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Century-plus Bourgeois Meat Market expanding

May. 28, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — Bourgeois Meat Market, a butcher shop that started in the times of horse-and-carriage, plans to open a second location in Gray early next year. The more-than-100-year-old local institution is popular for its highly touted beef jerky, along with its boudin,...

Tent party business pitches togetherness through sleepovers

May. 28, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — After two years of social distancing, the world is slowly returning to normal and that means kids all over the Shreveport-Bossier area are welcoming their friends back into their homes. A local business is taking their creative idea to make the ultimate...

17 years post-Katrina, New Orleans-area protections complete

May. 27, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Seventeen years after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has completed an extensive system of floodgates, strengthened levees and other protections. The 130-mile (210-kilometer) ring is designed to hold out storm surge of about 30...

NTSB: Pilot disorientation likely caused fatal 2019 crash

May. 27, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pilot disorientation is listed as a probable cause of the 2019 small plane crash that killed five people in south Louisiana. The Advocate reports that the National Transportation Safety Board report on the crash said the pilot likely experienced “spatial...

Bill to aid those convicted by non-unanimous juries shelved

May. 27, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Legislation providing a possible path to freedom for people convicted of felonies by non-unanimous Louisiana juries has been shelved for the current legislative session. The bill would have allowed those convicted by non-unanimous juries to apply for a...

Calcasieu academic head to be next schools superintendent

May. 27, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school board has narrowly chosen the district’s chief academic officer as its next superintendent. The Calcasieu Parish School Board voted 8-7 Thursday night for Shannon LaFargue, the American Press reported. The former...

Governor saw deadly arrest video months before prosecutors

May. 27, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With racial tensions still simmering over the killing of George Floyd, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his top lawyers gathered in a state police conference room in October 2020 to prepare for the fallout from a troubling case closer to home: troopers’ deadly arrest...

Governor saw deadly arrest video months before prosecutors

May. 27, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his top lawyers privately watched a key video of Black motorist Ronald Greene drawing his final breaths in his deadly 2019 arrest six months before prosecutors even knew the footage existed. While the Democratic governor...

Saints' Winston, Thomas show up at workout; Kamara absent

May. 26, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints expect their offense to be more productive next season. The optimism is largely based on the expectation that they will have quarterback Jameis Winston and former All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas back from serious injuries. ...

Pelicans' Williamson cleared to play without restrictions

May. 26, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans announced that forward Zion Williamson has been cleared to play this offseason without any restrictions after recent imaging on the fifth metatarsal in his right foot showed continued improvement. Barring any setbacks, that should pave...