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Officer's suit in protest injury goes to Louisiana court

Oct. 20, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court is now faced with the question of whether a police officer — seriously injured by an unknown assailant in a 2016 demonstration against police brutality — has grounds to pursue a lawsuit against the high-profile protest organizer under state...

New mediation option set up for Ida home insurance disputes

Oct. 19, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Homeowners and insurance companies haggling over Hurricane Ida damage claims can take advantage of a new mediation program announced Tuesday by Louisiana’s Department of Insurance. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon detailed the program at a...

Analysis: Lawmakers travel Louisiana to talk redistricting

Oct. 17, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are moving behind-the-scenes conversations about redrawing state political maps to public hearings around the state over the next three months, to discuss the once-a-decade process that decides how people are represented in government. ...

Funeral held for Louisiana trooper killed during ambush

Oct. 16, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A funeral was held Saturday for a Louisiana State Police trooper who was shot to death in an ambush a week earlier. Hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered for a procession honoring Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, The Advocate reported. The...

Interstate widening in Baton Rouge will involve tree removal

Oct. 16, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's transportation department is promising that two new trees will be planted for each one that is cut down to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge. Construction on a new College Drive exit ramp near the I-10/I-12 split will begin by the...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abbeville 46, Crowley 14 Acadiana 42, New Iberia 0 Alexandria 42, Pineville 7 Amite 31, St. Helena 24 Ascension Catholic 28, St. Michael 24 Ascension...

Police: 5 juveniles escape Louisiana jail; 4 captured

Oct. 15, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Five juveniles overpowered two guards at a detention center in Louisiana and escaped late Thursday, with four of the inmates taking off in a vehicle, police said. The inmates escaped from juvenile detention center in Baton Rouge, police Sgt....

LSU cornerback Ricks to have season-ending surgery

Oct. 13, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU starting cornerback Eli Ricks has decided to have season-ending surgery to repair an injury that has nagged him for much of the season, coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday. The injury leaves LSU without its top two cornerbacks, with former...

Hurricane Ida in Louisiana: Caskets, vaults still displaced

Oct. 12, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

LAFITTE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana with furious winds that ripped roofs off buildings and storm surge so powerful it moved homes. What it wrought on the living it also wrought on the dead, moving vaults and caskets and adding another layer of trauma for families and...

Amid manhunt, gunfire, trooper's body undiscovered for hours

Oct. 11, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The body of a Louisiana state trooper who was shot to death in an ambush early Saturday was not discovered until 5 p.m. that day, the state police superintendent said Monday. Master Trooper Adam Gaubert was killed while he was in a parked patrol unit...