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25 Jan
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Special budget-rebalancing session comes with a price tag

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers resistant to the idea of a deficit-closing special session have raised concerns about paying for the Legislature’s return to Baton Rouge amid continuing shortfalls. But the actual cost of such a gathering isn’t ...

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25 Jan
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Elections chief says no evidence of voter fraud in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Secretary of State Tom Schedler is defending Louisiana’s elections system, as President Donald Trump announced an investigation into voter fraud in the fall election. Schedler released a statement Wednesday saying: “Louisiana did not have ...

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24 Jan
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The Latest: Board creates more charters, despite uncertainty

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the education board’s creation of new charter schools (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Ongoing litigation that threatens to strip the financing for more than 30 of Louisiana’s public charter schools didn’t stop ...

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24 Jan
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Man admits to making false bomb threats against 4 schools

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A man has admitted to making four false bomb threats in one day to Rapides Parish schools in 2014. The Alexandria Daily Town Talk (http://townta.lk/2jN2QYI) reported Monday that 20-year-old Rueben D. Byon pleaded guilty on Jan. ...

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24 Jan
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Monroe Fire Department names its 1st female captain

MONROE, La. (AP) — The Monroe Fire Department has named its first female captain. Local news outlets report that Firefighter Sabrina January was appointed to the position Monday. January joined the department in 2001 and was one of three who ...

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23 Jan
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Technology part of New Orleans anti-crime, anti-terror plan

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities have unveiled an extensive, $40 million program to fight crime and terrorism in New Orleans. It includes plans for round-the-clock monitoring of cameras in 20 high crime hot spots, take-home cars for police officers, high-tech ...

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23 Jan
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Edwards to unveil plan this week for closing $304M deficit

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration will unveil its proposal for eliminating Louisiana’s $304 million deficit to lawmakers Friday, a budget-rebalancing plan that will hinge on the governor’s plan to call a special legislative session for ...

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23 Jan
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Will work for marijuana: Oops. Lawyer’s license suspended

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year. The state’s Supreme Court rejected a disciplinary board’s recommendation to let attorney James Mecca keep working. Mecca pleaded guilty ...

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23 Jan
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Audit: Work on ex-prison warden’s homes may have broken law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The former warden of Louisiana’s largest prison may have violated state law by using prison resources and public funds to renovate and furnish his homes, according to a government report released Monday. An audit report ...

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20 Jan
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Judge won’t delay impact of charter school funding decision

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State financing for more than 30 Louisiana public charter schools could end as early as next week, after a judge’s ruling Friday. A state appellate court ruled this month that money from Louisiana’s public school ...

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20 Jan
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$1.2B Louisiana flood aid plan backed by recovery task force

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s flood recovery task force has agreed to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposal to spend $1.2 billion in federal aid allocated by Congress, with most of the money targeted for homeowners. Under the plan approved Friday, ...

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Members of the Mahogany Brass Band lead a mock second line jazz funeral procession down the streets of New Orleans in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
20 Jan
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New Orleans Trump protest: ‘Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was an oddly festive and uniquely New Orleans-style of protest: A brass band played mournfully as demonstrators lowered a replica of the Statue of Liberty into a black coffin and began wheeling it through city ...

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20 Jan
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Among latest commutations: 2 dozen from Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About two dozen people convicted in Louisiana are among the 330 federal inmates granted sentence reductions in one of Barack Obama’s last acts as president. The commutations were announced Thursday by the White House. They affect ...

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19 Jan
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House Republican leader offers his plan for $304M in cuts

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The leader of Louisiana’s House Republican delegation is offering his proposal for closing a $304 million midyear deficit without needing a special legislative session. Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris’ plan would levy the deepest reduction, $147 ...

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18 Jan
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Court upholds rule dividing Gulf red snapper season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling means there will continue to be different red snapper fishing limits in federal Gulf of Mexico waters for charter fishing boats and recreational anglers who have their own boats. The 5th ...

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