JONESBORO, ARK. (AP) — Freshman Montrell Johnson took a handoff 99 yards for a school and Sun Belt Conference record-long touchdown, Chris Smith rushed for 238 yards and the game-winner and Louisiana-Lafayette battled past Arkansas State 28-27 on Thursday night.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The owner of a Louisiana livestock business has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $76,000 from a federal aid program to help compensate farmers and ranchers for losses from the coronavirus pandemic, U.S.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office has asked the state’s highest court to take up a case involving a former couple accused of abandoning their adopted daughter.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Swedish manufacturer Saab has opened a new Indiana facility where it will build sections for a new U.S. Air Force training jet.
Company executives joined state officials and others for a ceremony this past week for the facility at Purdue University’s Discovery Park research and business district in West Lafayette.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Employees in the Louisiana Senate will get an 8% pay raise starting this month, a move Senate President Page Cortez described Friday as a “little bit of a makeup” because he said the workers have gone more than two years without salary hikes.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw for one touchdown and ran for another, Chris Smith added two rushing scores and Louisiana-Lafayette eased by Appalachian State 41-13 on Tuesday night.
Louisiana-Lafayette (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) scored a touchdown on its first three drives and led 20-6 at the break.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A southwest Louisiana school system has agreed to give its teachers a raise and a bonus.
The Lafayette Parish School Board voted Wednesday to give teachers a $750 salary increase and also a $1,646 bonus check, KLFY-TV reported.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A city council in Louisiana unanimously voted to condemn balloon releases for memorials or celebrations because they’ve been causing power outages and harming the environment.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is shutting down several branches around the state in its second round of monthlong closures as the agency faces staffing shortages.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Chris Smith and quarterback Levi Lewis each had a first-quarter touchdown run and Louisiana-Lafayette held on to beat South Alabama 20-18 on Saturday night.
Smith scored on a 10-yard run on the third play from scrimmage and Lewis brook loose for a 22-yard TD run about three minutes later for Louisiana-Lafayette (4-1, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference).
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck challenged his team to respond Saturday.
Did it ever.
Trey Potts scored the go-ahead touchdown 70 seconds into the third quarter and the Golden Gophers defense pitched a second-half shutout to hold on for a 20-13 victory at Purdue.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Senate Republicans unanimously rejected on Thursday last-ditch attempts by Democrats to reduce the splitting up of several urban areas into multiple legislative districts that they argued dilute the influence of minority voters and city residents.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University announced Thursday that former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams will be its first executive director of health equity initiatives after being a leader of the nation’s early COVID-19 response as part of former President Donald Trump’s administration.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw for three touchdowns and Louisiana-Lafayette held off Georgia Southern 28-20 on Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference opener.
Lewis threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Lumpkin and a 46-yarder to Dontae Fleming to extend the Ragin' Cajuns' lead to 28-13 in the third quarter.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue needed backup quarterback Aidan O’Connell to deliver in a pinch Saturday.
He may have saved their bowl hopes.
After relieving Jack Plummer in the third quarter and throwing interceptions on his first two series, the fifth-year senior capped a 94-yard scoring march drive with a 14-yard scoring toss to T.J.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University said it has nearly 50,000 students this fall, a record fueled by a freshman class of about 10,200.
Purdue said it was surprised by an increase in out-of-state students accepted for admission, the Journal & Courier reported.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana hunter must pay a $5,000 fine, serve two years of probation and complete 100 hours of community service for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, federal prosecutors said.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — About 300 Purdue University students or employees face disciplinary action for failing to comply with the school’s mandatory COVID-19 testing for those who haven’t provided proof of vaccination.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns and Louisiana-Lafayette edged Nicholls 27-24 on Saturday night.
Leading 17-10 at halftime, the Ragin' Cajuns' Kris Moncrief returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and Kenneth Almendares added a 28-yard field goal in the fourth.
AUSTN, Texas (AP) — Hudson Card was solid, and occasionally great, in his first career start as the Texas quarterback.
Now he has to duplicate that effort on the road, at night, in front of a hostile sellout crowd in a legacy rivalry that will soon be reborn when Texas joins the Southeastern Conference.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Steve Sarkisian era is off to a good start at Texas behind a new quarterback and a running back finally getting his chance to carry the load for the Longhorns.
Bijan Robinson scored twice and Hudson Card threw two touchdown passes in his first career start, leading No.
The Ragin’ Cajuns, Chanticleers and Flames became household names for college football fans last year, when the upstart programs at Louisiana-Lafayette, Coastal Carolina and Liberty supplied some of the most compelling campaigns of the season.
No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette (0-0) at No. 21 Texas (0-0), Saturday at 4:30 p.m. EDT (FOX).
Line: Texas by 8 1/2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has long argued — but not proved — that his big government populism can win over voters in the largely white, rural communities that flocked to Republican Donald Trump in recent elections.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell sees a new challenge for his surprising Chanticleers this fall: staying as hungry at chasing success as they were during their landmark 2020 season.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A man whose body was found among trash hauled away by a garbage truck in Lafayette has been identified as a construction worker from an Indianapolis suburb, a coroner said Wednesday.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Officers responding to a call from a Lafayette business about large amount of blood inside a just-emptied dumpster stopped a garage truck and found a man's body within the trash it was hauling.
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — A local prosecutor has been arrested in a hit-and-run boating accident that injured three boys who were being pulled in an inner tube on a Louisiana oxbow lake.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm built his reputation as an offensive innovator.
This season, he is trying to come up with the perfect defense.
After allowing nearly 30 points per game last season and finishing with a second straight losing record, Brohm made another defensive overhaul, one he hopes creates a turnaround.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A man was killed and a woman was wounded in gunfire outside a Louisiana nightclub — and it’s not clear whether it was during a parking lot shootout or when people shot at a moonlighting city officer and he fired back, Louisiana State Police said.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jack Plummer finished second in each of Purdue's last two summer quarterback competitions.
Aidan O'Connell is trying to earn his second straight opening day start. And this time, former UCLA backup Austin Burton intends to put his name in the mix, too.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican House Speaker Clay Schexnayder on Friday said he removed two Democrats from their leadership positions, fallout from Louisiana's failed veto session in which Democrats blocked GOP efforts to overturn any of the governor's bill rejections.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lafayette’s police chief has ordered all uniformed officers to enforce city laws against people asking others for money, according to an internal department memo.
Chief Thomas Glover sent the panhandling directive to his staff Tuesday, and it was obtained by local news outlets.
VALLEY, Ala. (AP) — Two Georgia residents were arrested in Louisiana and a third person in Alabama in a killing earlier this month that police said was linked to a marijuana deal.
Jacob Christian Moedl, 19, of Notasulga was jailed Monday in the slaying of Antavious Lawenton Sharpe, 23, news outlets reported.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A millionaire businessman in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to having his estranged wife abducted in a scheme that ended when the suspected kidnappers drowned while trying to flee from an officer who saw them driving down an interstate shoulder.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Spectators cheered Saturday as a stone statue of a Confederate general was hoisted by a crane and removed from a pedestal where it stood for 99 years in front of a city hall in south Louisiana.
DUSON, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana residents died in a wreck that involved four vehicles including a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck hauling calves in a trailer, Louisiana State Police said.
John Cooper Guidry, 30, of Iowa (EYE-oh-way) and Joshua Lee Babineaux, 34, of Lafayette died in the accident Tuesday on Interstate 10 near Duson, a news release said.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Lafayette man faces two preliminary counts of murder after his 22-year-old girlfriend and her 3-year-old daughter were fatally shot, authorities said.
Police took 27-year-old Devonte Roberts into custody during a traffic stop after he drove away from the couple's apartment late Monday.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette's Cajun Field will undergo $15 million in renovations and improvements because of a local hospital's decision to provide the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the Ragin' Cajuns athletic department.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm revamped his defensive coaching staff in January.
Now he's making more changes.
On Wednesday, Brohm said three of his new hires — Brad Lambert, Ron English and Mark Hagen — all will hold the title of defensive coordinator in addition to their regular positional duties.
EUNICE, La. (AP) — Someone opened fire at a graduation party in a Louisiana town, killing one man and wounding another, authorities said.
The gunfire happened early Sunday morning in Eunice, KATC-TV reported.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Three children and a woman were found slain Wednesday in a Fort Wayne home, and an acquaintance of the victims was arrested hours later more than 100 miles away, authorities said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has approved Louisiana’s request for a major disaster declaration after flash flooding in mid-May damaged several thousand homes and left five people dead, Gov.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With a surprising post-pandemic surge in tax collections, Louisiana lawmakers packed the state's budget with tens of millions of dollars in pet projects decided by legislative leaders in closed-door negotiations.
PERU, Ind. (AP) — Police captured a man who was wanted in the fatal shooting of three people at a central Indiana home.
Mitchell Page, 25, of Brookston was arrested Sunday in Lafayette, two days after three people were found dead at a mobile home park in Peru in Miami County, Indiana State Police said.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Giant Omelette Celebration is returning this fall after taking a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
KATC-TV reports that the event, which features a giant omelette cooked by multiple chefs in front of crowds in Abbeville, will be held Nov.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A stretch of land in the western portion of Calcasieu Lake known as Rabbit Island has been shrinking for decades, the tide washing away more than land each year.
The marsh “island” in Cameron Parish is the only brown pelican rookery in southwest Louisiana.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Grey-shirted Ragin’ Cajuns fanned through campus and neighborhoods surrounding the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Saturday for a “big” day of community service.
Around 600 UL Lafayette students, faculty and alumni turned out to collect litter, plant trees, garden and assist local nonprofits, including the United Way of Acadiana and Second Harvest Food Bank, for The Big Event at UL Lafayette.