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FILE - A Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 file photo shows a view of the burnt wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the parking lot of a post office, in Lafayette, La. Wade Berzas, the only person to survive plane crash that killed the other five people on board was discharged Monday, Feb. 17 after 52 days at the center's burn unit (Scott Clause/The Lafayette Advertiser via AP)

After 52 days, Louisiana plane crash victim leaves hospital

Feb. 18, 2020 4:58 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The only person to survive a December plane crash in south Louisiana that killed the other five people on board has gone home after nearly two months months in the hospital. News outlets reported that Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center said in a news release that Wade Berzas...

NFC quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, (9) looks to pass, during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Saints' Brees announces intention to return for 2020 season

Feb. 18, 2020 3:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Quarterback Drew Brees' record-setting NFL career is on track for a 20th season — and a 15th with the New Orleans Saints. The 41-year-old Brees announced his intention to return for what would be his 20th NFL season in a social media post on Tuesday. “My feelings about the...

In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, photo, Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin removes a Torah scroll from the ark, a cabinet that houses scrolls of the Hebrew Bible, while preparing for Shabbat morning service at Temple Sinai in Oakland, Calif. In September 2017, on the first day of Rosh Hoshana, the Jewish new year, a security guard found an anti-Semitic message scrawled on an outdoor wall of Temple Sinai. “Since 2017, the congregation has been looking to try to feel safe,” she said. “It’s another layer that we always have to be conscious of.” (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Stresses multiply for many US clergy: 'We need help too'

Feb. 18, 2020 10:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Laurie is among America’s most successful clergymen -- senior pastor at a California megachurch, prolific author, host of a global radio program. Yet after a youthful colleague’s suicide, his view of his vocation is unsparing. “Pastors are people, just like...

This Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 booking photo provided by the New Orleans Police Department shows Ahmad Ahmad. Ahmad was arrested after New Orleans police said he fired shots at passengers on Sunday. Police said in a statement that an argument had erupted when the passengers told Ahmad he was driving the wrong direction. (New Orleans Police Department via AP)

Police: Uber driver who drove wrong way shoots at passengers

Feb. 18, 2020 9:09 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Uber driver accused of firing shots at passengers who told him he was driving the wrong direction has been arrested in Louisiana. Ahmad Ahmad, 53, picked up the passengers after midnight Sunday morning from a bar in New Orleans, news outlets reported. They requested that he take...

Murray, Larsson lift Incarnate Word past New Orleans 67-66

Feb. 15, 2020 10:43 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Lutz registered 19 points and seven assists and Marcus Larsson threw down the winning dunk with one second remaining as Incarnate Word edged New Orleans 67-66 on Saturday night. New Orleans led 64-61 with one minute remaining, then there were three lead changes in the final 18...

Johnson leads Louisiana-Lafayette over Troy 81-77

Feb. 15, 2020 10:28 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Johnson had 20 points as Louisiana-Lafayette edged past Troy 81-77 on Saturday night. Tirus Smith had 17 points and eight rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette (11-16, 6-10 Sun Belt Conference). P.J. Hardy added 15 points. Mylik Wilson had 11 points and seven rebounds. Ty Gordon scored a...

Mitchell leads South Alabama over Louisiana-Monroe 50-49

Feb. 15, 2020 7:20 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Trhae Mitchell led South Alabama with 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Jaguars scored the last six points of the game to beat Louisiana-Monroe 50-49 on Saturday. Andre Fox added 12 points for South Alabama (16-11, 9-7 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive win. John...

Bile with 27, Northwestern St. weathers McNeese rally 84-79

Feb. 15, 2020 7:08 PM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Chudier Bile scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Northwestern State held off McNeese 84-79 on Saturday. Jairus Robinson scored 15, making 5 of 6 3-pointers for Northwestern State (12-12, 9-6 Southland Conference), and Larry Owens contributed 11 points in 19...

Louisiana Tech wins 4th straight at home, tops FAU 81-68

Feb. 15, 2020 5:49 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Kalob Ledoux scored a season-high 24 points as Louisiana Tech defeated Florida Atlantic 81-68 on Saturday. Derric Jean added 21 points and DaQuan Bracey added 13 points for Louisiana Tech (19-7, 10-4 Conference USA), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Cobe Williams added...

Honeymoon ends in handcuffs: Wrong Louisiana woman arrested

Feb. 15, 2020 5:24 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A case of mistaken identity caused a Louisiana woman to leave her honeymoon in handcuffs and spend 36 hours in the New Orleans jail before it was sorted out. Sara Saucier of Ponchatoula was on a cruise ship returning from a trip to Cozumel with her new husband when U.S. customs...