BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A staff member in Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' office is denying any wrongdoing after being accused of sexual harassment. Johnny Anderson told The Associated Press that he resigned as deputy chief of staff for programs and planning to avoid becoming a "distraction" to the governor. He intends to fight the allegation.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Louisiana bishop celebrated a memorial Mass for victims of a massacre of African-American Louisiana residents 130 years ago. The Most Rev. Shelton Fabre, bishop of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese, decided to celebrate a special memorial Mass in Thibodaux on Thursday after learning that the city had declared the day "1887 Memorial Day," honoring 30 to 60 people killed Nov. 23, 1887 to end a strike by sugar plantation workers.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska authorities say eight hunters from Louisiana have been cited for several deer hunting violations. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said in a news release Wednesday that the eight were cited earlier this month in Gage and Jefferson counties. The violations included hunting without permits, killing too many deer and borrowing deer hunting permits. The commission says the carcasses of 12 illegally taken deer were seized and says penalties will exceed $13,000.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jared Sam scored 27 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the floor and 9 of 11 at the free throw line and Southern beat Tennessee Martin 69-66 for the Jaguars' first win of the season. With a 65-64 lead, Mubashar Ali buried a jumper and 1 of 2 free throws and LaQuentin Collins made 1 of 2 free throws with two seconds to go and Southern (1-5) held on.
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