• college basketball Mar 6

    No. 2 Texas A&M Beats LSU 77-58 to Open SEC Tourney

    Kayla Wells scored 16 points while Alexis Morris added 13 off the bench as No. 2 Texas A&M opened the SEC Tournament with a 77-58 victory over LSU on Friday. The Aggies improved to 23-1 and advanced to the league tournament semifinals for the fourth time in five years. They’ll face either No. 16 Georgia or No. 17 Kentucky on...

  • Louisiana State University Nov 3, 2020

    School Says LSU Frat Member Arrested on Charges Including Hazing

    Louisiana State University says a fraternity member has been arrested on charges including hazing in connection with an incident that news outlets reported had hospitalized a student.

  • Donald Trump Nov 18, 2019

    2019 Takeaways: Suburb Shift, High Turnout and ‘Socialism!'

    Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing Louisiana because Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards got re-elected Saturday. And the story wasn’t all good for Democrats: They came up short...

  • Twitter Aug 20, 2019

    ‘No Threat' Found at LSU After Report of Armed Intruder

    Louisiana State University returned to normal operations Tuesday afternoon about two hours after officials warned of a report of an armed intruder. An investigation “determined there was no threat,” the university tweeted just before 6 p.m. ET.

  • texas Aug 14, 2019

    Bevo is 4th Greatest Mascot in College Football History

    Sports Illustrated is celebrating college football’s 150th season by ranking the top 10 all-time greatest mascots, putting the University of Texas mascot Bevo in fourth place.

  • Department of Justice Aug 6, 2019

    Louisiana Launching Medical Marijuana After Years of Waiting

    Louisiana is becoming the first Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana on Tuesday, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give patients access to therapeutic cannabis. Nine pharmacies are licensed to dispense medical marijuana across Louisiana and most are expected to open this week. Louisiana joins more than 30 other states that allow medical marijuana in some form. And...

  • Facebook Jul 7, 2019

    Investigators Search for Clues in Bahamas Chopper Crash

    Accident investigators in the Bahamas are going well below the surface of the water to try to figure out what went wrong in the moments before a helicopter crashed after takeoff and killed seven people, including West Virginia coal magnate Chris Cline. The Air Accident Investigation Department of the Bahamas said via Twitter late Friday that salvage teams were conducting...

  • Facebook Jul 7, 2019

    Investigators Search for Clues in Bahamas Chopper Crash

    Accident investigators in the Bahamas are going well below the surface of the water to try to figure out what went wrong in the moments before a helicopter crashed after takeoff and killed seven people, including West Virginia coal magnate Chris Cline. The Air Accident Investigation Department of the Bahamas said via Twitter late Friday that salvage teams were conducting...

  • Associated Press Mar 21, 2019

    US Forecasts ‘Potentially Historic' Flooding in South This Spring

    The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. More than 200 million Americans are at risk for some kind of flooding, with 13 million of them at risk of major inundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its spring weather outlook . About 41 million people...

  • texas Feb 22, 2019

    New Park to be Named for Late Black Educator in South Texas

    Decades after Hatchett Elementary School was torn down in Bloomington, a new space for kids to learn and grow is coming in its place, one that will also recognize E.E. Hatchett, a longtime black educator who died in 1979.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Feb 15, 2019

    Arrests Made in Gruesome Fraternity Hazing

    Nine Louisiana State University students have been arrested on charges related to hazing. The men are being accused of ordering pledges to lie face down on a basketball court covered in broken glass while being urinated on.

  • Georgia Feb 14, 2019

    9 LSU Fraternity Members Arrested on Hazing-Related Charges

    Louisiana State University announced the arrests Thursday of nine fraternity members for hazing-related crimes that included ordering pledges to lie in piles of broken glass, kicking pledges with steel-toed boots and urinating on them. The men arrested, ranging from ages 19 to 23, were members of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Their charges range from misdemeanor hazing to felony second-degree battery and...

  • Chicago Feb 4, 2019

    Historians Irked by Musical ‘Hamilton' Escalate Their Duel

    Ever since the historical musical “Hamilton” began its march to near-universal infatuation, one group has noticeably withheld its applause — historians. Many academics argue the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the star of our $10 bills, is a counterfeit. Now they’re escalating their fight. Ishmael Reed, who has been nominated twice for a National Book Award, has chosen to fight fire...

  • texas Oct 12, 2017

    New Details Emerge as Ten Charged in LSU Fraternity Hazing Death

    On the last night of his life, Louisiana State University student Maxwell Gruver was pelted with hot sauce and mustard and ordered to recite the Greek alphabet as part of his initiation into the Phi Delta Theta fraternity — and forced to chug hard liquor if he messed up. And when the 18-year-old freshman died later at a Baton Rouge...

  • attorney Sep 20, 2017

    White Man Faces Charges in Shooting Deaths of 2 Black Men

    A 23-year-old white man was arrested and accused of killing two black men and shooting up a black family’s home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated. A law enforcement official said Tuesday that authorities found a handwritten copy of an Adolf Hitler speech at Kenneth James Gleason’s home and investigators said...

  • attorney Sep 19, 2017

    White Man to Be Charged in Louisiana Killings of 2 Black Men

    A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and firing on a black family, and a law enforcement official said they had found a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech in the suspect’s home Kenneth James Gleason was led away from the police department in handcuffs just before authorities there...

  • NBC Sep 18, 2017

    Universities Take Aim at Underground Fraternities to Combat Hazing

    Underground or “rogue” off-campus groups acting as substitutes for traditional fraternities and sororities are a focus for colleges and universities across the country, NBC News reported. Last month, Washington, D.C.’s American University expelled 18 students associated with one so-called underground fraternity, Epsilon Iota, citing “a threat to the safety and well-being of our students.” “I think it’s unheard of,” said...

  • attorney Sep 18, 2017

    2 Louisiana Slayings Likely Racially Motivated: Police

    The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times. The suspect, Kenneth...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 16, 2017

    Student's Death Linked to Possible Hazing

    Louisiana State University and the East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of an 18-year-old LSU student who was taken to the hospital after leaving an LSU fraternity house.

  • NBC Sep 15, 2017

    LSU Investigates Possible Hazing in Student Death

    Louisiana State University suspended all Greek activities indefinitely on Thursday, saying police were investigating the death of an 18-year-old freshman as a “potential hazing incident” involving a fraternity, NBC News reported. The student, Maxwell Raymond Gruver, was taken to a hospital for a “medical emergency” and was later pronounced dead, said Ernie Ballard, the university’s media relations director. “Police are...

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