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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) is fouled as he shoots by New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

Ingram, Williamson each score 32, Pelicans top Beal, Wizards

Jan. 28, 2021 1:11 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram each having their highest-scoring games of the season, there was only so much Washington's Bradley Beal could do in response. Ingram and Williamson each scored 32 points and New Orleans beat the depleted Wizards 124-106 on Wednesday night....

Kirby lifts SE Louisiana past Central Arkansas 69-57

Jan. 28, 2021 12:14 AM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Isiah Kirby recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a 69-57 win over Central Arkansas on Wednesday night. Keon Clergeot had 15 points for Southeastern Louisiana (5-11, 3-4 Southland Conference). Joe Kasperzyk added 13 points. Gus Okafor had 10 points. Rylan...

Gordon leads Nicholls St. past McNeese St. 76-69

Jan. 27, 2021 10:54 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Ty Gordon had 24 points as Nicholls State extended its winning streak to eight games, beating McNeese State 76-69 on Wednesday night. Najee Garvin had 16 points and eight rebounds for Nicholls State (10-5, 7-1 Southland Conference). Kevin Johnson added 15 points. Ryghe Lyons had nine...

Massner carries Northwestern State over New Orleans 81-73

Jan. 27, 2021 10:27 PM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Trenton Massner had 21 points as Northwestern State defeated New Orleans 81-73 on Wednesday night. Carvell Teasett had 16 points for Northwestern State (4-14, 3-4 Southland Conference). Larry Owens added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Damion Rosser had 17 points and nine rebounds for...

Group wants Louisiana university fined for 3 monkey deaths

Jan. 27, 2021 6:59 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A group opposed to experiments on animals says a Louisiana university should be fined $30,000 because heat stroke apparently killed three research monkeys in different outdoor cages on the same day last summer. The Ohio-based group Stop Animal Exploitation Now issued a news release...

Amanda Bohren holds her one-year-old son, Luke Spencer Bohren, as she waits to vote on Election Day, in the Mid City section of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana renews search for vendor to replace voting system

Jan. 27, 2021 5:45 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has resumed efforts to replace thousands of decades-old voting machines, with the state's elections chief issuing a new solicitation for bidders Wednesday amid a political climate where such contracts are getting intensified scrutiny. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin already...

Virus restrictions ease in New Orleans, but bars stay closed

Jan. 27, 2021 3:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Improving coronavirus statistics have led New Orleans officials to ease some virus-related restrictions and announce plans for students to return to classrooms, but bars in the city will stay closed for indoor service through the usually raucous Mardi Gras season, city officials said...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jan. 27, 2021 1:55 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Jan. 26 The Advocate on the local implications of President Joe Biden’s U.S. immigration policy: President Joe Biden’s first days in office signaled a welcome shift in U.S. immigration policy that may yet benefit Louisiana residents like Djibril...

FILE - In this June 4, 2012, file photo, state Sen. Conrad Appel, left, R-Metairie, and state Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, confer at the side of the House Chamber during the debate on Appel's Senate Concurrent Resolution 99, a $3.4 billion dollar spending plan for public schools, on the closing day of the 2012 legislative session at the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, La. Former Louisiana lawmaker Steve Carter, a Baton Rouge Republican who championed school choice issues during his three terms in the state House and spoke strongly in favor of following health guidelines to stop the spread of the coronavirus, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, of complications from COVID-19. He was 77. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)

Former Louisiana lawmaker Steve Carter dies from COVID-19

Jan. 27, 2021 1:08 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana lawmaker Steve Carter, a Baton Rouge Republican who championed school choice issues during his three terms in the state House and spoke strongly in favor of following health guidelines to stop the spread of the coronavirus, died of complications from COVID-19. He...

A destroyed home is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Grand Lake, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Insurers paid $5B for 2020 Louisiana hurricane claims so far

Jan. 27, 2021 1:04 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Insurance companies have paid out $5 billion to thousands of Louisiana customers with damage from the 2020 hurricanes so far, according to data released by Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon's office that offers the first detailed look at claims. Policyholders have filed nearly...