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22 Dec
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Last central Gulf-only lease sale March 28; 2018 Gulfwide

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government has scheduled its last oil lease sale to cover only the most active area in the Gulf of Mexico, with Gulf-wide sales to begin in 2018. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says ...

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22 Dec
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Tourism official: Adult video shared on Instagram a mistake

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A tourism official on business in Baton Rouge says she had no intention of sharing an adult video with nudity on the Instagram account of her employer, the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau. The ...

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22 Dec
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$8.5 billion natural gas project to create 250 jobs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials say a liquefied natural gas project being planned for Plaquemines Parish is expected to create 250 new jobs. Gov. John Bel Edwards and executives from Venture Global LNG announced the project on Wednesday. They said ...

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22 Dec
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White nationalists raise millions with tax-exempt charities

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The federal government has allowed four groups at the forefront of the white nationalist movement to register as charities and raise more than $7.8 million in tax-deductible donations over the past decade, according to an ...

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21 Dec
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Louisiana wildlife secretary resigns, says reform blocked

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s wildlife and fisheries secretary says people in his office have been sabotaging attempts to clean up its finances, and he’s resigning immediately rather than in February. Charlie Melancon texted a copy of his resignation letter ...

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21 Dec
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Louisiana State Police to give body cameras to 700 troopers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State Police plans to equip about 700 troopers with body cameras, calling it a deployment that will be the largest of its kind for a state public safety agency. State Police Col. Mike ...

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21 Dec
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Some Entergy Louisiana customers to receive January refund

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Some customers of a major Louisiana utility will see a refund in their January electricity bills. Entergy Louisiana says in a news release that refunds totaling $70 million will go to customers in 40 parishes. ...

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21 Dec
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March trial for bus driver in I-10 crash that killed 3

EDGARD, La. (AP) — Trial is scheduled March 14 for the driver of a bus that killed three people and injured dozens when it plowed into a firetruck and cars on Interstate 10 in August. However, NOLA.com ‘ The Times-Picayune ...

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21 Dec
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Life in prison for man who shot marijuana dealer in holdup

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A 24-year-old south Louisiana man faces life in prison for shooting and killing a 20-year-old marijuana dealer in an attempted holdup. The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2hruYPe) that LaMont Nixon Jr., of Dularge, was convicted this week of ...

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21 Dec
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Energy Dept. offers $2B loan to La. carbon-storage project

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department said Wednesday it is offering a conditional, $2 billion loan guarantee to capture and store carbon dioxide at a planned Louisiana methanol plant, the latest element of President Barack Obama’s strategy to slow global ...

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21 Dec
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Louisiana: First verified cougar sighting since 2011

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Wildlife biologists say Louisiana’s first verified cougar sighting in five years is a trail camera photo taken last month. There’s no way to tell whether the animal photographed in northeast Louisiana is a wild animal ...

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21 Dec
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Officials reject New Orleans detectives’ requested raises

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — City government officials have rejected a local police union’s request to give pay increases to all New Orleans police detectives. The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2hThHjd) the city’s Civil Service Commission on Monday unanimously rejected the request in ...

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21 Dec
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State Penitentiary assistant warden charged with rape

ANGOLA, La. (AP) — Authorities say an assistant warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has been arrested on a count of second-degree rape. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2hqCkSW ) that 34-year-old Barrett Boeker was arrested Tuesday. District Attorney Sam ...

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21 Dec
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Former fire chief pleads guilty to child pornography charges

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say a former Gonzales District Fire Chief has pleaded guilty to federal charges of distributing and possessing child pornography. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement that 36-year-old Kristopher Johnson entered the plea ...

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20 Dec
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ACLU challenges city’s panhandling permit requirement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and three people who beg for money at traffic intersections are suing a southeast Louisiana city that requires permits for panhandling. The lawsuit filed in federal court in New Orleans says ...

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