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Magic hand Pelicans franchise-record 12th straight loss

Dec. 15, 2019 7:53 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jonathan Isaac had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat New Orleans 130-119 on Sunday, sending the Pelicans to their franchise-record 12th straight loss. “We just got to play better. We got to play better,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “We just...

Analysis: Another term of the Louisiana budget wars looms

Dec. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Welcome to deja vu, Louisiana state government-style. The latest meeting of Louisiana's income forecasting panel signaled a guaranteed repeat of budget strife, with one of the conservative House Republican leaders who regularly clashed with Gov. John Bel Edwards during his first...

Louisiana men arrested for stealing, killing water buffalo

Dec. 15, 2019 3:29 PM EST

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — Four Louisiana men were arrested on allegations they stole, shot and killed two Asian water buffalo owned by a local rancher, the state agriculture department said. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said the suspects harvested the meat, hide and heads of the buffalo, worth an...

Another charging option open for electric cars in Lafayette

Dec. 15, 2019 10:57 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana city's first community electric vehicle charging station has been installed. The Advocate reports the new station is located in downtown Lafayette. The charging station was installed through the efforts of Bayou Electric Vehicles, Alliance for Affordable Energy,...

Harris leads Stephen F. Austin past Louisiana-Monroe 66-59

Dec. 15, 2019 1:43 AM EST

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Kevon Harris scored 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished seven assists as Stephen F. Austin beat Louisiana-Monroe 66-59 on Saturday night. Roti Ware added 15 points and four rebounds for the Lumberjacks (8-2). Cameron Johnson chipped in 12 points off the bench. The teams...

LSU QB Joe Burrow wins Heisman Trophy in landslide vote

Dec. 15, 2019 12:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Born into a family of Cornhuskers and raised in the Buckeye state, Joe Burrow left his roots behind and became a Heisman Trophy winner at LSU. The quarterback won the Heisman on Saturday night in a record-breaking landslide, becoming the first LSU player to bring college football's most...

Rooted in history: The Haitian influence on NOLA cuisine

Dec. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ricardo Jean-Baptiste was born in Haiti. In the United States, he became a chef. He moved to New Orleans in 2015 for a job at a large hotel that caters to tourists and conventioneers. “When I came here the first day, I’m almost crying because everything looks...

A ukulele orchestra? Group gives humble instrument purpose

Dec. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When a friend began suffering from dementia, Andy King wanted to help him retain his memory. So, he created something memorable. A ukulele orchestra. If the very idea sounds whimsical — this humble stringed instrument as the basis for a large ensemble — that’s...

Robinson lifts New Orleans over Williams Baptist 103-59

Dec. 14, 2019 10:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bryson Robinson had 22 points as New Orleans routed Williams Baptist 103-59 on Saturday night. Gerrale Gates had a career-high 19 points and seven rebounds for New Orleans (4-5), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Ahren Freeman added 17 points and Troy Green had 15 points for...

Jackson sparks Grambling’s 82-54 romp past NAIA Rust

Dec. 14, 2019 10:03 PM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — DeVante Jackson scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Grambling remained undefeated on its home court after posting an 82-54 win over NAIA-member Rust College on Saturday night. Grambling has now won three of its last four games. Cameron Christon scored 15 points for...