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Lawmakers outline insurance complaints after Hurricane Ida

Dec. 01, 2021 15:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Slow responses to damage claims. Constant switch-ups of insurance adjusters assessing the destruction. Low payment offers forcing people unnecessarily into litigation to get a fair deal. Louisiana lawmakers and others said Wednesday that those...

Cowboys, Saints collide trying to stem midseason slides

Dec. 01, 2021 14:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have lost four straight for the first time since 2015 and the Dallas Cowboys have been just one victory better during their past four games. Those coinciding slides set up a pivotal NFC clash in the Superdome on Thursday night...

Cowboys seek first road win vs. Saints since 2009

Dec. 01, 2021 14:09 PM EST

DALLAS (7-4) at NEW ORLEANS (5-6) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Cowboys by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Cowboys 8-3; Saints 5-6. SERIES RECORD: Cowboys lead 17-13. ...

Bishops support 3 for sainthood; 2 are from Louisiana

Dec. 01, 2021 12:25 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana girl often called “The Little Cajun Saint” has been moved a second step toward actual sainthood, along with a teacher who evangelized door to door in Cajun country and a man who worked for decades at a Hansen's disease colony in Hawaii. ...

Caddo Parish Commission appoints Jones to fill vacated seat

Dec. 01, 2021 11:30 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana pastor is the newest member of the Caddo Parish Commission, the parish's governing authority. Commissioners on Monday selected Steffon Jones, on an interim basis, to fill the District 6 seat left vacant by Lynn Cawthorne, who resigned...

Louisiana Tech taps Texas Tech's Cumbie as head coach

Nov. 30, 2021 21:55 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana Tech has hired Texas Tech offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie as its next football coach. University officials announced the hiring Tuesday night and have a formal introduction scheduled for Wednesday. Cumbie spent this...

Appeals court orders Biden deportation priorities reheard

Nov. 30, 2021 21:17 PM EST

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new hearing by the full court on the legality of the Biden administration’s selective criteria on who should be deported. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans vacated a Sept. 15 ruling...

1 dead, 1 missing after boating accident in Louisiana

Nov. 30, 2021 17:58 PM EST

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — One boater is dead and another missing after an accident on the Pearl River, Louisiana authorities said Tuesday. Search crews found the body of Joseph Newby, 50, of Franklinton, late Monday and were looking for a 47-year-old man and the 14-foot...

LSU, Kelly agree to 10-year contract worth at least $95M

Nov. 30, 2021 17:48 PM EST

LSU flew newly hired coach Brian Kelly on a private jet to Baton Rouge, where he was greeted Tuesday by fans, dignitaries and the Golden Band from Tigerland after agreeing to a 10-year contract worth $95 million plus incentives. The hiring of Kelly — who has Notre Dame...

Louisiana again extends "Shot for $100" vaccine incentive

Nov. 30, 2021 16:45 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is extending its “Shot for $100” coronavirus vaccine incentive campaign for another month, in a continuing effort to try to boost the number of people who have gotten the shot. The new deadline to get a $100 Visa cash card for...