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Daniels, Cain power No. 6 LSU to 41-10 victory over UAB

Nov. 20, 2022 01:48 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The hollering of exuberant LSU players penetrated the walls of their locker room and echoed in neighboring rooms and hallways beneath the north end zone stands in Tiger Stadium. The rowdy celebration was more about the energy and sense of purpose the...

Amedisys fires CEO, replaces him with former leader

Nov. 18, 2022 12:29 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge-based home health care company Amedisys says it fired CEO Christopher Gerard and replaced him with former CEO Paul Kusserow. No reason was given for Gerard’s dismissal Thursday in Amedisys’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,...

Louisiana parole eligibility urged for drug informant killer

Nov. 18, 2022 12:29 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana parole board is recommending that a man convicted in the 1986 death of drug smuggler and federal informant Barry Seal be made eligible for parole. The Advocate reports that the Pardons and Parole board has sent the recommendation to Gov. John...

Louisiana governor apologizes for 1972 deaths of 2 students

Nov. 17, 2022 18:36 PM EST

Louisiana's governor has issued an official apology for the deaths of two students who were shot by a law enforcement officer 50 years ago during a protest at Southern University. The fatal shooting of Leonard Brown and Denver Smith, both 20, occurred Nov. 16, 1972, after weeks of...

No. 6 LSU on guard against upset-minded UAB

Nov. 17, 2022 17:59 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sixth-ranked LSU’s final home game will serve as more than a traditional celebration of senior players taking their home field for the last time. It's also a chance for fans in Tiger Stadium to honor the remarkable success story LSU has become during coach...

Louisiana grand jury convenes in Black man's deadly arrest

Nov. 14, 2022 17:17 PM EST

FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana grand jury began hearing evidence Monday in the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene, long-awaited testimony that will determine whether state charges are brought against the white troopers seen on body-camera video stunning, striking and dragging the Black...

Louisiana's DCFS head resigns after child dies from fentanyl

Nov. 10, 2022 14:26 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The head of Louisiana's Department of Children and Family Services resigned Thursday, nearly two weeks after a second child died in Baton Rouge due to a fentanyl overdose — despite a warning to check on the baby, 10 days before their death. Following the...

No. 7 LSU looks to top Arkansas, remain in SEC title race

Nov. 10, 2022 13:32 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — LSU coach Brian Kelly knows his seventh-ranked Tigers have more at stake Saturday than just winning a rivalry game against Arkansas. A win over Arkansas would bring the Golden Boot trophy back to Baton Rouge after it spent a year in Fayetteville. It also...

Republican Kennedy reelected to US Senate in Louisiana

Nov. 09, 2022 01:13 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy won a second six-year term Tuesday, fending off challenges from Louisiana Democrats. Addressing a crowd of about 200 people, during his victory speech at a watch party in Baton Rouge, Kennedy said the results “took my...

Incumbents win all in Louisiana congressional races

Nov. 08, 2022 23:41 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins won a fourth term Tuesday, fending off a challenge from prosecutor and fellow Republican Holden Hoggatt, who mounted a challenge focused in part on discontent with the pace of federal aid in reaching the state’s hurricane-battered southwestern...