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Trump returns to Louisiana, trying to flip governor’s seat

Nov. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Leaving a Washington embroiled in an impeachment drama, President Donald Trump returns to the Louisiana governor’s race Thursday, testing his ability to sway an election by trying to oust a Democratic incumbent. Though Louisiana is a deep red state that Trump won by 20...

AP source: Peat has surgery on broken arm, out about 6 weeks

Nov. 13, 2019 7:03 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints starting left guard Andrus Peat has had surgery to repair a broken arm and is expected to be sidelined about six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the extent of...

Tight Louisiana governor’s race is testing Trump’s coattails

Nov. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In conservative Louisiana, where voters bucked expectations and elected a Democratic governor four years ago, this year’s gubernatorial race is testing if they’re willing to do it again — or if President Donald Trump can flip the seat. On paper, the...

Louisiana editorial roundup

Nov. 13, 2019 3:25 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Nov. 12 The Houma Courier on Louisiana State University’s win over Alabama in football: No. 1 LSU’s 46-41 road victory Saturday over No. 2 Alabama will go down as one of the biggest wins in Tiger history. With three regular-season games remaining and...

Judge orders anti-Edwards ad down in Louisiana governor race

Nov. 13, 2019 2:08 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A New Orleans judge ordered Republican groups to remove their TV attack ad against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards from the air Wednesday after a lawsuit challenged the ad’s claims as “demonstrably false.” The temporary restraining order from Civil District...

Bookkeeper to serve 33 months; stole more than $550,000

Nov. 13, 2019 1:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for stealing more than $550,000 from her former employer. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans says in a Wednesday news release that 65-year-old Christelle Schmidt of Thibodaux was sentenced to 33 months in...

New Orleans: Hotel implosion to occur in about 9 weeks

Nov. 12, 2019 8:28 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Owners of a New Orleans hotel that partly collapsed during construction said Tuesday they are planning to implode the remaining floors. City officials said the implosion will take place in about nine weeks. "We cannot find anyone to say that it's safe to destroy it in any other manner,"...

1 killed, 1 hurt in Louisiana train crash

Nov. 12, 2019 8:09 PM EST

KENNER, La. (AP) — One person is dead and another injured after a train collision in suburban New Orleans. The crash happened Tuesday in Kenner around 2:20 p.m. WVUE-TV reports Kenner police say a white truck tried to cross the tracks when the crossing guard was down. Police say a man died at an area...

Louisiana Supreme Court won't revive 'NOLA no-call' suit

Nov. 12, 2019 5:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court has refused to revive a New Orleans Saints fan's lawsuit against the NFL over officials' failure to call a penalty at a crucial point in a January playoff game. The court denied a motion to rehear the case without comment Tuesday. Attorney Antonio LeMon filed...

Harden scores 39 points as Rockets beat Pelicans 122-116

Nov. 12, 2019 12:21 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As usual, scoring comes in concentrated bursts for James Harden. Harden scored 19 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 Monday night. The NBA's leading scorer has averaged 40.6 points in his last eight games, but...