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Fisher says only interest in LSU is win for No. 14 Texas A&M

Nov. 26, 2021 16:09 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It could be a little awkward when Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher leads the Aggies out of the visitor's locker room at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night. Fisher has been widely mentioned as a candidate to fill LSU's coaching vacancy, but has...

Early voting opens Saturday for Louisiana's local elections

Nov. 26, 2021 10:33 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period for the Dec. 11 election begins Saturday in the 38 parishes that have local competitions on the ballot. Ascension, Bossier, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Orleans, Rapides and Vernon Parishes have...

Baton Rouge Judge William Morvant retiring after 25 years

Nov. 24, 2021 11:36 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of the longest-serving judges on the state district court in Baton Rouge is retiring at the end of the year. Judge William Morvant, who turned 65 this month, was reelected last fall to a fifth six-year term on the 19th Judicial District...

Student who made LSU bomb threat has felony charges dropped

Nov. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge prosecutors dropped felony charges against a former University of Alabama student who allegedly called in a bomb threat to Tiger stadium during the 2019 LSU-Florida football game after his lawyer says he finished a pretrial intervention program. ...

Monday's Scores

Nov. 22, 2021 23:20 PM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Airline 69, Atlanta 42 Avoyelles 51, Ferriday 48 B.T. Washington 60, Calvary Baptist Academy 48 Barbe 85, Oakdale 57 Baton Rouge Catholic 76, Belle Chasse 35 ...

Man accused of killing one person in front of three children

Nov. 22, 2021 14:02 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot and killed another man in a Baton Rouge apartment with three children present, officials said. Officers were called to the apartment complex on the eastern side of the city around 9 p.m....

New exhibit celebrates Together Baton Rouge's decade of work

Nov. 21, 2021 00:03 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Since its founding in 2010, Together Baton Rouge has pushed for issues as small as replacing a neighborhood bridge and as big as fighting tax exemptions for major chemical industries. While the collaboration of faith-based and civic groups...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 20, 2021 00:01 AM EST

PREP FOOTBALL= LHSAA State Tournament= Quarterfinal= Division I= Baton Rouge Catholic 42, St. Augustine 35 Brother Martin 45, C.E. Byrd 14 Jesuit 14, John Curtis...

Ida temporary housing program slammed by Louisiana lawmakers

Nov. 19, 2021 15:41 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Friday lambasted the state’s temporary housing program enacted after Hurricane Ida, saying it continues to move too slowly to help people living in damaged homes and tents since late August. “We're moving at a snail's...

Louisiana lawmakers: Strain too slow on medical marijuana

Nov. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain came under fire Thursday from state lawmakers who complained his regulatory agency was moving too slowly in expanding the medical marijuana products available to patients. The...