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09 Dec
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Edwards meets with Trump, talks Louisiana flood recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards met privately with Donald Trump while the president-elect was in Baton Rouge to rally for the Republican candidate in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race. The Democratic governor said he congratulated Trump on ...

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09 Dec
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St James authorities investigate murder-attempted suicide

ST. JAMES, La. (AP) — A woman is dead and a man is hospitalized after an apparent murder-attempted suicide in St. James Parish. Sheriff Willy Martin says it happened about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at a home in the Town of ...

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09 Dec
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FEMA refuses to lessen Louisiana’s cost for March flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request to lessen Louisiana’s share of disaster response costs after March flooding that inundated north and central Louisiana. Louisiana’s share of the federal response ...

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09 Dec
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400-year-old heart of Catholic saint arrives in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 400-year-old human heart that belongs to a Catholic saint is making a temporary home at a Shreveport church. The Shreveport Times (http://bit.ly/2hbGbne ) reports that the heart of St. John Berchmans arrived Thursday at a ...

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09 Dec
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Fire marshal: Man sent on fire by flames from kitchen stove

PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the death of a 66-year-old Ponchatoula man who died in front of his kitchen gas stove that he was using as a heating source. In a news release, state officials ...

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09 Dec
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Plaquemine man accused of running illegal gambling operation

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — State police say the manager of a Plaquemine restaurant is accused of illegally operating a computer-based casino. In a news release Thursday, troopers say the arrest of Adolfo Gonzales-Lopez, manager of the La Rumba Mexican Grill, ...

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09 Dec
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Ex-deputy accused of smuggling cellphones into jail

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — A former deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has been arrested on three counts of malfeasance and three counts of introduction of contraband to a penal institution. Sheriff Jeff Wiley said in a news release ...

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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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