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No indictment of Louisiana deputy in 2018 shooting death

Dec. 03, 2021 18:07 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana grand jury has chosen not to indict a sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man at an apartment complex in 2018. The Advocate reported an East Baton Rouge grand jury considered charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and...

Early voting for Louisiana's Dec. 11 election ends Saturday

Dec. 03, 2021 11:33 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting is wrapping up Saturday in the 38 Louisiana parishes that have elections on the Dec. 11 ballot. Ascension, Bossier, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Orleans, Rapides and Vernon Parishes have local elected jobs on the ballot, with...

Mississippi River search suspended for man from cruise ship

Dec. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it suspended its search Thursday for a man overboard from the American Queen cruise ship near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rescue crews spent about 32 hours searching more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the Mississippi River....

Kelly compares LSU to Broadway, brushes off legacy questions

Dec. 01, 2021 21:40 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Newly hired LSU coach Brian Kelly can accept if his legacy at storied Notre Dame is tarnished by the sudden and unceremonious way in which he walked away from the Fighting Irish. “Legacies are not what I spend time thinking about," Kelly said...

LSU, Kelly agree to 10-year contract worth at least $95M

Nov. 30, 2021 17:48 PM EST

LSU flew newly hired coach Brian Kelly on a private jet to Baton Rouge, where he was greeted Tuesday by fans, dignitaries and the Golden Band from Tigerland after agreeing to a 10-year contract worth $95 million plus incentives. The hiring of Kelly — who has Notre Dame...

Police: Man slapped 14-year-old boy in face during LSU game

Nov. 30, 2021 10:04 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man was arrested for slapping a 14-year-old boy in the face during a football game at Louisiana State University, police say. Witnesses said the man struck the young fan in a Tiger Stadium suite Saturday during the game against Texas A&M,...

Inmate accused of Thanksgiving Day escape is recaptured

Nov. 30, 2021 08:54 AM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a facility in the Baton Rouge area has been captured in Bossier City, authorities said. Shwilliam Cheevis, 23, was apprehended Monday and taken into custody without incident, Bossier City police said. ...

Search for escaped inmate expands beyond Louisiana

Nov. 28, 2021 17:30 PM EST

JACKSON, La. (AP) — Louisiana prison officials say they believe a man who escaped from a Jackson prison on Thursday may have left the state. The Advocate reports that a search for Shwilliam Cheevis in the Baton Rouge area has been expanded. ...

Football taught coach to live again after wife's death

Nov. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Steven Ensminger Jr. leaned forward in the visitor’s press box. Play sheet at the ready. Eyes transfixed on the field. It’s the first Friday night of high school football season. Ruston High at Neville High. And Ensminger, the new quarterbacks...

Fisher says only interest in LSU is win for No. 14 Texas A&M

Nov. 26, 2021 16:09 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It could be a little awkward when Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher leads the Aggies out of the visitor's locker room at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night. Fisher has been widely mentioned as a candidate to fill LSU's coaching vacancy, but has...