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15 Dec
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Doctors say wounded Louisiana deputy’s recovery going well

HOUSTON (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy who was critically injured in a July shootout that killed three other Baton Rouge law-enforcement officers is recovering remarkably well at a Houston hospital, doctors said Thursday. Since his transfer last month to ...

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15 Dec
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FEMA extends deadline for flood victims living in motels

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to extend a temporary housing program that is paying for hundreds of Louisiana families to stay in hotel and motel rooms after this summer’s historic flooding. At the ...

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15 Dec
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Jeff Davis to fix 10 bridges closed by state inspectors

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — Jefferson Davis Parish has contracts to fix 10 bridges closed by state inspectors and has agreed to ask for bids to fix an 11th. The American Press (http://bit.ly/2gFYxeL ) reports that the Police Jury awarded bids ...

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15 Dec
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Report: Louisiana has large wealth gap between rich, poor

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has one of the highest income inequality rates in the country. That’s the finding of a left-leaning organization that advocates for low- to moderate-income families, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The center’s ...

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15 Dec
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New Orleans board to review offer for former Six Flags site

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The public board that owns the former Six Flags park in New Orleans will review an offer to buy the overgrown site, which was abandoned after Hurricane Katrina. News outlets report New Orleans Industrial Development Board ...

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15 Dec
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White shrimp season closing Monday in most of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The fall white-shrimp season is about to close for most waters in Louisiana. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2hxI2FX ) the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced most inshore waters will be closed to harvesting white shrimp ...

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15 Dec
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Police investigate shooting of New Orleans teenager

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting of a New Orleans teenager outside an apartment building. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2hoNMRP ) witnesses heard multiple gunshots late Wednesday in the 8400 block of Stroelitz Street. New Orleans police said ...

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15 Dec
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Congressman-elect Mike Johnson resigns statehouse seat

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Newly elected 4th District Congressman Mike Johnson is resigning from his statehouse seat. Media outlets report that State Rep. Johnson, a Republican from Bossier City, sent his letter of resignation Tuesday to Louisiana House Speaker ...

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14 Dec
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Melancon out as Louisiana wildlife and fisheries secretary

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s wildlife and fisheries secretary, Charlie Melancon, is leaving his leadership post after a short tenure marked with controversy. “Charlie and I have agreed that we should move the agency in a different direction,” Gov. ...

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14 Dec
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Special election for treasurer to be scheduled for October

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The special election to choose Louisiana’s next state treasurer will be held in October. Republican John Kennedy won last week’s runoff election for the U.S. Senate and will be sworn into office Jan. 3. His ...

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14 Dec
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Attorney says he will appeal verdicts in Will Smith case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The attorney for the man convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of retired Saints player Will Smith says they’ll definitely appeal. Cardell Hayes’ defense lawyer, John Fuller, told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2hwDLj8 ) that he will “map ...

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14 Dec
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Arrest in 1987 SW Louisiana cold case bludgeoning

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Lake Charles Police Chief Donald Dixon says officers investigating a 29-year-old bludgeoning death have arrested a man who was accused of the killing in 1987 but then released. Dixon didn’t say what evidence led to ...

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14 Dec
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Bleak picture of repeated budget cuts from LSU president

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU System President F. King Alexander gave lawmakers a bleak picture about the years of state budget cuts. He says faculty and students are getting poached by out-of-state colleges and per-student spending on the main ...

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14 Dec
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Louisiana governor’s LGBT rights order thrown out by judge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge has thrown out an executive order issued by Louisiana’s governor that was aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT people in state government. Judge Todd Hernandez ruled Wednesday that Democratic Gov. John Bel ...

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14 Dec
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Man seen ‘play-fighting’ with son, 4, accused in boy’s death

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge police say a 25-year-old man who had been seen “play-fighting” with his 4-year-old son has been arrested on a negligent homicide charge in the boy’s death. Defense attorney Ronald Haley Jr. told local ...

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