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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

BayouBuzz.com

Louisiana's gender gap, essence of New Orleans, Lafayette ribbon-cutting

Michael Hecht, President of GNO Inc. was pleased that New Orleans was showcased in a recent LATimes article.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Lafayette, LA

Trucker

Louisiana parish to help fund highway study

The Iberville Parish Council has agreed to share the cost of a feasibility study that could lead to a new highway and bridge on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Ascension and Iberville parishes.

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

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Unrestrained driver killed in single vehicle accident

Shortly after 8:45 pm on August 24, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 63 north of LA Hwy 37 in East Feliciana Parish.

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The Advocate

Our Views: Solid facts in dispute

Medicaid is complex, because private insurers paid by the program provide health coverage for more than 890,000 people in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Law, Healthcare Law, Health, Medicaid, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Government, US Governors

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Advocate

Landrieu, Cassidy hone in on issues of U.S. Senate campaign

Republicans cackled for days over the entanglement of one of their main Democratic targets in the fall elections, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a controversy over charter airplane flights.

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Daily World

Welcome sights, grim reminders in the French QuarterWelcome sights,...

In a historic neighborhood more accustomed to boozy jollity than bloody mayhem, it was a beautiful early-August sight: a red sea of hard-drinking, free-spending women and men - both genders in feminine attire after New Orleans' annual Red Dress Run fundraiser - gently parted by a Louisiana State Police cruiser nosing its way across Bourbon Street.

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The News-Star

Carencro teen keeps blacksmith tradition aliveCarencro teen keeps...

Carencro teen keeps blacksmith tradition alive Young man is VP of Louisiana Metalsmiths' Association Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1p5La9P Sam Riehl, an 18-year-old blacksmith and vice president of the Louisiana Metalsmiths' Association, works at the shop he shares with Richard Delahoussaye Monday in Carencro At 18, Sam ... (more)

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Related Topix: Carencro, LA, New Orleans, LA, Lafayette, LA

Washington Examiner

Louisiana Democrats try to attack GOP opponent, end up embarrassing own candidate

The thing is, Sen. Mary Landrieu - the Democratic incumbent - did nearly the same thing when she used footage of an official news conference in a campaign video late last year.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana Government, us Travel, Travel

The News-Star

Miss La. Lacey Sanchez style show SundayMiss La. Lacey Sanchez style...

Miss La. Lacey Sanchez style show Sunday Miss Louisiana Lacey Sanchez will model some of her Miss America Pageant fashions Sunday.

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

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