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Murray, Larsson lift Incarnate Word past New Orleans 67-66

Feb. 15, 2020 10:43 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Lutz registered 19 points and seven assists and Marcus Larsson threw down the winning dunk with one second remaining as Incarnate Word edged New Orleans 67-66 on Saturday night. New Orleans led 64-61 with one minute remaining, then there were three lead changes in the final 18...

Honeymoon ends in handcuffs: Wrong Louisiana woman arrested

Feb. 15, 2020 5:24 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A case of mistaken identity caused a Louisiana woman to leave her honeymoon in handcuffs and spend 36 hours in the New Orleans jail before it was sorted out. Sara Saucier of Ponchatoula was on a cruise ship returning from a trip to Cozumel with her new husband when U.S. customs...

Man accused of drugged sex robbery scheme in several states

Feb. 15, 2020 9:15 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man is accused of prostituting his girlfriend in a number of states and making her drug and rob men, including one who died. Arraignment is scheduled Tuesday for Randy Jonal Schenck, who is accused in a federal indictment of posting sex ads with the woman's photo in places...

Lisa Tynes chats Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, on her front porch as her handiwork, the

Should locals forfeit rural ways to address city flooding?

Feb. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

DARLINGTON, La. (AP) — Hunter Tynes says he's looking for a third donkey to run with the 35 head of cattle on his 100 acres off a lonely stretch of highway in western St. Helena Parish. The donkeys fight off marauding nighttime coyotes that come after his cattle, which were nibbling in the rye grass...

Man indicted in fatal shooting of Louisiana Walmart employee

Feb. 14, 2020 6:56 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a New Orleans Walmart employee and wounding a female customer has been indicted on murder charges, according to the district attorney's office. An Orleans Parish grand jury on Thursday indicted Kentrell Banks, 21, of second-degree murder and attempted...

Mardi Gras parades to role, minus fire trucks, amid dispute

Feb. 14, 2020 5:23 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fire trucks traditionally bring up the rear of Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans — but not this year. As the city's Carnival season kicks into high gear, city officials said fire trucks won't be rolling behind parades. The first of the major parades, with marching bands and...

US agent sues Louisiana sheriff over defamation arrest

Feb. 14, 2020 3:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal agent is suing a Louisiana sheriff, saying he was illegally arrested last year. Jerry Rogers' lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in New Orleans. It claims Rogers' arrest was in retaliation for his criticism of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office's handling of an...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) can't grab a pass at the basket, next to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Gallinari, Paul push Thunder past Zion, Pelicans 123-118

Feb. 14, 2020 12:19 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The veteran savvy of Danilo Gallinari and Chris Paul helped Oklahoma City withstand the latest stirring performance by Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson. Gallinari scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Paul had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Thunder beat New Orleans 123-118...

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Y'lan Noel, left, and Chanté Adams in

Review: 'The Photograph' develops nicely into a fine film

Feb. 13, 2020 12:53 PM EST

This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in “The Photograph.” Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star as tentative, would-be lovers in modern-day New York....

Suspended New Orleans judge resigns amid harassment probe

Feb. 13, 2020 11:38 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspended New Orleans judge has resigned amid an investigation into accusations he displayed inappropriate sexual behavior in the courthouse. Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Byron C. Williams submitted his resignation to Louisiana's Secretary of State on Wednesday, news...