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Zoo too? Houston Zoo latest to deal with suspicious incident

Feb. 08, 2023 18:01 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Police are investigating possible vandalism at the Houston Zoo after workers discovered that someone had deliberately cut a four-inch gap in the mesh that covers a habitat for brown pelicans. The damage to the habitat comes after a series of thefts and incidents of...

Texas man jailed in Dallas monkey case says he'd do it again

Feb. 07, 2023 22:34 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A 24-year-old man now linked to an unusual string of crimes that kept the Dallas Zoo on the lookout for missing animals told police that after he swiped two monkeys from their enclosure, he took them onto the city's light rail system to make his getaway, court records show. ...

Official: Black man killed by Louisiana police was unarmed

Feb. 07, 2023 19:03 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Black man was unarmed when police in Louisiana fatally shot him in the chest last week after he ran away from a domestic disturbance call, authorities said. The federal prosecutor in Shreveport, U.S. Attorney Brandon Brown, said Tuesday he’s keeping in...

Brown scores 26 to lead Louisiana over Marshall 77-67

Feb. 05, 2023 00:56 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Jordan Brown had 26 points and Louisiana picked up its 10th straight win with a 77-67 victory over Marshall on Saturday night. Brown added 20 rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (20-4, 10-2 Sun Belt Conference). Greg Williams Jr. was 8-of-14 shooting and scored 20....

Jemison has 12 as UAB downs Florida International 76-72

Feb. 04, 2023 18:48 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Trey Jemison scored 12 points as UAB beat Florida International 76-72 on Saturday night. Jemison added 11 rebounds for the Blazers (17-7, 8-5 Conference USA). KJ Buffen scored 12 points and added eight rebounds and three blocks. Ledarrius Brewer was 3-for-3...

Murdix's 23 lead Texas A&M-CC over SE Louisiana 83-72

Feb. 04, 2023 14:23 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Terrion Murdix's 23 points helped Texas A&M-CC defeat SE Louisiana 83-72 on Saturday. Murdix was 9 of 18 shooting, including 2 for 4 from distance, and went 3 for 3 from the line for the Islanders (15-9, 8-3 Southland Conference). Trey Tennyson added 16...

California won't require COVID vaccine to attend schools

Feb. 03, 2023 20:38 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Children in California won't have to get the coronavirus vaccine to attend schools, state public health officials confirmed Friday, ending one of the last major restrictions of the pandemic in the nation's most populous state. Gov. Gavin Newsom first...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Feb. 03, 2023 18:31 PM EST

The Advocate. January 31, 2023. Economic outlook bright, but old obstacles persist If anyone qualifies as a Louisiana-proud product in our state’s business community more than Brandon Landry, we don’t know of them. His Walk-On’s restaurants and...

Louisiana lawmakers OK funding to draw insurers to state

Feb. 03, 2023 15:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $45 million funding bill to address soaring homeowner insurance rates in hurricane-battered Louisiana was overwhelmingly approved by Louisiana lawmakers Friday and sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards for his signature. The Senate approved the House-passed bill...

Louisiana Lafayette wins 82-63 against Texas State

Feb. 02, 2023 23:28 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Greg Williams Jr.'s 23 points helped Louisiana Lafayette defeat Texas State 82-63 on Thursday night. Williams added five rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (19-4, 9-2 Sun Belt Conference). Jordan Brown scored 16 points and added seven rebounds. Themus Fulks shot 5...