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Muralist's new work explores womanhood, pain, mythology

Oct. 02, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Susan David is known as a compelling muralist whose work can be found across Lafayette and Louisiana. Using distinct line work and interesting subject matter, David has propelled herself into the spotlight of local artists. Her newest mural was unveiled at...

Guajardo's FG helps S. Alabama top Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17

Oct. 01, 2022 23:15 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Diego Guajardo kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired and South Alabama gave up a 10-point fourth-quarter lead before the Jaguars beat Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17 Saturday night. Pearse Migl's 1-yard touchdown reception capped a 17-play, 82-yard drive by...

Louisiana man admits kidnapping and plan to dismember gays

Sep. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A 21-year-old Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to the grisly kidnapping of a teen he met through a dating app for gay and bisexual men, and his sworn statement says he planned to kill and dismember gays until he was caught or killed. Federal prosecutors agreed...

Deceased suspect in shooting at Indiana Subaru plant named

Sep. 28, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A coroner has released the name of a man who fatally shot himself after shooting and critically wounding a woman outside a Subaru plant in northwest Indiana. Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello said 57-year-old John Jones’s cause of death was a...

Woman critical, suspect dead after Indiana plant shooting

Sep. 27, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A woman is in critical condition Tuesday, a day after she was shot in the head outside a Subaru plant in northwest Indiana, police said. The suspected gunman was later found dead nearby. Officers who responded Monday afternoon a report of a shooting at Subaru...

Purdue bounces back with 28-26 victory over Florida Atlantic

Sep. 25, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Austin Burton waited nearly 2 1/2 seasons to get his first Purdue start. It turned out to be well worth the wait. With Aidan O'Connell out with an undisclosed injury, Burton stepped in threw three touchdown passes and kept the Boilermakers...

2018 Miss Louisiana Holli’ Conway-Fields gets to Broadway

Sep. 24, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Holli’ Conway-Fields has always dreamed of seeing her name in lights since she was a child. Falling in love with movies and later theater she knew being a performer was her destiny. Now she is making those dreams come true. Conway-Fields was born in...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Veteran QBs Clifford, Nix deliver big

Sep. 18, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

Being a good, but definitely not great, quarterback can be a rough ride in college football. Good enough to start and be successful, but not good enough to satisfy fans that see only a ceiling they wish was higher. This is the life that Penn State's Sean Clifford and...

McMahon leads Rice past Louisiana-Lafayette 33-21

Sep. 18, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — TJ McMahon threw for 303 yards with three touchdown passes to lead Rice over Louisiana-Lafayette 33-21 on Saturday night in a Conference USA opener. McMahon, who threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Luke McCaffrey late in the second quarter, hit Bradley Rozner for a...

From house dances to Grammys, zydeco is rooted in Louisiana

Sep. 17, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lena Charles grew up in Opelousas hearing the rhythmic tunes of zydeco, a genre of music that became a big part of her life from a very young age. The unique mixture of rhythm and blues, soul, Cajun, and Creole music, born in the living rooms and back roads...