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18 Jan
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Man charged with murder in Ruston homicide

RUSTON, La. (AP) — A man previously in custody in Lincoln Parish on a burglary charge has now been charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with a fatal December shooting. Media outlets report 24-year-old Taylor Keyonta Burr ...

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This 1999 image scanned from a contact sheet provided by the Innocent Project shows a portrait session with Wilbert Jones. Jones, serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971, claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks. In a court filing Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, the Innocence Project New Orleans attorneys asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to review Jones' 45-year-old case and order him a new trial. (Deborah Luster/The Innocence Project via AP)
17 Jan
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Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks. In a court ...

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17 Jan
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Study: Operation costs higher in charter-heavy Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The percentage of public school dollars going to school operation costs such as transportation and administrative salaries is higher in New Orleans — and the percentage devoted to actual instruction is lower — than in other ...

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15 Jan
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3-parish African-American museum opening Feb 4 in Houma

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A segregation-era high school for black students will reopen next month as a museum celebrating African-American history in Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes. The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2j1iLCi) that the Finding Our Roots African American Museum ...

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13 Jan
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Edwards plans special session to close deficit topping $300M

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday he intends to call a special legislative session to rebalance the state budget after Louisiana’s midyear deficit was projected to reach $313 million. The state income forecasting panel, known ...

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13 Jan
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Group: New Orleans inmates held months after sentences end

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two New Orleans inmates held in a north Louisiana jail well past the time their sentences ended could be released as early as Friday. However, attorneys for inmate advocates say they believe there are others in ...

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12 Jan
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FEMA extends temporary housing program for La. flood victims

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of Louisiana families displaced by August’s historic flooding are getting more time to stay in government-subsidized hotel and motel rooms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed Thursday to extend its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program ...

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12 Jan
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AG touts supportive letters from union, prosecutor, sheriff

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s attorney general is touting letters of support from a New Orleans police union, the city’s top prosecutor and the sheriff as he disputes accusations that he’s overstepping his authority with an anti-crime task force. Last ...

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12 Jan
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SAD & AWFUL STUFF: Caddo Commission at 2nd Circuit Court

January 12, 2017 … 7:20 A.M. (Updated: 8:26 A.M.) Our 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal was well and truly introduced to a scary community truth yesterday: the Caddo Parish Commission feels no need – much less pressure – to follow ...

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12 Jan
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Town suspends panhandling prohibition pending lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suburban New Orleans city has told a judge it won’t enforce its law requiring people who ask for money at traffic intersections to get panhandling permits. Court records show the city of Slidell agreed Tuesday ...

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12 Jan
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Edwards defends Medicaid expansion, as GOP works on repeal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is outlining his defense for Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion, pushing back on Republican work in Congress to dismantle the federal health law that created the program. The Democratic governor planned a Thursday afternoon ...

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11 Jan
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Edwards wants higher education stability, but more cuts loom

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards vowed Wednesday that he won’t allow the budget “to be balanced on the backs of our students,” while later acknowledging that’s more of a long-term aspiration than a pledge he can ...

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11 Jan
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Kennedy seeks ban on officials getting flood recovery work

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy called Wednesday on Gov. John Bel Edwards to ban public officials and their family members from receiving flood recovery contracts financed with federal disaster aid. Kennedy, a Republican who took office ...

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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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