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Ex-cop sentenced to 6 1/2 years for kicking suspect in face

Dec. 07, 2022 18:08 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former north Louisiana police officer has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for kicking a suspect in the face in 2020, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday. Jared Preston Desadier, 44, was sentenced to 78 months detention by a federal...

3 Southern University marching band members killed in crash

Dec. 07, 2022 14:12 PM EST

POWHATAN, La. (AP) — Three members of Southern University’s marching band, known as the Human Jukebox, were killed in a crash with an 18-wheeler, a university spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Casey Wallace told news outlets the two-vehicle...

Saints' Allen doesn't see latest loss sparking major changes

Dec. 06, 2022 18:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Dennis Allen doesn't see the benefit of trying to overhaul lineups or change coaching staff duties now. For New Orleans' struggling first-year coach, a 17-16 loss at Tampa Bay on Monday night exemplified as much as any game this season why the Saints...

Retiring New Orleans chief saw ranks thin, crime rise

Dec. 06, 2022 17:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police chief Shaun Ferguson announced his retirement Tuesday after four years punctuated by a disastrous building collapse near the French Quarter, two hurricanes, a pandemic, dwindling police manpower and a violent crime surge that put residents and politicians on...

Biden's efforts to protect abortion access hit roadblocks

Dec. 06, 2022 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is still actively searching for ways to safeguard abortion access for millions of women, even as it bumps up against a complex web of strict new state laws enacted in the months after the Supreme Court stripped the constitutional right. ...

2 men suing the prosecutor's office that helped free them

Dec. 05, 2022 13:37 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans district attorney finds himself having to fight a lawsuit filed by two men who won their freedom with help from the district attorney's office. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that Kuantay Reeder and Kaliegh Smith had their...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

AP All-SEC: Hooker, Anderson, Heupel, win individual honors

Dec. 05, 2022 13:05 PM EST

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was named the top defensive player for the second straight year. Tennessee coach Josh Heupel was picked as coach of the year by the Associated...

Sugar Bowl pits Alabama vs. Kansas State for first time

Dec. 04, 2022 20:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alabama and newly crowned Big 12 champion Kansas State will meet for the first time at the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Eve. The Crimson Tide (10-2, No. 5 CFP) is headed to the Sugar Bowl for the 17th time after narrowly missing out on the four-team College Football...

Alvarado's 38 points pace Pelicans past Nuggets, 121-106

Dec. 04, 2022 20:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jose Alvarado brought fans to their feet repeatedly, and they gleefully sang his name. Alvarado highlighted a career-high 38-point performance with a career-best eight 3-pointers, and the Pelicans won their fourth straight game by beating the Denver Nuggets...