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Local botanical pressing company started from 'experiments'

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — "It started off with just experiments" are Anne Venable's famous last words. The owner of Preservation Press started the Lafayette-based botanical pressing company as a way to decorate her home. Preservation Press creates one-of-a-kind art, cards and decor out of preserved specimens....

The Latest: Rispone: Disappointed at loss, but thankful too

Nov. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana election (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Republican Eddie Rispone says he’s disappointed at losing the Louisiana governor’s race but he’s thankful for his family and supporters and vowed to continue to work to improve the state. Rispone...

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

Nov. 15, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump said the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana. Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by 20...

Pelicans spoil Paul George’s return, beat Clippers 132-127

Nov. 15, 2019 1:34 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. George was playing for the first time since...

Holiday’s 36 points push Pelicans past Clippers 132-127

Nov. 15, 2019 12:23 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul George expected to shoot well in his Clippers’ debut because his surgically repaired shoulders felt great. It was the rest of his game — from ball handling to defense — that concerned him. Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from George three times...

Rivers: George ready to play vs. Pelicans

Nov. 14, 2019 7:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says small forward Paul George is set to make his season debut against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. George, a six-time NBA All-Star, was acquired by the Clippers as a free agent this past offseason. He has been recovering from...

11 more endangered whooping cranes in southwest Louisiana

Nov. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EST

Eleven young endangered whooping cranes are in southwest Louisiana, being prepared to join 69 adults in the wild. The juveniles will spend about two weeks in a net-covered pen at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area near Gueydan. Whooping cranes are among the world's largest and rarest birds. The 850 or so...

Contract approved to start $450 million Superdome overhaul

Nov. 14, 2019 5:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state board that oversees Louisiana’s Superdome approved a contract Thursday for the first phase of a $450 million renovation of the 44-year-old New Orleans landmark that became a symbol of the city’s rebirth following Hurricane Katrina. The unanimous vote by the...

Construction finished on famed Bourbon Street

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A revitalization of New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street has been completed. Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined other city officials and community leaders Thursday to celebrate the $9.5 million project that began in September 2018 and spans the 500 to 800 blocks of Bourbon Street in the...

AP source: Peat has surgery on broken arm, out about 6 weeks

Nov. 13, 2019 7:03 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints starting left guard Andrus Peat has had surgery to repair a broken arm and is expected to be sidelined about six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the extent of...