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7 min ago | BayouBuzz.com

Dr. Smith goes to Washington, via Louisiana: Jeremy Alford

"Per capita, Louisiana has more medical doctors in Congress than any other state," Congressman John Fleming, R-Minden, said during a recent SWLA Economic Development Alliance event in Lake Charles, the smile on his face widening. "And I'm not going to stop until every single member of our delegation is a medical doctor.

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4 hrs ago | The News-Star

PAWS expects cost for services to increasePAWS expects cost for...

PAWS expects cost for services to increase Hundreds of pets spayed or neutered under organization's efforts Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tYJTQv PAWS of Northeast Louisiana has worked to save animals' lives at the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter through adoption events at local pet stores. As funding dwindles and cost increases the Pet Assistance Welfare Society of Northeast Louisiana may rely more on the community and governmental entities to continue its mission.

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8 hrs ago | The Advocate

Details of pre-K overhaul in Louisiana unveiled

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- From left foreground, Avelardo Cortez, Kelsey Howard and Marques Pierre create in the building center in Carmelyn Roney's Pre-K class at Magnolia Woods Elementary School. Roney assists other students at the computer, upper right.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana Government, Education Etc.

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Louisiana campus sexual assault report is a mixed bag, legislator says

State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, says he need more information on sexual violence at college and universities than has been offered in a recent 500-page report from the Louisiana Board of Regents. organization in Baton Rouge.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Grambling, LA, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

Daily World

Dardenne says he would focus on Louisiana as governorDardenne says he ...

Dardenne says he would focus on Louisiana as governor With more than a year to go before the election, candidates are already lining up to run for governor. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/15/dardenne-says-focus-louisiana-governor/15687297/ Jay Dardenne Lt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Broussard, LA, US Governors

NOLA.com

Woman lands tagged redfish during Saturday's Louisiana Saltwater Series tournament

The Louisiana Saltwater Series is designed to have anglers assist the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries with its tagging program. On Saturday, it worked even better than usual.

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Related Topix: Kenner, LA, Venice, LA, Maurice, LA, Robert, LA, Folsom, LA

Best of New Orleans

Louisiana's clout at risk

If this year's U.S. Senate race in Louisiana seems particularly antagonistic, there's a reason beyond the obvious: If incumbent Mary Landrieu loses to either of her Republican challengers - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy or political newcomer Rob Maness - it may be enough to tilt the Senate from blue to red. The Senate currently has 53 Democrats and 45 Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Steve Scalise, David Vitter, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

Insurance Journal West

Louisiana Citizens Insurance Files Rate Hike for Most Commercial Property

Premiums for almost all of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.'s commercial customers will increase an average of 2.3 percent beginning in February, under a proposed rate filing. But the 307 customers whose properties lie below the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway will see rates drop by 17.5 percent.

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BayouBuzz.com

Accident shuts down natural-gas pipeline off Louisiana coast

Chevron Pipe Line Co. shut down a natural-gas pipeline off the southeast coast of Louisiana after one contract worker was killed and two others were injured while doing maintenance work, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas

The News-Star

Website: Tech grads ranked No. 1 in La. for salaries

Website: Tech grads ranked No. 1 in La. for salaries PayScale.com cites Tech for higher median early-career and mid-career salaries.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Tulane University, Louisiana State University

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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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

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