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Prison for Louisiana tax preparer in fraud case

Jul. 25, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former tax preparer from north Louisiana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Shreveport said Friday. Angelena Adams, 52, of the Princeton community in...

Woman pleads guilty to burning girlfriend's baby to death

Jul. 25, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A 28—year-old woman has pleaded guilty to burning her girlfriend’s infant son to death, and has agreed to testify against the other woman. Felecia Marie-Nicole Smith pleaded guilty Wednesday in Natchitoches Parish to manslaughter,...

Traffic stop ends with hug between trooper, speeding driver

Jul. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Months after their first chance encounter, Michael Williams still speaks with amazement of the time he crossed paths with a Mississippi state trooper. The New Orleans native has told friends and family the story many times of how the officer’s act...

Disabled man says rat-infested camper is only housing option

Jul. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Stewart Buller, 54, has spent the last two months at a Lake Charles RV park, living in a rundown camper that has power, but no running water. Disabled for the last two years, he has to retrieve water from a nearby faucet, urinate in cups and defecate in buckets. ...

People wait in long lines to get over-the-top milkshakes

Jul. 25, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — To say The Yard Milkshake Bar serves over-the-top confections is a bit of an understatement. This is the description for its Tiger Deaux milkshake unique to Baton Rouge: a concoction of cookie dough ice cream with purple and gold marshmallow...

Louisiana college uses pandemic money to pay student debt

Jul. 24, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana junior college is using federal COVID-19 relief money to eliminate student debt for anyone who has attended over the past year. The offer from Southern University at Shreveport should help students who faced financial hardships during...

Louisiana social studies standards review sparks controversy

Jul. 24, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A routine update of Louisiana’s social studies standards for K-12 public schools has been delayed amid criticism the proposed benchmarks would paint an overly negative picture of America on race relations and other issues. State Superintendent...

2 LSU grads give total of $110,000 to wildlife hospital

Jul. 24, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana State University graduates have given the veterinary school’s wildlife hospital a total of $110,000. Richard P. Sivicek of Illinois gave $100,000 to establish a fund to pay for treatment and food for injured and resident...

Saints enter first training camp of the post-Brees era

Jul. 24, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-5) CAMP SITE: Metairie, Louisiana LAST YEAR: In the final season of quarterback Drew Brees’ 20-year, record-setting career, and with considerable help from versatile running back Alvin Kamara and the NFL’s fourth-ranked...

Court: Man entitled to new hearing in 1998 rape

Jul. 24, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One of three men convicted in a 1998 home invasion and rape is entitled to a hearing on whether prosecutors withheld evidence that could clear him, a state appeal court has ruled. The state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled in the case of Jarvis...