• Recreational red snapper season to closes Sept. 5

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s recreational red snapper season will close Sept. 5.

  • Sharper files notice of appeal in federal rape case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL star Darren Sharper filed a federal court notice Friday that he now plans to appeal his conviction and nearly two-decade sentence in a drug and sexual assault case — a case in which he pleaded guilty.

  • WGN hit series ‘Underground’ moves production to Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — The second season of WGN America’s drama series “Underground” has moved filming to southeast Georgia.

  • Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence talks with Terry Munson, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Kokomo, Ind. Munson's home was hit by a tornado that passed through the area Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction

    KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down.

  • Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, right,  talks with Jessica Venable, left, and Nicole Sylvester, center, during his tour of damaged neighborhoods Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.  Edwards said afterward that like many other areas that flooded this month, people in Youngsville, La., were in areas that had never flooded and didn’t have to buy flood insurance. He says that insurance is designed to cover all damages, while help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency cannot do that. He says he will ask Congress for more money to help the recovery.  (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

    Gov sees flooded subdivision, SW city saved by sandbag wall

    LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.

  • Postscript: After US sentence, Sharper goes to state court

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Making clear that she thought the sentence was a light one, a Louisiana judge Thursday formally imposed a 20-year prison sentence on former NFL star Darren Sharper, who last week was sentenced by a federal judge to 18 years and four months in a drug and rape case with victims in four states.

  • FILE- In this July 28, 2016, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley (90) hits a sled during the NFL football training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Fairley has already demonstrated this preseason he can disrupt opponent’s ability to run and throw. His performance was among the bright spots in New Orleans 16-9 exhibition loss at Houston last Saturday night. He sacked projected Texans starting quarterback Brock Osweiler and ended the night with four tackles.  (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)

    Saints’ Fairley preparing for larger role on defensive line

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Nick Fairley hopes a combination of experience, good health and happiness in his personal life helps him realize his yet-to-be-fulfilled potential as an NFL defensive lineman.

  • President Barack Obama is greeted as he tours Castle Place, a flood-damaged area of Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heavy trucks and their works crews have begun hauling away mounds of moldy carpet, warped flooring and water-damaged furniture as south Louisiana digs out from flooding the governor estimated Tuesday had wrecked more than 100,000 homes.

  • New Mexico developer buying Isle of Capri

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — The Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. has agreed to sell its Westlake property for about $134.5 million to a New Mexico developer.

  • President Barack Obama is greeted by, from left, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sen. David Vitter, R-La. after arriving on Air Force One at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Obama is traveling to the area to survey the flood damage. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he’s been slow to respond to the disaster.