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A real zoodunit: Monkeys found but mystery deepens in Dallas

Jan. 31, 2023 20:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Two monkeys taken from the Dallas Zoo were found Tuesday in an abandoned home after going missing the day before from their enclosure, which had been cut. But no arrests have been made, deepening the mystery at the zoo that has included other cut fences, the escape of a small...

$45M funding bill to entice insurers advances to House floor

Jan. 31, 2023 17:53 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana lawmakers continue to discuss a proposed bill that would allocate $45 million to an incentive program designed to entice more insurers to the state and hopefully drive down premium costs, state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said he fears that without the...

Police settle Louisiana suit over 2020 beating of Black man

Jan. 31, 2023 17:09 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a Black man who said police officers in a Louisiana city threw him to the ground, slammed his face into the sidewalk and detained him in a mental health unit in retaliation for criticizing the police. Terms...

Longtime civil judge in New Orleans to retire in May

Jan. 31, 2023 14:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A longtime civil district judge in New Orleans has announced plans to retire in May. Judge Robin Giarrusso revealed her decision to retire May 1 in a statement released Monday. She will leave the bench following the completion of her 35th year and retires as the...

Louisiana special session to tackle insurance crisis begins

Jan. 30, 2023 17:58 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As insurers in Louisiana flee the state and residents face exorbitant, and in some cases unaffordable, property insurance costs lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday for a special legislative session to address the ongoing crisis. In a state decimated by...

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...