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17 min ago | The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Daniel Erath -- Anthony Recasner

Louisiana ranks among the worst states in the nation when it comes to the well-being of its children in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Erath, LA, Family, Kids, New Orleans, LA

2 hrs ago | Mashable

Why Louisiana Is the Next (and Better) Hollywood

Currently, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are fighting crime with a Pelican State backdrop in 22 Jump Street .

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Related Topix: Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum

5 hrs ago | Fleet Owner Magazine

Kenworth of South Louisiana opens parts and service location

The location, which features two service bays and a parts delivery truck, is near U.S. Highway 90 in Lake Charles, La.

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Related Topix: Lake Charles, LA, Carencro, LA, Houma, LA

9 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Two incurable citrus diseases spreading in Louisiana

Two incurable citrus diseases continue to spread in Louisiana, but neither citrus greening nor citrus canker has been found in commercial orchards, says the director of the LSU AgCenter's Plant Diagnostic Center, Raj Singh.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, New Orleans, LA, Belle Chasse, LA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Click2Houston

Guatemalan Man accused of murder sought help from Houston missionary jpg

July 21, 2014: Local 2 Investigates has learned a Guatemalan man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Louisiana sought help from a missionary he met in his native country.

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Related Topix: US Physical Therapy

Nwlanews.com

Stonecipher talks politics at Lions Club

On paper, Louisiana is considered a red state; one which leans conservative and votes Republican.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, US News

Crooks and Liars

Black Panther Spends 35 Years In Solitary, Warden Finally Hints It Was Political

The warden of America's largest prison said that he was considering letting a Louisiana inmate out of solitary confinement for the first time in decades so that he could participate in religion-based rehabilitation programs.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Louisiana State Penitentiary, US News, Liberal Political News

NOLA.com

State Farm Insurance reviewing Louisiana's mandatory 5 % hurricane deductible

State Farm Insurance is reviewing a request from Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon to offer a second hurricane deductible option to policyholders following the implementation of its mandatory five percent deductible.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Associated Press

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Assessors want new valuation rules for oil wells

The proposed rules come from the Louisiana Assessors' Association and were introduced at a Louisiana Tax Commission hearing July 8. The LAA's Oil and Gas Committee chairman, Robert Gravolet of Plaquemines Parish, tells New Orleans CityBusiness property values for well sites have historically not been assessed correctly.

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BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Reviews: TAME. Offers Stirring Drama at Capital Fringe

TAME. is one of those plays in this year's Capital Fringe Festival that's a bit of a rarity among all of the zany offerings.

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The Town Talk

Cotton acreage up, while corn down in Louisiana

Louisiana cotton acreage is up to nearly 200,000 acres, which is vast improvement over 2013's record low of 125,000 acres, but corn is down to about 420,000, a significant decrease from last year's 700,000 acres, an LSU AgCenter official in Alexandria said.

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Related Topix: Alexandria, LA, Entomology, Science, Weather, Agriculture

The News-Star

P.E.O. AE delegates attend state convention

Representing P.E.O. Chapter AE at the annual Louisiana Chapter Convention were Dianne Lawrence, AE treasurer; Loura Barr, past state president; and Lauretta Tucker, AE chaplain.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The News-Star

This photo provided by the LSU Agricultural Center shows a Mexican rice borer on a sugarcane leaf.

Louisiana rice farmers should be on the lookout for Mexican rice borers and stinkbugs, according to LSU AgCenter entomologist Mike Stout.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

The Town Talk

4 Central Louisiana groups receive anti-tobaccco grants

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians received an $18,000 grant from the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living, and with that money the tribe's health department will educate tribal youth on the dangers of tobacco.

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Related Topix: Jena, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Alexandria, LA

Daily World

Louisiana lawmakers divided on Ex-Im Bank

With only weeks left before summer recess, Louisiana lawmakers are divided over whether Congress should reauthorize the Export-Import Bank that helps companies in Louisiana and across the country export products overseas.

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Related Topix: Representative John Fleming, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany

The Town Talk

Psychological stress stalks Louisiana's cyber cops as they track sexual predators

SHREVEPORT, La. -- A man in his 50s wanted to get detective Bryan Montgomery pregnant.

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Related Topix: Shreveport, LA, Springhill, LA, Keithville, LA

The Times

Catching Up: New criminal forensics laboratory rapidly rising

Former medical student housing on Linwood Avenue, opposite Forest Park Cemetery just south of Claiborne Avenue, was demolished several years ago and now is the site for a rising North Louisiana Forensic Science Center.

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Related Topix: Farmerville, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Shreveport, LA

The Town Talk

Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival celebrates life in Louisiana

For Perry Bringier, the best part of the 35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival was getting to share it with his grandson, Zachary.

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Related Topix: Natchitoches, LA, Zachary, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Broussard, LA

Sunherald.com

Busted flat in Baton Rouge? Here's a ticket home

One year after the city began funding a modest program to bus homeless people back to their families -- most to cities in other states -- funding has been doubled to $10,000 and homeless advocates are calling the program a success.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Clyburn to La. students: Learn to lose gracefully

A top Democratic congressman is telling young people in Louisiana that they should pursue their dreams but also learn to lose gracefully if they want long-term success.

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