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10 Jan
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Sheriff: Man accidentally texted deputy about drug deal

PIERRE PART, La. (AP) — A Pierre Part man has been arrested after authorities say he accidentally texted an Assumption Parish deputy about an upcoming drug sale. Sheriff Leland Falcon tells local media the deputy received the text message Friday ...

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10 Jan
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Appeal ruling affects funding for over 30 charter schools

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state appeal court ruling could endanger funding for more than 30 of Louisiana’s 148 public charter schools. Charter schools are public schools operated by independent organizations under agreements approved by state or local education officials. ...

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09 Jan
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Cuts to TOPS payments proposed in higher education review

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s top higher education policymaking board is weighing proposals to cut TOPS payments, consolidate campus administrative functions and give more tuition-raising authority to school governing boards. The recommendations are included in a draft report released ...

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09 Jan
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DWF chief update says agent responding well to treatment

MONROE, La. (AP) — A state official says a Louisiana wildlife agent shot multiple times over the weekend while on patrol is responding well to treatment. Patrick Banks, the interim secretary of the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, gave ...

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09 Jan
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Rough first year for Edwards: Floods, shootings, budget woes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards reaches his one-year anniversary in office Wednesday. The Democratic governor knew he was inheriting a massive financial mess when his term began. But that wasn’t the sole crisis to cross his ...

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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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