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Officer's suit in protest injury goes to Louisiana court

Oct. 20, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court is now faced with the question of whether a police officer — seriously injured by an unknown assailant in a 2016 demonstration against police brutality — has grounds to pursue a lawsuit against the high-profile protest organizer under state...

Police: 5 juveniles escape Louisiana jail; 4 captured

Oct. 15, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Five juveniles overpowered two guards at a detention center in Louisiana and escaped late Thursday, with four of the inmates taking off in a vehicle, police said. The inmates escaped from juvenile detention center in Baton Rouge, police Sgt....

Police charge mother in toddler's disappearance, death

Sep. 29, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl, whose body was found in a remote part of southwest Mississippi, was arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree murder. Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced the arrest of Lanaya Cardwell at a press...

Body of missing Louisiana toddler found in Mississippi

Sep. 27, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities found the body of a missing 2-year-old Louisiana girl in a remote part of southwest Mississippi, and the girl's stepfather has been arrested on suspicion of illegally disposing of her body, news outlets reported. Navaeh Allen's...

Louisiana police boss says he's open to federal oversight

Sep. 10, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The head of the Louisiana State Police said Friday he wants to know why 67% of his agency’s uses of force in recent years have been directed at Black people, and would welcome a U.S. Justice Department “pattern and practice” probe into potential racial...

Boy, 2, found dead in swimming pool of apartment complex

Sep. 07, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 2-year-old Louisiana boy reported missing has been found dead in the swimming pool at an apartment complex pool, authorities said. The boy had been reported missing Monday afternoon and found later that day at the The Reserve at White Oak...

Life sentence for white Louisianan who killed Black man

Aug. 24, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man has received a life sentence for the apparently random killing of a Black man in a park. He also is accused of killing another Black man at a bus stop and firing into the home of a Black family as part of a string of attacks that police said may...

Vaccine approval sparks Louisiana vaccine, testing mandates

Aug. 23, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine receiving full federal approval Monday, Louisiana's universities soon will start requiring tens of thousands of students to get the shots, and Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to mandate regular COVID-19 testing for thousands of state...

Unvaccinated, hospitalized: Patient now advocates for shots

Aug. 04, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Cedric Daniels and Joshua Bradstreet Contreras didn't think they really needed the coronavirus vaccine. After all, the uncle and nephew are both young — 37 and 22, respectively — and Contreras was “as healthy as a horse,” Daniels said. ...