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March 28, 2017 - 9:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges Tuesday against David Daleiden and...
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March 28, 2017 - 4:16 pm
WWL.com reporting A measure has been filed for the upcoming legislative session that would increase cigarette taxes by 22-cents. Currently, the tax on a pack of cigarettes is $1.08 and the proposal would up that to $1.30 a pack. Author of the legislation, West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman,...
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March 28, 2017 - 3:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican lawmakers on the House budget-writing committee are resisting suggestions that Louisiana's budget needs more money next year. Instead, they're suggesting they'll be looking for deeper cuts. The Appropriations Committee opened hearings Tuesday on Gov. John Bel...
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March 28, 2017 - 8:36 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that a Houston veterinarian charged with attempting to orchestrate the murder of her ex-husband has leapt to her death the day before she was scheduled to appear in court. The Harris County district attorney's office says 48-year-old Valerie Busick McDaniel...
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March 28, 2017 - 6:46 am
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a man was fatally shot after fleeing from a traffic stop and leading officers on a high-speed chase that resulted in gunfire in east Mississippi. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain told local news media that 45-year-old Pryor Spencer...
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March 28, 2017 - 12:45 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials are planning to increase security at the city's long-closed Municipal Auditorium, which was heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Residents near the auditorium have long complained about squatters breaking into the building. The city, meanwhile,...
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March 27, 2017 - 6:50 pm
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a suspected kidnapper has been arrested after police said she aided his crimes. WLBT-TV ( http://bit.ly/2nurh0z ) reports Phyllis Boyd was arrested Monday, hours after police arrested her son, 31-year-old Derrick Antoine Boyd. A U.S. Marshal broke his leg while...
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March 27, 2017 - 6:18 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline developer says it has oil place in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir and that the full pipeline will be in service soon. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a court filing Monday. The move comes despite months of...
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March 27, 2017 - 6:13 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Company: Dakota Access pipeline under North Dakota reservoir is filled with oil, full pipeline will be in service soon.
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March 27, 2017 - 4:59 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A group of 12 state attorneys general and one governor is urging a federal appeals court to allow Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries...
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