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Louisiana Lafayette wins 82-63 against Texas State

Feb. 02, 2023 23:28 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Greg Williams Jr.'s 23 points helped Louisiana Lafayette defeat Texas State 82-63 on Thursday night. Williams added five rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (19-4, 9-2 Sun Belt Conference). Jordan Brown scored 16 points and added seven rebounds. Themus Fulks shot 5...

Anderson's 19 help SE Louisiana down Incarnate Word 77-67

Feb. 02, 2023 23:03 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Boogie Anderson scored 19 points as SE Louisiana beat Incarnate Word 77-67 on Thursday night. Anderson added five assists for the Lions (14-9, 8-2 Southland Conference). Brody Rowbury scored 18 points and added seven rebounds. Nick Caldwell was 6 of 12 shooting...

Williams and Louisiana Tech take down Rice 80-72

Feb. 02, 2023 21:39 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Cobe Williams scored 20 points and Louisiana Tech defeated Rice 80-72 on Thursday night. Williams added eight assists for the Bulldogs (13-10, 6-6 Conference USA). Kaleb Stewart scored 17 points, shooting 6 for 15, including 5 for 11 from beyond the arc. Dravon...

ACLU settles two lawsuits of police abuse cases in Louisiana

Feb. 02, 2023 18:36 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civil rights group in New Orleans is pointing to two federal lawsuit settlements as examples of how civil litigation can hold police accountable for violent tactics in the wake of Tyre Nichols' death in Memphis. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana...

Bill to address Louisiana insurance woes advances

Feb. 02, 2023 18:34 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, LA. (AP) — Over the years Cashona Lavergne has watched the cost of her property insurance climb in Louisiana, so much so that she debated selling her home. Instead, she opted to offput her rising premium — which accounts for more than half of her mortgage payment —...

Back at Dallas Zoo, found monkeys get fed, snuggle up

Feb. 01, 2023 21:42 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The two small monkeys who were found in a vacant house a day after being taken from the Dallas Zoo lost a bit of weight during their ordeal but show no signs of injury, the zoo said Wednesday. The disappearance Monday of the two emperor tamarin monkeys — named Bella...

Louisiana House advances bills to address insurance crisis

Feb. 01, 2023 19:14 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana House legislators begrudgingly, but with bipartisan support, advanced a $45 million funding bill for an incentive program designed to entice more insurers to the state. Many described the program as a band-aid solution to Louisiana’s ongoing...

A real zoodunit: Monkeys found but mystery deepens in Dallas

Feb. 01, 2023 00:04 AM 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...