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Ohio power company fulfills Louisiana wetlands agreement

May. 22, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — An Ohio-based multinational power company has completed an agreement to pay for potential pollution by reforesting wetlands for a national wildlife refuge in Louisiana. American Electric Power, The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday that the final...

Louisiana: Anti-abortion constitutional language nears OK

May. 21, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers took another step Tuesday in efforts to chip away at abortion rights, nearing final passage of a bill that would ask voters to rewrite the state constitution to ensure it offers no protections for the procedure. The constitutional change, which has been enacted...

LSU suspends fraternity for alleged hazing, misconduct

May. 21, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University fraternity has been suspended amid hazing and misconduct allegations. The Advocate reports university officials confirmed that LSU's Pi Kappa Phi chapter will be closed until May 2023 after university police issued misdemeanor charges last month against...

Saints rookie Mack hopes hard lessons at Notre Dame pay off

May. 21, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Rookie tight end Alize Mack thinks playing with Drew Brees in New Orleans' prolific offense will help him fulfill the potential he never realized at Notre Dame. "This offense really allows me to put my talents on display. And that's why I'm really excited. That's why I really wanted to...

Griffin touts new Pelicans hires as Davis decision looms

May. 21, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin asserted Tuesday that luring new general manager Trajan Langdon away from a playoff team in Brooklyn is an example of positive momentum in New Orleans that should make Anthony Davis reconsider his trade request. Griffin said he hopes to...

Guilty pleas in caging, beating, abuse of autistic woman

May. 20, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A husband and wife charged with violently abusing a young autistic woman in Louisiana and forcing her to live in an outdoor cage pleaded guilty Monday to multiple crimes in federal court. Terry Knope II, 46, and Raylaine Knope, 43, both pleaded guilty in New Orleans to charges involving...

Pelicans hire Trajan Langdon as general manager

May. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans have hired Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to serve as New Orleans' GM under new executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin. Langdon, whose hiring was announced by the Pelicans on Sunday, is a former Duke and NBA player who also...

Average US price of gas drops 3 cents per gallon to $2.93

May. 19, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.93. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that it's the first price drop at the pump in four months. Lundberg says the price is 6 cents...

Police: Louisiana students laced teacher's drink

May. 18, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

EUNICE, La. (AP) — Authorities say two Louisiana high school students poured a chemical into a teacher's drink and filmed it on Snapchat. Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot says the 17-year-old Eunice High School juniors were arrested Friday on a felony count of mingling harmful substances. Police say the...

Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion

May. 17, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused. Now, daughter Samantha is married and working as a...