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Police: 2 children apparently thrown from bridge, 1 dead

Sep. 24, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police believe two children were thrown from a bridge Friday into northwest Louisiana's Cross Lake, where one of the children was pulled from the water dead and one survived but had life-threatening injuries. Police arrested a woman in connection...

Document reports monkey deaths at Louisiana research center

Sep. 24, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five dehydrated baby monkeys died or were euthanized in July at a University of Louisiana research center, according to a federal inspection report made public this week. Four of the rhesus macaques became dehydrated after a water pressure regulator...

In battle to restore power after Ida, a tent city rises

Sep. 24, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

AMELIA, La. (AP) — When Hurricane Ida was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, the grass was chest high and the warehouse empty at this lot in southeastern Louisiana. Within days, electric officials transformed it into a bustling “tent city” with enormous, air-conditioned tents for workers, a...

Victim of alligator attack during hurricane is identified

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The remains found in an alligator's stomach have been positively identified as those of a man who was attacked and killed in Hurricane Ida floodwaters. St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said Thursday in a news release that the remains...

Louisiana state trooper charged in pummeling of Black man

Sep. 24, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

A former Louisiana State Police trooper has been charged with a civil rights violation for pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight — the first criminal case to emerge from federal investigations into troopers' beatings of at least three Black men. A grand...

Thursday's Scores

Sep. 23, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Ascension Episcopal 44, Jeanerette 0 Bonnabel 25, Higgins 0 Brusly 23, Mentorship Academy 0 Capitol 53, Lusher 0 Carroll 35, Franklin Parish 12 Central...

AgCenter: Ida agriculture damage at least $584M in Louisiana

Sep. 23, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida’s winds and floods did at least $584 million in damage to agriculture in Louisiana, experts at the LSU AgCenter estimate. More than half of that — $315.9 million — is timber damage, with another $207 million, or 35% of the...

15 deaths among nursing home patients moved to warehouse

Sep. 23, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The death toll has risen from seven to 15 among nursing home residents evacuated before Hurricane Ida to a warehouse where conditions were found too squalid for safety, the state health department said Thursday. However, a department statement noted...

Former Louisiana State Police trooper indicted on federal civil rights charge for beating Black man with flashlight

Sep. 23, 2021 15:51 PM EDT
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana State Police trooper indicted on federal civil rights charge for beating Black man with flashlight.

Official: Convicted killer starting life sentence found dead

Sep. 22, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

ANGOLA, La. (AP) — A white man convicted of the apparently random killing of a Black man was found dead early Wednesday shortly after being moved to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to begin a life sentence, authorities said. Ken Pastorick, a spokesman for the...