State News

November 05, 2017 - 9:19 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Another former guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has pleaded guilty to participating in the beating of a shackled inmate. Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson says 39-year-old James Savoy, of Marksville, admitted during a plea hearing Wednesday that he saw...
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November 04, 2017 - 9:45 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is again extending the deadline for small businesses damaged by last year's flooding to seek interest-free, partially forgivable loans. The deadline for submitting loan applications had been Tuesday. Amid a slow pace of submissions from...
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November 04, 2017 - 9:45 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is again extending the deadline for small businesses damaged by last year's flooding to seek interest-free, partially forgivable loans. The deadline for submitting loan applications had been Tuesday. Amid a slow pace of submissions from...
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November 03, 2017 - 4:41 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- House Republican lawmakers Friday blocked high-dollar contract extensions sought by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration for the managed-care companies that coordinate services for 1.5 million Medicaid patients in Louisiana. The...
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November 03, 2017 - 2:43 pm
The Latest: House leader: Delay doesn't kill Medicaid deals BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The Latest on an Edwards administration proposal to extend the contracts for Louisiana's Medicaid managed-care companies (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The House Republican leader who pushed to delay approval of $15...
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November 03, 2017 - 9:39 am
(AP) - Authorities in Louisiana say ten cows have died in an interstate wreck after an 18-wheeler that was carrying them overturned. Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley told The News-Star of Monroe that the ten cows died in a wreck on Interstate 20 on Thursday afternoon. Officials say only cows...
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November 03, 2017 - 6:27 am
Early voting begins today for the November 18th election. Click here for sample balot and voting locations... There is a state treasurer's race, New Orleans mayoral contest and some local propositions to be decided. The October 13th election only saw a 14% turnout. Secretary of State Tom Schedler...
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November 03, 2017 - 6:14 am
(AP) — Authorities say a teenager who pulled the trigger on what he thought was an empty handgun fired a bullet that went through the family dog and hit his grandmother, killing the woman at the scene. Kenny Payne, the police chief in Plaquemine, Louisiana, told news outlets that the shooting...
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