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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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28 Dec
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Louisiana to begin accepting state tax returns on Jan. 23

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Revenue says it will start accepting 2016 state individual income tax returns on Jan. 23. That’s the same date that the IRS begins accepting federal tax returns. Jan. 23 also is ...

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27 Dec
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Despite disaster, future of flood project remains murky

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Despite the flooding that struck south Louisiana in August, prospects for a decades-old project aimed at protecting Baton Rouge area homes remain murky. The 12-mile structure is called the Comite (KOH’-meet) River Diversion Canal. It ...

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26 Dec
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Dogs with A Cause program promotes students to read

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Ruston third- through fifth-graders recently received a surprise chance to not only read and discuss books with Louisiana Tech University athletes, but also learn from the athletes what it takes to be a college student. Dogs ...

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