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Amid hesitancy, Louisiana gets creative in vaccine outreach

Apr. 16, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brass bands playing at a 24-hour drive-thru coronavirus vaccine event. Doses delivered to commercial fishermen minutes from the docks. Pop-up immunization clinics at a Buddhist temple, homeless shelters, truck stops and casinos, with shots available at night or on...

Body pulled from Mississippi River is missing LSU student

Apr. 14, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The body pulled from the Mississippi River on Tuesday has been identified as missing LSU freshman Kori Gauthier. “Since Kori was first reported missing, the LSU Police Department, Baton Rouge Police Department and other law enforcement...

Louisiana pauses use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department told the state’s vaccine providers Tuesday to stop administering the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine immediately, after federal officials announced they are investigating possible links between the one-shot vaccine and severe...

Trial to start for white man accused of killing Black men

Apr. 11, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin Monday on murder charges for a Louisiana white man accused of killing two Black men and shooting into the home of another Black family. Jury selection will begin in the trial of 27-year-old Kenneth Gleason in Baton...

FEMA opening mass vaccination site in Louisiana capital city

Apr. 09, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open its first Louisiana mass coronavirus vaccination site in Baton Rouge, capable of administering up to 3,000 shots a day, President Joe Biden's administration announced Friday. The site is expected...

$50M suit alleges retaliation over allegations against coach

Apr. 08, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit, an associate athletic director at Louisiana State University accuses university officials of retaliating against her for reporting racist remarks and inappropriate sexual behavior by former head football coach Les Miles....

2 charged in Louisiana 1-year-old's blunt force trauma death

Apr. 07, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in the death of a 1-year-old girl who suffered blunt force injuries and a large burn last month, according to police. The child’s mother, Christy Fontenot, 35, was booked into jail Monday on charges of cruelty to...

Louisiana holds special election Saturday for US House seats

Mar. 19, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three months after Louisiana voters determined the state's congressional lineup, the presidential election and the coronavirus pandemic are forcing a new round of elections Saturday for two of those U.S. House seats. Democrat Cedric Richmond left...

Elections again? Voting opens in Louisiana's US House races

Mar. 05, 2021 09:51 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Voters thought they’d settled Louisiana’s congressional seats last fall, but only a few months later, they’re being asked to return to the polls for a sort of do-over. A weeklong early voting period opens Saturday in the March 20 special...

After counseling, man shoots estranged wife, kills self

Mar. 04, 2021 12:54 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man shot his estranged wife after leaving a counseling office in Louisiana and then killed himself, authorities said. East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark identified the shooter as Richard Randall Ray, 53, who died at the scene Tuesday. ...