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3 min ago | NOLA.com

Rape, sexual assault policies at Louisiana colleges to be reviewed

State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, wants to investigate how sexual assault and rape are handled at public colleges and universities in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

1 hr ago | The Times-Picayune

Recruiting Corner: James Smith, Andrew Lopez breakdown Louisiana's recruits at The Opening

The Times-Picayune recruiting analyst James Smith and recruiting writer Andrew Lopez broke down the performances of the nine Louisiana prospects that attended Nike's The Opening in Oregon this week on this episode of the Recruiting Corner.

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5 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

18-wheeler fire catches fire on I-10 East

Two men suspected of raping children were arrested in East Feliciana Parish on Thursday.

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7 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Louisiana's high schoolers show slight improvement on state tests, record-high graduation rate

Louisiana's high schoolers continued to improve on state and national tests in the 2013-14 year, and a record number of them graduated on time in 2013, state officials announced Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana Government, Standardized Testing, Education, US Governors

8 hrs ago | NOLA.com

New Louisiana products include a Baton Rouge barbecue sauce and Tony's mixer

Looking at you, Louisiana products. These are happening now. Also: I expect to see and report on more new products from our state next month, when there are usually debuts at the Louisiana Restaurant Show.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Creole, LA, Recipes, Opelousas, LA

10 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

eCards put Louisiana's marshes on GPS screens

The Standard Mapping eCard replaces the background map of a Lowrance GPS unit, showing the Louisiana marsh as it actually appears.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Venice, LA, Barataria, LA

14 hrs ago | Instapundit

Tea Party Pins Hopes on Louisiana Challenger After Senate Primary Defeats

The Tea Party's favored candidate in Mississippi, Chris McDaniel, had a close defeat to six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Tea Party, Louisiana Government, Thad Cochran

18 hrs ago | WWL-TV New Orleans

Tainted Legacy: Wealthy and powerful vs. big oil

Former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster didn't just support tort reform, he campaigned on the issue, promising to rein in plaintiff's attorneys who made big bucks suing big companies for big damages.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Weather Newsletter for July 11

Friday: Mostly sunny with hit and miss showers. High of 91F with an overnight low near 77F.

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WXOW-TV La Crosse

Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban can continue, a judge ruled Thursday.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Rick Scott, US Governors

Reuters

Louisiana guard fired after arrest on suspicion of raping inmate

A male corrections officer in northwestern Louisiana was fired this week after his arrest on suspicion of forcibly raping a female inmate, authorities said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Prison

ABC News

Louisiana Ruling on Confession Rankles Catholics

Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US Supreme Court, US News

NOLA.com

'Mastermind' in fatal carjacking of Algiers student gets 85-year sentence

The last of five people charged in the carjacking and execution-style killing of an Algiers college student in 2012 admitted his role in the crime Wednesday and got an 85-year prison sentence.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

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Louisiana State Police concluded there were violations of the law when they investigated Cameron Parish School Superintendent Stephanie Rodrigue in regards to her employment contracts.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Free Republic

Louisiana gave away $1.3 million in food stamps to deceased people

Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2013, according to a report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday .

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

The Town Talk

Central Louisiana weekend entertainment will heat you up or cool you off

Enjoy the music in and around Alexandria this weekend. Here are some of the highlights.

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Related Topix: Alexandria, LA, Pop/Rock, New Orleans, LA

The Advocate

Cut glass exhibit honors conventiona s return to Louisiana

The super-sized punch bowl with the silver lining was presented on March 10, 1904, by the Crescent City Jockey Club in New Orleans to that's where the inscription below the bowl's rim runs out.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

NOLA.com

Louisiana gas tax among the cheapest, organization reports

Louisiana has one of the cheapest gas taxes in the country, according to the American Petroleum Institute.

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Related Topix: Robert, LA

The Times

Dropping oil, gas industry preference would cut taxes for all

Eliminating a series of preferences granted to the oil and gas industry would result in a property tax cut for everyone who pays it, says the chairman of the Louisiana Assessors Association' Oil and Gas Committee.

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Related Topix: Tax, Robert, LA, Haynesville, LA

NOLA.com

Ray Nagin joins the Louisiana Politicians Hall of Shame

Ray Nagin broke new ground for a New Orleans mayor Wednesday, becoming the first ever sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, William Jefferson, Democrat, Jefferson, LA

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