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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...

Former LSU student drops appeal in frat hazing death case

Jan. 28, 2020 4:55 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University student and Phi Delta Theta member convicted in the hazing death of a pledge has waived his right to appeal. Matthew Naquin, 21, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, was convicted in July 2019 of negligent homicide in the hazing death of 18-year-old Max...

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, left, and quarterback Joe Burrow, center, hold the trophy beside safety Grant Delpit after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

LSU football team getting White House visit in quickly

Jan. 16, 2020 6:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome the Louisiana State University football team to the White House on Friday after the Tigers defeated Clemson on Monday night in the college playoff final. Before visiting the White House, the LSU team will tour the nearby National Museum of African...

Trump planning to attend college football championship game

Jan. 6, 2020 6:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to attend the Jan. 13 College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans. The game features No. 1 Louisiana State University versus No. 3 Clemson, which is looking for its third national title in the last four seasons. Both teams are...

In this Dec. 14, 2019 photo Acadiana head coach Matt McCullough, left, speaks with Carley McCord, center, following a win over the Destrehan in the State Division 5A Championship football game in Lafayette, La. One of victims in a deadly Louisiana plane crash was a sports reporter and daughter-in-law of a Louisiana State University football coach. Steven Ensminger Jr. says his wife, Carley McCord, died in the crash in Louisiana on Saturday, Dec. 28, on the way to a college football playoff game in Atlanta. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Funerals held for reporter, pilot from Louisiana plane crash

Jan. 4, 2020 9:20 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Funeral services were held Saturday for a Louisiana sports reporter and a pilot who died last week in a plane crash in Lafayette. Five people were killed in the crash as they headed to the Peach Bowl to see Louisiana State University play Oklahoma in Atlanta. Carley McCord, 30, was...

Mourners attend the funeral service for Gretchen D. Vincent, 51, and her 15-year-old son, Michael Walker Vincent at Our Saviors Church in Lafayette, La., on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. They were among five people who died when the plane they were on crashed shortly after takeoff in Lafayette on Saturday, en route to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Funeral for mother and son killed in Louisiana plane crash

Jan. 2, 2020 7:20 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Family and friends wearing purple and gold said goodbye Thursday to a Louisiana woman and her son who were on their way to see the Peach Bowl when they died in a plane crash. Gretchen Vincent, 51, and her son, Michael Walker Vincent, 15 were on a plane that crashed shortly after...

A view of the burnt wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the parking lot of a post office is shown, at left, in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Several people died in the crash. (Scott Clause/The Lafayette Advertiser via AP)

Funeral arrangements made for Louisiana plane crash victims

Dec. 31, 2019 12:15 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Funeral services are being planned for the five people who died when a small plane carrying them to Atlanta for the Peach Bowl crashed shortly after takeoff. Six people were on board the plane when it crashed Saturday morning as they were on their way to watch Louisiana State...

LSU Offensive Coordinator Steve Ensminger watches teams warm up before the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game between LSU and Oklahoma, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. Ensminger's daughter-in-law, Carley McCord, died in a plane crash Saturday in Louisiana on the way to the game. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Investigators: Plane in Louisiana crash intact on impact

Dec. 30, 2019 5:46 PM EST

A small plane that killed five passengers when it crashed over the weekend in south Louisiana was intact when it hit the ground, federal investigators said Monday, asking anyone in the neighborhood with audio recordings of the plane to come forward. At a news conference Monday, National Transportation Safety...