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Louisiana governor urges residents to prepare for Zeta

Oct. 25, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging storm-weary residents to prepare for the possibility that Tropical Storm Zeta could hit the state as a hurricane in the middle of the week. Edwards said in a news release that his office is monitoring the forecast and will begin calls with...

Louisiana district suspends more students for online weapons

Oct. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school district that faced a backlash for suspending a student after a teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual class has suspended at least three other students for weapons spotted during online learning. In the two newest cases in Jefferson Parish, a ninth grader...

In this photo provided by Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet gives an interview Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 in Chauvin, La. Soignet, a south Louisiana sheriff is adding photographs of five 19th century African American sheriffs — two of whom also were state senators — to the portraits displayed in his office’s waiting room.   (James Loiselle/Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

Louisiana sheriff adding portraits of 19th C Black sheriffs

Oct. 25, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana sheriff is adding photographs of five 19th century African American sheriffs — two of whom went on to be state senators — to the portraits displayed in his office’s waiting room. “Terrebonne Parish’s African-American sheriffs played...

House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, right, speaks about the legislative session with Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, left, on Monday, June 1, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Analysis: La. session ends with petition debated for months

Oct. 25, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The direct strike at Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus restrictions didn't come through legislative action in the special session that Republican lawmakers called primarily to undermine the Democratic governor's rules. Instead, House Republicans started their legal...

Storms extend Louisiana fisheries COVID-19 aid deadline

Oct. 25, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Damage from Hurricanes Laura and Delta has prompted Louisiana to extend the deadline for fisheries' workers and businesses to apply for help under a coronavirus pandemic program. Instead of ending Monday, the application period will now last through Nov. 23, the Louisiana...

McCormick runs for 3 TDs, leads UTSA past La. Tech 27-26

Oct. 25, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sincere McCormick ran for three second-half touchdowns to lead UTSA to a 27-26 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night. McCormick, who entered with a nation-leading 702 yards rushing, finished with 165 yards on 37 carries. UTSA (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA) broke a six-game losing...

Hurricane Laura evacuee, swimmer setting new records

Oct. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, Ala. (AP) — Many of us seek normalcy in 2020. William Bright embraces his normal each afternoon at the A.C. Lewis YMCA pool. “The coaches and guys on the team have all been nice,” Bright said. “Swimming gets me in a good mood. I missed it.” A story that includes...

LSU quarterback TJ Finley (11) throws against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

LSU freshman Finley thrives, Tigers stop So. Carolina, 52-24

Oct. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman TJ Finley was a picture of poise and decisiveness, unfazed by the prospect of making his college debut or anything South Carolina's defense tried to do. Finley passed for 265 yards and two touchdowns, Trey Palmer scored on a 93-yard, sideline-to-sideline kickoff return...

How Louisiana colleges are prepping for a 2nd COVID semester

Oct. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Colleges in Louisiana are preparing for a second full semester of adjustments to the coronavirus pandemic, with many canceling spring breaks and shuffling start dates to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks on campus. The alterations come amid uncertainty about a range of issues, including the...

Rockette, Baker spark South Alabama past UL-Monroe

Oct. 24, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Devin Rockette returned an interception a school-record 95 yards to open scoring early, Kawaan Baker hauled in six passes for 154 yards with three touchdowns and South Alabama walloped Louisiana-Monroe 38-14 on a hot and humid Saturday night. The win was a second straight for South...