• Day wants to play Masters, depending on mother’s prognosis

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) — PGA Tour star Jason Day says he expects to travel to Augusta, Georgia on Friday to start practicing for the Masters, but could pull still out of the season’s first major, depending on his mother’s prognosis following surgery for lung cancer last week.

  • Sentencing delayed for retired Saints star’s killer

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been delayed.

  • LSU-Shreveport names Lavallee new baseball coach

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — LSU-Shreveport has removed the interim tag from baseball coach Brent Lavallee’s position, making him the seventh head coach in the program’s history.

  • Father: No warning before officers fired on car, killing son

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — Christopher Few remembers hearing the gunshots that tore into his flesh and killed his 6-year-old autistic son. The barrage of bullets didn’t stop when he stuck his hands out the window of his car in a sign of surrender.

  • Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announces 20 medal winners

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Massachusetts man who died saving a waitress from being stabbed by a mentally ill man and a 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died trying to save his father from a house fire are among 20 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

  • AP source: Linebacker Manti Te’o agrees to deal with Saints

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations says NFL veteran linebacker Manti Te’o has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.