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Louisiana judge orders rapper NBA YoungBoy back to jail

May. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rapper NBA Youngboy has been ordered back to jail in Louisiana while a judge considers revoking his probation following a fatal shooting outside the Trump International Beach Resort in Miami. The Advocate reports state District Judge Bonnie Jackson had put the Baton Rouge rapper on...

Flooding makes big 'dead zone' off Louisiana coast likely

May. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The year's widespread flooding has made it likely that a big, oxygen-starved "dead zone" off Louisiana's coast will form this summer, the head of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science said Thursday. Preliminary computer model runs "indicate a large to very large year," for the...

Average US price of gas spikes 5 cents per gallon to $2.97

May. 5, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 5 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.97. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that gas prices have spiked 66 cents since early January. But Lundberg says dropping crude...

Shakeup shows resiliency of newspapers in New Orleans

May. 3, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a media shake-up that will leave New Orleans with one major newspaper, instead of two, for the first time in nearly seven years. Yet, in a way, this week's announcement that the owners of The New Orleans Advocate have purchased The Times-Picayune shows the resiliency of print...

Court: Injured officer can sue Black Lives Matter organizer

Apr. 26, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer injured during protests over the 2016 killing of a black man can sue a Black Lives Matter organizer on the grounds he acted negligently by leading people to block a highway, a federal appeals court has ruled. The Baton Rouge officer, identified only as...

Rehab patients' unpaid work for big companies likely illegal

Apr. 24, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

A nationally renowned drug rehab program in Texas and Louisiana has sent patients struggling with addiction to work for free for some of the biggest companies in America, likely in violation of federal labor law. The Cenikor Foundation has dispatched tens of thousands of patients to work without pay at more than...

New LSU AD Woodward initially supportive of embattled Wade

Apr. 23, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU athletic director Scott Woodward began his tenure at his alma mater by asserting he would throw "100 percent support" behind recently reinstated basketball coach Will Wade — unless he's presented with new information that forces him to reconsider. "I have not met with...

APNewsBreak: Police: Louisiana gov's mansion intruder jailed

Apr. 23, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police have revealed an extraordinary security breach at the Governor's Mansion, saying they had arrested a man last week who trespassed into the building and damaged property before falling asleep on a couch. Reynard Green, 34, of Baton Rouge was booked April 17 on...

The Latest: Louisiana gov mum on details of mansion intruder

Apr. 23, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana State Police disclosure that a man was arrested after somehow getting inside the state Governor's Mansion last week (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is refusing to divulge details about a breach of security last week at the...

Average US price of gas spikes 13 cents per gallon, to $2.91

Apr. 21, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline surged 13 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.91. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says one of the reasons for the spike is an increase in crude oil costs. Lundberg says Sunday that...