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Iowa lawyer, Tulane grad gives school $3M for new department

Sep. 29, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Iowa attorney and Tulane University alumna has given $3 million to one of the newest departments at the private university in New Orleans. The Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering is so new that undergraduate and graduate programs are still in the works. “I...

Rapper NBA YoungBoy among 16 arrested in Louisiana's capital

Sep. 29, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rap artist NBA YoungBoy is among 16 people arrested Monday on drug and firearm charges in Louisiana's capital city. The rapper whose given name is Kentrell Gaulden, 20, faces multiple drug charges following a gathering Monday night in Baton Rouge, city police told news outlets. He...

Virus rental aid program announced in July slow to deliver

Sep. 29, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $24 million rental aid program Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in July for people facing eviction because of coronavirus -related lost wages has committed less than one-third of the assistance promised, even though demand was so high that applications were suspended within days. ...

Sheriff: Deputies kill man who fatally shot girlfriend

Sep. 29, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — A man killed his girlfriend in front of Louisiana deputies Monday night, prompting them to shoot and kill him, authorities said. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto told news outlets that deputies arrived at the scene around 7:30 p.m., after a neighbor reported that a man was beating...

Pregnant Louisiana woman killed during struggle over gun

Sep. 29, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman who was five months pregnant was fatally shot while struggling over a gun with her boyfriend, according to police. The woman was at her boyfriend’s house in Opelousas on Saturday night when she, her boyfriend, Maleke Guillory, and another woman got into an...

FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, then-University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett gives the commencement address to Trinity at Greenlawn graduates at the Trinity People of Praise Center in South Bend, Ind. (Barbara Allison/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

Sep. 29, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives...

Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, center, gestures as he talks with Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, left, the governor's chief budget adviser, and House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, right, on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. The three men, all members of the Revenue Estimating Conference, spoke ahead of the conference's meeting. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Louisiana COVID-19 special session opens with power debate

Sep. 29, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Only three months removed from their last gathering, Louisiana legislators returned Monday for a special session focused on the coronavirus outbreak, with deepening rifts between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican lawmakers over the appropriate response to the pandemic. The...

Police: Argument over Nike shoes led to Louisiana shooting

Sep. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A man has been accused of fatally shooting another person in Louisiana following an argument with the victim over Nike sneakers. An arrest warrant for Dexstavious Deon James said the shooting happened Sunday morning in Monroe after James, 38, and his brother got into the dispute with the...

FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, then-University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett gives the commencement address to Trinity at Greenlawn graduates at the Trinity People of Praise Center in South Bend, Ind. (Barbara Allison/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

Sep. 29, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives...

Fire out at collapsed Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans

Sep. 29, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fire broke out Monday amid the wreckage of the Hard Rock Hotel construction project that partially collapsed last year in New Orleans and was put out by mid-afternoon. No injuries were reported. The fire began when a pile of roofing material ignited during demolition work at the site,...