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National Guard preserves history of Hansen’s Disease Center

Oct. 01, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

CARVILLE, La. (AP) — A drive along Point Clair Road can feel like a journey back in time. Many of the buildings, walkways and spreading live oaks look as if they’re preserved in amber. Gone, however, are the patients who spent the last years — often decades — of their lives...

Police: fugitive killed after shooting at cops in task force

Sep. 30, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

BAKER, La. (AP) — Members of a multi-agency task force shot and killed a wanted man who had rammed a member’s vehicle and then fired at members of the task force looking for him, Louisiana State Police said. David Gerard Jones, 51, of Baton Rouge, who was wanted on several felony...

‘At First Light’ tells story of WW II hero Phil Larimore

Sep. 25, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Growing up in Baton Rouge, Dr. Walt Larimore knew his dad had fought in World War II. An amputated right leg was a daily reminder. But Phil Larimore kept his story a secret. Then, in 1994, the pastor at St. Alban’s Chapel invited Phil to preach about...

NCAA gives LSU 1-year probation for ex-assistant's conduct

Sep. 22, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The NCAA placed LSU’s football program on one year of probation Thursday after determining that former offensive line coach James Cregg violated recruiting restrictions during the 2020 football season. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions found...

Rapper Mystikal pleads not guilty to rape, drug charges

Sep. 19, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges accusing him of raping and choking a woman at his home in Louisiana and of possessing several drugs. The 51-year-old performer whose given name is Michael Tyler is innocent of all...

39 years later, $95M settlement for flood victims approved

Sep. 17, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana families and businesses in Tangipahoa Parish are a step closer to getting paid for flood damages in 1983 caused by the construction of Interstate 12. A $95 million payment was approved Friday by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, The...

Louisiana casino plans to move ashore by 2024

Sep. 17, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A riverboat casino in Louisiana's capital city has been given approval to move onto land. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board this week unanimously approved the casino’s request to move off of its aging gambling boat and into the casino’s atrium, news...

LSU student found shot to death in car miles from campus

Sep. 16, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Louisiana State University student was shot and killed in her car, just a few miles from campus in Baton Rouge, early Friday. Allison Rice, 21, was found in her car around 2:20 a.m. and had been shot multiple times, The Advocate reports. “The...

Rapper Mystikal to be arraigned on rape, other charges

Sep. 16, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Grammy-nominated hip-hop performer Mystikal is scheduled for arraignment on charges accusing him of raping and choking a woman, and illegally possessing drugs at his Louisiana home. Charges the performer will face during his arraignment Monday will include...

Louisiana judge tosses permits for $9.4B plastics complex

Sep. 15, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge has thrown out air quality permits for a Taiwanese company’s planned $9.4 billion plastics complex between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, a rare win for environmentalists in a heavily industrialized stretch of the Mississippi River often referred to as...