Latest Louisiana News

US officials granting $29 million for coastal protection

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaska village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threatened by storms and flooding from rising and...

Voters in Louisiana town approve liquor sales

Nov. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — A liquor prohibition is over for two towns in a Louisiana parish after an ordinance was overwhelmingly approved, allowing the sales of more than just beer and wine coolers. The Advocate reports Albany and Livingston in Livingston Parish approved liquor sales Saturday, ending a...

Louisiana teen charged with fatally shooting toddler in car

Nov. 18, 2019 3:57 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana have charged a 19-year-old who they say shot a 2-year-old girl in the head as she sat in the back seat of a car this weekend. News outlets report Ta’Darrious Terrell Upshaw was booked into Shreveport City Jail on Sunday and charged with second-degree murder...

Redick scores 26, Pelicans top reeling Warriors 108-100

Nov. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday looked to find J.J. Redick shot opportunities early and often against Golden State, and Reddick validated Holiday’s approach in short order. “I’m looking for him every time,” said Holiday, who in the first quarter assisted on five Redick jump...

2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

Nov. 17, 2019 9:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing Louisiana...

Did Louisiana football success boost Edwards? Couldn’t hurt.

Nov. 17, 2019 6:52 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In picking apart Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reelection victory in the red state of Louisiana, analysts talk of cross-party voters, the get-out-the-vote effort in New Orleans and the Donald Trump factor. But in a year when both the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints...

Brewer scores 20 to lift SE Louisiana over Mobile 65-58

Nov. 17, 2019 5:18 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Ty Brewer scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Southeastern Louisiana topped Mobile 65-58 on Sunday. Pape Diop finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, five steals and three blocks for the Lions (2-2). Isiah Kirby added 12 points, while Von Julien handed out seven...

Army training: no Thanksgiving hunts in 2 Louisiana areas

Nov. 17, 2019 1:18 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Extensive Army training will close two Louisiana wildlife management areas near Fort Polk to hunters over the Thanksgiving weekend. That word comes from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. A news release Thursday said the Fort Polk-Vernon and Peason Ridge Wildlife...

Teachers, district honored for their education efforts

Nov. 17, 2019 10:45 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two Louisiana teachers and a school district have been honored for their contributions in educating students. According to a news release, Jennifer Williams in Jefferson Parish and Steven Gamache in New Orleans were both given the $25,000 Milken Educator Award. And the DeSoto Parish...

Democrat Edwards wins reelection in conservative Louisiana

Nov. 17, 2019 10:23 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Deep in the heart of the conservative South, Louisiana’s voters reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards to a second term, shocking Republicans who had hoped to reclaim the seat on the strength of President Donald Trump’s popularity. With his focus on bipartisan,...