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01 Dec
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Senator questions FBI response to ‘whistleblowing’ agent

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Senate committee chairman is pressing Justice Department officials for more information about their response to “whistleblowing” claims by an FBI agent who investigated a former Louisiana district attorney accused of trading sex for leniency. Senate ...

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01 Dec
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Judge asked to approve settlement over protest arrests

MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorneys have asked a federal judge to approve a settlement that awards up to $45,000 in cash payments to dozens of protesters arrested in Baton Rouge following a black man’s ...

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01 Dec
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Water Institute signs agreement with Pacific organization

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Water Institute of the Gulf has signed a cooperation agreement with a group of Pacific countries to share coastal research information. Charles Groat, president and CEO the Water Institute of the Gulf in Baton ...

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30 Nov
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Judge sentences Austin to jail, house arrest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former high-ranking official with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office has been sentenced to six months in prison and another six months of house arrest for fraud conspiracy related to an overbilling scheme involving off-duty deputy ...

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30 Nov
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Louisiana lawmaker tapped to head Congressional Black Caucus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond has been elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. The three-term lawmaker will take over for the current chairman, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., in January when a new Congress is sworn in. ...

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30 Nov
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6 Louisiana parishes tagged as disaster areas due to drought

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six Louisiana parishes have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by recent drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the designation to Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Madison, Richland and Tensas ...

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30 Nov
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Gov. Edwards going back to Washington to lobby for flood aid

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is returning to Washington to continue pushing for federal aid for Louisiana’s recovery from March and August flooding. Edwards was leaving Wednesday and scheduled to return Friday, according to his office. ...

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30 Nov
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Democrat Campbell sees fundraising boost in Senate runoff

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell’s fundraising has spiked ahead of the Dec. 10 runoff, as his campaign is bolstered by Democratic donors from around the nation. Campbell had brought in $1.7 million for his ...

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30 Nov
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Former day care owner pleads guilty in death of child

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An emotional former day care owner has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the 2015 death of a 22-month-old girl left unattended on a sweltering day in a van across the street from the unlicensed ...

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30 Nov
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Louisiana gets $10M grant to improve preschool programs

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is getting just over $10 million from the federal government to improve preschool programs for children from low-income families. U. S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services said in a news release ...

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30 Nov
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Suspect in officer’s death declared competent

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The man accused of killing a Shreveport police officer is competent to stand trial. That’s the finding of a sanity hearing for 29-year-old Grover De’Aundre Cannon held Tuesday. The Shreveport man is charged with first-degree murder ...

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29 Nov
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Pact resolves ACLU suit over protest arrests in Baton Rouge

MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A settlement agreement Tuesday resolves a federal lawsuit that accuses law enforcement of trampling on the civil rights of protesters in Baton Rouge following a black man’s fatal shooting by ...

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29 Nov
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Port Barre student accused of bringing pistol to campus

PORT BARRE, La. (AP) — A Port Barre High School student faces charges for allegedly bringing a pistol to the school. Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux (BOO’-droh) said in a news release police were called to the campus Monday ...

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29 Nov
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Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Nov. 19 increased from the previous week’s total. The state labor department figures released late Monday show the initial claims rose to 3,068 from ...

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29 Nov
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Assistant finance director pleads not guilty to malfeasance

CONVENT, La. (AP) — A third official in the administration of indicted St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel has pleaded not guilty to charges of malfeasance. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2gRIkrd) Assistant Finance Director Ashley Poche entered two not guilty pleas ...

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