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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after diving over the pile for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints' season starting to resemble past 3 playoff pushes

Oct. 26, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is seeing a pattern — and an encouraging one at that. In each of the previous three seasons, the Saints overcame some early season adversity and swept all of their October games en route to an NFC South crown. For a fourth straight season,...

DOJ grant to go toward 'Innocence Project' at LSU law center

Oct. 26, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has granted Louisiana State University's law center nearly $500,000 to establish a project that will allow students to identify and review cases that may have resulted in wrongful convictions. The university's law school and the Innocence Project New...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) scrambles past New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport as offensive tackle Russell Okung (76) blocks in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Bridgewater nearly sinks Saints in return to Superdome

Oct. 25, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater took a sack when he could least afford to late in the fourth quarter against the Saints. It was about the only mistake he made in his return to New Orleans a year after going 5-0 as the Saints' starter in place of then-injured Drew Brees. It also was the moment he and...

El quarterback Drew Brees (9), de los Saints de Nueva Orleans, lanza bajo presiĆ³n en el duelo de la NFL ante los Panthers de Carolina, en Nueva Orleans, el domingo 25 de octubre de 2020. (AP Foto/Butch Dill)

Brees' clutch precision lifts Saints past Panthers, 27-24

Oct. 25, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees' veteran savvy and enduring skill as a passer were enough for the Saints to overcome the loss of two top receivers in the past few days. Brees completed 80.6% of his passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns, and the 41-year-old rushed for a 1-yard score to lead New Orleans to a...

Louisiana district suspends more students for online weapons

Oct. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school district that faced a backlash for suspending a student after a teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual class has suspended at least three other students for weapons spotted during online learning. In the two newest cases in Jefferson Parish, a ninth grader...

How Louisiana colleges are prepping for a 2nd COVID semester

Oct. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Colleges in Louisiana are preparing for a second full semester of adjustments to the coronavirus pandemic, with many canceling spring breaks and shuffling start dates to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks on campus. The alterations come amid uncertainty about a range of issues, including the...

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (17) carries on a reception between Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Kyzir White (44) and linebacker Kenneth Murray (56) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints' Sanders on COVID reserve, Thomas out with hamstring

Oct. 23, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders has tested positive for COVID-19 and Michael Thomas remained unable to practice on Friday because of a recent hamstring injury. Neither will be able to play Sunday against Carolina. Thomas, the 2019 AP Offensive Player of the Year after...

Panthers-Saints brings familiar face back to the Superdome

Oct. 23, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

CAROLINA (3-3) at NEW ORLEANS (3-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Saints by 6 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Panthers 3-3; Saints 2-3 SERIES RECORD — Saints lead 26-25 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Panthers 42-10, on Dec. 29, 2019, at Carolina LAST WEEK — Panthers lost to Bears...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Saints face 'frenemy' in Panthers QB Bridgewater

Oct. 23, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The time has come for Teddy Bridgewater to return to the place where he rehabilitated his NFL career and try to beat the team that helped him do it. Bridgewater made two starts in the Superdome last year during his 5-0 run as a fill-in starter for then-injured Saints quarterback Drew...

Louisiana ex-priest accused of molestation jailed in Georgia

Oct. 23, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A former priest from a New Orleans suburb faces charges of molesting a juvenile and has been arrested as a fugitive in west-central Georgia, authorities in Louisiana said Friday. Patrick Wattigny was arrested Thursday night at a home in Troup County, Georgia, the St. Tammany Parish...