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24 Dec
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More budget cuts, special session worries ahead in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana’s lawmakers didn’t need to wait for Christmas to get the lump of coal in their stockings. They already knew about the financial headaches they’ll have to tackle in 2017. ...

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24 Dec
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Legislative conference, event trips costs $98K since session

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature has spent at least $98,000 for lawmakers to travel to conferences and meet with colleagues in other states since they wrapped up their legislative sessions this year. Thirty-five of 105 House members ...

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24 Dec
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LSU Health: $6.4M contract to clean vacant Charity Hospital

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Early next year, crews will begin cleaning out the art deco public hospital abandoned after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans tells WDSU-TV (http://bit.ly/2hQRQe4) that it has awarded ...

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23 Dec
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Louisiana woman killed in Alabama crash

LIVINGSTON, Ala. (AP) — A Louisiana woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Sumter County. Alabama State troopers tell Al.com (http://bit.ly/2hl7nDz) that 36-year-old Angela Michelle Primeaux, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was seriously injured when the 2001 Jeep in which ...

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23 Dec
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Fish kills over at oxbow lake in Pointe Coupee Parish

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — State biologists say the fish kills are over at an oxbow lake in Pointe Coupee Parish where huge numbers of fish died in October and November. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a ...

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23 Dec
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Beauregard Police Jury Oks $400 raise for jurors

DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Beauregard Parish Police Jury members have voted to give themselves a $400 a month raise. With no opposition at a public hearing Thursday, KPLC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ilAM0T) jurors voted to raise their pay from $1,200 to $1,600 ...

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23 Dec
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Substitute teacher accused of sex with 3 boys, aged 15-16

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Houma police say a 30-year-old substitute teacher is accused of having sex with three 15- and 16-year-old boys at her home. The Courier (http://bit.ly/2io1YIh) reports that Heidi Domangue was arrested on three counts of carnal knowledge ...

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23 Dec
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Missing man’s body found in pond

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — The body of a Holden man last seen nearly two weeks ago has been pulled from a pond off James Chapel Road between Albany and Holden. Lori Steele, a spokeswoman for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, ...

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23 Dec
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Homicide detective accused of DWI hit-and-run; no injury

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a homicide detective has been suspended after being arrested on charges accusing him of hit-and-run, refusing a chemical test, and driving drunk while on duty. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble tells news outlets ...

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22 Dec
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Community Elites’ Christmas Gift to Our Failing Schools… Lamar Goree

This past Tuesday’s Caddo School Board meeting marked the doubling down of the disastrous era of Caddo Supt. Lamar Goree… granting him a contract extension until 2018 (here).  While board members lauded the paltry gains of the district as if ...

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22 Dec
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Last central Gulf-only lease sale March 28; 2018 Gulfwide

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government has scheduled its last oil lease sale to cover only the most active area in the Gulf of Mexico, with Gulf-wide sales to begin in 2018. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says ...

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22 Dec
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Tourism official: Adult video shared on Instagram a mistake

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A tourism official on business in Baton Rouge says she had no intention of sharing an adult video with nudity on the Instagram account of her employer, the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau. The ...

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22 Dec
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$8.5 billion natural gas project to create 250 jobs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials say a liquefied natural gas project being planned for Plaquemines Parish is expected to create 250 new jobs. Gov. John Bel Edwards and executives from Venture Global LNG announced the project on Wednesday. They said ...

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FILE - In a March 22, 2015 file photo, U.S. writer Jared Taylor, author of the book "White Identity" speaks during the International Russian Conservative Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia. Taylor, a Yale University-educated, self-described “race realist, ” runs the New Century Foundation. The federal government has allowed four groups at the forefront of the white nationalist movement, including the New Century Foundation, to register as charities and raise more than $7.8 million in tax-deductible donations over the past decade, according to an Associated Press review. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
22 Dec
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White nationalists raise millions with tax-exempt charities

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The federal government has allowed four groups at the forefront of the white nationalist movement to register as charities and raise more than $7.8 million in tax-deductible donations over the past decade, according to an ...

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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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