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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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Reps. Bob Hensgens, R-Abbeville; Jerome "Zee" Zeringue, R-Houma; and Tony Bacala, R-Prairieville, from left to right, look through budget documents, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. The House Appropriations Committee has been holding hearings about how agencies are spending their money this year and what they're requesting next year. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)
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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President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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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Demonstrators hold signs and chant for Cardell Hayes to be freed as jury selection begins for Hayes at Orleans Criminal Court in New Orleans as he stands trial for the shooting-death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (Ted Jackson/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
06 Dec
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The Latest: ‘You didn’t have to do that to my baby’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the second-degree murder trial of Cardell Hayes, who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith during a traffic dispute (all times local): 4 p.m. The widow of slain New Orleans Saints ...

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06 Dec
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New budget hearings open, with $600M gap lingering this year

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers are getting an early jump on budget negotiations for the upcoming state financial year, but with a warning they have as much as a $600 million hole to close in this year’s spending plan ...

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06 Dec
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Pin Oak gets $100M investment for petroleum storage terminal

MOUNT AIRY, La. (AP) — Pin Oak Holdings LLC has closed on a $100 million equity investment for a petroleum and chemicals storage terminal being built in St. John the Baptist Parish near the St. James Parish line. The Advocate ...

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06 Dec
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Public school report cards under renewed scrutiny by panel

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An influential state panel is spending time wrestling with how to change public school report cards, including the all-important issue of rewarding annual academic gains. The effort is part of the state’s plan to revamp ...

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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead (83) is tackled by Detroit Lions cornerback Quandre Diggs in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
05 Dec
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Saints desperate to address their own volatility

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton has been known to echo a catch phrase from his mentor, Bill Parcells, who’d mock media coverage of NFL teams by saying it’s either a “crisis or carnival” from week to week, ...

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05 Dec
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US Sen. Vitter bids farewell, says he was ‘blessed’ to serve

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. David Vitter called his tenure in Congress “the greatest honor of my professional life,” as he gave a farewell speech ahead of the end to his 12-year tenure in the Senate. The Republican ...

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05 Dec
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Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana drop

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Nov. 26 decreased from the previous week’s total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims fell to 2,029 from the ...

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05 Dec
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Low early voting turnout for Louisiana’s Saturday election

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting was sluggish in advance of this weekend’s runoff election, with fewer than 6 percent of Louisiana’s 3 million registered voters casting ballots. About 171,000 voters went to the polls in advance, during the ...

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