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Deputy hit by vehicle during stop, shoots, wounds driver

Jan. 29, 2023 12:31 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy who was struck by a vehicle during a weekend traffic stop shot and wounded the vehicle’s driver, Louisiana State Police said in a Sunday news release. It happened Saturday evening in the rural Ethel community, about 25 miles north of...

Louisiana defeats Georgia Southern 94-87

Jan. 28, 2023 23:39 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Greg Williams Jr.'s 21 points helped Louisiana defeat Georgia Southern 94-87 on Saturday night. Williams was 6-of-14 shooting, including 4 for 10 from distance, and went 5 for 6 from the line for the Ragin' Cajuns (18-4, 8-2 Sun Belt Conference). Jordan Brown...

North Louisiana families evacuated after train derails

Jan. 28, 2023 18:14 PM EST

KEATCHIE, La. (AP) — About 130 people in north Louisiana were ordered to evacuate Saturday after a train derailed and at least two cars began leaking hazardous products, state police said. The Union Pacific Railroad train derailed about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the DeSoto Parish town...

Crawford scores 19, Louisiana Tech beats UTSA 66-55

Jan. 28, 2023 18:13 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Isaiah Crawford had 19 points in Louisiana Tech's 66-55 win against UTSA on Saturday. Crawford added seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (12-10, 5-6 Conference USA). Cobe Williams added 18 points while going 7 of 14 (2 for 5 from distance), and he also had six...

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra gets new music director

Jan. 28, 2023 08:47 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For 17 seasons the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has been under the musical direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto. That changes this summer when conductor Matthew Kraemer takes the reigns. The orchestra's Board of Trustees recently announced that Kramer will take...

Gaines scores 19 in UAB's 65-59 win over Louisiana Tech

Jan. 26, 2023 23:58 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Eric Gaines scored 19 points as UAB beat Louisiana Tech 65-59 on Thursday night. Gaines had six assists and three steals for the Blazers (14-7, 5-5 Conference USA). Trey Jemison added 12 points while shooting 6 of 8 from the field, and he also had six...

Caldwell puts up 28 as SE Louisiana downs New Orleans 92-87

Jan. 26, 2023 23:23 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Nick Caldwell had 28 points in Southeastern Louisiana's 92-87 win over New Orleans on Thursday night. Caldwell added eight rebounds and three blocks for the Lions (12-9, 6-2 Southland Conference). Roger McFarlane scored 17 points while shooting 4 for 10 (3 for 5...

45-year sentence given for 2020 attack on gay Louisiana man

Jan. 26, 2023 18:04 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the kidnapping and grisly knife attack on a teen in 2020 — part of what federal authorities said was a scheme to kidnap and murder gay men. Chance Seneca pleaded guilty to a federal kidnapping...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jan. 26, 2023 01:39 AM EST

The Advocate. January 24, 2023. Editorial: A big-dollar tax exemption raises question for governor candidates A sentence of praise for the local officials involved is pretty standard in these things, but it’s worth noting one line from Jonathan Morgan, a manager at...

Report: Louisiana often holds inmates beyond release dates

Jan. 25, 2023 18:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's prison system routinely holds people beyond their release dates, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday in a report concluding that the state has failed for years to develop solutions to “systemic overdetentions” that violate inmates' rights and are...