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The Latest: Prater kicks Cardinals-record 62-yard field goal

Sep. 19, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 5:55 p.m. Arizona Cardinals kicker Matt Prater has capped a wild first half against Minnesota with a franchise-record 62-yard field goal on the final play. ...

Analysis: Ida's destruction may help Hurricane Laura victims

Sep. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida's thrashing left homes in mangled heaps across southeastern Louisiana, but in an uncomfortable twist, the storm might have been a boon to southwestern parishes still struggling to recover from last year's Hurricane Laura. Ida's...

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair returns with food, rides, fun

Sep. 19, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair returns after the COVID-19 pandemic squashed last year's event. “We feel that it is important for us to have an event this year,” Fair Chairman Cliff Barton said. “The COVID virus kept us from opening last...

Louisiana releases rehabbed oiled birds found after Ida

Sep. 19, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two birds captured after they were found oiled at a Louisiana refinery following Hurricane Ida have been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, state wildlife officials said. The birds were released Thursday at the Bayou Teche National...

Johnson passes for 5 TDs, LSU tops Cent. Michigan, 49-21

Sep. 19, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Max Johnson gave some young, unproven receivers a chance to show what they could do. Their highlight-reel catches gave LSU every reason to keep them involved. Johnson passed for 372 yards and a career-best...

Netflix series touts ‘scandalous’ look at New Orleans jail

Sep. 19, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years ago, video shot inside the New Orleans jail of inmates using drugs, drinking beer and handling a gun prompted outrage and a costly federal consent decree that still hangs over Sheriff Marlin Gusman. Now, a different kind of reality TV is...

Logan, Howard, send UT Martin past Northwestern St. 35-10

Sep. 19, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Peyton Logan ran for 179 yards on 14 carries and scored a touchdown and UT Martin beat Northwestern State 35-10 on Saturday. Keon Howard threw for 172 yards and a touchdown scored two rushing touchdowns and the Skyhawks (2-1) collected 260 yards...

UL Monroe squeaks out a win over Jackson State, 12-7

Sep. 19, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Calem Sutherland kicked four field goals and UL Monroe held off FCS-member Jackson State 12-7 on Saturday night. After Sutherland opened the scoring with a 29-yard field goal in the first quarter, Jackson State took the lead in the second period when...

Fleeing Ida, New Orleans woman had her baby 200 miles away

Sep. 19, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Monique Jackson of New Orleans certainly has a story to tell her newborn son, Brooks Richard Jackson, about his birth. “She’ll be able to tell him about it his entire life,” said Dr. Barry Bieber, who delivered Brooks at CHRISTUS St. Frances...

Mordecai late TD pass lifts SMU past Louisiana Tech, 39-37

Sep. 18, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Tanner Mordecai threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Roberson Jr. on the final play to give SMU a 39-37 win at Louisiana Tech in a non-conference game Saturday. Austin Kendall fired an 11-yard strike to Marcus Williams Jr. with 5:07 left, then...