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2 hrs ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

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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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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The News-Star

High oil prices: bad for motorists, good for Louisiana

Motorists complain about rising prices at the pump as the price of oil rises but to the state of Louisiana, the higher the price, the better.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bill Cassidy

The Town Talk

Louisiana residents who bought insurance through federal marketplace could face hikes

Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare

The Advocate

Advocate staff file photo -- Casinos in Louisiana employed more...

Advocate staff file photo -- Casinos in Louisiana employed more people and generated more state and local tax revenue in 2013 than in 2012, ranking the state fourth natiionally in casino jobs.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

The Town Talk

Louisiana residents who bought insurance through federal marketplace could face hikes

BATON ROUGE -- Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Baton Rouge, LA, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare

Best of New Orleans

West Elm opens a Magazine Street location July 24

Contemporary home furnishings retailer West Elm opens at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24. A subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, the store offers furniture, bedding, home accessories and lighting, all designed by an in-house team or handcrafted by international artisans.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Crafts, New Orleans, LA

The Times

Money from oil and gas industry flooding into Louisiana capitol

NEW ORLEANS -- In oil-and-gas rich Louisiana, matching money to political influence is generally an easy proposition.

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

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