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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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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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