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Mississippi finalizes plans for $21M in fishery relief

Apr. 22, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is finalizing its plans for allocating $21 million in federal relief for fishing industries harmed by the 2019 opening of a Mississippi River spillway in Louisiana. The money is supposed to go to businesses that were hurt by the spillway...

Players "letting it rip" in team event at Zurich Classic

Apr. 21, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Tony Finau is among the PGA Tour players primed to take some unusual risks and big swings this week. The tour is back in New Orleans with the Zurich Classic's two-man team format being held for the first time since 2019. While...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Apr. 21, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ April 21 The Advocate on political bills that could endanger Louisiana's attempt at restarting tourism: With a shorter session designed to be focused on...

Biden pick for key DOJ job criticized over deal in sex case

Apr. 21, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Justice Department’s criminal division is facing new scrutiny over a plea deal he brokered with a Louisiana district attorney who was accused of coercing sexual favors from as many as two dozen women. A former FBI agent...

6th body recovered from wreckage of capsized Gulf vessel

Apr. 21, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A sixth victim has been recovered from the wreckage of a lift boat that capsized last week off the coast of Louisiana, an official confirmed Wednesday. The body of Quinon Pitre, 31, of Franklin was recovered from the vessel Tuesday, Jamie Folse, chief...

Bus driver out of job after racist remark to student

Apr. 21, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white Louisiana school bus driver who made a racist remark to a Black student about the murder of George Floyd is out of a job after the child's mother complained to school officials. WWL-TV reported that 11-year-old Rashad Gabriel had a face mask...

Irving leads short-handed Nets past Pelicans, 134-129

Apr. 21, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kyrie Irving capped a 32-point performance with a tough turnaround jumper, a driving layup through converging defenders and four free throws in the final minute, and the Brooklyn Nets held on for a 134-129 victory over the reeling New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. ...

Nets: Harden out indefinitely after hamstring setback

Apr. 20, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — James Harden has had a setback with his hamstring injury and will be sidelined “indefinitely,” the club announced on Tuesday evening. “Back to square one," Nets coach Steve Nash. “We'll rehabilitate him and get him back whenever we can. Who...

Louisiana AG hiring ex-DA criticized for hardball tactics

Apr. 20, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former New Orleans district attorney known for hardball tactics, including threats to jail uncooperative witnesses, is joining Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's staff. Landry announced Tuesday that Leon Cannizzaro will be the...

It's the 1 week of the year when PGA Tour is about 2 players

Apr. 20, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

PGA TOUR ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS Site: Avondale, Louisiana. Course: TPC Louisiana. Yardage: 7,425. Par: 72. Prize money: $7.4 million. Winner's share: TBA. Television:...