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Inmates cleaning up hurricane debris

Jul. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

DULAC, La. (AP) — It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. As the area cleans up from Hurricane Barry, Terrebonne Parish inmates such as Trent Folse have been dealing with the blistering heat to collect debris left behind in the storm. "There's been a lot of trash," Folse said (Wednesday) at the...

Community wants speed enforcement after pedestrian's death

Jul. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Rodney Self was known for wearing a clean pair of khakis and a collared shirt when he walked his short-legged Dachshund. "He was an old school gentleman," South Highland resident Rebecca Hanberry said. Mint green paint against gray pavement marks the spot where Self's shoe was found...

Guilty plea in tainted counterfeit pill case

Jul. 19, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Baton Rouge say a 30-year-old man has pleaded guilty and faces a possible life sentence in a counterfeit drug case. U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin's office says Shanard Zelron Banks pleaded guilty to drug and firearms charges, including a conspiracy charge....

Head-on boat collision kills 52-year-old Louisiana man

Jul. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a 52-year-old man died after a head-on collision between his 17-foot boat and another boat the same size. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it is investigating the crash that killed Bud Henley of Franklinton and injured his passenger...

Ex-LSU lineman shot by dog returns to daily life

Jul. 19, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University lineman says he's adjusting to life with a titanium leg after being shot by a dog while duck hunting in Mississippi. Matt Branch tells the Clarion Ledger he was shot by the black Labrador named Tito last winter while hunting with friends near Eagle...

State court suit over 'no-call' can proceed against NFL

Jul. 18, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge ruled Thursday that a damage lawsuit can continue against the NFL over the playoff "no-call" that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints and advance to the Super Bowl. State Civil District Court Judge Nicole Sheppard also ruled that attorney Antonio...

7 years after fire, a comeback for Hubig's Pies

Jul. 18, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A favorite New Orleans confection is making a comeback seven years after a devastating fire ended production. Hubig's Pies will be produced again next year in suburban Jefferson Parish, the Louisiana Economic Development agency said in a news release. Hubig's made hand-sized turnovers...

Woman who scammed Essence attendees to pay restitution

Jul. 18, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana woman who stole thousands from nearly 100 Essence Festival attendees last year has been ordered to pay more than $94,000 in restitution to her victims. WVUE-TV reports the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that the prosecution determined the amount of...

No retrial for man officers threatened to beat during arrest

Jul. 18, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a new trial for a Louisiana man who was filmed being detained by officers screaming and threatening to fight him. The Houma Courier reports Christopher Verdin Jr. also was ordered to pay about $2,100 in court costs. Cellphone video of the 2017 arrest was posted...

Louisiana WWII vet receives France's highest honor

Jul. 18, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — A Louisiana veteran of World War II has received an award from France for his actions during the war. News outlets report 97-year-old Lawrence Boudreaux received a French Legion of Honor medal Tuesday for his service at Normandy. France's new ambassador to the United States, Philippe...