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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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14 Dec
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St. Tammany Parish receives $300K grant for water treatment

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — The St. Tammany Parish government has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help improve water quality in the Abita River watershed. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2hMP8D4) the grant was announced Monday. The ...

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14 Dec
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Family asks GoFundMe aid, says mentally ill son beat mom

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana woman is asking for help with her mother’s medical expenses, saying her mentally ill brother “brutally attacked” their parents. Bossier (BOH-zher) City police say $1.1 million bond has been set for 37-year-old ...

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14 Dec
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Crump confirmed as Shreveport police chief

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 24-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department is now the police chief. Shreveport City Council members approved Alan Crump for the job with a 6-1 vote Tuesday. Crump has held the job on an interim ...

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13 Dec
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TV: Wife says former Gov Edwards hospitalized with pneumonia

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is in the hospital, and his third wife, Trina Edwards, tells WAFB-TV (http://bit.ly/2hshDX9 ) that he has pneumonia. She says he went to an emergency room one day last week, ...

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13 Dec
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State police: 2 in car dead after crossing in path of train

NATALBANY, La. (AP) — Louisiana state troopers are investigating the death of two people in a passenger car that was hit by a passenger train in Tangipahoa (TAN’-jih-pah-HO’-ah) Parish. Trooper Dustin Dwight says witnesses told investigators Tuesday’s crash happened after ...

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13 Dec
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FEMA disaster recovery centers shutting down in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The remaining federal disaster recovery centers open in Louisiana to help flood victims are closing this week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the centers in Tangipahoa and Ascension parishes close Wednesday, while the centers ...

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13 Dec
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Rep. Boustany drops lawsuit over prostitution allegations

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany has dropped his defamation lawsuit over a book that alleges the Republican Louisiana congressman was involved with prostitutes who were later killed. Boustany sued the author and publisher of “Murder in ...

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13 Dec
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Decision on size of Louisiana budget gap pushed to January

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s income forecasting panel has delayed until January a decision on how deeply to downgrade the state’s tax collection estimates. The move stalls creation of a new financial gap that would force deep cuts and ...

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13 Dec
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Size of Louisiana budget shortfall expected to grow Tuesday

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s multimillion-dollar budget gap is about to get worse. The state’s income forecasting panel, called the Revenue Estimating Conference, is meeting Tuesday to trim back its income projections for this budget year. The news is ...

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13 Dec
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Residents weigh in on proposed New Orleans power plant

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents are weighing in on plans for a $216 million power plant Entergy wants to build in New Orleans east. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2hAgWyv ) that most of the residents at a Monday night city council ...

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13 Dec
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Report: Deepen Mississippi River for bigger cargo ships

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mississippi River should be dredged to let three southeast Louisiana ports accept the enormous cargo ships built to take advantage of the Panama Canal’s expansion, the Army Corps of Engineers says. Many other U.S. ports ...

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13 Dec
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10 more chimps arrive at north Louisiana sanctuary

KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana sanctuary for chimpanzees that once were used for research has taken on 10 new residents. The nonprofit Chimp Haven says in a Monday news release that the chimps have arrived from the Alamogordo ...

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