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Murray, Larsson lift Incarnate Word past New Orleans 67-66

Feb. 15, 2020 10:43 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Lutz registered 19 points and seven assists and Marcus Larsson threw down the winning dunk with one second remaining as Incarnate Word edged New Orleans 67-66 on Saturday night. New Orleans led 64-61 with one minute remaining, then there were three lead changes in the final 18...

Johnson leads Louisiana-Lafayette over Troy 81-77

Feb. 15, 2020 10:28 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Johnson had 20 points as Louisiana-Lafayette edged past Troy 81-77 on Saturday night. Tirus Smith had 17 points and eight rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette (11-16, 6-10 Sun Belt Conference). P.J. Hardy added 15 points. Mylik Wilson had 11 points and seven rebounds. Ty Gordon scored a...

Mitchell leads South Alabama over Louisiana-Monroe 50-49

Feb. 15, 2020 7:20 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Trhae Mitchell led South Alabama with 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Jaguars scored the last six points of the game to beat Louisiana-Monroe 50-49 on Saturday. Andre Fox added 12 points for South Alabama (16-11, 9-7 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive win. John...

Bile with 27, Northwestern St. weathers McNeese rally 84-79

Feb. 15, 2020 7:08 PM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Chudier Bile scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Northwestern State held off McNeese 84-79 on Saturday. Jairus Robinson scored 15, making 5 of 6 3-pointers for Northwestern State (12-12, 9-6 Southland Conference), and Larry Owens contributed 11 points in 19...

Louisiana Tech wins 4th straight at home, tops FAU 81-68

Feb. 15, 2020 5:49 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Kalob Ledoux scored a season-high 24 points as Louisiana Tech defeated Florida Atlantic 81-68 on Saturday. Derric Jean added 21 points and DaQuan Bracey added 13 points for Louisiana Tech (19-7, 10-4 Conference USA), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Cobe Williams added...

Honeymoon ends in handcuffs: Wrong Louisiana woman arrested

Feb. 15, 2020 5:24 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A case of mistaken identity caused a Louisiana woman to leave her honeymoon in handcuffs and spend 36 hours in the New Orleans jail before it was sorted out. Sara Saucier of Ponchatoula was on a cruise ship returning from a trip to Cozumel with her new husband when U.S. customs...

Man accused of drugged sex robbery scheme in several states

Feb. 15, 2020 9:15 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man is accused of prostituting his girlfriend in a number of states and making her drug and rob men, including one who died. Arraignment is scheduled Tuesday for Randy Jonal Schenck, who is accused in a federal indictment of posting sex ads with the woman's photo in places...

Groups challenge Louisiana permits for plastics plant

Feb. 14, 2020 6:59 PM EST

Environmental and community groups that want to keep a Taiwanese company's plastics complex out of south Louisiana went to court Friday to challenge state air quality permits. The groups include those that sued in federal court last month to challenge the Army Corps of Engineers' permits for the Formosa Plastics...

Man indicted in fatal shooting of Louisiana Walmart employee

Feb. 14, 2020 6:56 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a New Orleans Walmart employee and wounding a female customer has been indicted on murder charges, according to the district attorney's office. An Orleans Parish grand jury on Thursday indicted Kentrell Banks, 21, of second-degree murder and attempted...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) can't grab a pass at the basket, next to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Gallinari, Paul push Thunder past Zion, Pelicans 123-118

Feb. 14, 2020 12:19 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The veteran savvy of Danilo Gallinari and Chris Paul helped Oklahoma City withstand the latest stirring performance by Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson. Gallinari scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Paul had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Thunder beat New Orleans 123-118...