Bald eaglet back in air after 2 weeks in wildlife hospital

U.S. 05/28/19, 14:13

A bald eagle hatched this spring in a New Orleans suburb was released Tuesday in the same neighborhood after two weeks in Louisiana State University's Wildlife Hospital.Dozens of neighbors who have watched over the eagle family cheered as the mottled brown bird hopped out of the cage in which it ...

Average US price of gas spikes 5 cents per gallon to $2.97

Business 05/05/19, 13:57

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 5 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.97.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that gas prices have spiked 66 cents since early January.But Lundberg says dropping crude oil costs could mean that prices ...

Court: Injured officer can sue Black Lives Matter organizer

U.S. 04/26/19, 15:59

A Louisiana police officer injured during protests over the 2016 killing of a black man can sue a Black Lives Matter organizer on the grounds he acted negligently by leading people to block a highway, a federal appeals court has ruled.The Baton Rouge officer, identified only as John Doe in ...

New LSU AD Woodward initially supportive of embattled Wade

Basketball 04/23/19, 18:41

New LSU athletic director Scott Woodward began his tenure at his alma mater by asserting he would throw "100 percent support" behind recently reinstated basketball coach Will Wade — unless he's presented with new information that forces him to reconsider."I have not met with Will," Woodward said during his formal ...

APNewsBreak: Police: Louisiana gov’s mansion intruder jailed

U.S. 04/23/19, 14:39

Louisiana State Police on Monday revealed an extraordinary security breach at the Governor's Mansion, saying they had arrested a man last week who trespassed into the building and damaged property before falling asleep on a couch.Reynard Green, 34, of Baton Rouge was booked April 17 on counts including simple burglary, ...

Average US price of gas spikes 13 cents per gallon, to $2.91

U.S. 04/21/19, 13:17

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline surged 13 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.91.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says one of the reasons for the spike is an increase in crude oil costs.Lundberg says Sunday that prices at the pump ...

Update: Sheriff’s family: Parole board’s decision ‘fair’

U.S. 04/11/19, 12:59

The Latest on a parole decision involving Henry Montgomery, who won a Supreme Court appeal on juvenile sentencing (all times local):10:55 a.m.The grandson of a sheriff's deputy killed in 1963 says a board's decision to reject parole for the man who killed his grandfather was "fair."CORRECTS LAST NAME TO HURT, ...

Inmate at center of landmark juvenile case up for parole

U.S. 04/11/19, 07:43

A Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling extending the hope of freedom to juvenile offenders sentenced to life without the possibility of parole will hear Thursday whether he'll finally get paroled after more than five decades in prison.A three-member board will hear the case of ...

Update: Revelry reflects infamous Saints-Rams ‘no call’

Football 03/05/19, 13:13

The Latest on Mardi Gras (all times local):12:10 p.m.If you thought Saints fans were over the NFC Championship game and the "no-call," think again.The Officer's Float rolls down Napoleon Avenue as the 1,600 men of Bacchus present their 32-float Mardi Gras parade entitled "Starring Louisiana" on the Uptown route in ...

Louisiana man accused in slayings found competent for trial

U.S. 02/27/19, 04:58

A Louisiana man accused of killing three people and wounding another in 2017 has been found competent to stand trial. The Advocate reports Ryan Sharpe's defense attorney, Tommy Damico, says his client was moved over the weekend to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison from a state mental facility. Doctors at the state ...

Average US price of gas jumps 10 cents per gallon, to $2.44

Business 02/24/19, 13:47

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up 10 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.44. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that the jump follows a rise in crude oil costs. Lundberg says the price at the pump is 15 cents ...

Smart leads No. 13 LSU past No. 5 Tennessee in OT, 80-82

Sports 02/23/19, 15:32

Javonte Smart capped a career-best 29-point performance with a crucial rebound and go-ahead free throws in the final seconds, and No. 13 LSU outlasted fifth-ranked Tennessee 82-80 in overtime on Saturday. Smart, a freshman who grew up near Baton Rouge, began to take over the game with about six minutes left ...

Allen scores 21, Florida downs No. 13 LSU, 82-77

Sports 02/20/19, 21:40

Kevaughn Allen highlighted a 21-point performance with a pair of 3-pointers late in overtime, and Florida beat No. 13 LSU 82-77 on Wednesday night.Jalen Hudson and Noah Locke each scored 15 for Florida (15-11, 7-6 SEC), which has won three straight on the heels of competitive losses to Kentucky, Tennessee ...

Judge says man accused in slayings is incompetent for trial

U.S. 01/31/19, 04:37

A man accused of killing three people and wounding another in 2017 has been ruled incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a former Baton Rouge official.The Advocate reports Judge Trudy White announced Wednesday that 37-year-old Ryan Sharpe isn't able to competently assist his attorney in a trial over ...

Louisiana seeking ways to lessen $3B flood-protection debt

U.S. 01/25/19, 12:34

Louisiana welcomed federal flood-protection money in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in a deal that didn't require the state to begin repaying its share for a decade. But now that bill is coming due, and it has ballooned to a dismaying $3 billion because of accumulated interest. The looming payments have ...

Average US price of gas drops 12 cents per gallon to $2.31

Business 01/13/19, 14:48

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 12 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks to $2.31.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease at the pump.The average gas price has ...

Kyle Ardoin wins election for Louisiana secretary of state

Politics 12/08/18, 22:38

Republican Kyle Ardoin will retain the Louisiana secretary of state's job he's been performing since May, winning a special election Saturday that was set in motion when his former boss stepped down in a sexual harassment scandal. Ardoin defeated Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup, a little-known candidate who significantly lagged in fundraising, to ...

Louisiana governor’s race surprise: Sen. Kennedy won’t run

Politics 12/03/18, 14:05

Ending months of speculation, Sen. John Kennedy announced Monday that he won't run against Gov. John Bel Edwards in 2019, leaving Republicans scrambling without a well-known contender. The announcement, made in a press release, came as a surprise. The senator would have been a formidable opponent as Republicans try to unseat the ...

Group rescinds speaker invite for deputy cleared in shooting

U.S. 11/12/18, 03:32

An Oklahoma deputy acquitted in a 2016 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man is no longer scheduled to speak at a homicide investigators conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.News outlets report the Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association rescinded Roger County Sheriff's Deputy Betty Shelby's invitation on Sunday following pressure from civil ...

LSU’s Orgeron discusses ‘biggest day’ on the job

Football 11/05/18, 18:44

LSU coach Ed Orgeron proclaimed that Monday was his "biggest day" on the job since he took over the Les Miles in 2016.The coach expressed concerned about the psyche of his players after the dual blow of losing big at home to No. 1 Alabama and then hearing their own ...

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