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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. CDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A man who authorities say burglarized a Louisiana church was caught as he attempted to flee. Times-Picayune reports 51-year-old Kurt Lawson was arrested as he tried to flee the New Beulah Baptist Church on Saturday.

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The rapper Mystikal has surrendered to authorities in Louisiana, where he faces a sexual assault charge. KSLA-TV video-recorded the 46-year-old rapper, whose real name is Michael Lawrence Tyler, as he entered the Caddo Correctional Center in northwest Louisiana on Monday. Tyler was wanted on a warrant listing a charge of first-degree rape, stemming from an incident in October.

VINTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say a weekend boating accident killed an 8-year-old Texas boy, and a man from the same Texas town has been arrested on drunken driving and other charges. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 8-year-old Damien Haines of Vidor (VY'-dur), Texas, and two other boys were riding in an inner tube behind a boat on Sunday when the boat turned and the tube hit the bank, throwing them out. An agency spokesman says 35-year-old Eddie L. Dunwoody, also of Vidor, is in jail.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The firing of a high school principal who used a wooden dowel to break up a fight between students has been reversed by a Louisiana judge. The Advocate reports the Monday ruling ordered the reinstatement of a principal at Scotlandville High School who was fired in 2015.

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