Saints keep finding ways to grind out wins, stay atop NFC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On a night when the high-powered offense was stuck in neutral, the New Orleans Saints still found a way to grind out a 12-9 win over Carolina behind their ever-improving defense.
That could bode well for these Saints (12-2) as they prepare to make a run at the Super ...
Saints’ D puts clamps on Newton in 12-9 win over Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still have one of the league’s top-scoring offenses, but lately it’s the defense that’s been carrying the NFL’s most complete team.
On a night when Brees and the offense couldn’t get much going and made some uncharacteristic ...
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HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Jordan Heading scored 24 points and Milan Acquaah scored 22 and California Baptist controlled most of the way in a 73-52 win against Southeastern Louisiana on Monday night.
Acquaah’s 3-pointer with 15:51 before intermission put the Lancers (6-5) ahead 7-5 and they never ...
Sehic’s career-high 26 points help Tulane top Texas Southern
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Samir Sehic scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Tulane beat Texas Southern 77-70 on Monday night.
Connor Crabtree’s layup gave the Wave a 23-10 lead with 7:20 before halftime and they led 34-22 at the break. Moses Wood’s layup with 11:55 remaining ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive tackle Kawaan Short is active and will play against the Saints on Monday night despite being listed as doubtful with a calf injury.
Short was upgraded to questionable on Sunday after making progress in his rehab.
Carolina kicker Graham Gano ...
Coast Guard: Leaky oil well near New Orleans is plugged
PORT SULPHUR, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a crew has plugged a well that spewed thousands of gallons of oil into water about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from New Orleans.
Petty Officer Lexie Preston says the leak began Dec. 9. It was stopped Wednesday. The plug ensures that it can’t ...
Massachusetts man arrested in decades-old rape cases
GRETNA, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested and extradited to Louisiana to face accusations that he repeatedly raped a young girl and boy in the 1970s.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jason Rivarde tells ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s governor and attorney general are trading criticism and suggesting state legislation in the wake of a Texas federal judge’s ruling that, if upheld, will jettison the entire federal health care overhaul.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, said the ...
2 in Louisiana indicted in death of airman from Virginia
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana teenagers are charged as adults in the shooting death of an airman who was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base.
News outlets report 18-year-old Jareona Crosby 15-year-old Alonzo Wilson, both of Bossier (BOZH-er) City, were indicted Dec. 10 for ...
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — Two white men are facing a hate crime charge in northeast Louisiana. News
Few Louisiana black high school students get college credit
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The number of Louisiana public high school students taking college courses is growing, but black students continue to lag behind their white counterparts.
The latest data available shows 31,517 students took courses through Louisiana’s dual enrollment program in the ...
Man pleads guilty in 8-year-old son’s beating death
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty in the 2012 beating death of his 8-year-old son.
The Advocate reports 52-year-old Michael Anthony Robertson pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter and cruelty to a juvenile in the death of ...
HUD report shows drop in Louisiana homeless population
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new federal report says homelessness in Louisiana dropped this year.
The latest national snapshot released Monday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says 3,059 ...
Police: Teen wrecks stolen U-Haul in 6-car crash in chase
GRETNA, La. (AP) — Police in the New Orleans area say a teenager driving a stolen U-Haul pickup truck led officers on a chase that ended in a six-vehicle crash.
News outlets cite New Orleans police spokesman Juan Barnes and Gretna police Operations Commander Russell Lloyd as saying no one ...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Furman forward Clay Mounce has a simple question in the team video before the Paladins take the court each home game: “Haven’t you heard of us?”
Not many college basketball fans have.
Though it’s a question
Louisiana woman killed when brothers fight over gun
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a woman was killed when two brothers fought over a gun and the weapon fired.
News outlets reported that Alexandria police were called Friday night about the shooting and found 32-year-old Jazzlyn Fields dead at the home from a single gunshot ...
2 men arrested in pair of shooting deaths in Louisiana
RACELAND, La. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Louisiana say two brothers have been arrested in the shooting deaths of two men last weekend.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office told news outlets that 34-year-old Kerry Alexander and 28-year-old Jerrell Alexander of Raceland have been charged ...
Wade makes more New Orleans memories, Heat beat Pelicans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dwyane Wade fondly remembers his dominant first game in New Orleans as an emerging college star with Marquette. He won’t forget what was likely his final performance as a pro in the Big Easy, either.
Wade walked off the court to chants of “D-Wade! D-Wade!” from fans ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guard E’Twaun Moore is ready to return from a lower leg strain that sidelined him for two games and is expected to play Sunday night against Miami.
Gentry says forward Nikola Mirotic is missing his second straight game with a right ankle ...
Ex-police officers indicted in slamming of Louisiana teen
BRUSLY, La. (AP) — An attorney for a Louisiana teenager shown on video being slammed to the ground by police during an altercation at school says charges against two officers are a “slap on the wrist.”
A grand jury in West Baton Rouge Parish indicted former Brusly police Officer Dan ...
McCaffrey, Kamara figure to play key roles on Monday night
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There’s been no such thing as a sophomore slump for Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara.
The two NFC South running backs have followed up strong rookie campaigns with even better second seasons for the Panthers and Saints,
2 dead after train crashes into vehicle on tracks in Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a train crashed into a passenger vehicle on its tracks in Alabama.
News outlets report a vehicle was attempting to cross the tracks in Birmingham at about 6 p.m. Saturday when it was struck by an Amtrak passenger train. ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents can get discounted rides home through the holidays in a partnership between the state highway safety commission and ridesharing company Lyft aimed at lessening drunken driving incidents.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — LSU played flawlessly in the first five minutes of the second half against Saint Mary’s — and that was the difference.
Tremont Waters scored 18, while Emmitt Williams added 15 and six rebounds to lead LSU past Saint Mary’s 78-74 as the Tigers survived a late Gaels’ run on ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While the future of Appalachian State interim coach Mark Ivey is unknown, Mountaineers players left no doubt about how much they appreciated the way he handled his lone game in charge, carrying him off the field in triumph.
“It was an honor,” said Ivey, a former ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ivy Smith Jr. had 13 points and nine assists and Grambling pulled away early to beat Portland 70-58 on Saturday night.
Grambling (5-6) snapped a two-game skid while Portland (6-6) has lost four of its last five games.
Dallas Polk-Hilliard added 12 points, Lasani ...
Louisiana fourth-grader writes, publishes anti-bullying book
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Marcayah Carter was teased last school year when she started wearing glasses. Even though she could see better and she picked mint green frames — her favorite color — they laughed.
But look who’s laughing now.
The confident Dorseyville Elementary School ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Norris Sam Jr. can control most of his day.
After more than 15 years making soufflé potatoes at Arnaud’s in the French Quarter, he knows how to trim the potatoes by hand into precise blocks. When he stacks the rectangles of spuds on the cutting board, each is exactly the ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — LaTerrance Reed nailed 4 of 8 from long range to total a career-high 17 points and C.J. Jones added 15 as Northwestern State rallied late to beat Southern 69-66 in the Shreveport-Bossier City Holiday Classic Saturday night.
Southern held a 38-27 halftime advantage ...
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Bracey, strong second half lift LaTech over ULL 83-62
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — DaQuan Bracey scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack and Louisiana Tech used a strong second half to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 83-62 on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (9-3) led 32-28 at halftime and began to pull away early in the second half, going on a 12-5 run ...
Whitfield has 19 to lead UMKC to 80-67 win over McNeese
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rob Whitfield nailed 5 of 8 from distance to total 19 points and lead UMKC to an 80-67 win over McNeese on Saturday night.
UMKC (4-8), which started the season 0-6, has won three of its last four and four of its last six games.
Xavier Bishop added 16 points ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — From a 2-5 start to Cure Bowl champions.
Tulane (7-6) capped a turnaround season under coach Willie Fritz with a 41-24 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, the Green Wave’s first postseason win in 16 years.
Darius Bradwell rushed for a career-best 150 ...
MONROE, La. (AP) — Michael Ertel nailed five from long distance to total 21 points as Louisiana-Monroe ran out to an early lead and held off Stephen F. Austin 74-58 on Saturday.
Louisiana-Monroe (5-4) won back-to-back games for the first time since opening the season with two straight ...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have ruled out left tackle Terron Armstead for Monday night’s game at Carolina because of a chest injury.
Armstead is the Saints’ second-highest paid offensive player after Drew Brees but has missed the past four games. He has yet to play since ...
New Orleans on pace to have fewest murders since 1971
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With just over two weeks left in 2018, New Orleans is on pace to see a significant drop in the number of murders for the year, and could mark the lowest number of killings the city has seen in nearly half a century.
As of Saturday, New Orleans police had investigated 137 ...
BOSTON (AP) — Max Mahoney scored 20 points with seven rebounds and five assists and Boston University used a 20-7 first-half run to beat Nicholls 75-63 on Saturday in the first meeting of the teams.
Tyler Scanlon scored 11 points with three 3-pointers, five assists and three steals for the ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana grand jury has indicted a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death as her 1-year-old son sat nearby in a stroller.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Xavier University of Louisiana says it has received a $465,894 grant to help minority businesses better prepare for disasters and their aftermath.
The historically black, Catholic university in New Orleans says in a news release that the grant was awarded by the Minority ...
Gift from Brees: Football for helping set NFL passing record
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Drew Brees became the NFL’s career leader in yards passing, he wanted to come up with some sort of gift to thank those who coached him, caught the 6,357 completions it took to set the record and blocked while he threw.
His solution was an exhaustive process than ...
Louisiana urged to give refunds for thrown-out tax change
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The head of a powerful Louisiana business lobbying group is urging companies that operate in multiple states to pursue refunds for taxes paid under a 2015 law that has been declared unconstitutional.
Stephen Waguespack, president of the Louisiana Association of ...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Alvin Babineaux walked through the doors at Pat O’Brien’s looking for a job on July 29, 1970, his 18th birthday, he didn’t know he’d still be there 48 years later.
“I started icing up Hurricanes and worked behind the bar,” said 66-year-old Babineaux nostalgically. ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — It’s been decades in the making, but the mission is complete.
Last month, William Joyce — children’s author and illustrator — concluded “The Guardians of Childhood series” with the release of the fifth installation, “Jack Frost: The End Becomes the ...
NASA moves liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville for testing
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NASA is moving a massive liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville, Alabama, for testing as part of its plans to eventually return to the moon.
The 149-foot-long tank is part of the Space Launch System.
The version moved Friday from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New ...
Brothers charged in death of man wrapped in duct tape
TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) — Two brothers have been indicted on charges that they suffocated a Louisiana man by wrapping him in duct tape.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 40-year-old Saleh Omar and 18-year-old Yazan Omar were charged Thursday with ...
Evangelical minister admits to stealing church money
GRETNA, La. (AP) — An evangelical minister in Louisiana has admitted to pocketing church funds through forged checks made out to himself and an unauthorized online account.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 61-year-old Joseph R. Alexander of Gretna ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The remains of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Charles C. Gomez Jr., of Slidell, were accounted for Sept. 19, the Defense ...
Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world’s second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal ...