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Louisiana lawmakers get special access to football tickets

Dec. 11, 2019 2:37 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the middle of a record-breaking, undefeated LSU college football season, Louisiana's lawmakers have a special perk that gives them access to face-value, postseason game tickets that regular fans can't easily obtain before they hit the pricey secondary market. The longstanding...

2nd arrest in holiday French Quarter shooting that hurt 12

Dec. 11, 2019 11:17 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The second of two suspects has been arrested in connection with a Thanksgiving weekend shooting that wounded 12 people at the edge of New Orleans' French Quarter, police said Wednesday in a news release. LaBryson Polidore, 22, was arrested around midnight in the Baton Rouge area, the...

LSU's Burrow, Auburn's Brown named AP SEC players of year

Dec. 9, 2019 5:43 PM EST

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is a unanimous selection as the offensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team. The top-ranked Tigers also have the SEC’s coach of the year in Ed Orgeron and the newcomer of the year in freshman cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., as...

Average US price of gas drops 1 penny per gallon to $2.65

Dec. 8, 2019 4:30 PM EST

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dipped 1 penny per gallon (3.8 liters) to $2.65 over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that further cuts to retail gas prices are unlikely because crude oil costs are on the...

Column: Coach O turns out to be the perfect choice for LSU

Dec. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — He comes at you with that raspy Cajun timbre, his words delivered from deep in the throat in rapid-fire succession, often requiring subtitles for those not raised in the backwaters of southern Louisiana. Ed Orgeron's portly, weathered face reveals every line and wrinkle of a man who would...

LSU fans invited to grab a grassy gift ahead of championship

Dec. 2, 2019 7:10 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University fans will have a chance to take home an unusual souvenir as the football team heads to the SEC championship -- free slabs of Tiger Stadium sod. LSU Athletics announced that fans can claim their grassy gifts on Monday at the bullpen lot at Alex Box Stadium...

Burrow wants big home finale when No. 1 LSU hosts Texas A&M

Nov. 29, 2019 12:57 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU’s regular season finale against Texas A&M has deep personal meaning for Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow. It goes beyond any desire to avenge last year’s seven-overtime, 74-72 loss in College Station. It’s about more than the opportunity for No. 1 LSU...

Louisiana Boy Scouts leader accused of child porn possession

Nov. 27, 2019 5:22 AM EST

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (AP) — A Louisiana Boy Scout leader has been charged with more than 500 counts of possessing child pornography. A statement from Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office said 49-year-old Randy D. Miller was arrested Tuesday following an investigation by state and federal...

No. 1 LSU talks ‘redemption’ vs Texas A&M after OT loss

Nov. 25, 2019 6:04 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron and the No. 1 Tigers do little to disguise their lingering disgust about the way they lost a seven-overtime thriller at Texas A&M one year ago. “We just felt helpless,” Orgeron said Monday while reflecting on the excruciating and exhausting...

No. 1 LSU down Arkansas 56-20, books SEC title game berth

Nov. 24, 2019 12:38 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coaches called one last play for running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in hopes of getting him his fourth-straight 100-yard game. Perhaps it was only fitting that Edwards-Helaire, who needed just a yard, would break loose for a career-long 89-yard touchdown run. The top-ranked...