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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,...

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...

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...

Man points gun in French Quarter, wounded in police shootout

Jan. 25, 2020 2:35 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man who had been pointing a gun at people in New Orleans' historic French Quarter was critically wounded Saturday in a shootout with police. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said officers responded to reports of an armed man near St. Louis and Bourbon streets around...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans center Derrick Favors (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Jokic, Nuggets, control boards in 113-106 win over Pelicans

Jan. 25, 2020 2:02 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Nikola Jokic and Jerami Grant aggressively crashing the offensive glass, the Denver Nuggets were able to overcome an off night shooting on the road for an unusual but gratifying victory. Jokic had 27 points and grabbed seven of his 12 rebounds on the offensive end and the Nuggets...

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New Orleans: Protesters demand action on damaged hotel

Jan. 24, 2020 7:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered. The Hard Rock Hotel was under construction...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, a New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the playing field before an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

NFL’s Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

Jan. 24, 2020 7:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys...

Store owner says she'll stop selling Nazi, racist items

Jan. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A store owner in New Orleans' French Quarter has told a newspaper she will stop selling items such as a Nazi flag and Jim Crow-era items with racist caricatures of black people. The leader of a group that combats antisemitism and racism had called for their removal. “It is deeply...