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09 Jan
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Suit claims inmate punished for communicating with reporter

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses Louisiana prison officials of retaliating against an inmate for corresponding with a reporter whose newspaper published a series of stories critical of the state’s corrections department. Monday’s lawsuit says prison officials ...

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09 Jan
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St. Tammany Parish lawmaker enters the La. treasurer’s race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The race to fill Louisiana’s open state treasurer’s seat is underway, with a state lawmaker from St. Tammany Parish saying he’ll be a candidate on the Oct. 14 ballot. Republican Rep. John Schroder announced his ...

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08 Jan
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Shreveport businesswoman filming ‘Blue Collar Millionaires’

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Shreveport businesswoman is appearing on a television show about people who make their fortunes in blue-collar jobs or industries. Laura FitzGerald is the president of the Shreveport oil and gas exploration company Ilios Resources. The ...

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06 Jan
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Governor: $300M deficit could trigger special session need

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is suggesting a special budget-rebalancing legislative session may be likely to close a looming midyear deficit. The size of the gap will be decided next week. The Democratic governor said Friday ...

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06 Jan
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Middle school teacher, husband accused of operating meth lab

HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — A St. Charles Parish teacher is in custody after investigators uncovered evidence that she and her husband were running a meth lab at the home they shared with their 7-year-old child. Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Pat Yoes ...

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06 Jan
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Flood plan expected to get money to homeowners by April

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is submitting its plan to spend $438 million in federal flood recovery aid, a move Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration says should have money flowing by April. Nearly all the money, under the plan ...

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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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