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Louisiana police officer injured in head-on crash with truck

Nov. 19, 2019 5:31 AM EST

CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a police officer has been injured in a head-on crash with another driver. A Baton Rouge police spokesman told news outlets that the officer was in her patrol car when she and the other driver, who was in a Ford truck, collided Monday afternoon. Neither...

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

Nov. 18, 2019 8:40 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday details a desperate scramble for safety as water rushed in when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast two years ago, killing seven sailors. The lawsuit filed against Tokyo-based NYK Line by survivors of the collision and...

Run-stuffing, big-play defense making Saints a tough out

Nov. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even with cornerback Marshon Lattimore injured and unavailable, the New Orleans Saints’ defense again demonstrated its ability to stuff the run, make quarterbacks uncomfortable and tip the balance of a game. The Saints haven’t lost two straight games since the first two...

Attempted cyberattack disrupts Louisiana state government

Nov. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Many of Louisiana’s state government websites and email systems are shut down because of what the governor’s office says is an attempted ransomware attack. The problem Monday disrupted business operations and online services across state agencies. It happened two days...

Man pleads guilty to fatally shooting wife in front of kids

Nov. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EST

HARVEY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man was sentenced to 80 years in prison for pleading guilty to fatally shooting his wife during an argument. News outlets report 33-year-old Ray Farria accepted a deal Monday and plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of his wife 30-year-old Dominique Farria. Jefferson...

Edwards faces 2nd term with more conservative Legislature

Nov. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards spent his first four years in office tangling with conservative House Republicans who regularly fought his agenda. As Edwards heads to his second term starting in January, those tensions are likely to worsen and expand into the Senate. Many of the Democratic...

US officials granting $29 million for coastal protection

Nov. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaska village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threatened by storms and flooding from rising and...

Louisiana reports its first death from vaping

Nov. 18, 2019 3:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has reported its first death from vaping-related lung injury. The Louisiana Department of Health says the person who died was among 30 people in Louisiana with the ailment ranging in age from 17 to 71. The agency says privacy laws keep it from releasing information about...

Democrats’ Southern victories could affect redistricting

Nov. 18, 2019 2:25 PM EST

The re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over the weekend has assured Democrats of an all-important place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state Legislature. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday marked the third...

Voters in Louisiana town approve liquor sales

Nov. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — A liquor prohibition is over for two towns in a Louisiana parish after an ordinance was overwhelmingly approved, allowing the sales of more than just beer and wine coolers. The Advocate reports Albany and Livingston in Livingston Parish approved liquor sales Saturday, ending a...