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Seafood, doughnuts at stake in 2 cities vaccine competition

Sep. 20, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mayors of two Louisiana cities have announced a friendly competition aimed at bolstering efforts to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19. Adrian Perkins, the mayor of Shreveport in northwest Louisiana, and Nic Hunter, the mayor of...

Another fight at Louisiana school results in more arrests

Sep. 17, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A fight Friday at the same Louisiana high school where 14 students were arrested a day earlier has resulted in more students facing charges. Two groups of teenage girls, ages 14 to 17, were involved in the fight at Southwood High School in...

14 students arrested after fight at Louisiana school

Sep. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — More than a dozen students at a Louisiana high school were arrested after a fight Thursday, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said. Around 3 p.m., the school resource officer assigned to Southwood High School, Cpl. Calvin Williams, responded to a...

Man killed by police officer in Shreveport

Sep. 12, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man shot and killed Saturday by a Shreveport officer had struggled with the officer and pulled a gun. The state agency said in a Sunday news release that it is investigating the shooting that killed 30-year-old Desmond...

Black Girl Magic Museum ends its pop-up run in Louisiana

Sep. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Black Girl Magic Museum owner and founder Dominique Hamilton ends her pop-up stay at The Standard Downtown Lofts after setting shop back in April. While the pop-up exhibit was created as a way to help Black girls realize their worth and to...

Animal shelter welcoming more than 50 dogs from Louisiana

Sep. 05, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — More than 50 dogs and puppies are scheduled to arrive on Long Island after being transported from shelters in Louisiana. The North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington said Sunday its emergency rescue team will be arriving with...

106-year-old Louisiana woman receives honorary diploma

Sep. 05, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Shreveport centenarian Elvira Helaire-Davis, a 106-year-old family matriarch and mother of 14 children, realized a long-held dream when she was presented recently with an honorary State of Louisiana high school diploma. In a presentation ceremony...

Guilty plea, 15-year sentence for Louisiana investment scam

Aug. 25, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana businessman pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday and accepted a 15-year prison sentence in connection with an investment con that drew tens of millions of dollars from individuals and banks, federal prosecutors said. The...

Another virus surge brings more misery to Louisiana hospital

Aug. 24, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Lauren Debroeck slowly leans in closer to her husband’s face, hoping this might be the day he wakes up after nearly a month. Debroeck does her hair and makeup impeccably each morning because she wants him to look at her and know that, despite...

Louisiana State University to wipe away $7M in student debt

Aug. 24, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University announced it will use federal coronavirus aid to forgive more than $7 million in student debt for about 4,000 students. “In an effort to continue providing access to an LSU education, we have made the decision to...