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Co-inventor of New Orleans 'hand grenade' cocktail dies

Dec. 7, 2019 7:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The co-founder of a chain of bars in New Orleans' French Quarter who helped create an iconic cocktail known as the “hand grenade” has died. Earl Bernhardt died Thursday at the age of 80 from natural causes, Bernhardt's business partner Pam Fortner said in a statement,...

Record-breaking Montana swamps SE Louisiana in FCS 73-28

Dec. 7, 2019 7:04 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Dalton Sneed threw five touchdown passes and Marcus Knight rushed for three scores to lead the Montana Grizzlies’ 73-28 rout of Southeast Louisiana in a FCS second-round playoff game on Saturday. Knight, a sophomore running back, also caught a touchdown pass as he set...

Evans' 3 TDs lead No. 20 App State to Sun Belt title, 45-38

Dec. 7, 2019 5:38 PM EST

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Moments after his team won its second straight Sun Belt Conference championship game, Appalachian State coach Eli Drinkwitz continued to set the bar higher. “It better be the Cotton Bowl!" Drinkwitz told fans on the field at Kidd Brewer Stadium when asked where he thought his team...

Trump food stamp changes loom, impact on Louisiana unclear

Dec. 7, 2019 3:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials don't yet know how many of the state's food stamp recipients could be at risk of losing their benefits because of a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements on the program. About 49,000 of the 810,000 people in Louisiana who rely on the...

South Louisiana diocese to close elementary school

Dec. 7, 2019 11:37 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Catholic elementary school that has operated for more than 50 years is closing in south Louisiana. Catholic diocese officials said Maria Immacolata Elementary in Houma will close at the end of the current school year. The school has just over 150 students. The Courier reports that...

The girl who dreams to live on Mars

Dec. 7, 2019 3:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — For Alyssa Carson, colonizing Mars is just the first step in saving the human race. The 18-year-old astrobiology student at Florida Tech remembers when she was nine years old, she had the opportunity to meet and speak to former NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus at the Sally Ride Science...

Warren, Buttigieg scrap puts Democratic divide on display

Dec. 7, 2019 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she's starting to hit back. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on...

Creole Nutcracker brings diverse talent, twist to a classic

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana twist on The Nutcracker is providing more opportunities for Acadiana's African-American community to be involved in the classic Christmas ballet. The Creole Nutcracker showcases numerous dance and music styles in the setting of south Louisiana's swamps and festivals. "The...

Martinez brings characters to life on the comic books pages

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — Carmen Martinez grew up drawing and sketching comic book characters for her family and friends. "Art was always a part of my life," she said. "I was always doing it from a young age." Martinez, a 2008 graduate of Welsh High School, said drawing was a way of keeping her focused. Those...

Brewer leads SE Louisiana past Southern-New Orleans 79-74

Dec. 6, 2019 10:57 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Ty Brewer had 27 points plus 12 rebounds as Southeastern Louisiana edged past Southern-New Orleans 79-74 on Friday night. Pape Diop added 25 points for the Lions. The Lions led 67-58 before SUNO ran off eight consecutive points to trail by one with 4:22 remaining. The Lions responded...