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15 Dec
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Congressman-elect Mike Johnson resigns statehouse seat

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Newly elected 4th District Congressman Mike Johnson is resigning from his statehouse seat. Media outlets report that State Rep. Johnson, a Republican from Bossier City, sent his letter of resignation Tuesday to Louisiana House Speaker ...

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14 Dec
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Melancon out as Louisiana wildlife and fisheries secretary

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s wildlife and fisheries secretary, Charlie Melancon, is leaving his leadership post after a short tenure marked with controversy. “Charlie and I have agreed that we should move the agency in a different direction,” Gov. ...

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14 Dec
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Special election for treasurer to be scheduled for October

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The special election to choose Louisiana’s next state treasurer will be held in October. Republican John Kennedy won last week’s runoff election for the U.S. Senate and will be sworn into office Jan. 3. His ...

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14 Dec
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Attorney says he will appeal verdicts in Will Smith case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The attorney for the man convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of retired Saints player Will Smith says they’ll definitely appeal. Cardell Hayes’ defense lawyer, John Fuller, told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2hwDLj8 ) that he will “map ...

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14 Dec
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Arrest in 1987 SW Louisiana cold case bludgeoning

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Lake Charles Police Chief Donald Dixon says officers investigating a 29-year-old bludgeoning death have arrested a man who was accused of the killing in 1987 but then released. Dixon didn’t say what evidence led to ...

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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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