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LSU fans cheer as players ride on floats during a parade celebrating LSU's NCAA college football championship, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU title parade draws massive crowds

Jan. 18, 2020 7:20 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of LSU fans wearing purple and gold lined streets near Tiger Stadium and packed a basketball arena for a parade on Saturday honoring the football team's national championship season. A day after visiting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tigers players rode...

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, left, and quarterback Joe Burrow, center, hold the trophy beside safety Grant Delpit after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

LSU football team getting White House visit in quickly

Jan. 16, 2020 6:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome the Louisiana State University football team to the White House on Friday after the Tigers defeated Clemson on Monday night in the college playoff final. Before visiting the White House, the LSU team will tour the nearby National Museum of African...

Letter admonished investigator who misidentified homicide

Jan. 16, 2020 7:17 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An investigator who mistook a homicide as a fatal overdose was issued a letter of reprimand for the error from the Louisiana coroner's office where he works. W. Shane Tindall was found to be at fault for the misidentified cause of death, The Advocate reported, citing the letter by...

LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire breaks away from Clemson cornerback Derion Kendrick during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Edwards-Helaire among 7 LSU players entering NFL draft

Jan. 15, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dynamic running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, receiver Justin Jefferson and safety Grant Delpit are among seven players from LSU's national championship team who've stated their intention to enter the NFL draft. Offensive linemen Saahdiq Charles and Lloyd Cushnberry, and linebackers...

Environmental groups challenge plastics complex permit

Jan. 15, 2020 5:32 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conservation and community groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday, challenging environmental permits for a Taiwan company's planned $9.4 billion plastics complex in Louisiana. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington accuses the Army Corps of Engineers of failing to...

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron speaks during a news conference after their teams win in the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25 over Clemson on Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Coach O: National champ LSU ready to win more titles

Jan. 14, 2020 2:49 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron is already thinking about what comes next for his national champions. More specifically, who comes next. Orgeron and the top-ranked Tigers completed a 15-0 season with a dominating and decisive win over No. 3 Clemson, 42-25, on Monday night. Heisman Trophy winner...

LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton leaves the field after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Let the celebrations begin: LSU champs party ahead of parade

Jan. 14, 2020 5:41 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A locker room dance party that included some Louisiana State University football players puffing on cigars was just the start of the celebration for the team that capped off a perfect season with a win against Clemson University in the College Football Playoff national championship game....

Gunshot wound found on body of man police said overdosed

Jan. 6, 2020 10:27 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who detectives said died of an accidental drug overdose may have been fatally shot. Joah Ross, 26, was found dead in a Baton Rouge home on New Year's Day, news outlets reported. Authorities initially declared the death an overdose, The Advocate reported. Officials...

In this Dec. 14, 2019 photo Acadiana head coach Matt McCullough, left, speaks with Carley McCord, center, following a win over the Destrehan in the State Division 5A Championship football game in Lafayette, La. One of victims in a deadly Louisiana plane crash was a sports reporter and daughter-in-law of a Louisiana State University football coach. Steven Ensminger Jr. says his wife, Carley McCord, died in the crash in Louisiana on Saturday, Dec. 28, on the way to a college football playoff game in Atlanta. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Funerals held for reporter, pilot from Louisiana plane crash

Jan. 4, 2020 9:20 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Funeral services were held Saturday for a Louisiana sports reporter and a pilot who died last week in a plane crash in Lafayette. Five people were killed in the crash as they headed to the Peach Bowl to see Louisiana State University play Oklahoma in Atlanta. Carley McCord, 30, was...

Louisiana man arrested, accused of killing 3 homeless people

Jan. 2, 2020 1:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana announced Thursday that a man has been arrested in connection to the deaths of three homeless people. Jeremy Anderson, 29, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder, Baton Rouge Police Chief...