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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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29 Nov
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Judge to hear arguments in Louisiana’s LGBT-rights dispute

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards says his LGBT-rights protection order is a statement that Louisiana doesn’t discriminate. Attorney General Jeff Landry calls it executive overreach. A Baton Rouge judge hears the arguments Tuesday as he decides ...

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28 Nov
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Suspect in fatal shooting killed in shootout with deputies

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, says a man who fatally shot a woman and ran over two bystanders with his car before crashing into an ambulance died following a shootout with sheriff’s deputies. Maj. Bryan ...

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28 Nov
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Police: Woman hits husband with Thanksgiving turkey

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say a 32-year-old Baton Rouge woman has been arrested after she held a knife to her husband’s throat and hit him with a Thanksgiving turkey during an argument in their kitchen. The Advocate reports ...

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28 Nov
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1 ticket sold in Tennessee wins $420.9 Powerball drawing

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lottery officials say one tickets sold in Tennessee won Saturday’s $420.9 million Powerball drawing. The top prize for Wednesday’s drawing will be $40 million. There was no big winner in the Louisiana Lotto and ...

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27 Nov
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New Orleans French Quarter shooting kills 1 and wounds 9

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police had already increased patrols in New Orleans’ bustling French Quarter before gunfire erupted early Sunday, leaving one man dead and nine other people wounded in a tourist district famed for its bars, bright lights and ...

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27 Nov
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Louisiana native featured in area scenes of ‘Queen Sugar’

KEVINISHA WALKER, The Courier   HOUMA, La. (AP) — It’s been several years since “Beasts of the Southern Wild” was filmed in Terrebonne Parish. Sure, Hollywood South certainly brings the latest stars, television shows and films to New Orleans. But ...

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27 Nov
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Exclusive: City Attorney has $1m/18 person staff as city suffers water/trash scandals

Unbelievable new information has been uncovered in the wake of the Shreveport City Hall meltdown.  The absence of leadership became apparent when certain decades-long city purse grafters, Scott Pernici and Michael Wainwright (along with a few others), decided they wanted ...

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22 Nov
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Audit: Poor record-keeping in attorney general’s office

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State auditors said they couldn’t tell if the Louisiana attorney general’s office properly spent nearly $25 million because of inadequate documentation. A review from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office released Monday found the department couldn’t ...

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22 Nov
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Guiyou Huang named LSU-Alexandria chancellor

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU-Alexandria has a new chancellor. LSU President F. King Alexander announced in a news release Tuesday Guiyou Huang will take over the chancellor’s post on Jan. 1. Huang is currently the senior vice president for ...

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22 Nov
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La. State Police Troop F receives new vest for all officers

MONROE, La. (AP) — All of the officers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F in Monroe have received an early Christmas gift. The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/2fZdcT3 ) Bunzy and Lynn Bryant donated new vests which feature ceramic plates that ...

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18 Nov
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Police: Suspect arrested in Southern University shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University police say a suspect is in custody following a shooting that occurred on campus in Baton Rouge. In a statement early Friday, police say a male victim was critically wounded in the shooting ...

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18 Nov
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Dillard University officer fires weapon at fleeing vehicle

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Dillard University police officer fired his gun at a fleeing vehicle, which he says tried to run him over. Dillard University said in a statement that the incident began Thursday morning after the officer responded ...

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18 Nov
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Former Orleans Parish deputy faces theft, other charges

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a former deputy on charges of theft and malfeasance in office. The sheriff’s office, in a news release, says an arrest warrant accused Edward Moore of obtaining fuel from ...

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