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Mid South Extrusion to expand in north Louisiana

Sep. 18, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A company is investing $4.5 million to add a 10th production line at its facility in north Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mid South Extrusion President Ron Mason announced the expansion Tuesday. In a news release, the family-owned company said the upgrade at its Monroe,...

Sloppy Cyclones look to clean up mistakes

Sep. 17, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has some cleaning up to do if it wants to become the team it hoped to be back in August. Iowa State (1-1) had a chance to field a punt and move within field-goal range with less than two minutes left in Saturday's 18-17 loss to Iowa. Instead, the ball bounced off Datrone Young...

No. 25 Virginia preps for a visit from the Seminoles

Sep. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

Florida State (1-1, 0-0 ACC) at No. 25 Virginia (2-0, 1-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ACC Network). Line: Virginia by 7 1/2. Series record: Florida State leads 15-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE To live up to their status as the favorite to win the ACC's Coastal Division, the Cavaliers need to win games like this but come...

State revokes license from center where toddlers mistreated

Sep. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — Education officials in Louisiana have revoked the license and pulled public funding from an early learning center where they say several 3-year-olds were mistreated. The Louisiana Department of Education said in a news release this week that 48-year-old Yolanda Rochelle Jackson was...

Florida State escapes UL Monroe on missed PAT in OT, 45-44

Sep. 7, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cam Akers was ready and willing to carry the load and Florida State needed every ounce of energy in what was a workhorse performance. Akers had a program-record 36 carries, the final one a 4-yard touchdown, as Florida State defeated Louisiana Monroe 45-44 in overtime on Saturday. A...

Akers helps Florida St. hold off ULM in overtime

Sep. 7, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cam Akers had a program-record 36 carries, the final one a 4-yard touchdown, as Florida State defeated Louisiana Monroe 45-44 in overtime on Saturday. Caleb Evans had a 5-yard touchdown run just moments later and the Warhawks went for the one-point conversion that would force a...

Akers helps Florida St. hold off ULM in overtime

Sep. 7, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cam Akers had a program-record 36 carries, the final one a 4-yard touchdown, as Florida State defeated Louisiana Monroe 45-44 in overtime on Saturday. Caleb Evans had a 5-yard touchdown run just moments later but the Warhawks' Jacob Meeks missed the extra-point attempt. Akers, a...

Florida Stare looks to fix third-down shortcomings vs ULM

Sep. 6, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State hopes to put together a complete game Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe. Last weekend, the Seminoles seemed to be on a roller coaster against Boise State in their season opener. The first half against the Broncos was about as good as it gets for Florida State. The...

Louisiana mom allegedly sends drugs to jailed son

Sep. 6, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A 75-year-old Louisiana woman is accused of plotting to smuggle a drug used to treat pain and addiction to her jailed son. The News-Star reports that Judy Futch, of Arcadia, is free after being arrested Wednesday on one count each of criminal conspiracy and of distributing a narcotic. A...

Last ex-guard gets almost 4 years in pepper spraying

Sep. 5, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

A former Louisiana private prison guard has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for standing by while others used pepper spray on kneeling, handcuffed inmates, then participating in a cover-up. U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty sentenced former Lt. Christopher Loring on Wednesday in Monroe to 46 months...