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  1. Coastal Community Fights The Fracking Plan Threatening Its Sole Drinking Water SourceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ThinkProgress

    Since its founding as a Native American trading village, Abita Springs has staked its reputation on its clean air and pure waters. Princess Abita of the Choctaw tribe, as the local legend goes, was wasting away in filthy New Orleans in the 1780s until she traveled north and drank from the healing spring that gave the town its name.

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  2. Center lanes opened on Interstate 110 North at Government Street, but congestion still heavyRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Advocate

    As of about 8:25 a.m., both center lanes are now open on Interstate 110 North at Government Street after an accident, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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  3. Madisonville woman spreading awareness about condition that killed her 2-day-old sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana. The list is provided by the state Department of Transportation and Development and the dates and times are subject to change.

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  4. Petrowski working on trafficking, 17-year-old juveniles, powdered alcohol billsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    Bills are circulating in Madison concerning human trafficking, banning powdered alcohol, and dealing with nonviolent 17-year-old first time offenders. State Senator Jerry Petrowski is supporting all three bills.

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  5. Our Views: Better path to safetyRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Advocate

    His message, delivered to Louisiana law enforcement and civic leader s in Baton Rouge, stressed both the practical but also the humanitarian benefits of diversion of the mentally challenged from overburdened jails and hospital emergency rooms. This is a problem everywhere in the country, he said, talking about law enforcement's challenges with the mentally ill.

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  6. Financing is first hurdle for 'inner loop' planRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... plans will be part of the discussion. Follow Will Sentell on Twitter @WillSentell. For more coverage of Louisiana government and politics, follow our Politics blog at

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  7. Letter: Too many struggle for basic needs in LouisianaRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | The Advocate

    As we recently celebrated the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., many working individuals and families found themselves struggling to afford health care in Louisiana.

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  8. Billy Nungesser uses Washington Mardi Gras to campaign for lieutenant governorRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    Former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser discusses his candidacy for lieutenant governor and Washington Mardi Gras while waiting to return to New Orleans on Sunday . Among the dozens waiting at Reagan National Airport for a flight back to New Orleans on Sunday after the conclusion of Washington Mardi Gras was former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who took advantage of the festivities to promote his candidacy for lieutenant governor in this fall's elections.

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  9. Quin Hillyer: To the media, on Gov. Jindal: Dona t go thereRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    You people, you media jackals, are having crazy attacks because Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dared say there are areas in Europe, heavily populated by Muslims, which effectively are "no-go zones" because police and other non-Muslims are largely unwelcome. Daniel Pipes is a somewhat controversial but widely respected historian and expert on Middle Eastern affairs who has taught at Harvard and the University of Chicago and served in multiple diplomatic roles.

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  10. Krewe of Desk, Derrick goes a Under the SeaaRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    The American Legion Hall on Wooddale was transformed into an underwater kingdom on Jan. 24 as the Krewe of Desk and Derrick presented its 54thd annual Industry Appreciation Mardi Gras Ball. Depicting the theme "Under the Sea," the stage was draped in shimmering blue and silver organza.

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  11. La. Political Hall of Fame to honor Scott familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Town Talk

    La. Political Hall of Fame to honor Scott family The Louisiana Political Museum will honor the Scott family of Alexandria for its service. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: In this 1999 photo, federal Judge Nauman Scott II waves to family and friends as his son, John "Jock" Scott, prepares to present him with the Alexandria Bar Association's Causidicus Award for public service.

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  12. Poll shows uptick in Gov. Bobby Jindal's approvalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BayouBuzz.com

    Gov. Bobby Jindal has seen a slight uptick in Louisianans who view him favorably, according to a new poll of likely Louisiana voters. The poll, conducted by Jindal's campaign pollster Wes Anderson of OnMessage Inc., found 46 percent approve of Jindal's job performance heading into the final year of his final term, while 45 percent view him unfavorably.

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  13. Cassidy, Vitter: Keystone would aid La. refineriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Town Talk

    Cassidy, Vitter: Keystone would aid La. refineries The pipeline would create more than 42,000 jobs, according to key lawmakers.

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  14. FBI seizes computer from St. Bernard government buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    The FBI seized a computer last week from the parish government building in Chalmette. WDSU I-Team reporter Travers Mackel reports.

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  15. Confessed killer Phillip DeSelle released from prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | FOX Carolina

    The confessed killer of an 11-year-old Natchitoches girl has been released from prison after serving less than half of his 50-year sentence. Averie Evans disappeared while selling candy door-to-door for a school fundraiser on November 5, 1990.

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  16. College basketball: Willie Holley's life path leads to 800 victoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NewsOK.com

    "Are you lookin' at God? Are you lookin' at him?" he said. "That's what we wanna ask ourselves today."

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  17. Funeral services set for community leader Faye Brown-BlackwellRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    It's called Rosie's Place and it's referred to as a "W.O.W. community" designed for "Women Only Workers." The proposed project will provide the traditional service of "man camps," such as housing and transportation, to local female workers working in the petro-chemical industry.

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  18. Kevin Jaquelle Hill.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana. The list is provided by the state Department of Transportation and Development and the dates and times are subject to change.

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  19. Police: Mom found passed out in car with heroin; child in backseatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana. The list is provided by the state Department of Transportation and Development and the dates and times are subject to change.

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  20. Benson family drama, told in letters and court filingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana. The list is provided by the state Department of Transportation and Development and the dates and times are subject to change.

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