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Dardenne to Jindal: End state spending on campaign travel

BATON ROUGE — Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Republican running for governor, wants taxpayers to stop footing the bill for Gov. Bobby Jindal's presidential...

Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water

BATON ROUGE — A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been discovered in the St. Bernard Parish Water System at the site of a leaking...

USDA declares 35 Louisiana parishes natural disaster areas

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a natural disaster involving 35 Louisiana parishes and eight counties in three neighboring states...

Report: Speed caused 27 percent of La. traffic death in 2013

BATON ROUGE — A new report finds speeding was a factor in at least 27 percent of Louisiana traffic fatalities in 2013. The state had...

LSU athletics to transfer $10M to university

BATON ROUGE — LSU's athletic department says it'll transfer $10 million to the university -- about $3 million more than its required payment. LSU's main...

NW La port’s biggest shipment on road to Texas at 1...

SHREVEPORT — The biggest shipment ever received at the Port of Caddo-Bossier is crawling from Shreveport to Longview, Texas, at about 1 mile an...

Jindal wants to arm National Guard to protect military sites

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is directing the state National Guard to arm soldiers as needed to protect local military installations. Jindal announced the...

Higher numbers of La. students reach college-ready ACT score

BATON ROUGE — The number of public high school seniors who scored well enough on the ACT standardized test to enter college without remedial...
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Red River official: up to $3.5M to clear silt from floods

SHREVEPORT — An official says the Red River Waterway Commission may have to pay up to $3.5 million to clear silt deposited by this...

Virginia Shehee, ex-state senator from Shreveport, dies

SHREVEPORT — Shreveport businesswoman and philanthropist Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee, who was also a former state senator, has died after a long illness. Shehee died late...

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