NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drought upriver has left the Mississippi River so low and slow that salt water is creeping farther than usual along the bottom toward New Orleans and threatening drinking water, the Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With Louisiana's midterm elections just weeks away, Republican Congressional candidate Holden Hoggatt released a political ad Wednesday attacking three-term GOP U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins and calling him a “fraud.”
BATON ROUGE (AP) — As Louisiana continues to be plagued by a spiraling insurance crisis, with insurers leaving the state and canceling homeowner policies as thousands of claims remain unpaid following a series of hurricanes, Gov.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Rep. Stuart Bishop has entered a 30-day treatment program for alcoholism.
The Republican, representing Lafayette, said in a statement that he has challenges to overcome “for the betterment of myself, my family and the great state of Louisiana," The Advocate reported Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state judge has frozen the ability of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to hand out money from a land trust while the City Council and mayor fight for control of money.
The Times-Picayune ' The New Orleans Advocate reports the ruling by Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Kern Reese came after the council asked the judge to halt Cantrell's ability to give out money.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Chandler Rogers and Malik Jackson had fourth-quarter touchdown runs and UL Monroe rallied to beat Louisiana 21-17 on Saturday night.
Momentum swung the Warhawks’ way when Rhys Byrns recovered a fumble after a loss of 23 yards on a Louisiana punt attempt, giving UL Monroe (2-2) the ball on the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 8-yard line.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — South Alabama got a punt return touchdown from Caullin Lacy, Yam Banks added a pick-6 and a fumble recovery, and the Jaguars defeated Louisiana Tech 38-14 on Saturday.
Lacy's 57-yard dash from the right sideline to the left corner of the end zone gave South Alabama a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Eli Sawyer threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to CJ Turner as time expired to give Southeastern Louisiana a 41-35 victory over Incarnate Word on Saturday night in a Southland Conference opener.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has decided not to block the state’s plan to move two dozen troubled juvenile offenders from a suburban New Orleans detention center to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Tulane University, former NFL player Steve Gleason, the Louisiana Democratic Party chair and a former superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department are among those vying for Louisiana's coveted tenth medical marijuana pharmacy license.
BALL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana town is preparing to settle a 20-year dispute with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by making a repayment of $163,102.
The Town Talk of Alexandria reports that the Town of Ball Council voted unanimously Tuesday to make the payment to settle a dispute involving $268,668 that was paid out in fraudulent claims related to Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Gustav in 2008 when the Town of Ball applied for FEMA funds.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Preliminary federal data shows Louisiana has the nation’s fourth-highest rate of dangerous West Nile virus infections, so people should protect themselves from mosquitoes, the state Department of Health says.
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A 62-year-old man died Thursday and another man was injured after their recreational shrimping skiff overturned in a lake north of New Orleans while he and a friend were out trawling.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State Police lieutenant has been put on administrative leave after being arrested in South Dakota for allegedly paying a prostitute.
The 20-year department veteran was in Rapid City for a work-related conference when he was arrested about 3 a.m.
Nick Saban wants more of the same from Alabama players in at least one regard.
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who admitted to being drunk when he crashed into the back of a family's minivan, killing a 9-year-old girl, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison, prosecutors said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With midterm elections just weeks away, Louisiana's likely front-runners in this year's U.S. Senate race — Republican Sen. John Kennedy and former Navy fighter pilot Luke Mixon, a moderate Democrat — released TV ads Tuesday seeking to get more supporters to the polls Nov.
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Lucille Fremin Babineaux, matriarch of a large family that included Louisiana's first female governor, died Monday, two weeks before what would have been her 103rd birthday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges accusing him of raping and choking a woman at his home in Louisiana and of possessing several drugs.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana conservation groups are renewing calls for tougher regulations on the state's least-regulated fishery after a fishing boat let loose huge numbers of dead fish off the state's southwest coast.
HOUSTON (AP) — TJ McMahon threw for 303 yards with three touchdown passes to lead Rice over Louisiana-Lafayette 33-21 on Saturday night in a Conference USA opener.
McMahon, who threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Luke McCaffrey late in the second quarter, hit Bradley Rozner for a 12-yard score early in the third.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Will Shipley told his mother as a youngster there was one thing he loved above all else in football — scoring touchdowns.
Shipley's done that a bunch for Clemson this season in his impressive start.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Cephus Johnson III threw two touchdown passes and Carlos Washington Jr. scored two of Southeastern Louisiana's six rushing touchdowns as the Lions beat Central Connecticut 70-6 Saturday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama scored on a long touchdown pass, a pick-six and a blocked punt.
And that was just the first six minutes.
Bryce Young passed for three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth, Will Anderson Jr.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana families and businesses in Tangipahoa Parish are a step closer to getting paid for flood damages in 1983 caused by the construction of Interstate 12.
A $95 million payment was approved Friday by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, The Advocate reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A riverboat casino in Louisiana's capital city has been given approval to move onto land.
The Louisiana Gaming Control Board this week unanimously approved the casino’s request to move off of its aging gambling boat and into the casino’s atrium, news outlets reported.
HAUGHTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana couple desecrated 102 graves at a single cemetery by stealing brass vases and selling them for scrap, authorities said.
The 38-year-old man and 33-year-old woman were arrested Wednesday after a month-long investigation of thefts from Hill Crest Cemetery in Haughton, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Louisiana State University student was shot and killed in her car, just a few miles from campus in Baton Rouge, early Friday.
Allison Rice, 21, was found in her car around 2:20 a.m.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three small insect-eating raptors called Mississippi kites were released Friday by Louisiana State University's wildlife hospital.
DELHI, La. (AP) — A space heater may have touched off a blaze that killed a Louisiana couple in their 70s, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office said Friday.
Bodies believed to be those of the 77-year-old woman and 78-year-old man who owned the house in Delhi were found in separate bedrooms early Wednesday, a news release said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Grammy-nominated hip-hop performer Mystikal is scheduled for arraignment on charges accusing him of raping and choking a woman, and illegally possessing drugs at his Louisiana home.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Bond Commission on Thursday approved a $39 million future line of credit for a critical New Orleans area power plant project that had become an unlikely pawn in the ongoing political tug-of-war over enforcing Louisiana’s near-total abortion ban.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — First-year Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Cumbie had a message for his players while prepping for No. 5 Clemson this week.
The Bulldogs have an opportunity to mark themselves alongside Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Marshall, all Group of Five teams who took down top-10 opponents.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge has thrown out air quality permits for a Taiwanese company’s planned $9.4 billion plastics complex between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, a rare win for environmentalists in a heavily industrialized stretch of the Mississippi River often referred to as “Cancer Alley."
Louisiana Tech (1-1) at No. 5 Clemson (2-0), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
Line: Clemson by 33 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Louisiana-Monroe (1-1) at No. 1 Alabama (2-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Alabama by 49 1/2 according to Fanduel Sportsbook.
Two more Sun Belt teams get their shots at ranked teams Saturday, a week after two top-10 teams lost to Group of Five programs on the same day for the first time in the College Football Playoff era.
Nick Saban doesn’t have to give his players a history lesson.
The Alabama coach need only point to last weekend’s Sun Belt Conference stunners ahead of Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Monroe, incidentally the architect of the most humbling loss of his tenure in Tuscaloosa.
KILLONA, La. (AP) — A nuclear power plant west of New Orleans will be getting extra inspections because an offsite radiation monitor was miscalibrated for more than a decade, federal regulators said Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana legislators are once again discussing a possible path toward eliminating state income tax.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A woman outfitted with a tiny microphone and hidden camera walked up to a dilapidated drug house on a chilly afternoon last year looking to buy meth from a dealer known on the streets as “Mississippi.”
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Ben Wooldridge and Chandler Fields combined for five touchdown passes as Louisiana scored all its points in the second half and rolled to a 49-14 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday night for its 15th straight win in the series.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Chandler Rogers threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score as Louisiana-Monroe rolled to a 35-7 victory over Nicholls on Saturday night.
Rogers was 20-of-25 passing for 253 yards and threw at least one completion each to 10 separate receivers.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An overwhelming show of force in the first quarter gave first-year LSU coach Brian Kelly what he wanted from a game the Tigers were already expected to win handily.
Jayden Daniels completed 10 of 11 passes for 137 yards, threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score in just five drives, and LSU built a 51-0 halftime lead over Southern before cruising to a 65-17 victory Saturday night in the first matchup of the two universities from Louisiana's capital city.
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Brady Meitz threw for 444 yards and three touchdown passes and Stetson cruised to a 45-14 victory over NAIA member Louisiana Christian on Saturday night.
Meitz was 25-of-48 passing with a scoring throws to Nazeviah Burris, Quinton Lane and Michael Martinez.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — N’Kosi Perry threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as Florida Atlantic cruised to a 42-9 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Parker McNeil passed for 197 yards and three touchdowns, Marquis Crosby rushed for 196 yards and two scores and Louisiana Tech beat Stephen F. Austin 52-17 on Saturday.
SFA led 7-0 before Louisiana Tech rattled off the next 52 points, capped by a J’Dan Burnett 30-yard return of a fumble for a touchdown.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heartfelt stories of a man's courage, generosity, faith and love for his family were heard Saturday as family and friends bid farewell to former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu, whose legacy includes standing against segregation at a time when some preferred the status quo.