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Auburn’s Okoro, Alabama’s Lewis Jr. go in top 15 of NBA Draft

Auburn’s Isaac Okoro was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 5th overall pick in the NBA Draft. Alabama’s Kira Lewis Jr. was picked by the New Orleans Pelicans at pick 13.   CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected guard/forward Isaac Okoro (oh-CORE-oh) from Auburn University with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. In his lone collegiate season…

Pelicans Acquire All-Star Center in Multi-Player Deal

A person familiar with the situation says the Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the…

Storms Threaten Damage, Flooding As They Push Across South

Severe weather was expected to bring a variety of threats to parts of the Deep South through the night. Thousands of power outages were reported in the New Orleans area, where a tornado watch remained in effect early Monday afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says 6.9 million people in large parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and south Alabama…

Amtrak May Return to Mobile

Service from New Orleans to Jacksonville.

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Five weeks ago an Amtrak inspection train rolled across South Mississippi for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. On Wednesday, The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1Uc0OQn) officials met in Biloxi to move along the dream of restoring passenger rail service across the Gulf Coast. Mark Murphy, general manager of long distance service for Amtrak, says lawmakers want…