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29 Dec
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State police find nearly $500,000 of cocaine in traffic stop

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say they found nearly $500,000 worth of cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 12 near Hammond. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2ikLJiP) that the drug bust happened Wednesday, when troopers and a police dog ...

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29 Dec
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Louisiana-Lafayette attracts bioscience project

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A disease research company will set up a pharmaceutical research and development facility at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Crown Bioscience Inc. CEO Jean-Pierre Wery announced ...

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28 Dec
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Virus found at New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State agriculture officials say they’ve confirmed a case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy, an often deadly neurological disease spread by horse-to-horse contact, at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, ...

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28 Dec
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Report: Many mentally ill people needlessly in nursing homes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal investigation has found that Louisiana unnecessarily isolates and segregates thousands of mentally ill people in costly nursing facilities instead of providing them with community-based services. In a 30-page letter to Gov. John Bel ...

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28 Dec
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Louisiana to begin accepting state tax returns on Jan. 23

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Revenue says it will start accepting 2016 state individual income tax returns on Jan. 23. That’s the same date that the IRS begins accepting federal tax returns. Jan. 23 also is ...

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27 Dec
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Despite disaster, future of flood project remains murky

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Despite the flooding that struck south Louisiana in August, prospects for a decades-old project aimed at protecting Baton Rouge area homes remain murky. The 12-mile structure is called the Comite (KOH’-meet) River Diversion Canal. It ...

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26 Dec
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Dogs with A Cause program promotes students to read

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Ruston third- through fifth-graders recently received a surprise chance to not only read and discuss books with Louisiana Tech University athletes, but also learn from the athletes what it takes to be a college student. Dogs ...

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26 Dec
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Calcasieu administrator touts parish’s growth

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The administrator of Calcasieu Parish says the parish is experiencing growth that helps officials meet public service needs. “Residents need to understand how fortunate we are to be in a growth period,” Bryan Beam told ...

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26 Dec
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Woman killed by train in Zwolle identified

ZWOLLE, La. (AP) — A woman who was struck and killed by a train in the northwest Louisiana city of Zwolle (ZWAH’-lee) has been identified. KSLA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2hrLW43) that the Sabine Parish coroner on Monday identified the woman as 57-year-old ...

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26 Dec
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Teen wounded as he and other play with handgun

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in Shreveport say a teenager was wounded as he and others played with a handgun Christmas Eve. The Shreveport Times reports (http://bit.ly/2ikyLi9) that the 14-year-old was hospitalized in serious condition. Police say several people were ...

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26 Dec
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Leesville council warned about repeated audit findings

LEESVILLE, La. (AP) — Leesville City Council members have been told the city could face penalties if it repeats practices that have come in for criticism in audit reports. The Lake Charles American Press reports (http://bit.ly/2hrvQY2) that accountant Burton Kolder, ...

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26 Dec
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January meeting set to discuss flood spending plans

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Plans for spending more than $1billion in newly approved federal flood recovery money will be discussed at a Jan. 6 meeting of the Restore Louisiana Task Force. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro ...

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26 Dec
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Dillard, St. John Housing Authority get HUD money

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dillard University in New Orleans and the Housing Authority of St. John the Baptist Parish are the Louisiana recipients of newly announced federal grants to help people find jobs and achieve economic independence. A Department of ...

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24 Dec
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$1M dead zone contest: 5 finalists from AUS, Calif, Ill, NY

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teams from Australia, New York and California are among five finalists in Tulane University’s $1 million contest to find ways to fight “dead zones” where water holds too little oxygen to support life. There are hundreds ...

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24 Dec
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Ferriday seeks missing police equipment

FERRIDAY, La. (AP) — Ferriday police are looking for missing equipment signed out to employees who left or were fired during the past four years, but a department consultant believes the items will be returned. The Ferriday Board of Alderman ...

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