Wanted: Louisiana seafood chefs for cook-off competition

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is on the hunt for the state's best seafood chefs, to compete in an annual cook-off
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Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

Severe storms rake the South amid days of drenching rains and a tornado shatters businesses in east Mississippi city of Columbus; no immediate reports of any de
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I-40 closed, homes threatened by floods in the US South

Homes, highways, parks and bridges throughout the South flooded or out of commission amid days of drenching rains; threat of severe storms continues
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Mother arrested for posting video of Louisiana school fight

A Louisiana police department says it jailed a Louisiana woman for illegally posting a video of a fight at her son's school on social media
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Ex-Louisiana police officer gets 9 years for excessive force

A former member of a Louisiana police department has been sentenced to nine years in prison for using excessive force on someone he arrested
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Evers wants nearly $70M in bonding to address water quality

Gov. Tony Evers wants to let environmental officials borrow nearly $70 million more over the next two years to address groundwater contamination
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Arkansas officer arrested for smuggling drugs into jail

An Arkansas correctional officer has been accused of smuggling drugs into a county jail
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Indiana lawmakers considering casino moves, sports betting

A shakeup of Indiana's gambling laws being debated could see two new casinos being built and allow legalizing sports betting start as early as next year
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Former Starbucks CEO Schultz blasts Trump in Purdue speech

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is blasting President Donald Trump as he considers an independent bid to replace him, telling students at Purdue University
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Ex-Starbucks CEO mulling presidential run to speak at Purdue

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is making a stop at Purdue University to deliver a speech as he weighs a presidential bid in 2020
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Sequined flags depict Haitian Vodou spirits, in New Orleans

Fourteen beach-towel-sized flags covered in glittering sequins to evoke the Haitian Vodou spirits called "lwa" hang in the Great Hall at the New Orleans Museum
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Princeton's Alarie scores 45, sets Ivy single-game record

Bella Alarie starred on Broadway, setting an Ivy League single-game scoring mark in win over Columbia
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Edwards scores 17 to lead No. 17 Purdue over Minnesota 73-63

Carsen Edwards scores 15 of his 17 points in 2nd half to lead No. 17 Purdue to 73-63 victory over Minnesota
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Late flurry of 3s powers Pacific past Pepperdine 66-59

Lafayette Dorsey made a key 3-pointer late and finished with 20 points to help Pacific beat Pepperdine 66-59
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Mackenzie has career-high 31 in Bucknell's victory

Kimbal Mackenzie scored a career-high 31 points and Bucknell defeated Lafayette, 94-66, for the seventh straight time
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Coastal Carolina claims first win over Louisiana-Lafayette

Zac Cuthbertson scored 24 points to lead five Coastal Carolina players in double figures and freshman Ebrima Dibba notched his first career double-double to hel
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Indiana, Kentucky join Planned Parenthood's western alliance

Planned Parenthood's affiliate overseeing Hawaii and three western states says it's adding Indiana and Kentucky, a first-of-its-kind pairing of organizations ai
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Louisiana diocese names 37 clergy members accused of abuse

The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has released the names of 37 clergy members it says were credibly accused of sexually abusing children or vulner
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Cohen scores 33 points; Lehigh beats Lafayette 93-86 in OT

Jordan Cohen scored a career-high 33 points that included 14 of Lehigh's 18 points in overtime as the Mountain Hawks beat Lafayette 93-86
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911 dispatcher helps boy with his fractions homework

Police dispatchers are trained to deal with a number of situations, and a dispatcher in Indiana had to know her numbers when a boy called 911 seeking help with
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Purdue fends off late charge, tops No. 6 Michigan St 73-63

Ryan Cline scored 17 points and Purdue fended off a furious charge by No. 6 Michigan State, holding on for a 73-63 win
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Gant, Stroman each score 21, lead Louisiana past Troy, 86-81

JaKeenan Gant and Marcus Stroman each scored 21 points and Louisiana rallied late to beat Troy 86-81 in a Sun Belt battle
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Gallinat with 16, Pacific holds on to edge Portland 74-70

Roberto Gallinat scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Pacific held on to edge Portland 74-70
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Brees named 2018 LSWA Headliner of the Year

The Louisiana Sports Writers Association's 2018 Headliner of the Year award goes to Saints quarterback Drew Brees
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