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Air Force veterans open community garage for bikers

Apr. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Three vets, same passion, one community. It was all thanks to their assignments at Barksdale Air Force Base where these three airmen met. Shortly after, they realized they all share a passion for motorcycles. "We are about vets helping vets, bikers helping bikers, and the community...

Man's body found in Louisiana bayou

Apr. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A north Louisiana sheriff's office is investigating the discovery of a body in Jeems Bayou. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says deputies were notified that a kayaker found a body of a man in the bayou just before 8 a.m. Saturday about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) south of the...

Louisiana spring festival to feature Poverty Point

Apr. 20, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

OAK GROVE, La. (AP) — A spring festival in northeast Louisiana festival will celebrate will celebrate the Poverty Point World Heritage Site instead of sweet potatoes. The prehistoric complex of Indian mounds known as Poverty Point in West Carroll Parish was made a UNESCO world heritage site in 2014. It was...

Wendell Pierce has big plans for New Orleans radio station

Apr. 20, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wendell Pierce has big plans for WBOK AM, the African American-focused radio station and New Orleans institution that he and partners have just agreed to buy. Pierce, who started his career hosting a jazz show on WYLD FM in New Orleans before going on to international fame in roles such...

Louisiana starts medical marijuana-related research

Apr. 20, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's first medical marijuana-related research dollars are paying for work aimed at treating epilepsy. GB Sciences, the contractor hired by the LSU AgCenter to grow therapeutic cannabis, provides $500,000 annually for marijuana-related studies, on top of its...

Louisiana school district to end school year early

Apr. 20, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Students in one North Louisiana school district are getting out for summer a few days early. The News-Star reports the Ouachita (WAH-shi-taw) Parish School Board this week unanimously voted to let students out on May 21, instead of May 23. Superintendent Don Coker says the district has...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Apr. 20, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a...

Incarceration until age 21 for teen who killed at age 13

Apr. 19, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to imprisonment until her 21st birthday for a Louisiana slaying. The district attorney's office in Caddo Parish says the girl was 13 when the killing occurred. She was sentenced to "juvenile life" on Friday in Caddo Juvenile Court. The victim was...

Louisiana man gets jail time for threatening President Trump

Apr. 19, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in federal prison for making threats against President Donald Trump. The U.S. attorney's office in Baton Rouge says 63-year-old Henry Rayborn, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced Wednesday. A federal complaint filed in March...

Harris: Close the teacher pay gap.

Apr. 19, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has made a brief appearance in New Orleans, repeating her call for tax credits for working families and a nationally funded teacher pay raise. Harris, a senator from California, was addressing a Friday luncheon at the regional conference for...