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Application period starts Wednesday for farm flood grants

BATON ROUGE — Farmers who lost at least $10,000 because of last year's floods can get federal grants to cover up to $100,000 in...

Edwards calls for La. House speaker to outline budget plan

BATON ROUGE — Seeking to ramp up pressure on Republican House leaders who have stymied his tax plans, Gov. John Bel Edwards called Thursday...

Lawsuit: David Wade prisoners may have been forced to bark for...

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana prison officials blocked attorneys from investigating "alarming" allegations of inmate abuse, including claims that mentally ill prisoners were forced to...

US rig count stays at 952

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. remained unchanged this week, staying at 952. A year ago,...

US rig count jumps 12 this week to 952

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 952. A year ago,...

Sen. Cassidy finds health care frustration at town hall

BATON ROUGE — A town hall meeting held by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy to talk about flood recovery in Louisiana's capital city was at...

The journey of the 1,000-year-old canoe found in Red River

SHREVEPORT — Robert Cornett and Jeanna Bradley thirst for knowledge about the Caddo American Indians who once inhabited the land along the Red River. The...

New laws that deal with schools hit the books

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's public school classrooms will be required to teach cursive writing to students starting with the new school year. That mandate, approved...

Entergy says customer savings from grid manager top $500M

JACKSON, Miss. — Entergy Corp. estimates electrical customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas saved nearly $500 million during the first three years of Entergy's...

Edwards: Louisiana Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana would be uniquely penalized in the calculation of federal spending on state Medicaid programs under the Senate GOP's proposed health...

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