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Lions beat Abeline Christrian in wild game in Hammond

HAMMOND, La. – — Southeastern Louisiana outlasted Abilene Christian in a wild affair Saturday, defeating the Wildcats, 12-9, at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field to claim the series.


'I am truly sorry:' Patriots owner Robert Kraft releases statement after prostitution arrest

Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement Saturday apologizing for his arrest in Florida for solicitation and prostitution. "I am truly sorry," the statement said. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me


Louisiana to receive $6 million grant to continue fight against ever-growing opioid crisis; Livingston Parish records 30 opioid-related deaths in 2018

WASHINGTON — Louisiana will receive a $6,128,230 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the opioid crisis, according to U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy M.D., R-Louisiana.


Louisiana's new federal judge sworn in at Lafayette ceremony

(Daily Advertiser) - (Daily Advertiser)- Judge Robert Summerhays was sworn in Friday as Louisiana's new U.S. District judge in a special ceremony at the John M. Shaw United States Courthouse in Lafayette.


California gator ban puzzles Louisiana conservationists

(WWL.com) - 60 years ago the Golden State, hoping to stem the tide of 20th century extinctions, agreed to ban the sale of “endangered” animal products in their state by 2020. One of the animals listed was alligators, and Louisiana Sea Grant Spokesperson Mark Shirley says California’s legislature may


Sheriff: Teen missing for more than a week may be in Hammond

HAMMOND, La. — The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a missing teenager. According to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 14-year-old Mitchell Palmer was last seen Thursday evening around 8:00 p.m.


Sheriff's Office: Louisiana man returns home to find wife tied up, dead

ZACHARY, La. — The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating after a woman was found dead in a home in Zachary. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said the call came in around 8:20 p.m. Thursday. He said the woman's husband called 911 after coming home to find her bound body. The sheriff said the


Louisiana Democratic leader cited for casino incident

LBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Karen Carter Peterson, a state senator from New Orleans and chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, admits to a gambling problem - minutes after WWL-TV posted a news story reporting that she had violated a ban on entering Louisiana casinos.


'American Idol' tune-in alert

They've made it to Hollywood. Now, see what happens next. Livingston singers Ashton Gill and Laine Hardy will appear on the Sunday and Monday episodes of ABC's "American Idol," with 20-year-old nursing student Gill singing on Sunday, and both performing on Monday.


Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers investigation to AG Barr

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation, ending a probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency with no new charges but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-c


Southeastern hosting summer programs for young musicians

HAMMOND — The Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School is hosting a series of summer programs for young musicians. The summer programs include a middle school band camp, guitar workshop, chamber music workshop and a strings orchestra workshop, as well as seven weeks of individual les


Parkland shooting survivor Sydney Aiello takes her own life

On the day a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sydney Aiello escaped with her life. However, the grief of losing 17 of her classmates and teachers, as well as the long-lasting effects of enduring such a traumatic event, weighed heavily on her. And this weekend, at the age o


SOFTBALL | Springfield able to emerge from heavy fog to defeat West Feliciana, 12-9

WATSON – Intense early morning fog Saturday morning made life difficult for both West Feliciana and Springfield, but it ultimately didn’t stop the Bulldogs from taking a 12-9 victory in Live Oak Tournament.


Parades and parties as local Italians and Irish celebrate their heritage this weekend

Ancestry, heritage and religion are on parade in the metro area this weekend. And, plenty of other events to keep you entertained, as well. The big events are the parades. Saturday evening, The Italian-American St. Joseph's Society honors their patron saint with a parade rolling from Canal and Chart