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LSU, Kelly agree to 10-year contract worth at least $95M

Nov. 30, 2021 17:48 PM EST

LSU flew newly hired coach Brian Kelly on a private jet to Baton Rouge, where he was greeted Tuesday by fans, dignitaries and the Golden Band from Tigerland after agreeing to a 10-year contract worth $95 million plus incentives. The hiring of Kelly — who has Notre Dame...

Police: Man slapped 14-year-old boy in face during LSU game

Nov. 30, 2021 10:04 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man was arrested for slapping a 14-year-old boy in the face during a football game at Louisiana State University, police say. Witnesses said the man struck the young fan in a Tiger Stadium suite Saturday during the game against Texas A&M,...

Inmate accused of Thanksgiving Day escape is recaptured

Nov. 30, 2021 08:54 AM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a facility in the Baton Rouge area has been captured in Bossier City, authorities said. Shwilliam Cheevis, 23, was apprehended Monday and taken into custody without incident, Bossier City police said. ...

Search for escaped inmate expands beyond Louisiana

Nov. 28, 2021 17:30 PM EST

JACKSON, La. (AP) — Louisiana prison officials say they believe a man who escaped from a Jackson prison on Thursday may have left the state. The Advocate reports that a search for Shwilliam Cheevis in the Baton Rouge area has been expanded. ...

Football taught coach to live again after wife's death

Nov. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Steven Ensminger Jr. leaned forward in the visitor’s press box. Play sheet at the ready. Eyes transfixed on the field. It’s the first Friday night of high school football season. Ruston High at Neville High. And Ensminger, the new quarterbacks...

Fisher says only interest in LSU is win for No. 14 Texas A&M

Nov. 26, 2021 16:09 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It could be a little awkward when Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher leads the Aggies out of the visitor's locker room at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night. Fisher has been widely mentioned as a candidate to fill LSU's coaching vacancy, but has...

Early voting opens Saturday for Louisiana's local elections

Nov. 26, 2021 10:33 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period for the Dec. 11 election begins Saturday in the 38 parishes that have local competitions on the ballot. Ascension, Bossier, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Orleans, Rapides and Vernon Parishes have...

Baton Rouge Judge William Morvant retiring after 25 years

Nov. 24, 2021 11:36 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of the longest-serving judges on the state district court in Baton Rouge is retiring at the end of the year. Judge William Morvant, who turned 65 this month, was reelected last fall to a fifth six-year term on the 19th Judicial District...

Student who made LSU bomb threat has felony charges dropped

Nov. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge prosecutors dropped felony charges against a former University of Alabama student who allegedly called in a bomb threat to Tiger stadium during the 2019 LSU-Florida football game after his lawyer says he finished a pretrial intervention program. ...

Monday's Scores

Nov. 22, 2021 23:20 PM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Airline 69, Atlanta 42 Avoyelles 51, Ferriday 48 B.T. Washington 60, Calvary Baptist Academy 48 Barbe 85, Oakdale 57 Baton Rouge Catholic 76, Belle Chasse 35 ...