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The latest top stories in news about Louisiana.

$46M Medicaid contract extension given to company

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers gave another $46 million contract extension to the company that processes bills for Louisiana's Medicaid program, with promises from the...

State’s first med marijuana grower contract is done

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana State University has completed its contract with the company that will grow medical marijuana for the school and said Monday...

Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy, stores stay open

NEW YORK — Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for...

AG urging caution in post-storm car buying

BATON ROUGE — Attorney General Jeff Landry is telling Louisiana residents to be careful when shopping for cars after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Landry has...

Louisiana House Speaker hopes to have tax plan by January

BATON ROUGE — With the ever-nearing expiration of more than $1 billion in temporary taxes, the leader of the Louisiana House said he expects...

Autopsy planned in LSU student’s death

BATON ROUGE — An autopsy was planned Friday on the body of a Louisiana State University student whose death police are investigating as a...

Louisiana National Guard deploys 75 to Afghanistan

BOSSIER CITY — Family and friends have bid farewell to 75 soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company who are headed...

Edwards claims breach of contract by hospital

BATON ROUGE — The private operator of the state-owned, safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana is violating its contract, according to Gov. John Bel...

$341M state bond sale replenishes construction account

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana is borrowing $341 million to refill the account that pays for state-financed construction work. The Bond Commission, which oversees construction spending,...

Apple unveils $999 iPhone X with facial recognition

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest, and most expensive, phone, the iPhone X. With a price starting at $999...

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