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Search suspended for missing crew in Louisiana barge crash

Jan. 27, 2020 9:39 PM EST

LULING, La. (AP) — The search for three men who went missing on the Mississippi River when two barge towing vessels collided has been suspended, The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday night. The Coast Guard said the agency searched over 835 nautical miles (1,545 kilometers) for the missing mariners who were...

Under court review: A little marijuana, a life sentence

Jan. 27, 2020 8:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A military veteran who was sent to prison for life after selling less than 1 gram (0.04 ounce) of marijuana to an undercover investigator should be allowed to pursue an appeal of the harsh sentence, defense attorneys told the Supreme Court of Louisiana on Monday. Attorneys representing...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket over Denver Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez, left, and forward Jarred Vanderbilt in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

As Zion Williamson progresses, Pelicans see major upside

Jan. 27, 2020 6:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson's crowd-pleasing array of soaring dunks, blocked shots and even 3-pointers during his first three NBA regular-season games have left the New Orleans Pelicans eager to see what he'll do next. “With him on the floor, obviously we’re pretty good," Pelicans...

Police: Man man asks gym mates to borrow guns for robbery

Jan. 27, 2020 2:37 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana have charged a man with drug possession after he approached two people in a gym parking lot and asked to borrow their guns to commit a robbery, according to arrest documents. West Monroe Police charged Landon Wayne Duke, 19, after two men flagged down an officer and...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) shoots in front of Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zion has 21 points and 11 rebs, Pelicans top Celtics 123-108

Jan. 26, 2020 11:18 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson's authoritative, two-handed dunk as he was fouled by Boston guard Kemba Walker gave an appreciative crowd its first taste of how effectively the New Orleans Pelicans can close out games with the NBA's top draft choice on the court. Williamson had 21 points and 11 rebounds...

3 missing after barge crash on Mississippi River

Jan. 26, 2020 6:33 PM EST

LULING, La. (AP) — Three people were missing after two barge towing vessels collided Sunday on the Mississippi River in an accident that also may have released a small amount of toxic vapor into the air, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said in a news release that the two vessels collided Sunday...

Louisiana-Lafayette routs Louisiana-Monroe 81-60

Jan. 25, 2020 11:02 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Jalen Johnson scored a career-high 27 points on with seven rebounds and three blocks and Louisiana-Lafayette easily defeated Louisiana-Monroe 81-60 on Saturday night. Tirus Smith scored all 11 of his points in the second half and also had three blocks for Louisiana-Lafayette (8-13,...

Harvey scores 22, leads Nicholls St. past New Orleans, 77-72

Jan. 25, 2020 10:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Elvis Harvey Jr. had 22 points as Nicholls State held off New Orleans to earn a 77-72 win, it's fourth straight on the road, Saturday night. Warith Alatishe had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Colonels (14-7, 8-2 Southland Conference). Andre Jones added 12 points. Kevin Johnson had...

SE Louisiana holds off Northwestern State 84-81 in OT

Jan. 25, 2020 7:58 PM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La (AP) — Ty Brewer had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Southeastern Louisiana defeated Northwestern State 84-81 in overtime on Saturday. Von Julien had 16 points, eight assists and six rebounds for Southeastern Louisiana (6-14, 3-6 Southland Conference). LaQuan Butler added 13 points. Byron...

Ledoux scores 17 to carry Louisiana Tech past UAB 72-58

Jan. 25, 2020 5:15 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kalob Ledoux had 17 points as Louisiana Tech defeated UAB 72-58 on Saturday. DaQuan Bracey had 12 points for Louisiana Tech (15-5, 6-2 Conference USA). JaColby Pemberton added eight points and six rebounds. Kassim Nicholson had 15 points for the Blazers (12-9, 3-5). Jalen Benjamin...