• Some question push for tougher penalties for attacking cops

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Eric Greitens is pushing to toughen Missouri’s already stiff penalties for attacking a police officer, reflecting similar efforts underway in other states and pleasing many in Missouri’s law enforcement community, which has been on the defensive since the police killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson more than two years ago.

    Updated: 12:54 pm

  • Southeastern Louisiana defeats Houston Baptist 83-71

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Moses Greenwood led with 17 points and all five starters reached double-digit scoring as Southeastern Louisiana defeated Houston Baptist 83-71 on Saturday night.

  • Wright, Bartley lift UL Lafayette over Texas St. 79-73

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Jay Wright scored 23 points, Frank Bartley IV finished with 20, and the two combined to shoot 16 for 22 from the floor to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Texas State 79-73 on Saturday night.

  • Jones scores 23, UT Arlington beats Louisiana-Monroe 71-55

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jalen Jones matched a career high with 23 points Saturday and UT Arlington held Louisiana-Monroe without a field goal for the final 10 minutes for a 71-55 win.

  • Police: Suspect in double slaying shoots self, still alive.

    GRETNA, La. (AP) — A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a police officer was in critical condition after ending an hourslong standoff by shooting himself in the chest, the sheriff of a New Orleans suburb said Friday.

  • Police: Suspect in slaying of officer and woman shoots himself following standoff on New Orleans bridge; still alive

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police: Suspect in slaying of officer and woman shoots himself following standoff on New Orleans bridge; still alive.

  • The Latest: Police drop rope to man on bridge after shooting

    MARRERO, La. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in a town outside New Orleans (all times local):

  • Marathon bombing film productions won’t detail tax credits

    BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they’re seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts.

  • Nicholls holds off Abilene Christian for 62-59 win

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Johnathan Bell, who finished with 20 points, made two free throws in the final seconds as Nicholls held off Abilene Christian for a 62-59 victory on Thursday night.

  • New Orleans beats HBU to remain atop Southland Conference

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nate Frye had 15 points and Christavious Gill added 14 as New Orleans jumped out to an early lead and held off Houston Baptist 72-64 on Thursday night to remain atop the Southland Conference standings.