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Louisiana man charged after threating violence over eviction

Apr. 11, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — A northeast Louisiana man has been charged with terrorizing after he threatened to blow up houses and shoot police if a landlord tried to evict him. The News Star of Monroe reports 52-year-old Willie James Henderson Jr. was...

Confederate monument to stay on national register after move

Apr. 11, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, LA (AP) — A Confederate monument will still be on the National Register of Historic Places after it takes a trip from a northwest Louisiana courthouse to a privately owned Civil War battlefield site. KSLA-TV reports that the Shreveport...

Trial to start for white man accused of killing Black men

Apr. 11, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin Monday on murder charges for a Louisiana white man accused of killing two Black men and shooting into the home of another Black family. Jury selection will begin in the trial of 27-year-old Kenneth Gleason in Baton...

Analysis: Louisiana lawmakers plan return to old tax debates

Apr. 11, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Talk of “tax reform” has returned to the Louisiana Capitol, with the House and Senate’s Republican leaders making it their central push for the two-month legislative session starting Monday. But reform means different things to different people, and reaching a...

Average US price of gas holds steady at $2.94 per gallon

Apr. 11, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline held steady over the past two weeks at $2.94 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price at the pump was likely to remain stable or drop as...

Louisiana to take orders for oyster larvae beginning Monday

Apr. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it will start taking orders for oyster larvae through its online portal on Monday morning. The Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery typically gets about 20 to 30 orders a year for oyster...

Grambling grad getting Louisiana's 1st cybersecurity degree

Apr. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — A Grambling State University student is about to get Louisiana’s first bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity at a time when data breaches are making headlines. Alexis White of Arcadia already has a degree in biology. She earned it in 2018 — the...

Severe storm damages buildings in Florida Panhandle

Apr. 10, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A cluster of severe storms swept across the South early Saturday, leaving one person dead in Louisiana, toppling trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on an Alabama coastal city and leveling buildings in the Florida Panhandle. ...

Kelley, SE Louisiana rally to beat Nicholls State 52-45

Apr. 10, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Cole Kelley passed for 391 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions on Saturday and Southeastern Louisiana rallied for a 52-45 win over Nicholls State in the River Bell Classic. With the win, Southeastern Louisiana (4-2, 4-2 Southland...

Sheriff: Ex-dispatcher accused of refusing to return $1.2M

Apr. 10, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A former sheriff's dispatcher in a suburb of New Orleans has been arrested, accused of refusing to return more than $1.2 million that had been accidentally deposited into her brokerage account, authorities said. Kelyn Spadoni, 33, was taken into...