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53 min ago | Star Tribune

'Sons of Guns' dropped: star arrested on rape charge in Louisiana; Will Hayden's bond $250,000

The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Sons of Guns, Television

3 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Farm-raised gators helping spur Louisiana population boom, Fox 8 reports

A tour guide at Insta-Gator in St. Tammany Parish holds week-old alligators in this file photo.

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4 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Louisiana school voucher program makes C on Center for Education Reform report card; state bristles

Louisiana's high-profile school voucher program made a C on a national report card Wednesday, ranking seventh among 15 states.

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

4 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

This file photo shows state superintendent of schools, Tom Luna, visiting Coeur d'Alene High School as students take the Idaho Standard Achievement Test in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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Related Topix: US News

5 hrs ago | Libertarian Party

Libertarians storm Louisiana ballots

Last week was candidate registration for the Louisiana fall elections and we are pleased to announce that Libertarians qualified to run for office across the state in record-breaking numbers! There were six federal candidates and thirteen local candidates, a total of nineteen Libertarians.

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Related Topix: Broussard, LA

7 hrs ago | The Advocate

25 seeking Louisiana higher ed commissioner job

The state Board of Regents has said it expects to have a slate of finalists for the state's higher education commissioner job by October.

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8 hrs ago | WWL-TV New Orleans

Plaquemines Parish continues fight for La. coastal restoration

While coastal restoration is important to the entire state of Louisiana, and the entire Gulf Coast, Plaquemines Parish is on the front lines of the fight to restore Louisiana's vanishing coast.

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11 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Louisiana Traveler - Beekeepers

A group of novice and would-be beekeepers recently suited up in protective gear to check hive boxes at Richard Hebert's bee yard near DeRidder.

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Related Topix: DeRidder, LA, Welsh, LA, Apiculture, Science

12 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Alford: PSC finally becoming interesting - ColumnAlford: PSC finally...

Alford: PSC finally becoming interesting - Column La. PSC: where the personalities are more interesting than the policies Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/opinion/2014/08/27/alford-psc-finally-becoming-interesting-column/14650689/ If the regulation of utilities and motor carriers is your thing, then you'll ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

16 hrs ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

Watching Tropics In Our Backyard

The National Hurricane Center says there is a slight chance for tropical development for an area of rain and storms off the Louisiana coast.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Lawmakers say Common Core standards necessary for Louisiana's poorly-ranked schools

Mickey Landry, CEO of the New Orleans charter group Choice Foundation, said the governor overstepped his constitutional boundaries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, US Governors

The Times

State officials watching disturbance in Gulf

State officials watching disturbance in Gulf State officials are watching storms in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Handcuffed man's death ruled suicide, Questions Remain

A coroner's report released yesterday in the death of Victor White III says White fatally shot himself while handcuffed in the back of an Iberia Parish Sheriff's car, but questions still remain.

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NOLA.com

Steve McQueen's 'The Cincinnati Kid,' shot in New Orleans, gets local screening; plus more movie events

Steve McQueen's "The Cincinnati Kid," which was shot in New Orleans, gets the spotlight this week as part of the Historic New Orleans Collection's monthly discussion and screening series focusing on notable Louisiana-made films.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, The Cincinnati Kid, New Orleans, LA, Celebrities, Steve McQueen, Arts, Cinema, Movies, Entertainment

The Times

Repurposed parachutes become jewelry

Repurposed parachutes become jewelry Evergreen life services clients are creating jewlery featured at a pre-Emmy event.

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The News-Star

ULM soil-plant lab has new name, expanded servicesULM soil-plant lab...

ULM soil-plant lab has new name, expanded services ULM's Soil-Plant Analysis Laboratory is now the Environmental Analysis Laboratory.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Agriculture, Science

The News-Star

Blowout sends RV crashing

Emergency responders work the scene of a one-vehicle crash along eastbound Interstate 20 by the Choudrant exit Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Choudrant, LA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Town Talk

Semester starts for Central Louisiana universities

Semester starts for Central Louisiana universities Central Louisiana college students headed back to classes Monday.

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Related Topix: Leesville, LA, Education Etc., Alexandria, LA, Louisiana State University

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Margaret Sanchez pleads not guilty in death, dismemberment of Jaren Lockhart

A woman has entered a not guilty plea in connection with the death and dismemberment of a Louisiana mother whose body parts washed ashore in 2012 on the Mississippi coast.

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The Town Talk

Louisiana panel to look for ways to fix roads

A special panel is about to launch a study of ways to boost state aid for Louisiana's often-criticized road and bridge system.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Pierre Part, LA

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