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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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30 Dec
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New Orleans massage therapist accused of sexual battery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The operator of a New Orleans massage studio has been arrested following accusations of sexual battery by two female clients. NOLA.com/The Times Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2ioWRuI) that court records show 52-year-old Norman Nail was arrested Dec. 22 ...

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30 Dec
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Second arrest made in death of Jeanerette man

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a second person in connection to the death of a Jeanerette man. Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal tells local media that 18-year-old Brady Rogers was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder ...

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29 Dec
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Rayville man arrested for accidental shooting of cousin

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Rayville man is in custody on a charge of negligent homicide after a reported accidental shooting of his cousin. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Bryant Silk is being held on $25,000 bond following ...

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29 Dec
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Body of missing man found in garbage can; man arrested

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — The body of a 75-year-old man, who had been missing since Christmas, has been found stuffed in a garbage can in the backyard of his Jeanerette home. Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says Howard Poche’s ...

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29 Dec
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New Orleans shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 others wounded

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say one man was killed and two others wounded in a shooting. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2itOqvl) that the gunfire happened Wednesday night on A.P. Tureaud Avenue. Police say the two injured men were ...

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29 Dec
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State police find nearly $500,000 of cocaine in traffic stop

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say they found nearly $500,000 worth of cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 12 near Hammond. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2ikLJiP) that the drug bust happened Wednesday, when troopers and a police dog ...

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29 Dec
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Louisiana-Lafayette attracts bioscience project

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A disease research company will set up a pharmaceutical research and development facility at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Crown Bioscience Inc. CEO Jean-Pierre Wery announced ...

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28 Dec
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Virus found at New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State agriculture officials say they’ve confirmed a case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy, an often deadly neurological disease spread by horse-to-horse contact, at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, ...

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28 Dec
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Report: Many mentally ill people needlessly in nursing homes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal investigation has found that Louisiana unnecessarily isolates and segregates thousands of mentally ill people in costly nursing facilities instead of providing them with community-based services. In a 30-page letter to Gov. John Bel ...

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