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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) works against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Brady, Bucs, end playoffs for Saints, Brees, 30-20

Jan. 17, 2021 11:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady's best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good. Brady and the Bucs' offense turned three of four Saints turnovers into touchdowns and Tampa Bay beat...

Louisiana congressman's father among latest virus victims

Jan. 17, 2021 5:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The father of U.S. Rep. Garrett Graves of Louisiana has died of complications from COVID-19. Graves’ office announced the Saturday afternoon death of John Graves in a news release. Funeral arrangements were pending. In a brief statement, Graves, a Baton Rouge area Republican,...

A staff member with the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System receives a shot with the first batch of Pfizer Inc.'s coronavirus vaccine in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Analysis: No immediate vaccine changes planned in Louisiana

Jan. 17, 2021 4:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal officials have changed their guidance to states for distributing and administering the coronavirus vaccine, but that doesn't mean Louisiana is rushing more of its residents to the front of the line for shot eligibility. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is keeping its...

A survey in New Orleans on electric vehicle charging places

Jan. 17, 2021 1:32 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The City of New Orleans and Entergy New Orleans are asking people where they’d like to see charging stations for electric vehicles. They’re looking for responses from both city residents and business owners and — to help find locations useful for travelers —...

Virus victims to be remembered in inaugural-related events

Jan. 17, 2021 1:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is among cities that will play a part in events surrounding the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Those events include remembrances of people lost to the coronavirus pandemic. A city news release says that, in advance of Wednesday's inauguration, white...

Homes are missing roofs after Hurricane Zeta, Thursday Oct. 29, 2020, in Grand Isle, La., in this aerial photo during Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' tour of stricken areas in the southeastern part of the state. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)

Disaster unemployment aid available for Hurricane Zeta

Jan. 17, 2021 1:12 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — People in six parishes whose jobs or businesses were lost or interrupted when Hurricane Zeta struck Louisiana in October can apply for disaster unemployment aid through Feb. 12, according to the state labor department. The unemployment aid became available last week when President...

Ex-high school athletes work to build youth sports academy

Jan. 17, 2021 12:02 AM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Shyheem Thompson said he remembers the lack of after-school programs for kids in Thibodaux. Thompson said they would often get into trouble on the streets since they didn’t have places to go. “It’s just things we didn’t have growing up,” Thompson...

For the Bourgeois family, public service is in their blood

Jan. 17, 2021 12:02 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Bourgeois family in Carencro has made helping people a tradition. With at least 10 first-responders spanning two generations, public service seems to run in their blood. “We’ve always been emergency personnel,” said Blake Bourgeois, 29, an engineer/driver with...

In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers build a large centralized quarantine facility capable of holding several thousand people in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province, to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. (Yang Shiyao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

Jan. 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in Hebei province, where the government is building isolation hospitals with a total of 9,500 rooms to combat an upsurge in infections,...

St. Hilaire lifts New Orleans over McNeese State 99-84

Jan. 16, 2021 9:33 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derek St. Hilaire had a career-high 33 points, making seven 3-pointers, as New Orleans beat McNeese State 99-84 on Saturday night. Damion Rosser had 20 points and 11 rebounds — his fourth career double-double — for New Orleans (3-9, 2-2 Southland Conference). Troy Green...