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Reporter ID'd in New Orleans small plane crash

Aug. 16, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans TV journalist and the pilot of a small plane are dead after their aircraft went down Friday in a field near a city airport. WVUE-TV confirms that Nancy Parker, a reporter and anchor at the television station for 23 years, was killed in the crash near Lakefront Airport,...

The Latest: Reporter ID'd in New Orleans small plane crash

Aug. 16, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on deadly small plane crash in New Orleans (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A New Orleans TV journalist and the pilot of a small plane are dead after their aircraft went down in a field near a city airport. WVUE-TV confirms that Nancy Parker, a reporter and anchor at the...

Longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman sues Nevada

Aug. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman in U.S. history has sued Nevada and could receive up to $3.5 million under a state law signed this year. Cathy Woods, 68, filed a lawsuit Tuesday after spending 35 years behind bars for the 1976 murder of a Reno college student, The Las Vegas...

Man charged in officer's death pleads in unrelated case

Aug. 16, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a Louisiana police officer has pleaded guilty to unrelated federal firearms and drug charges. U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph says in a statement that 38-year-old Glenn Frierson, of Shreveport, entered the plea in federal court Friday to...

Would-be deputy, HIV-positive, suing over lost job offer

Aug. 16, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A January trial date has been set in a lawsuit accusing a Louisiana sheriff of rescinding a job offer to an applicant who is HIV-positive. William "Liam" Pierce sued Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and two captains last year, saying they violated the federal Americans with...

Louisiana football players encouraged to donate to athletics

Aug. 16, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

Football players at the University of Louisiana are being encouraged to donate to the Ragin' Cajuns Athletic Foundation, a booster organization that funds the athletic department. The donation is not mandatory, although this week coach Billy Napier said contributing a minimum $50 to become a member of the...

Coast Guard reports oil spill in southern Louisiana

Aug. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil spill has been spotted near an estimated 200-foot (61-meter) by 600-foot (183-meter) area of marshland near Plaquemines Parish in southern Louisiana. In a news release, the Coast Guard said late Thursday that OMI Environmental Solutions has put out about 300 feet (91 meters) of...

Ex-employee illegally accessed oil reserve's computers

Aug. 16, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing computers used by the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve in New Orleans, causing $23,000 in damage. Federal prosecutors say in court records that 56-year-old Gary Peter Simon Jr. of Mandeville had been a contract worker for the...

Rapper NBA YoungBoy freed from Louisiana jail

Aug. 16, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rapper NBA YoungBoy has been released from a Louisiana jail where he was sent after being accused of violating his probation. News outlets report jail records say the rapper, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was released Thursday, months after he was ordered into custody....

New regime aims to keep Appalachian St. atop Sun Belt

Aug. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If Appalachian State is to prolong a three-year reign atop the Sun Belt Conference, it'll have to do so under a new regime. This season marks the head coaching debut for Eli Drinkwitz after his successor, Scott Satterfield, left for Louisville. "There's a lot of things that they've...