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Louisiana man accused of killing woman, shooting at troopers

Sep. 27, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — A 38-year-old Louisiana man is accused of killing a woman and wounding a man, then shooting at five state troopers who tried to stop his car an hour later, authorities said. One officer was treated for a minor head wound, but investigators don't...

Woman accused of throwing kids in lake back in Louisiana

Sep. 27, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT,La. (AP) — A woman accused of throwing two of her children into a Louisiana lake has been extradited from Texas to Louisiana, where she faces a murder charge that could send her to jail for life. Ureka Black, 32, of Shreveport, is accused of throwing her...

Saints finally return home, and with an evolving identity

Sep. 27, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It wasn't so long ago that Saints coach Sean Payton was designing and calling some of the most prolific passing offenses the NFL had ever seen. That was the Saints' identity for most of the past 15 years, when Drew Brees was their quarterback. ...

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...

Inmates expecting early release may go free decades later

Sep. 27, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two longtime Louisiana inmates who expected to serve 10 years and six months behind bars but remain incarcerated decades later may soon go free under deals with New Orleans’ prosecutors. Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams’ office...

ULM QB Rodriguez, son of Rich Rodriguez, hospitalized

Sep. 26, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Rhett Rodriguez was hospitalized Sunday after sustaining a “lung” injury against Troy, according to his father. Rodriguez is the son of ULM offensive coordinator Rich Rodriguez, the former Arizona, Michigan and West...

The Latest: 49ers aim to join 5 other teams at 3-0

Sep. 26, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 8:10 p.m. The San Francisco 49ers are hoping to join five other teams at 3-0 as Week 3 of the NFL season winds down. The Niners are hosting Green Bay in the...

Battered Grand Isle closes to all but locals, camp owners

Sep. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Grand Isle officials say that the narrow barrier island is closed to all but people who live there or those who own camps there as residents try to recover from Hurricane Ida's devastating impacts. In a posting on the...

New Orleans mulls options amid anger at utility giant

Sep. 26, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There was brinksmanship with a whiff of ransom. In the aftermath of a citywide blackout that lasted for days after Hurricane Ida hit on Aug. 29, dissatisfaction among residents and city leaders was growing with utility company Entergy New Orleans and...

Louisiana poet laureate's 1st reading online Wednesday

Sep. 26, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is inviting people to join the new state poet laureate’s first public reading through two online venues. Mona Lisa Saloy will read her work at 7 p.m. Wednesday. People can watch on Facebook or register for...