held the Alabama State offense scoreless in a 20-2 win on Saturday.
Both teams entered the game in the running for the Southwest Athletic Conference East Division title and the Tigers (5-4, 4-2) ...
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade threw three touchdown passes in the first half as Nicholls jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 47-14 win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.
Nicholls (7-3, 6-2), which has won six of its last seven games, entered the game in a tie atop the ...
McWilliams, Martin with pick-6s, Grambling tops Alabama A&M
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Joseph McWilliams and Devanir Martin returned interceptions for touchdowns as Grambling forced four turnovers to defeat Alabama A&M 29-16 on Saturday.
A&M’s Aqeel Glass marched the Bulldogs (5-5) 75 yards with the game-opening kickoff, hitting Marceles Clash ...
Saints place Bryant on injured reserve, promote Kirkwood
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dez Bryant’s season is over before it had even begun.
The New Orleans Saints placed the newly acquired Bryant on injured reserve Saturday, promoting receiver Keith Kirkwood from the practice squad to the active roster before Sunday’s game at Cincinnati.
Bryant was ...
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is adapting a program designed to keep athletes in school to ensure that academically accomplished lower-income students don’t drop out.
The university’s Louisiana Educate pilot program began this semester with 43 freshmen from ...
Jon Batiste headlines event for New Orleans Jazz Museum
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — “Late Show” bandleader Jon Batiste comes home to Louisiana next month for a fundraiser benefiting the New Orleans Jazz Museum.
The Dec. 8 event takes place at the Jazz Museum which is in the old U.S. Mint at the edge of the city’s historic French Quarter.
Louisiana State University rededicating WWI soldiers grove
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University is holding a rededication ceremony of its Memorial Oak Grove in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
The event is happening on campus Sunday at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The Memorial Oak ...