JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters warned of the potential for strong tornadoes that could stay on the ground for long distances in parts of the South on Tuesday, as well as flooding rains and hail the size of tennis balls.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute over a blocked Biden administration policy that would prioritize deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk.
Tennessee finished the regular season as the Football Bowl Subdivision leader in total offense and scoring while Washington and Air Force were first in the other major offensive categories.
The Volunteers' 56-0 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday left them with season averages of 538.1 yards and 47.3 points per game.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State coach Jake Spavital was fired Sunday after four seasons in which the Bobcats won just 13 games.
Texas State finished its second consecutive 4-8 season on Saturday with a 41-13 loss at home to Louisiana-Lafayette.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Cephus Johnson III ran for two touchdowns, Zy Alexander had a late pick-6 and Southeastern Louisiana held off Idaho 45-42 in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday night.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tucker DeVries' 21 points helped Drake defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 76-64 on Saturday night.
DeVries was 6-of-11 shooting, including 2 for 5 from distance, and went 7 for 7 from the line for the Bulldogs (6-0).
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Chandler Fields threw two touchdown passes and Louisiana-Lafayette became bowl eligible with a 41-13 victory over Texas State in a regular-season finale on Saturday night.
Fields gave Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6, 4-4 Sun Belt) the lead for good in the first quarter when he threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Chris Smith for a 7-3 lead with 5:35 left in the first quarter.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — DeWayne McBride ran for a school-record 272 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and UAB beat Louisiana Teach 37-27 on Saturday to become bowl eligible for the seventh consecutive season.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Keaston Willis' 17 points helped Louisiana Tech defeat UT Southern 91-47 on Saturday night.
Willis also added eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (5-2). Dravon Mangum scored 17 points and added six rebounds.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Roscoe Eastmond's 20 points helped SE Louisiana defeat William Carey 96-62 on Saturday.
Eastmond shot 8 for 13, including 4 for 6 from beyond the arc for the Lions (4-3). Christian Agnew scored 19 points while going 4 of 8 from the floor, including 3 for 7 from distance, and 8 for 9 from the line, and added five assists.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 42-year old man has been arrested following a deadly Thanksgiving shooting at a truck stop in Louisiana.
Timothy Washington, who was injured during the shooting but not hospitalized, was arrested by police and SWAT Friday, Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a passenger who went overboard from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico was rescued on Thanksgiving after likely being in the water for hours.
The 28-year-old man was reported missing at noon Thursday while the vessel, the Carnival Valor, was heading to Cozumel, Mexico.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Cobe Williams' 25 points helped Louisiana Tech defeat Samford 79-76 on Friday.
Williams shot 7 for 11 (4 for 8 from 3-point range) and 7 of 12 from the free throw line for the Bulldogs (4-2).
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A bell has been stolen from a Louisiana memorial to firefighters and police which has also been vandalized several times this year, authorities said.
The memorial bell at the Shreveport Police and Fire Memorial was taken sometime between Monday and Wednesday, police said in a statement.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Terran Williams had 20 points in Louisiana Tech's 80-75 victory over Alabama A&M on Wednesday night.
Williams shot 6 for 8 (6 for 7 from 3-point range) and 2 of 3 from the free-throw line for the Bulldogs (3-2).
DALLAS (AP) — Jordan Brown scored 26 points, including four in the overtime, and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated SMU 76-72 on Tuesday night.
Zhuric Phelps converted a three-point play for SMU with 24 seconds left in regulation to force overtime tied 67-67.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Footage of a fatal traffic stop in central Louisiana between a Black motorist and white officer, which spiraled into a 30-second struggle on the ground before the officer fired his weapon, has been released by state police.
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana police chief facing five counts of malfeasance in office surrendered to authorities Tuesday and was later released after posting $25,000 bond.
Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne was indicted Monday by an Iberville Parish grand jury, news outlets reported.
PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) — Louisiana artist Mandy Poche needed something to wear to her exhibit opening the next day. Instead of making a last-minute dash to the store, she turned to her creative skills and painted a white off-the-shoulder cocktail dress to match one of her artworks.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Isaiah Crawford scored 17 points and Louisiana Tech defeated UL Monroe 79-58 on Monday night.
Crawford added eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (2-2). Keaston Willis shot 4 for 11, including 3 for 8 from beyond the arc to add 13 points.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Raymond Blanco, a former coach, longtime academic administrator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and husband to the state’s first female governor, has died.
If your idea of a New Orleans cocktail is a Kool-Aid colored, alcohol-heavy concoction served in a plastic hand grenade or a novelty glass resembling a hurricane lamp, stop thinking like a college freshman on his first trip to Bourbon Street and take a look at the new book from upscale bar owner Neal Bodenheimer.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Dibaji Walker scored 17 points as Appalachian State beat SE Louisiana 83-74 on Sunday night.
Walker also contributed six rebounds for the Mountaineers (4-2). Donovan Gregory added 16 points while going 4 of 9 and 8 of 8 from the free throw line, and he also had eight rebounds.
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Kimani Vidal rushed for a career-high 242 yards, Antonio Showers returned a fumble 13 yards for a touchdown, and Troy defeated Louisiana-Monroe 34-16 on Saturday.
Vidal's fourth career 100-yard game included two touchdown runs of five yards.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Calvin Camp rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries and Charlotte held off Louisiana Tech 26-21 on Saturday.
Camp's 4-yard scoring run in the second quarter and two short field goals by Antonio Zita gave Charlotte a 13-7 lead at halftime.
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Lindsey Scott Jr. passed for 382 yards and five touchdowns, Marcus Cooper ran for a career-high 254 yards and two scores and Incarnate Word steamrolled Northwestern State 66-7 on Saturday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Boogie Anderson scored 17 points and his basket as time expired gave Southeastern Louisiana a 70-69 win over Campbell on Saturday night.
Anderson finished 8-for-10 shooting and Sami Pissis scored 20 points for the Lions (3-2).
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s starters could smile and enjoy a sixth win by 25 or more points this season.
Jordan Travis and Treshaun Ward each had a pair of touchdown runs in the first half and Florida State ran for 251 yards, routing Louisiana 49-17 on Saturday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Youngblood had 15 points in Kennesaw State's 72-68 win against SE Louisiana on Friday night.
Youngblood was 5 of 12 shooting (4 for 9 from distance) for the Owls (3-1).
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The head of Louisiana’s Office of Juvenile Justice resigned Friday, amid a deepening crisis inside the state’s youth detention facilities, including escapes, riots, a controversial relocation and capacity challenges.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A southeast Louisiana town has eased its requirement that a $10,000 bond be posted by groups wanting to stage protest marches, and it settled a lawsuit with community activists who said the requirement was unconstitutional.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Congress unconstitutionally gave too much power to a nonprofit authority it created in 2020 to develop and enforce horseracing rules, a federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled Friday.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge refused Friday to quash a subpoena issued to former White House press secretary Jen Psaki that seeks her deposition in a lawsuit filed by Missouri and Louisiana, alleging that the Biden administration conspired to silence conservative voices on social media.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana parole board is recommending that a man convicted in the 1986 death of drug smuggler and federal informant Barry Seal be made eligible for parole.
The Advocate reports that the Pardons and Parole board has sent the recommendation to Gov.
MONROE, La. (AP) — The superintendent of a northeast Louisiana school district has announced plans to retire.
Ouachita Parish Superintendent Don Coker told the parish School Board on Tuesday that he's leaving July 4, 2023, The News-Star reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced Friday that he has decided not to run for Louisiana governor next year, opting instead to focus on his work in the Senate.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Terence Lewis II scored 23 points as Louisiana beat Louisiana Tech 94-88 on Thursday.
Lewis had 12 rebounds and three steals for the Ragin' Cajuns (4-0). Jordan Brown scored 16 points while shooting 6 of 12 from the field and 4 for 8 from the line, and added eight rebounds and three blocks.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Emanuel Miller had 16 points despite missing pregame shootaround with flu-like symptoms and JaKobe Coles scored 15 as 15th-ranked TCU rebounded from a bad home loss by overwhelming Louisiana-Monroe 95-60 on Thursday night.
A Louisiana jury Thursday convicted a career criminal of raping a police informant who had been sent into a drug house in a sting that went unmonitored and unprotected by law enforcement.
Jurors in Alexandria looked away at times as prosecutors played graphic footage of a sexual assault that happened as the woman went undercover to buy methamphetamine.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jessie Britt and Ivan Drobocky each scored a pair of touchdowns and Southeastern Louisiana won the River Bell Classic and its third Southland Conference championship with a 40-17 win over Nicholls State on Thursday night.
Louisiana's governor has issued an official apology for the deaths of two students who were shot by a law enforcement officer 50 years ago during a protest at Southern University.
The fatal shooting of Leonard Brown and Denver Smith, both 20, occurred Nov.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Coach Mike Norvell has been building a culture of embracing hard work at Florida State, and the 19th-ranked Seminoles are starting to deliver the progress he envisioned.
They've gone from three wins in 2020, his first season, to five in 2021 and now seven and counting this year.
Louisiana-Lafayette (5-5, 3-4) at No. 20 Florida State (7-3, 5-3, No. 19 CFP), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (Regional Sports Networks)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida State by 24 ½
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 1.8 point increase in the performance score for Louisiana public schools brings the overall state score up to pre-pandemic levels, state education officials said Wednesday.
GONZALES, La. (AP) _ Crown Crafts Inc. (CRWS) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $2 million.
On a per-share basis, the Gonzales, Louisiana-based company said it had profit of 20 cents.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With Louisiana's highly anticipated gubernatorial race less than a year away, both of the state's U.S. senators say they have considered running for governor and plan on announcing their decisions soon, possibly in the coming days.
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Three adults and dozens of dogs on board a twin-engine plane are OK after an emergency landing on a golf course in southeastern Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to sheriff's officials.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor and De’Vion Harmon each scored 15 points to lead No. 23 Texas Tech to a 64-55 victory against Louisiana Tech on Monday night.
The Red Raiders (3-0) used a late 14-1 scoring run to take control of the game after the Bulldogs had closed within 39-37 with 14:05 remaining.
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana grand jury began hearing evidence Monday in the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene, long-awaited testimony that will determine whether state charges are brought against the white troopers seen on body-camera video stunning, striking and dragging the Black motorist by his ankle shackles following a high-speed chase.