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Average US price of gas holds steady at $2.94 per gallon

Apr. 11, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline held steady over the past two weeks at $2.94 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price at the pump was likely to remain stable or drop as...

Louisiana to take orders for oyster larvae beginning Monday

Apr. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it will start taking orders for oyster larvae through its online portal on Monday morning. The Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery typically gets about 20 to 30 orders a year for oyster...

Grambling grad getting Louisiana's 1st cybersecurity degree

Apr. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — A Grambling State University student is about to get Louisiana’s first bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity at a time when data breaches are making headlines. Alexis White of Arcadia already has a degree in biology. She earned it in 2018 — the...

Severe storm damages buildings in Florida Panhandle

Apr. 10, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A cluster of severe storms swept across the South early Saturday, leaving one person dead in Louisiana, toppling trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on an Alabama coastal city and leveling buildings in the Florida Panhandle. ...

Kelley, SE Louisiana rally to beat Nicholls State 52-45

Apr. 10, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Cole Kelley passed for 391 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions on Saturday and Southeastern Louisiana rallied for a 52-45 win over Nicholls State in the River Bell Classic. With the win, Southeastern Louisiana (4-2, 4-2 Southland...

Sheriff: Ex-dispatcher accused of refusing to return $1.2M

Apr. 10, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A former sheriff's dispatcher in a suburb of New Orleans has been arrested, accused of refusing to return more than $1.2 million that had been accidentally deposited into her brokerage account, authorities said. Kelyn Spadoni, 33, was taken into...

Still a lively stepper: Leana “Jitterbug” Manuel turns 100

Apr. 10, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Leana ‘Jitterbug’ Manuel may not swing like she did when she was young, but not much gets past this 100-year-old with dancing eyes and a bopping good sense of humor. “I’m surprised you haven’t asked me my age,” Manuel said. “I...

Clementine Hunter exhibit in New Orleans into next year

Apr. 10, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana museum is showing more than 50 works by one of America’s most important self-taught artists, Clementine Hunter. The exhibit includes some rarely seen abstract paintings and a forgery by a man whose cats helped bring him down. The...

Hopeful signs of increased traffic at Lake Charles airport

Apr. 10, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — After one of the worst year's in the airline industry, the airport in Lake Charles is starting to see hopeful signs that air traffic is picking up. The director of the Lake Charles Regional Airport, Heath Allen, told the American Press newspaper...

Louisiana lawmakers ready for latest session starting Monday

Apr. 10, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers return Monday to the state Capitol for their first full-length regular session since the pandemic began and with far more topics than the coronavirus on the agenda. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page...