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Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

Nov. 15, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump said the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana. Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by 20...

Pelicans spoil Paul George’s return, beat Clippers 132-127

Nov. 15, 2019 1:34 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. George was playing for the first time since...

Holiday’s 36 points push Pelicans past Clippers 132-127

Nov. 15, 2019 12:23 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul George expected to shoot well in his Clippers’ debut because his surgically repaired shoulders felt great. It was the rest of his game — from ball handling to defense — that concerned him. Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from George three times...

Perry's double-double leads Mississippi State past ULM

Nov. 14, 2019 10:07 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State used a dominating defensive showing and balanced scoring attack to move past Louisiana-Monroe 62-45 on Thursday at Humphrey Coliseum. Reggie Perry had 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead four Bulldogs in double digits. It marked the second consecutive double-double...

The Latest: Trump says impeachment probe hard on his family

Nov. 14, 2019 9:54 PM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at a rally in Louisiana (all times local): 8:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family. He made the comment while in Louisiana for a rally on Thursday as he tried to energize...

Rivers: George ready to play vs. Pelicans

Nov. 14, 2019 7:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says small forward Paul George is set to make his season debut against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. George, a six-time NBA All-Star, was acquired by the Clippers as a free agent this past offseason. He has been recovering from...

11 more endangered whooping cranes in southwest Louisiana

Nov. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EST

Eleven young endangered whooping cranes are in southwest Louisiana, being prepared to join 69 adults in the wild. The juveniles will spend about two weeks in a net-covered pen at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area near Gueydan. Whooping cranes are among the world's largest and rarest birds. The 850 or so...

Contract approved to start $450 million Superdome overhaul

Nov. 14, 2019 5:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state board that oversees Louisiana’s Superdome approved a contract Thursday for the first phase of a $450 million renovation of the 44-year-old New Orleans landmark that became a symbol of the city’s rebirth following Hurricane Katrina. The unanimous vote by the...

Louisiana officer won’t face charges in 94 mph fatal crash

Nov. 14, 2019 9:19 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer who crashed a speeding sports car while off duty will face no criminal charges in the death of a child. Prosecutors cleared Christopher Manuel of negligent homicide, even though investigators say he was driving an orange Corvette at 94 mph (151 kph) before...

Nicholls St. beats Paul Quinn of the NAIA 81-66

Nov. 14, 2019 12:40 AM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Elvis Harvey Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Nicholls State beat Paul Quinn College of the NAIA 81-66 on Wednesday night. Dexter McClanahan led with 18 points for the Colonels (2-1). D’Angelo Hunter added 16 points and seven rebounds and Andre Jones scored 14...