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05 Dec
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Saints desperate to address their own volatility

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton has been known to echo a catch phrase from his mentor, Bill Parcells, who’d mock media coverage of NFL teams by saying it’s either a “crisis or carnival” from week to week, ...

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05 Dec
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US Sen. Vitter bids farewell, says he was ‘blessed’ to serve

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. David Vitter called his tenure in Congress “the greatest honor of my professional life,” as he gave a farewell speech ahead of the end to his 12-year tenure in the Senate. The Republican ...

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05 Dec
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Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana drop

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Nov. 26 decreased from the previous week’s total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims fell to 2,029 from the ...

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05 Dec
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Low early voting turnout for Louisiana’s Saturday election

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting was sluggish in advance of this weekend’s runoff election, with fewer than 6 percent of Louisiana’s 3 million registered voters casting ballots. About 171,000 voters went to the polls in advance, during the ...

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05 Dec
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Jury selection begins in high-profile Saints star’s death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One car rear-ends another on a Saturday night. People argue. It escalates. Ten or so gunshots later, one driver is dead and the other waits nervously to give his side of the story to police. Conflicts ...

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05 Dec
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St. Charles Parish to get loan to rehabilitate sewer system

HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — Officials say St. Charles Parish is in line to receive a low-interest $8 million loan from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that will be used starting next year to rehabilitate the parish’s sewer system. The ...

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04 Dec
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Program to aid community college grads to attend Southern

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — High-achieving students at Louisiana’s community colleges will be eligible for scholarships to move to Southern University’s campuses in New Orleans and Baton Rouge for further coursework. The Pathway Scholarship transfer agreement was announced by Gov. ...

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03 Dec
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FEMA grants governor’s request to extend claims deadline

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says federal authorities have granted his request for an extension of the filing deadline for those affected by August floods to submit a proof of loss claim. Edwards, in a ...

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02 Dec
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Closing arguments filed in dispute over LGBT-rights order

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawyers for Louisiana’s governor and attorney general have made their closing written arguments to a judge trying to decide whether Gov. John Bel Edwards’ LGBT-rights protection order is unconstitutional. Both sides say their opponents didn’t ...

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02 Dec
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Records: Judge pulled off case after series of mistakes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Court documents show a federal judge in Louisiana was pulled off a criminal case following a series of mistakes in routine trial procedures. The documents also indicate she delegated some of her judicial duties to ...

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02 Dec
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Early voting for Louisiana runoff election ends Saturday

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The weeklong period for voters to cast early ballots in the Dec. 10 election is nearing its end. Saturday marks the final day for early voting ahead of the runoff to decide who will hold ...

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02 Dec
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Flood aid for renters, small businesses backed by task force

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s flood recovery task force is recommending a small slice of the disaster relief aid approved by Congress be spent on financial assistance to small businesses and renters. The Restore Louisiana Task Force approved the ...

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02 Dec
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The Latest: Man charged in New Orleans shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on arrest in New Orleans French Quarter shooting (all times local): 10:50 a.m. New Orleans police say one of two men involved in a French Quarter shootout has been arrested on a second-degree murder ...

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02 Dec
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Kennedy’s fundraising falls behind Campbell in Senate race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Though Republican John Kennedy leads in polls for Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race, he lags his Democratic competitor Foster Campbell in fundraising ahead of the Dec. 10 runoff. Kennedy, the state treasurer, raised nearly $1 million ...

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01 Dec
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Ex-NFL player Joe McKnight killed in argument with motorist

TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) — Former NFL player Joe McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says it happened about 2:43 p.m. Thursday in Terrytown, a suburb of ...

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