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1 hr ago | The Times-Picayune

Two St. Tammany Parish lawyers are honored by La. State Bar Association

Robert Thomas Binney, who has a private law practice in Slidell, was among the Louisiana State Bar Association's recipients of a Pro Bono Publico Award at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans.

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Related Topix: Slidell, LA, New Orleans, LA, Robert, LA, Covington, LA

5 hrs ago | The Advocate

BR area gains 12,700 jobs over 12 months

The Baton Rouge metropolitan area gained more nonfarm jobs - 12,700 - in the 12 months ended June 30 than any of Louisiana's other seven metros.

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

9 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Louisiana state police head turns down extra retirement benefits

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson has said he won't accept a retirement pay boost that the Louisiana Legislature approved for him and one other state trooper on the last day of the 2014 lawmaking session.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Sunherald.com

Nicholls student, history professor visit Normandy

Two members of the Nicholls State University community traveled back in time -- and across the Atlantic Ocean -- to relive history.

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NOLA.com

School expenses qualify for Louisiana income tax deductions

Brandy Jenkins looks through school shirts for her daughter at Uniforms by Logo Express in New Orleans.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Louisiana firm wins West Pier contract

A man who thought he'd go in and easily rob an East Texas grocery store Thursday morning ended up getting the scare of his life and leaving empty-handed.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Chippewa Co. DA drops charges in 2010 Stanley prison escape case

Chippewa County District Attorney Steve Gibbs said his office dropped the charges against Jimmy Baldwin, 37, and Eddie Evans, 61, on July 11. Gibbs called Baldwin's case "strictly circumstantial," and said that he's already serving a 45-year prison sentence.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Green Bay Correctional Institution, Prison

The Times-Picayune

Fairview-Riverside State Park installs new Louisiana Northshore Quilt Trail block

With a nod to its maritime connections located along the banks of the Tchefuncte River, Fairview-Riverside State Park has become the seventh location in St. Tammany Parish to display a quilt block and join the Louisiana Northshore Quilt Trail Association.

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Related Topix: Livingston, LA, Slidell, LA, Life, Quilting, Hobbies, Madisonville, LA

The News-Star

ULM's Tresner shows pieces at Louisiana art exhibitions

Clifford Tresner, associate professor of art at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has been chosen to present works at two Louisiana exhibitions this summer.

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Related Topix: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA

National Journal

Blocking the Vote

But you do have to go quite a way back: He says the Ninth Congress, from 1805 to 1807, during Thomas Jefferson's second term in office, did even less, because the government had no money left after the Louisiana Purchase.

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WYLD-FM

Vitter: Border Surge Has Impact on Louisiana

Having failed to get a response to a series of questions he posed recently to the nation's Secretary of Homeland Security, Senator David Vitter says he has had to "dig around" to find out how Louisiana is being impacted by the surge of children from Central America crossing the U.S. border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Fort-Polk, LA, US Military, US Navy, Belle Chasse, LA

Forbes.com

Forbes China Rich Lister Leads Firm Behind $1.85 Bln Louisiana Investment

A company led by a relatively low-profile member of the 2013 Forbes China Rich List is ultimately behind a newly announced $1.85 billion Chinese investment in a methanol plant in the U.S. state of Louisiana.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NOLA.com

Louisiana would administer death penalty drugs used in lengthy Arizona execution

Louisiana's death penalty protocol calls for the use of the same two drugs as those administered during a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Death Penalty, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Metairie, LA, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic)

The Times

West Nile death reported in Caddo

West Nile Virus has claimed the life of the Caddo Parish resident. The death, the first in Louisiana this year from the mosquito-borne virus, is among four total cases in Caddo Parish in the past week.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

Southern Living

These Six Characters Show Why Louisiana's the Happiest State

Given the abundance of drive-through daiquiri shops , Louisiana's dominance on this new list of the happiest cities in America isn't surprising.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Shreveport, LA, Bossier City, LA, Vampire News, Entertainment, Lake Charles, LA

The News-Star

Feds: Two from Ruston arrested as drug ring broken

A federal grand jury in Shreveport on Thursday indicted seven people -- including two from Ruston -- who law enforcement officials believe operated a cocaine distribution ring throughout much of north central and northwestern Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Ruston, LA, Shreveport, LA, Natchez, LA

Customer Interaction Solutions

Louisiana-based Business First Bancshares Was Advised by Commerce...

Financial Corporation and its subsidiary American Gateway Bank . Business First Bancshares is headquartered in Baton Rouge, La.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Port Allen, LA, Thibodaux, LA

The Times

Agencies concerned fracking site could impact wetlands

There have been protests and heated public meetings over a proposal to begin fracking in St. Tammany Parish.

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

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Bill Feig -- As Louisiana Superintendent of...

In a sign of rising tensions over Common Core, state Superintendent of Education John White told Louisiana's top school board Wednesday that he is being unfairly targeted personally for possible wrongdoing by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration and its allies.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Bobby Jindal

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Critical shortage of full time K-12 classroom teachers declared by LPSS

To ensure Lafayette Parish School System is fully staffed on the first day of school, the administration is declaring a critical shortage of full time K-12 classroom teachers.

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