BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A string of clutch completions by Max Johnson in little more than a minute capped coach Ed Orgeron's roller-coaster tenure at LSU with a triumphant sendoff before a jubilant Tiger Stadium crowd.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Cole Kelley threw four touchdown passes and Southeastern Louisiana beat Florida A&M 38-14 on Saturday night in the first round of the Football Championship Series playoffs.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Garrett Urban made all five of his field goal attempts and his 25-yarder with two seconds left sent Grambling to a 29-26 win over Southern on Saturday in the 48th annual Bayou Classic.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Emani Bailey scored on a 2-yard run to give No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette a double-digit lead in the third quarter, and the Ragin’ Cajuns held off Louisiana-Monroe for a 21-16 victory Saturday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Brice threw two touchdown passes and Jalen Virgil returned a kick 97 yards for a touchdown as Appalachian State closed out its regular season with a 27-3 win over Georgia Southern Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) — TJ McMahon threw two late touchdown passes — including a 3-yarder to Cedric Patterson III with 61 seconds remaining — and Rice rallied for a 35-31 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jericole Hellems drained six 3-pointers, scored a career-high 31 points and N.C. State outran Louisiana Tech 90-81 on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty in an airline baggage scam that resulted in more than $300,000 in fraudulent claims, federal prosecutors said.
Pernell Anthony Jones, Jr., 31, of Kenner, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud, U.S.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Shreveport campus of the Southern University Law Center will begin classes in a renovated library in January.
The inaugural class will be comprised of eight Southern University Law students who will be in their last semester, The Shreveport Times reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil tanker hit an offshore oil platform at night off Louisiana because its Turkish operating company didn’t give the ship’s master time to recover from days of sleepless travel, federal investigators have found.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities searched Friday for an inmate who escaped from a south Louisiana prison.
The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections said a manhunt is underway for 23-year-old Shwilliam Cheevis, who is serving 15 years for sentences out of Caddo Parish, including aggravated second-degree battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette (10-1, 7-0 Sun Belt) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (4-7, 2-5), Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU).
Line: Louisiana-Lafayette by 21 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Don’t tell Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier that Saturday’s game isn’t significant for his No. 23-ranked football squad.
The Ragin’ Cajuns (10-1, 7-0) have already clinched the host spot for the Dec.
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Three teenagers were rescued Friday after their boat capsized in Louisiana's Vermilion Bay.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents were notified of the accident around 6 a.m.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana Tech and coach Skip Holtz are parting ways after nine seasons that included seven straight bowl appearances for the Bulldogs.
Athletic director Eric Woods announced Friday that Holtz would coach the Bulldogs’ final game against Rice on Saturday.
RACELAND, La. (AP) — Two wrecks in 24 hours have killed seven people, including five who weren’t belted in and were ejected from vehicles, Louisiana State Police said.
Four people died and two were injured when a Mississippi woman failed to yield to oncoming traffic and a pickup truck hit her car and overturned about 5 p.m.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period for the Dec. 11 election begins Saturday in the 38 parishes that have local competitions on the ballot.
Ascension, Bossier, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Orleans, Rapides and Vernon Parishes have candidates vying for elected jobs, with voters in New Orleans choosing their sheriff, clerk of criminal district court and several city council members.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Trying to boost one of the nation's lowest coronavirus vaccination rates, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has spent $27 million and counting on incentive programs, community door-knocking and advertising in hopes of persuading people to get the shot.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Deluges along Mississippi’s coast have damaged the state’s current generation of oysters two years after fresh water from a Louisiana flood control structure all but wiped out live adults on reefs.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper and two levee district officers shot and killed a man who was pointing a gun at them, Louisiana State Police said.
A news release Wednesday said the man was identified on Tuesday as 52-year-old Jabari Farafiai Asante-Chioke of Laplace.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bronze statue of Louisiana’s most famous politician, which faces the Capitol he built, has had a makeover after decades of exposure to weather and birds.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Health is partnering with the Bayou Classic and the National Medical Association to offer free COVID-19 vaccines at events ahead of the 48th annual football clash between Grambling State and Southern University.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The settlement may be off in a lawsuit filed by three medical students who sought an exemption from a north Louisiana medical college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements on religious grounds.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana judges facing discipline from the state's Supreme Court could be made to pay various costs arising from investigations into their conduct, including the cost of installing temporary judges to replace them if they are suspended, under new rules announced this week.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican legislative leaders are outraged about a plan by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration to start requiring some students to get the coronavirus vaccination or submit a written dissent to attend school.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that it is proposing threatened status for the Pearl River map turtle, seeking to grant added federal protections to an at-risk species found only in Louisiana and Mississippi.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly 15 months after Hurricane Laura struck, Louisiana is kicking off $11.3 million in housing repair and rebuilding programs for the southwestern city of Lake Charles while it waits for hundreds of millions in promised federal aid to arrive.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eight Louisiana casinos have started accepting bets on live-action sporting events, and seven more applications for sports wagering licenses from casinos are pending, according to the head of the state's gambling regulatory board.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Parker Stewart scored 16 points and Indiana overwhelmed Louisiana-Lafayette in the first half en route to a 76-44 victory on Sunday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters may have rejected a constitutional amendment to start the centralization of the state's sales tax collections, but that doesn't mean lawmakers and outside groups are giving up on trying to make the change.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A southwestern Louisiana city is borrowing $10 billion to jumpstart work on an estimated $20 million in needed drainage improvements.
The American Press reports that Lake Charles City Council members voted 6-0 Wednesday for the borrowing, which will be repaid over 10 years with a 1.9% interest rate.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Freshman Malik Nabers had a career-high 143 yards receiving and a touchdown as LSU defeated Louisiana-Monroe 27-14 Saturday night.
Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Tigers (5-6, 2-5 SEC) continued to struggle to develop any sort of rhythm offensively, scoring only 17 points well into the third quarter against the nation’s 115th-ranked scoring defense in ULM (4-7, 2-5 Sun Belt).
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw for 166 yards and three touchdowns, Louisiana-Lafayette had six takeaways and seven sacks and the No. 22 Ragin’ Cajuns capped the nonconference portion of their schedule with a 42-14 victory over Liberty on Saturday night.
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Chase Brice threw three touchdown passes and Appalachian State rode a dominating defense to a 45-7 rout of Troy on Saturday.
Appalachian State plays Georgia Southern Saturday in its regular season finale, but the Mountaineers already secured a berth in the Sun Belt Conference championship game Dec.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man accused of stabbing his father 46 times and leaving his body in a pile of garbage has been taken into custody by New York police after the man was pulled over in Louisiana.
CARENCRO, La. (AP) — Traffic cameras are being installed to help enforce school zone laws in a southwest Louisiana city.
The City of Carencro is working to make school zones safer for children by installing speed cameras around all schools in the city, Police Chief David Anderson said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four southeast Louisiana communities are among those around the nation sharing $139 million in grants to fund the hiring of new law enforcement personnel.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a news release that the city of New Orleans will receive $7.2 million.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents impacted by Hurricane Ida's destruction in August have a little more than a week remaining to seek individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Frank Gore Jr. threw two touchdowns on four completions and Southern Mississippi beat Louisiana Tech 35-19 on Friday night.
Gore was one of three players at quarterback that totaled 110 passing yards as the Golden Eagles (2-9, 1-6 Conference USA) dumped Louisiana Tech (3-8, 2-5) in its last home game of the year.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — K.D. Johnson scored 15 points, Zep Jasper added 13 and No. 21 Auburn rallied to beat South Florida 58-52 on Friday night.
Jabari Smith hit a 3-pointer 10 minutes into the second half during a 15-0 stretch that gave Auburn (3-0) its first lead at 42-40.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana readies for an infusion of federal infrastructure cash, a powerful state senator Friday said he's so dissatisfied with the state transportation department's handling of road and bridge money that he's ready to “blow it up and start over.”
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Friday lambasted the state’s temporary housing program enacted after Hurricane Ida, saying it continues to move too slowly to help people living in damaged homes and tents since late August.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In recent years, hundreds of people once destined to spend the rest of their lives in prison after being convicted of crimes as juveniles have gone free after Supreme Court decisions ruling that young people are capable of change and should be given a second chance.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Something's got to give when No. 22 Louisiana-Lafayette plays at Liberty on Saturday.
The Ragin' Cajuns (9-1) have won a program-record nine straight, including four in a row on the road, but will be facing a Flames team coming off a bye whose 15-game home winning streak is tied for the fourth-longest in the country.