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EPA head tours embattled communities, says help on the way

Dec. 03, 2021 05:43 AM EST

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup in dust and, he says, exacerbates his breathing problems. ...

Hill's promising start for Saints flames out late vs Cowboys

Dec. 03, 2021 01:54 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The jolt Taysom Hill provided for the injury-riddled, reeling New Orleans Saints against Dallas on Thursday night dissolved in a slew of turnovers. Starting at quarterback for the first time this season, Hill passed for 264 yards and ran for another...

Defense lifts Dallas to 27-17 victory over sinking Saints

Dec. 03, 2021 01:31 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn had to step in for Mike McCarthy as acting head coach and enjoyed the sideline view as the unit he normally oversees lifted the Cowboys out of their recent swoon with a slew of big plays. CeeDee Lamb had 122...

Moton leads Grambling St. over Jarvis Christian 71-44

Dec. 02, 2021 21:47 PM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Tra'Michael Moton registered 17 points and six assists as Grambling State rolled past Jarvis Christian 71-44 on Thursday night. Zahad Munford had 10 points for Grambling State (3-5). Cameron Christon, who was second on the...

None injured in East Texas crash-landing of a small plane

Dec. 02, 2021 19:28 PM EST

CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — The pilot of a small plane managed to avert a serious crash Thursday when he landed next to a busy southeast Texas highway, authorities said. The plane with three people aboard was on a flight from Jennings, Louisiana, to Junction, Texas, when it...

Cooper active for Cowboys; Saints' Kamara and Ramczyk out

Dec. 02, 2021 19:23 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dallas receiver Amari Cooper is available to play against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night after being listed as questionable because of his recent positive COVID-19 test in the final injury reports before the game. The New Orleans Saints are...

Mississippi River search suspended for man from cruise ship

Dec. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it suspended its search Thursday for a man overboard from the American Queen cruise ship near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rescue crews spent about 32 hours searching more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the Mississippi River....

No. 20 ULL seeks 1st Sun Belt title game triumph vs App St.

Dec. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — For Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier, there was never a thought of starting his next job at Florida before he'd coached the No. 20 Ragin' Cajuns in the Sun Belt Conference championship game. This is the third time in four years since Napier...

Chronic wasting disease found in deer in southern Arkansas

Dec. 02, 2021 18:25 PM EST

STRONG, Ark. (AP) — Chronic wasting disease has been found in a deer in southern Arkansas, near the Louisiana state line, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reported Thursday. The deer was harvested in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge in Union County, the...

Cassidy: Louisiana to get $101M this year for water systems

Dec. 02, 2021 18:13 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will receive $101 million in federal funds during the current budget year to make drinking water system improvements around the state, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced Thursday. The dollars come from the more than $1 trillion bipartisan...