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05 Jan
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Pact resolves suit over officer’s ‘deviant’ photos of women

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that accuses a Louisiana police officer of forcing two women to expose their breasts so he could photograph them during a roadside encounter. A court filing ...

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05 Jan
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Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office submits jail reform plan

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office plans to address long-standing problems within the jail by building a new facility for mentally ill inmates and expanding an existing facility for juvenile inmates. News outlets report the OSPO was ...

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04 Jan
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Hyundai subsidiary creating Shreveport distribution center

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Hyundai subsidiary is moving into the former General Motors plant in Shreveport. Louisiana Economic Development announced Wednesday that California-based Glovis America will establish a distribution center at the site. There, workers will outfit imported vehicles ...

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04 Jan
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Surveyors count 8 tornadoes from Monday storms in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Weather Service counts at least eight tornadoes that hit Louisiana Monday. Survey teams conclude twisters damaged parts of Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Rapides and Tangipahoa parishes. The most powerful storm, rated EF-1 on the enhanced ...

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03 Jan
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Gov. Edwards fills college board jobs, mainly with donors

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards tapped 15 people over the holidays to fill vacancies for Louisiana’s college management boards, many of them contributors to the governor’s campaign fund. He named six people to the 15-member Board ...

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03 Jan
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Newest Louisiana Supreme Court member takes oath of office

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Louisiana has a new member of the state Supreme Court. Republican Jimmy Genovese, formerly an appeals court judge, was sworn in Tuesday to the seven-member high court at a ceremony in his hometown of Opelousas. He’ll ...

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03 Jan
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Republican John Kennedy sworn in as new Louisiana US senator

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s newest U.S. senator, Republican John Kennedy, has taken the oath of office as the latest term of Congress began. Also sworn in Tuesday were two new U.S. House members for Louisiana’s delegation: Republicans Clay ...

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03 Jan
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Ex-LSU football player says robber stole his mementos

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former LSU football player is offering to pay anyone who returns his SEC Championship ring and other football mementos that were stolen from his Louisiana home. Seth Fruge was a walk-on special-teams player at LSU ...

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03 Jan
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Barge spills 500 gallons of diesel into Mississippi River

RESERVE, La. (AP) — A barge spilled about 500 gallons of diesel oil into the Mississippi River during a fuel transfer in Reserve, upstream from New Orleans. United States Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dochtermann tells NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2j4yDGU) that a ...

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02 Jan
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Louisiana sheriff sued over deadly shooting during drug raid

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal lawsuit claims sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a 27-year-old man in his southwest Louisiana home after investigators improperly obtained a warrant to search his residence for drugs. The Dec. 26 lawsuit accuses a ...

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02 Jan
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Development agency to focus on economic diversity

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — To address the struggling local economy, the South Louisiana Economic Council wants to help retain and expand area businesses and aggressively market the bayou region to new industries. That’s part of the economic development agency’s 2017-19 ...

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01 Jan
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5-day Cuba mission costs state $150K — quarter for security

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A five-day trade mission to Cuba for Gov. John Bel Edwards, Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain and other state workers cost the state $150,134. The Times-Picayune reports ( http://bit.ly/2iy1xid ) the single largest expense was the ...

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01 Jan
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Shreveport group to protest southern Louisiana pipeline

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A newly formed Shreveport environmental activist group is making plans to travel to Baton Rouge to protest an incoming pipeline that many worry would hurt the environment. North Louisiana for Climate Justice was created on Friday ...

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30 Dec
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Governor names new leader for wildlife and fisheries agency

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has named a new secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries after its former leader called it “a troubled state agency” and resigned abruptly. Edwards on Friday announced ...

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30 Dec
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Water fee hikes, financial guards among new Louisiana laws

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Water bills will rise by a few dollars to support safety tests on drinking water, state museums can start hiring police officers and regulations aimed at protecting the elderly from financial abuse are among the ...

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