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45-year sentence given for 2020 attack on gay Louisiana man

Jan. 26, 2023 18:04 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the kidnapping and grisly knife attack on a teen in 2020 — part of what federal authorities said was a scheme to kidnap and murder gay men. Chance Seneca pleaded guilty to a federal kidnapping...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jan. 26, 2023 01:39 AM EST

The Advocate. January 24, 2023. Editorial: A big-dollar tax exemption raises question for governor candidates A sentence of praise for the local officials involved is pretty standard in these things, but it’s worth noting one line from Jonathan Morgan, a manager at...

Report: Louisiana often holds inmates beyond release dates

Jan. 25, 2023 18:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's prison system routinely holds people beyond their release dates, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday in a report concluding that the state has failed for years to develop solutions to “systemic overdetentions” that violate inmates' rights and are...

Site of Baton Rouge mass shooting, was hosting college party

Jan. 24, 2023 19:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The nightclub where 12 people were hurt in a shooting early Sunday had advertised a Southern University and Louisiana State University-themed party as the two schools kicked off new semesters, according to an Eventbrite listing by the venue. Spokespeople for...

LSU student fatally hit by a car was raped first, police say

Jan. 24, 2023 18:23 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four people have been charged in the alleged rape of a Louisiana State University student who authorities say was assaulted, then left in an Baton Rouge sub-division near where she was then struck and killed by a motor vehicle. Kaivon Washington, 18, and a...

Truck driver seeking to fly vulgar anti-Biden flag sues town

Jan. 24, 2023 15:41 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana resort town is trying to suppress free speech with an ordinance aimed at stopping a contractor from flying flags emblazoned with vulgar insults aimed at President Joe Biden and his supporters, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit...

Louisiana governor calls for a special session on insurance

Jan. 22, 2023 18:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday called for a special legislative session to address the state's property insurance crisis. The gathering is set to begin Jan. 30 and end no later than Feb. 5. Louisiana continues to be plagued by...

12 people injured in shooting at Louisiana nightclub

Jan. 22, 2023 18:10 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A dozen people were injured in a Baton Rouge nightclub shooting, authorities in Louisiana said Sunday. One of the victims is in critical condition, police said. No arrests have been made, but police believe the early morning attack was “targeted." ...

Muhammad scores 20 to lead Troy over UL Monroe 77-53

Jan. 21, 2023 20:12 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Aamer Muhammad scored 20 points to guide Troy over UL Monroe 77-53 on Saturday. Muhammad shot 6 for 11 from the floor (5 for 9 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line for the Trojans (13-8, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference). Zay Williams added 14 points and...

Pissis leads SE Louisiana over Texas A&M-Commerce 79-73

Jan. 21, 2023 19:55 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Sami Pissis scored 16 points as Southeast Louisiana beat Texas A&M-Commerce 79-73 on Saturday night. Pissis was 6-of-7 shooting, including 2 for 3 from distance, for the Lions (11-9, 5-2 Southland Conference). Roscoe Eastmond made all nine of his free throws...