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Louisiana releases school performance scores

NEW ORLEANS — What state officials term steady, if modest, progress in public school students' overall test scores and graduation rates resulted in a...

Officials say oil spill has not reached Caddo Lake

MOORINGSPORT — Cleanup crews continue to mop up a 4,000-barrell oil spill into a four-mile stretch of Tete Bayou northwest of Shreveport. Officials said Saturday...

Bill Clinton attending Landrieu campaign rally

BATON ROUGE— Sen. Mary Landrieu is getting a high-profile campaign boost with a visit from former President Bill Clinton, a day ahead of the...

Health department seeks end to billing rape victim

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's health department says it will seek law changes to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests. The announcement Monday...

Ex-sheriff pleads not guilty to federal charges

SHREVEPORT — Former Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen made his first appearance in federal court since being indicted last month on theft and conspiracy...

Louisiana officials preparing for Ebola cases

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana leaders say they have devised a statewide response plan to protect residents if the state has a case of Ebola....

Money panel agrees to state construction spending

BATON ROUGE — State officials on Thursday approved a $125 million construction spending plan recommended by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration and a borrowing plan...

Lawmakers wait to hear from auditors on surplus

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana lawmakers sidestepped a decision Friday on whether to accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration that the state closed last...

BESE approves Ebola policies

BATON ROUGE — Facing questions and worries about Ebola, the state's top school board has approved emergency rules that give local superintendents sweeping new...

Landrieu courts female voters in Senate race

LAFAYETTE — With her political future in jeopardy, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is turning to a seemingly natural constituent base in her re-election bid:...

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