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Louisiana State Police: 1 dead in trooper-involved shooting

Dec. 09, 2022 12:31 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A state trooper was involved in a fatal shooting on Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Police said early Friday. The name of the person killed hasn’t been released. Friday’s news release said no law enforcement personnel were injured. ...

Amber Alert suspect fatally shot by police in West Virginia

Dec. 02, 2022 16:13 PM EST

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police fatally shot a suspect in an Amber Alert, authorities said Friday. Police were alerted by Louisiana authorities to be on the lookout for a suspect who was wanted on charges of murder and child abduction, a statement from state...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Dec. 01, 2022 15:39 PM EST

The Advocate. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Off to the stables with you? Louisiana juvenile justice’s Biblical failures Just in time for Christmas, Louisiana has no room in the inn for our most troubled children. Not even at Angola, the functional...

Review: Will Smith-led 'Emancipation' is an action thriller

Dec. 01, 2022 14:39 PM EST

It comes as some relief that Antoine Fuqua's “Emancipation,” starring Will Smith as a runaway slave in Civil War-era Louisiana, is not, at least traditionally speaking, an Oscar movie. Despite the film's important historical backdrop, its awards-season timing and its inevitable...

Man arrested following deadly truck stop shooting

Nov. 26, 2022 14:40 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 42-year old man has been arrested following a deadly Thanksgiving shooting at a truck stop in Louisiana. Timothy Washington, who was injured during the shooting but not hospitalized, was arrested by police and SWAT Friday, Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi...

Daniels, Cain power No. 6 LSU to 41-10 victory over UAB

Nov. 20, 2022 01:48 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The hollering of exuberant LSU players penetrated the walls of their locker room and echoed in neighboring rooms and hallways beneath the north end zone stands in Tiger Stadium. The rowdy celebration was more about the energy and sense of purpose the...

Amedisys fires CEO, replaces him with former leader

Nov. 18, 2022 12:29 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge-based home health care company Amedisys says it fired CEO Christopher Gerard and replaced him with former CEO Paul Kusserow. No reason was given for Gerard’s dismissal Thursday in Amedisys’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,...

Louisiana parole eligibility urged for drug informant killer

Nov. 18, 2022 12:29 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana parole board is recommending that a man convicted in the 1986 death of drug smuggler and federal informant Barry Seal be made eligible for parole. The Advocate reports that the Pardons and Parole board has sent the recommendation to Gov. John...

Louisiana governor apologizes for 1972 deaths of 2 students

Nov. 17, 2022 18:36 PM EST

Louisiana's governor has issued an official apology for the deaths of two students who were shot by a law enforcement officer 50 years ago during a protest at Southern University. The fatal shooting of Leonard Brown and Denver Smith, both 20, occurred Nov. 16, 1972, after weeks of...

No. 6 LSU on guard against upset-minded UAB

Nov. 17, 2022 17:59 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sixth-ranked LSU’s final home game will serve as more than a traditional celebration of senior players taking their home field for the last time. It's also a chance for fans in Tiger Stadium to honor the remarkable success story LSU has become during coach...