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April 27, 2017 - 9:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana is repaying early the $370 million it borrowed this budget year to keep state agencies paying their bills on time. The early repayment will save the state $330,000 in interest costs. That's a minor amount in a multibillion-dollar budget, but officials said...
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April 27, 2017 - 7:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Nearly a year after Baton Rouge police fatally shot a black man outside a convenience store, sparking widespread protests, Louisiana lawmakers are considering an increase in training requirements for officers. The unanimous passage of Rep. Ted James' bill by a House...
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April 27, 2017 - 5:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Louisiana House has agreed to carve out a special ethics exemption for the son of the state police superintendent. Under the proposal, Louisiana's anti-nepotism laws would be rewritten to let the son of Col. Kevin Reeves continue working as a state trooper even though...
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April 27, 2017 - 4:20 pm
A prescription for sunscreen? The Louisiana House has overwhelmingly agreed that public school students should be able to carry sunblock without a doctor's permission or their school's blessing. Lawmakers voted 99-1 Thursday to spell out that a student "may possess and self-apply sunscreen'' at...
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April 27, 2017 - 3:14 pm
WWL.com Reporting The former Destrehan High School teacher who allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student isn’t out of the woods yet. Shelley Dufrense was found not guilty of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in Jefferson Parish, but the victim’s family has a civil suit pending in St. Charles Parish...
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April 27, 2017 - 2:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) _ British oil company BP has discovered 200 million barrels of oil in a hidden cache in the Gulf of Mexico thanks to advanced imaging of geological formations. The Houston Chronicle reports the oil reserve about 150 miles from New Orleans is potentially worth $2 billion in recoverable...
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April 27, 2017 - 11:45 am
(WWL.com) A bill to provide parole eligibility for juveniles convicted of murder has been approved by the state Senate. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says his proposal would bring Louisiana in line with a 2012 Supreme Court decision that prohibits juvenile offenders from receiving life sentences...
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