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3 missing after barge crash on Mississippi River

Jan. 26, 2020 3:14 PM EST

LULING, La. (AP) — Three people are missing after two barge towing vessels collided Sunday on the Mississippi River in an accident that also may have released toxic vapor into the air, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said in a news release that the two vessels collided Sunday morning near Luling,...

Rural property owners want metro-area property code changes

Jan. 26, 2020 11:03 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Angry property owners from a rural area of north Louisiana are urging public officials to make changes in a local building and property code. Residents showed up at a recent meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission to complain that the parish Unified Development code infringes on...

Black History Month panel to honor Ernest Gaines

Jan. 26, 2020 10:41 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Fans of the late Louisiana author Ernest J. Gaines, who wrote such storied works as “A Lesson Before Dying" and “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," are gathering to remember his work as part of Black History Month celebrations. The Louisiana Center for the Book...

Louisiana high court to hear 3 cases at Tulane University

Jan. 26, 2020 10:36 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University students are about to get an up-close look at Louisiana's Supreme Court without having to leave campus. The justices usually hear cases at the courthouse in New Orleans' French Quarter. But, on Monday, the court will hear oral arguments in three cases at Tulane...

A rat in a haystack: Barn hunts test dogs' hunting skills

Jan. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EST

DOWNSVILLE, La. (AP) — On a rainy afternoon in Downsville, Louisiana, a border collie named Mickey pawed at a pile of hay to notify her owner, Karla Gracia, she'd found her quarry. "Rat!" Gracia yelled, then carefully lifted a rodent-laden PVC tube from the hay horizontally, handed the tube off to someone...

Louisiana-Lafayette routs Louisiana-Monroe 81-60

Jan. 25, 2020 11:02 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Jalen Johnson scored a career-high 27 points on with seven rebounds and three blocks and Louisiana-Lafayette easily defeated Louisiana-Monroe 81-60 on Saturday night. Tirus Smith scored all 11 of his points in the second half and also had three blocks for Louisiana-Lafayette (8-13,...

Harvey scores 22, leads Nicholls St. past New Orleans, 77-72

Jan. 25, 2020 10:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Elvis Harvey Jr. had 22 points as Nicholls State held off New Orleans to earn a 77-72 win, it's fourth straight on the road, Saturday night. Warith Alatishe had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Colonels (14-7, 8-2 Southland Conference). Andre Jones added 12 points. Kevin Johnson had...

Authorities: Boy, 3, dies in apparent accidental shooting

Jan. 25, 2020 8:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has died from what appears to be an accidental shooting in East Baton Rouge. Police said Amir Antoine was fatally shot just before noon in a home near Memorial Stadium in Louisiana's capital city. East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore III...

SE Louisiana holds off Northwestern State 84-81 in OT

Jan. 25, 2020 7:58 PM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La (AP) — Ty Brewer had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Southeastern Louisiana defeated Northwestern State 84-81 in overtime on Saturday. Von Julien had 16 points, eight assists and six rebounds for Southeastern Louisiana (6-14, 3-6 Southland Conference). LaQuan Butler added 13 points. Byron...

Ledoux scores 17 to carry Louisiana Tech past UAB 72-58

Jan. 25, 2020 5:15 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kalob Ledoux had 17 points as Louisiana Tech defeated UAB 72-58 on Saturday. DaQuan Bracey had 12 points for Louisiana Tech (15-5, 6-2 Conference USA). JaColby Pemberton added eight points and six rebounds. Kassim Nicholson had 15 points for the Blazers (12-9, 3-5). Jalen Benjamin...