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Pelicans spoil Anthony’s debut, beat Blazers 115-104

Nov. 19, 2019 10:40 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday had 22 points and 10 assists, Brandon Ingram added 21 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans spoiled Carmelo Anthony’s Portland debut with a 115-104 victory over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Anthony finished with 10 points while Portland leading scorer and...

Anthony starting in Trail Blazers debut vs. Pelicans

Nov. 19, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Portland coach Terry Stotts says Carmelo Anthony will start at forward in his Trail Blazers debut against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. The 35-year-old Anthony agreed to contract terms with Portland last week but was officially signed Tuesday after passing a recent physical....

Run-stuffing, big-play defense making Saints a tough out

Nov. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even with cornerback Marshon Lattimore injured and unavailable, the New Orleans Saints’ defense again demonstrated its ability to stuff the run, make quarterbacks uncomfortable and tip the balance of a game. The Saints haven’t lost two straight games since the first two...

US officials granting $29 million for coastal protection

Nov. 18, 2019 5:30 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...

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...

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...

Local botanical pressing company started from 'experiments'

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — "It started off with just experiments" are Anne Venable's famous last words. The owner of Preservation Press started the Lafayette-based botanical pressing company as a way to decorate her home. Preservation Press creates one-of-a-kind art, cards and decor out of preserved specimens....

The Latest: Rispone: Disappointed at loss, but thankful too

Nov. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana election (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Republican Eddie Rispone says he’s disappointed at losing the Louisiana governor’s race but he’s thankful for his family and supporters and vowed to continue to work to improve the state. Rispone...