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25 min ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

West Nile virus remains active in south Louisiana

After a gruesome discovery of human remains in a Mid-South backyard, investigators are working to determine the identity of the victim. A suspect has been arrested on murder charges after a man died, following a bar brawl in Assumption Parish just after midnight Sunday.

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1 hr ago | The Advocate

Acadiana Crime Blotter for Sept. 15, 2014

Seven people were shot and wounded, though none of them seriously, in a fight during a party at the Woodman of World lodge in Abbeville at around 1 a.m. Sunday, KATC reports. Deputies said the shooting happened around during a birthday party at the lodge in the 300 block of West Woodman Road.

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Related Topix: Abbeville, LA, Mamou, LA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The News-Star

Miss La. returns home Monday

Miss La. returns home Monday Lacey Sanchez returns to Monroe Regional Airport after the Miss America competition in Atlantic City.

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Related Topix: Monroe, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana State University

The Advocate

Quin Hillyer: Mary Landrieua s crude political ploy

Set aside Mary Landrieu's greater fondness for her D.C. mansion than for a real home in Louisiana. Set aside her senatorial office's incompetence at keeping track of which private-jet travels should be paid for by her campaign instead of by taxpayers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Lake Charles, LA, Opinion

The Advocate

Treasurer: Discipline a factor in graduation

State Treasurer John Kennedy, who serves as a substitute teacher about three times per year, said one reason that nearly one in four students in Louisiana public high schools fails to graduate in four years is lack of discipline. "Too often there are one or two kids in every class who constantly interrupt and disrupt the learning process for themselves and others, often through physical and verbal abuse of the teacher and fellow students," Kennedy wrote in one of his periodic guest columns.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Family, Kids, New Orleans, LA, San Jose State University

The News-Star

Munn-HallMunn-HallMunn-Hall plan vowsMunn-Hall plan vows

Mr. and Mrs. Milton L. Munn, Jr. of Oak Grove, Louisiana, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista McKenzie Munn, to Matthew Randall Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hall, of Mer Rouge, Louisiana. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Milton L. Munn, Sr. of Oak Grove, Louisiana, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gregory of Kilbourne, Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Oak Grove, LA, Mer Rouge, LA, Kilbourne, LA, Monroe, LA

The News-Star

'Chained to the Land' contains unpublished La. slave narratives

During the 1930s, the Federal Writers' Project interviewed more than 2,200 ex-slaves throughout 17 states, including Louisiana. The narratives were 'Chained to the Land' contains unpublished La.

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The Town Talk

Tree farmer, logger get top forestry awardsTree farmer, logger get...

Tree farmer, logger get top forestry awards Louisiana Forestry Association recognizes Grand Cane, Goldonna men. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/09/14/tree-farmer-logger-get-top-forestry-awards/15616007/ A DeSoto landowner and a Goldonna logger received top awards at the Louisiana Forestry Association's recent annual meeting in Shreveport.

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Related Topix: Grand Cane, LA, Goldonna, LA, Shreveport, LA, Haynesville, LA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Town Talk

Immigration a hot issue in the Louisiana Senate raceImmigration a hot ...

With Election Day less than eight weeks away, candidates for Louisiana's Senate seat are working to prove they're tougher than their rivals on illegal immigration, a hot-button issue in the closely watched race. Immigration a hot issue in the Louisiana Senate race WASHINGTON - With Election Day less than eight weeks away, candidates for Louisiana's Senate seat are working to prove they're tougher than their rivals on illegal immigration, a hot-button issue in the closely watched race.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Illegal Immigration

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

1 dead in gas accident on offshore LA platform

At only 19 years of age, a soldier from Calcasieu Parish died in the line of duty, after spending just three months in Vietnam. That was nearly 50 years ago.

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Related Topix: Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Prien, LA, Westlake, LA

NOLA.com

Louisiana beers to get the limelight at The Irish House Brewers Bash

Beer-drinkers can sample their way across South Louisiana, from Broussard and Arnaudville to Arabi and Covington, during a first-time Louisiana Brewers Bash at The Irish House , 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The bash, set for Sept.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Broussard, LA, Arnaudville, LA, Arabi, LA

The News-Star

Is La. culture to blame for drunk driving?Is La. culture to blame for ...

Is La. culture to blame for drunk driving? Survey results suggest more than half of respondents drink and drive at least some of the time.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, LA, Leblanc, LA

The Daily Caller

Sen. Landrieu Releases Charter Flight Records, Apologizes

Louisiana U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu issued an apology Friday when she released the results of an internal investigation which showed that she improperly used $33,700 in taxpayers' money to pay for 43 charter flights since 2002. The release comes four days after Landrieu promised to release the results of the investigation, which was sparked last month after Politico and CNN found that the Democrat had used taxpayer money to pay for campaign activity.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Government, Conservative Political News

The Wichita Eagle

Healthy harvest expected for soybeans

LSU AgCenter scientists say good moisture and light pest pressure could make this year's soybean crop a record-breaker. AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy tells The News-Star he has been surprised that excess rainfall has not ruined many soybean fields in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather

The Advocate

DEQa s Hatch says federal proposal to cut power plant emissions would cripple Louisiana economy

A proposed federal rule to reduce carbon dioxide releases from power plants is an overreach by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and would cripple the state's economy if enacted, the state's top environmental official says. In a letter Friday to EPA, state Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Peggy Hatch also questions the carbon dioxide goals proposed for Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Social Scene: Take a weird and wacky trip in your own backyardSocial...

Take a weird and wacky trip in your own backyard Touring Louisiana can be like going to another country-even if you live here.

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Related Topix: Shreveport, LA, Opelousas, LA, Prison, St. Gabriel, LA, Weird

Daily World

12 new West Nile virus infections in Louisiana

Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/state/2014/09/12/new-west-nile-virus-infections-louisiana/15538467/ NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health department says 12 new West Nile virus infections in the state bring the year's total to 92. Three of the cases diagnosed this week are dangerous infections of the nervous system, bringing that total to 41. The state already had surpassed last year's total of 34. All three of those neuroinvasive infections are in East Baton Rouge Parish, where two patients diagnosed with flu-like West Nile fever and one without symptoms are located.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, New Orleans, LA

NOLA.com

Louisiana legislators may be able to avoid troubled state health care option

The Louisiana Legislature and its staff will have other health care plan options besides those plans offered through the Office of Group Benefits. and LSU First will release its plans Monday -- so it's hard to know if one group's plans are more generous than the other -- but some state workers anticipate LSU First to have better alternatives, since it isn't experiencing financial difficulties.

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Related Topix: Amite, LA, Metairie, LA

The News-Star

Cassidy: Is Landrieu still a Louisianian?

Cassidy: Is Landrieu still a Louisianian? Congressman says senator has abandoned Louisiana voters and their values. Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1rZEEne U.S. Rep. and Louisiana Senate candidate Dr. Bill Cassidy stops in Friday at The News-Star in Monroe for an interview.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Democrat, Immigration Reform

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