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21 Dec
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Louisiana wildlife secretary resigns, says reform blocked

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s wildlife and fisheries secretary says people in his office have been sabotaging attempts to clean up its finances, and he’s resigning immediately rather than in February. Charlie Melancon texted a copy of his resignation letter ...

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21 Dec
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Louisiana State Police to give body cameras to 700 troopers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State Police plans to equip about 700 troopers with body cameras, calling it a deployment that will be the largest of its kind for a state public safety agency. State Police Col. Mike ...

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21 Dec
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Some Entergy Louisiana customers to receive January refund

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Some customers of a major Louisiana utility will see a refund in their January electricity bills. Entergy Louisiana says in a news release that refunds totaling $70 million will go to customers in 40 parishes. ...

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21 Dec
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March trial for bus driver in I-10 crash that killed 3

EDGARD, La. (AP) — Trial is scheduled March 14 for the driver of a bus that killed three people and injured dozens when it plowed into a firetruck and cars on Interstate 10 in August. However, NOLA.com ‘ The Times-Picayune ...

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21 Dec
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Life in prison for man who shot marijuana dealer in holdup

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A 24-year-old south Louisiana man faces life in prison for shooting and killing a 20-year-old marijuana dealer in an attempted holdup. The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2hruYPe) that LaMont Nixon Jr., of Dularge, was convicted this week of ...

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21 Dec
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Energy Dept. offers $2B loan to La. carbon-storage project

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department said Wednesday it is offering a conditional, $2 billion loan guarantee to capture and store carbon dioxide at a planned Louisiana methanol plant, the latest element of President Barack Obama’s strategy to slow global ...

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21 Dec
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Louisiana: First verified cougar sighting since 2011

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Wildlife biologists say Louisiana’s first verified cougar sighting in five years is a trail camera photo taken last month. There’s no way to tell whether the animal photographed in northeast Louisiana is a wild animal ...

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21 Dec
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Officials reject New Orleans detectives’ requested raises

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — City government officials have rejected a local police union’s request to give pay increases to all New Orleans police detectives. The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2hThHjd) the city’s Civil Service Commission on Monday unanimously rejected the request in ...

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21 Dec
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State Penitentiary assistant warden charged with rape

ANGOLA, La. (AP) — Authorities say an assistant warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has been arrested on a count of second-degree rape. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2hqCkSW ) that 34-year-old Barrett Boeker was arrested Tuesday. District Attorney Sam ...

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21 Dec
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Former fire chief pleads guilty to child pornography charges

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say a former Gonzales District Fire Chief has pleaded guilty to federal charges of distributing and possessing child pornography. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement that 36-year-old Kristopher Johnson entered the plea ...

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20 Dec
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ACLU challenges city’s panhandling permit requirement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and three people who beg for money at traffic intersections are suing a southeast Louisiana city that requires permits for panhandling. The lawsuit filed in federal court in New Orleans says ...

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20 Dec
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EPA doesn’t have to set water limits for 2 fertilizers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has given the Environmental Protection Agency more time to work with states on limiting runoff of chemicals blamed for oxygen-depleted “dead zones” in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere. Scientists say nitrogen and ...

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20 Dec
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Amazon to start charging sales taxes on Louisiana shoppers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tax-free shopping on Amazon for Louisiana residents is ending. The online retail giant will start charging sales taxes on all purchases shipped to destinations in Louisiana starting Jan. 1. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2hRwnlH ) that ...

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20 Dec
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CNN to again host New Year’s countdown in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — CNN will again celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2ib6bPs) Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin will host a Central Time Zone countdown to the new year in the Crescent City. Baldwin and ...

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20 Dec
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Police: Boy wounded by gunfire in Algiers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say they’re investigating after a boy was wounded by gunfire in Algiers. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2ib1S6u ) that the boy suffered a gunshot wound to his arm in the Monday night shooting on Garden Oaks ...

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