Latest Louisiana News

Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor's surveillance camera

Jun. 18, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

HAUGHTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a burglar effectively caught himself red-handed, unwittingly livestreaming his theft of a neighbor's new surveillance camera. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office says the neighbor watched the crime unfold in real time, and recognized the culprit as 43-year-old...

Pelicans extend coach Gentry's contract through 2021

Jun. 17, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club is exercising its option to extend coach Alvin Gentry's contract through the 2020-21 season. Gentry has coached four seasons in New Orleans and made one playoff appearance, when New Orleans swept Portland in...

No more veggie bacon? Louisiana governor signs labeling bill

Jun. 17, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vegan bacon, broccoli rice and other veggie foods will need new names to stay on Louisiana's grocery store shelves next year. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced Monday the Democratic governor has signed new food labeling restrictions into law. The law will keep veggie products...

Louisiana governor: Upriver floods a disaster for fisheries

Jun. 17, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's governor says floodwaters from the Midwest are severely hurting people who make their living from coastal seafood, so he's asking the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Floodwaters rushing from the Bonnet Carré Spillway north of New Orleans...

Pelicans primed to draft Zion -- and another top-5 prospect

Jun. 17, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in 2012, and...

The Latest: Gov asks feds to declare fisheries disaster

Jun. 17, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on how Midwest flooding affects seafood (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Louisiana's governor has asked the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday that he asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for the declaration. He...

Oil exports are on the rise in Louisiana

Jun. 17, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

LAFOURCHE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port is becoming a major world source of exported crude oil. The New Orleans Advocate reports the port, or LOOP, has more than doubled the number of oil tankers loaded for crude export in the first six months of the year. The major force behind the surge is...

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

Jun. 15, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices, several...

NOAA: 279 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number

Jun. 14, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least 279 dolphins have stranded across much of the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number, and about 98 percent of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday. Scientists will investigate whether lingering effects...

Louisiana DA seeks August execution date for child murderer

Jun. 14, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana prosecutor is seeking an August execution date for a convicted child rapist and murderer in what would be the state's first execution in almost 10 years. The American Press reports that the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office filed a death warrant Wednesday requesting...