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26 Dec
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Leesville council warned about repeated audit findings

LEESVILLE, La. (AP) — Leesville City Council members have been told the city could face penalties if it repeats practices that have come in for criticism in audit reports. The Lake Charles American Press reports (http://bit.ly/2hrvQY2) that accountant Burton Kolder, ...

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26 Dec
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January meeting set to discuss flood spending plans

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Plans for spending more than $1billion in newly approved federal flood recovery money will be discussed at a Jan. 6 meeting of the Restore Louisiana Task Force. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro ...

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26 Dec
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Dillard, St. John Housing Authority get HUD money

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dillard University in New Orleans and the Housing Authority of St. John the Baptist Parish are the Louisiana recipients of newly announced federal grants to help people find jobs and achieve economic independence. A Department of ...

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24 Dec
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$1M dead zone contest: 5 finalists from AUS, Calif, Ill, NY

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teams from Australia, New York and California are among five finalists in Tulane University’s $1 million contest to find ways to fight “dead zones” where water holds too little oxygen to support life. There are hundreds ...

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24 Dec
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Ferriday seeks missing police equipment

FERRIDAY, La. (AP) — Ferriday police are looking for missing equipment signed out to employees who left or were fired during the past four years, but a department consultant believes the items will be returned. The Ferriday Board of Alderman ...

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24 Dec
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More budget cuts, special session worries ahead in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana’s lawmakers didn’t need to wait for Christmas to get the lump of coal in their stockings. They already knew about the financial headaches they’ll have to tackle in 2017. ...

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24 Dec
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Legislative conference, event trips costs $98K since session

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature has spent at least $98,000 for lawmakers to travel to conferences and meet with colleagues in other states since they wrapped up their legislative sessions this year. Thirty-five of 105 House members ...

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24 Dec
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LSU Health: $6.4M contract to clean vacant Charity Hospital

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Early next year, crews will begin cleaning out the art deco public hospital abandoned after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans tells WDSU-TV (http://bit.ly/2hQRQe4) that it has awarded ...

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23 Dec
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Louisiana woman killed in Alabama crash

LIVINGSTON, Ala. (AP) — A Louisiana woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Sumter County. Alabama State troopers tell Al.com (http://bit.ly/2hl7nDz) that 36-year-old Angela Michelle Primeaux, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was seriously injured when the 2001 Jeep in which ...

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23 Dec
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Fish kills over at oxbow lake in Pointe Coupee Parish

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — State biologists say the fish kills are over at an oxbow lake in Pointe Coupee Parish where huge numbers of fish died in October and November. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a ...

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23 Dec
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Beauregard Police Jury Oks $400 raise for jurors

DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Beauregard Parish Police Jury members have voted to give themselves a $400 a month raise. With no opposition at a public hearing Thursday, KPLC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ilAM0T) jurors voted to raise their pay from $1,200 to $1,600 ...

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23 Dec
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Substitute teacher accused of sex with 3 boys, aged 15-16

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Houma police say a 30-year-old substitute teacher is accused of having sex with three 15- and 16-year-old boys at her home. The Courier (http://bit.ly/2io1YIh) reports that Heidi Domangue was arrested on three counts of carnal knowledge ...

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23 Dec
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Missing man’s body found in pond

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — The body of a Holden man last seen nearly two weeks ago has been pulled from a pond off James Chapel Road between Albany and Holden. Lori Steele, a spokeswoman for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, ...

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23 Dec
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Homicide detective accused of DWI hit-and-run; no injury

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a homicide detective has been suspended after being arrested on charges accusing him of hit-and-run, refusing a chemical test, and driving drunk while on duty. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble tells news outlets ...

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22 Dec
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Community Elites’ Christmas Gift to Our Failing Schools… Lamar Goree

This past Tuesday’s Caddo School Board meeting marked the doubling down of the disastrous era of Caddo Supt. Lamar Goree… granting him a contract extension until 2018 (here).  While board members lauded the paltry gains of the district as if ...

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