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Former sheriff's sergeant gets 30 months for inmate assault

Sep. 25, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former sergeant with a Louisiana sheriff's office drew a 30-month prison sentence for beating a jail inmate and ordering a police dog to bite him, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. David Prejean had pleaded guilty in February to the 2012 assault at the Iberia Parish Jail....

11 years for soldier who pleaded guilty to chemical weapon

Sep. 25, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a soldier to more than 11 years in prison for making bombs that released chlorine gas and injured two Army investigators near a base in Louisiana. Two investigators inhaled chlorine gas, "and effectively ended their military careers," according to a...

Florence is nation's second wettest storm, behind Harvey

Sep. 25, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Florence was the nation's second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated. Only last year's Hurricane Harvey rained more over a 14,000 square mile (36,260 square kilometers) area during a four-day time period, said Ken Kunkel, a meteorologist at the...

Pelicans' Davis keeps focus short-term, deflects speculation

Sep. 24, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Anthony Davis swatted away the notion that his decision to hire new representation meant he was setting the stage for a change of scenery. With three seasons left on his contract and five All-Star nods to his name, Davis' leverage to control where he plays is growing. So when he...

LSU turn high-turnover margin into wins, rise in rankings

Sep. 24, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron likes to say that the football program under his direction is "all about the ball." For him, that means protecting the ball by minimizing risk on offense and aggressively trying to take it away on defense. So far, so good. Fifth-ranked LSU was the last Football...

Soldier could get life in prison for chlorine gas explosion

Sep. 24, 2018 6:22 AM EDT

Sentencing is scheduled Monday for a soldier who pleaded guilty to making bombs that released chlorine gas in a forested training area near a U.S. Army base in Louisiana. Twenty-five-year-old Ryan Keith Taylor, of New Llano, could get life in prison and a $250,000 fine on the single count of using a chemical...

No. 6 LSU beats back Louisiana Tech upset bid, 38-21

Sep. 23, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron compared his team to an overconfident fighter who drops his hands and subsequently gets "hit in the face." Rather can get knocked out, the sixth-ranked Tigers woke up. Nick Brossette scored three touchdowns, Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for a career-high 136...

Virgil leads SE Louisiana to 1st win, beating Lamar 30-24

Sep. 22, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Chason Virgil threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns as Southeastern Louisiana held on to get its first win of the season, a 30-24 victory over Lamar on Saturday night. The Lions (1-3, 1-1 Southland Conference) bounced back after suffering a 33-25 loss to Central Arkansas last week...

Defense, special teams help Grambling beat Alabama St. 34-0

Sep. 22, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Malik Route scored on a punt return, De'Arius Christmas on an interception return, and Devohn Lindsey on a fumble recovery as Grambling State shut out Alabama State 34-0 on Saturday night. Route's 79-yard punt return for a touchdown came early in the game, followed by quarterback...

Nicholls St. beats Sam Houston St. for first time since '05

Sep. 22, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Dontrell Taylor and Kendall Bussey each ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown to help Nicholls State beat Sam Houston State 27-7 on Saturday night. The Colonels (2-2, 1-1 Southland Conference), who had lost 11 in a row to Sam Houston State, beat the Bearkats for the first time since...