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3 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

Examiner.com

Talaija Dorsey body found: Slipper in car led to mother's fiance's murder charge

Missing 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey's body found after she was reported missing from her St. James Parish home on July 1. Police charged mother's fiance with murder and they have him in custody.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

State Farm hurricane deductible jumps to 5 percent

State Farm spokesman Gary Stephenson tells The Advocate the hurricane deductible was included on new policies in November and added to existing customers as they've renewed their policies on or after Dec. 1. Most policies had a 2 percent hurricane deductible.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters

WBRZ

Mississippi man dies in Tangipahoa Parish collision

Authorities say a 40-year-old Mississippi man died in a two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler at the intersection of La.

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The Times

John Kennedy: Louisiana, America need to fix Medicaid

On May 30, President Obama directed Medicare to begin paying for "gender reassignment surgery," commonly known as sex change surgery, which costs between $25,000 and $75,000 per patient depending upon the gender chosen.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Louisiana Government, Medicare, Health Insurance

WWL-TV New Orleans

Legacy lawsuits: 360 cases, millions paid, little cleaned up

Louisiana landowners and Big Oil have been locked in a legal stalemate for the last decade over how to fix environmental damage caused by oil and gas operations.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Louisiana teachers learning about "Jump Start" program

The Jump Start 2014 Super Summer Institute is preparing Louisiana teachers in a program that will allow students to earn high-wage jobs in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sunherald.com

DHH: First cases of West Nile Virus found

The three cases are all asymptomatic, which means the individuals did not know they were infected, and only found out because they were donating blood or having blood work done.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

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