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Average US gasoline price drops 4 cents to $5.05 per gallon

Jun. 26, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell by 4 cents per gallon in the past two weeks to $5.05 for regular grade, it was reported Sunday. It was the first drop in nine weeks and came with a drop in oil prices amid deepening global inflation...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jun. 23, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

The Advocate. June 19, 2022. Editorial: With a gusher of federal funds, it’s back to the future for free-spending legislators The secret of happiness has been found at the State Capitol. Spend an extra $3 billion. “Quite frankly I am...

LSU engineering seniors help make dreams come true

Jun. 19, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Suddenly, it happened. Emerson Allen could throw a baseball. Not a big deal, you say? Well, don’t tell that to Emerson. The 15-year-old girl has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, a disease that severely limits her movement and use of her limbs....

Louisiana session ends: No new map with a 2nd Black district

Jun. 18, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers ended a special session Saturday saying they were unable to agree on a new congressional map that includes a second majority Black district as ordered by a federal judge, prompting an angry blast from the governor. U.S. District Judge...

Prison guard arrested, accused of falsifying records

Jun. 15, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) — A guard at Louisiana's second-largest prison has been arrested after she allegedly falsified records following an inmate's suicide. Iberville Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Master Sgt. Samantha Joubert, 28, of Baton Rouge, on Tuesday for malfeasance in...

New school clinic coming to Baton Rouge elementary school

Jun. 14, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A family doctor will be accessible to students at a Baton Rouge elementary school thanks to a new partnership between East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and Baton Rouge General. A school-based clinic concept will launch at Claiborne Elementary School with the...

Body of missing boater recovered from Mississippi River

Jun. 13, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The body of a boater who was missing since last week has been recovered from the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday. Howard Brown, 54, was reported missing near Baton Rouge after his boat sank Wednesday, The...

Average US gasoline price jumps 39 cents to $5.10 per gallon

Jun. 12, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 39 cents over the past three weeks to $5.10 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price jump comes amid higher crude oil costs and tight gasoline...

Order for Louisiana to redraw US House districts put on hold

Jun. 10, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has put on hold a district judge’s order for Louisiana to redraw new congressional districts by June 20 to include a second majority Black district. The order late Thursday from the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals is the latest move in a...

Louisiana governor: Special session to draw new Congress map

Jun. 07, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday called a special legislative session to redraw Louisiana's congressional boundary lines after a map adopted by the Republican-dominated Legislature was blocked by a federal judge in Baton Rouge. Edwards' call for a...