Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoil

Six executives from the Houston-based Citgo oil company, five of them Americans, have spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped
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US refiner Citgo emerges as key to Venezuela's power battle

Houston refiner Citgo has become a valuable chess piece in Venezuela's power struggle
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Unclaimed Mega Millions winning runner-up ticket to expire

A winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for the Sept. 4 drawing has yet to be claimed
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Barrett records double-double, leads Lamar to 84-75 win

Christian Barrett totaled 17 points while pulling down 10 rebounds as Lamar took its first victory at McNeese's new home court, beating the Cowboys 84-75 on Sat
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Texas man faces charge of attempted murder of trooper

A routine traffic stop in Louisiana has led to the arrest of a Texas man on several charges, including attempted first-degree murder of a state trooper
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Brown's double-double leads McNeese over Houston Baptist

Roydell Brown scored a career-high 28 points, James Harvey added 22 points and McNeese defeated Houston Baptist 79-73
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Police identify officer in fatal shooting; hired in 2015

A Louisiana police chief says an officer hired in 2015 is the one involved in a fatal shooting earlier this month
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Veal, Julien lead SE Louisiana past McNeese 76-69

Marlain Veal hit five 3-pointers and scored 27 points, making all eight of his free throws in the final 47 seconds, to help Southeast Louisiana hold off McNeese
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Brown with 25 points leads McNeese past Nicholls 86-75

Roydell Brown scored a career-high 25 points with 12 rebounds to lead McNeese in an 86-75 win over Nicholls, snapping a three-game skid
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2 found dead in Lake Charles home, 1 injured

A Lake Charles man is believed to have killed his wife and stabbed his son before killing himself
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Police shooting leaves man dead in Louisiana

A man was killed in an early-morning police shooting in Louisiana
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Abilene Christian tops McNeese 73-72 behind Ricks, Lewis

Payten Ricks hit five 3-pointers, scored 19 points and had six assists, Jaren Lewis added 15 points with five assists, and Abilene Christian held off McNeese 73
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Correction: Higher Education-Boards story

Correction: Higher Education-Boards story
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Governor taps new faces to sit on higher ed boards

The governor has appointed a number of new people to sit on the governing bodies that oversee the state's colleges and universities
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Appeals court reverses decision involving sheriff's records

A human rights law firm has won access to documents reflecting a Louisiana sheriff's office participation in the response to 2016 protests against a North Dakot
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Sheriff: Louisiana man fatally shoots wife, dogs, self

A Louisiana sheriff says deputies believe a Lake Charles man killed his wife and two dogs before fatally shooting himself
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Marquetti nails 7 treys, Louisiana-Lafayette beats McNeese

Malik Marquetti nailed seven 3-pointers to total a career-high 29 points as Louisiana-Lafayette won its fourth straight game against Interstate-10 rival McNeese
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Couple found dead in Louisiana home

Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana are investigating the death of a couple found in their home over the weekend
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Ridesharing discount offered in Louisiana for holiday period

Louisiana residents can get discounted rides home through the holidays in a partnership between the state highway safety commission and ridesharing company Lyft
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Harvey has 19 to rally McNeese to 77-61 win over NCCU

James Harvey came off the bench to score 19 points and lead a McNeese rally to beat North Carolina Central 77-61 on Thursday night to halt a three-game skid
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Louisiana farm uses leftover rice to make Vodka

An old saying says that if life gives you lemons, then you make lemonade, but what do you do if life gives you rice?
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No. 1 Alabama has 5 players first-team AP All-SEC selections

Alabama's Tagovailoa is AP SEC offensive player of the year; Kentucky's Allen is defensive player of the year
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Retired federal judge who struggled with alcoholism dies

A federal judge who retired from the bench in Louisiana last year amid struggles with alcoholism has died in her home
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2 get decades for kidnapping after drug deal went sour

Federal prosecutors say two southwest Louisiana men have been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for kidnapping a Texas man after a failed drug deal
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