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Official: Convicted killer starting life sentence found dead

Sep. 22, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

ANGOLA, La. (AP) — A white man convicted of the apparently random killing of a Black man was found dead early Wednesday shortly after being moved to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to begin a life sentence, authorities said. Ken Pastorick, a spokesman for the...

Louisiana middle school to remain closed Tuesday after fire

Sep. 21, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana middle school will be closed Tuesday as crews repair damage from a fire. Monday’s fire was sparked by a transformer at Westdale Middle School in Baton Rouge, WBRZ-TV reported. The blaze cut...

Family feud sparks shooting that kills 2, wounds another

Sep. 20, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — Two people are dead and another person wounded after a family dispute ended in gunfire in Pointe Coupee Parish, authorities said. The triple shooting happened Friday night at a family gathering in New Roads, the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's...

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair returns with food, rides, fun

Sep. 19, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair returns after the COVID-19 pandemic squashed last year's event. “We feel that it is important for us to have an event this year,” Fair Chairman Cliff Barton said. “The COVID virus kept us from opening last...

Johnson passes for 5 TDs, LSU tops Cent. Michigan, 49-21

Sep. 19, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Max Johnson gave some young, unproven receivers a chance to show what they could do. Their highlight-reel catches gave LSU every reason to keep them involved. Johnson passed for 372 yards and a career-best...

USM prof, Water Institute work to restore Chandeleur Islands

Sep. 18, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based research organization and a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi are joining forces in a research project aimed at restoring and protecting the Chandeleur Islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In a news release...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abbeville 43, Vermilion Catholic 0 Alexandria 49, Marksville 7 Amite 27, Sumner 7 Ascension Christian School 47, Ben Franklin 22 Ascension Episcopal 32, North Vermilion 0 ...

CMU's McElwain relishes return to LSU's Death Valley

Sep. 16, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain and the Chippewas have demonstrated already this season that they can go into an SEC stadium and be competitive. Yet McElwain is reluctant to characterize a visit to LSU’s 102,000-seat Death Valley, where the...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Sep. 15, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

The Advocate. September 15, 2021. Editorial: FEMA bows to the realities of post-storm aid with chain saws FEMA isn’t usually known for its flexibility, so it has been a pleasant surprise to see the agency make a temporary change in its rules for...

2 more deaths from heat attributed to Ida in Louisiana

Sep. 13, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two deaths in the Baton Rouge area have now been attributed to Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana Health Department said Monday. That raises the state's death toll from the storm to 28. Ida came ashore in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on Aug. 29....