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09 Dec
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Benefit theft sentence: prison, drug treatment

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal prosecutor in New Orleans says a Mandeville man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for his fraudulent receipt of Veterans Administration benefits. U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite’s (poh-LEET’s) Thursday news release says ...

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08 Dec
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Governor says tax rewrite should be fair and predictable

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards looked ahead Thursday to next year’s legislative session, saying Louisiana needs to enact a tax structure that is fair, predictable and “sufficient” to pay for state services. “We don’t have it ...

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08 Dec
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The Latest: Defense angrily demands mistrial, judge says no

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Cardell Hayes, charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A defense lawyer angrily demanded a mistrial ...

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08 Dec
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Different tones, campaign styles in Louisiana US House races

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s two remaining U.S. House races on Saturday’s ballot couldn’t be more strikingly different. The two GOP candidates in the tight runoff for the Acadiana-based 3rd District seat — Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and ...

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08 Dec
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Lafourche Parish School Board to consider sales tax increase

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — The Lafourche Parish School Board has agreed to consider asking voters for a one-cent sales tax for teacher salaries and to authorize the use of bonds for school facility upgrades. Superintendent Jo Ann Mathews says the ...

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07 Dec
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Richwood inmate batters assistant warden

RICHWOOD, La. (AP) — An inmate at Richwood Correctional Center faces a charge of battery of a police officer. The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/2hhV7mW ) 41-year-old Quentain Burleson, of Lafayette, was acting out in a session with his counselor around 10 ...

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07 Dec
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Defense attorney pleads guilty to tax evasion charge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana criminal defense attorney has pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge. The Justice Department says 66-year-old Michael Thiel, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of evading the payment of federal income ...

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07 Dec
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New Orleans man gets 13-year sentence for 2 joints reduced

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six years into a 13-year sentence for possessing enough marijuana to fill two joints, Bernard Noble is getting his term cut. The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2gO7Qgj ) Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office agreed ...

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07 Dec
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Louisiana judge off another case, after trial abruptly ends

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge who has been pulled off a string of criminal cases this year was removed from another one this week following the abrupt end to a trial in her Louisiana courtroom. Court records ...

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07 Dec
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The Latest: GOP lawmakers criticize boost in health spending

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) €” The Latest on House hearings on Louisiana’s budget (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Republican lawmakers on the House budget committee are bristling at the spending increases in the state health department, saying the agency can’t ...

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07 Dec
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Social services leader seeks money for child welfare cases

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s social services agency is asking for a sizable jump in next year’s budget, largely to deal with child welfare cases that the department leader says are overwhelming workers. Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa ...

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07 Dec
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The Latest: Trump to campaign for Louisiana candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:50 a.m. President-elect Donald Trump is set to campaign for the Republican candidate for Senate in Louisiana ahead of that state’s run-off election. Transition officials said Wednesday that ...

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07 Dec
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School employees get bonus for their hard work after flood

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — The Ascension Parish School Board has agreed to pay all the employees of the district about $500 this month, in addition to their regular pay, to recognize the challenges they’ve overcome since the flood this summer. ...

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07 Dec
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Shreveport kid wins $30K for school in cooking contest

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Shreveport seventh-grader has won $15,000 for himself and $30,000 for his school after being named one of five national winners in the 2016 Ben’s Beginner Cooking Contest. Media outlets report that Caddo Middle Magnet School ...

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06 Dec
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Traffic stop results in shooting of suspect

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A traffic stop as part of a narcotics investigation has led to a suspect being shot by an East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy. Louisiana State Police Troop A spokesman Trooper Bryan Lee confirms it ...

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