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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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FILE - In this April 1, 2016 file photo, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.  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, a new element of the Obama's administration's strategy to slow global warming.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, surrounded by Sherrell Johnson, left, whose 17-year-old son James Brissette was killed by New Orleans Police after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and city attorney Rebecca H. Dietz, center left back, and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, right, speaks during a press conference to announce settlements in the civil rights cases, in New Orleans, La. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Landrieu announced the city has reached settlements totaling $13.3 million in lawsuits over the deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina and a fatal beating just before the hurricane, and he apologized to the victims' families on behalf of the city. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
20 Dec
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Mayor: $13.3M settlements end hard part of New Orleans’ past

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ mayor said a dark chapter in the city’s history has closed with settlements totaling $13.3 million for relatives of four men killed by police around the time of Hurricane Katrina. “We are here to ...

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