Texas' Lt. Gov. asks schools to ignore transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas — The fight over bathroom rights for transgender students escalated in Texas on Tuesday as the

BREAKING: Officer-involved shooting in Allen Parish

OBERLIN — State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred early Tuesday in Oberlin.

UPDATE: Former McNeese State president Robert Hebert dies

Retired McNeese State University president Robert Hebert died while vacationing in Italy.

He suffered a brain hemorrhage while vacationing with his family, McNeese's office of public relations said in a statement.

Curry and record-setting Warriors headed back to NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry dribbled every which way and drained yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more.

A special, record-setting season saved for the defending champs, with a memorable comeback added to the long list of accomplishments.

St. Louis students hear from vets

Monica Kirkendall, a history teacher at St. Louis, said “Take a Veteran to School” is important to her because, although her students are generations younger than many veterans, they can learn from their experiences.

“Even though some of them have grandparents that have served, they rarely speak about it, so the children have no knowledge. This is an excellent way to cross the generation gap,” Kirkendall said.

Texas' Lt. Gov. asks schools to ignore transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas — The fight over bathroom rights for transgender students escalated in Texas on Tuesday as the state's

UPDATE: Former McNeese State president Robert Hebert dies

Retired McNeese State University president Robert Hebert died while vacationing in Italy.

He suffered a brain hemorrhage while vacationing with his family, McNeese's office of public relations said in a statement.

Hebert served 41 years with the university, 23 of those as its fifth president. He retired in 2010 as one of the longest-serving university presidents in the country.

Five La. schools in tourney

After being awarding host sites Sunday night, UL-Lafayette and LSU already knew they were in the NCAA baseball tournament.

But three other state schools joined those two Monday to give Louisiana five teams in the tournament that begins this weekend.

Tulane, Louisiana Tech and Southeastern Louisiana all received at-large bids when the entire field was announced Monday morning.

Tigers in Top 8 fifth year in a row

LSU can earn a trip to Omaha and the College World Series without ever leaving the comfort of Alex Box Stadium.

The Tigers got good news Monday when they received the No. 8 — and last — national seed when the field for the NCAA baseball tournament was announced.

But the Tigers still have to win.

Penguins take bite out of Sharks

PITTSBURGH — Nick Bonino’s main job for the Pittsburgh Penguins is to get to the front of the net and create chaos. The well-bearded forward executed perfectly in his debut in the Stanley Cup Final.

Bonino took a pretty feed from the corner by Kris Letang and beat Martin Jones from in close with 2:33 remaining to lift the Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 on Monday night.

Rookies Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary staked Pittsburgh to an early two-goal lead before the Sharks tied it in the second period on goals by Tomas Hertl and Patrick Marleau. The Penguins responded by upping the pressure in the final period and it paid off with Bonino’s fourth goal of the playoffs after he darted to the San Jose net in time to knuckle Letang’s pass by Jones for the winner.