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October 13, 2018 - 11:21 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana teachers can get state grants to cover tuition at regionally accredited colleges and universities. The Louisiana Department of Education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said in a news release Friday that the program is competitive, with at least...
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Jim Hanzo
October 12, 2018 - 9:51 pm
A St. Tammany Parish Jail employee was fired and arrested Friday afternoon after it was discovered he forged an inmate’s signature on official documents. On October 7, a Sheriff’s Office employee discovered a discrepancy with an inmate’s signature on a bond form. The deputy who discovered the...
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October 12, 2018 - 10:05 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A bridge over the Mississippi River in Louisiana has been closed indefinitely after it was struck by a barge carrying a crane in the river. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said in a release the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsville was hit around 3 a.m...
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Chris Miller
October 12, 2018 - 9:18 am
Now that's more like it! Real fall weather is here, and it might even make you feel better, after what felt like an endless summer. "For some people, the fall, the coolness of the weather will bring on a really nice mood," said LSU Health New Orleans associate professor and licensed clinical...
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Jim Hanzo
October 12, 2018 - 8:39 am
Number 13 LSU is set to take on the #2 ranked team in the country, the Georgia Bulldogs tomorrow in Death Valley. Do college football fans believe LSU can beat the Dawgs in Tiger stadium? "I don't think their chances are very good. I think there's a 30 percent LSU will win and 70 percent they'll...
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October 11, 2018 - 8:20 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to Israel later this month on an economic development trip that includes a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Democratic governor announced the plans Thursday, saying the 24-person delegation will include business...
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October 11, 2018 - 4:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana is paying $149,075 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Secretary of State Tom Schedler that was filed by one of his former employees. Schedler will personally pay $18,425 on top of the taxpayer-financed amount. Details of the settlement were provided...
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October 11, 2018 - 9:57 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana is voiding a multimillion-dollar contract award to replace state voting machines, after a key official in Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration found flaws in the vendor selection. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin's office will have to redo the bid process, if the...
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Don Ames
October 11, 2018 - 8:14 am
Has the #Me Too movement had unintended negative consequences for women in the workplace? Confusion about workplace etiquette may have led to fewer opportunities for women as male executives struggle to adjust to the new rules of engagement. A recent poll by LeanIn.org found increasing reluctance...
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October 10, 2018 - 9:35 pm
VIDALIA, La. (AP) — A 74-year-old Louisiana woman has died almost a month after being attacked by dogs outside her home. Vidalia Police Chief Joey Merrill tells the Natchez Democrat that "There's no change in the charges at this point" against the dogs' owner. Merrill said he would have to know the...
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