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Teen dies as SUV driver wrecks in high speed Louisiana chase

May. 22, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A 13-year-old who was not wearing a seat belt died after a man wrecked trying to speed away from officers in Louisiana pulling him over for a traffic violation, authorities said. The Chevrolet Tahoe turned over several times after it crashed into a brick...

Family finds long-lost relative homeless in Virginia

May. 22, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Quinton Cruse and April Ragan drank beer and sulked by a downtown Roanoke bridge the morning of May 5, dispirited by the difficulty of moving from the streets into Section 8 housing. Years without housing had cost them — he the use of an arm, her a pregnancy...

Retired judge gets formal apology for 1963 attack

May. 22, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Retired Judge Calvin Johnson can still smell the tear gas. He was 16 years old, marching with other Black teenagers to integrate their high school in Iberville Parish, when a mob of White lawmen and civilians attacked with billy clubs, fire hoses, cattle prods...

Louisiana TikTok star Britt Kham releases first cookbook

May. 22, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Brittany Khamille is known all over TikTok as the girl with the thick Louisiana accent who teaches the recipes from her childhood and state staples. Now you can own her first cookbook. Born and raised in South Louisiana, Khamille moved to the Northwest area...

False River closed after deadly boating accident

May. 21, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — Authorities have shut down False River after a boating accident left one person dead and another one missing. Two boats collided in the river in Pointe Coupee Parish around 10 p.m. Friday, killing Shane Mouton, of Fordoche, and injuring two others, the...

3 finalists in running to lead SW Louisiana school district

May. 21, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The finalists to lead a southwest Louisiana school district have been named. In the running for the Calcasieu Parish superintendent's position are Stanton Lawrence, assistant superintendent of administration for the Victoria Independent School District in...

Reentry program gives second chance to those leaving prison

May. 21, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — It had been a long time since Brett Nosworthy had been to a job interview and he was nervous. He had been incarcerated for a few months because of his drug addiction, he said, but his parole officer suggested he apply for a job at Lafayette Granite and...

Knowledge, veg thrive in Louisiana school's garden

May. 21, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Just like reading, writing and arithmetic, Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics' sixth graders are learning how beneficial sustainable gardening is with the help of the Good Food Project. The Good Food Project is a program of the Food Bank of Central...

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

May. 20, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing...

Snake-killing day, something snake lovers wish would end

May. 20, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) — If you’ve heard the saying, “The only good snake is a dead snake,” then a town in the northeast corner of Louisiana is the place to be on Saturday. Lake Providence will revive a tradition dating to at least the 1960s called the snake rodeo. Armed...