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2 candidates square off in first Louisiana Senate debate

NEW ORLEANS— Two candidates in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race met Thursday night in their first televised debate. Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and retired Air...

Deputies to shoot feral hogs in Jefferson Parish

GRETNA— Feral hogs are the latest foe being taken on by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Hogs on the parish's west bank are rooting up...

Part 1: A look at the upcoming Constitutional amendments

When early voting for the November 4 primary election kicks off October 20, voters will face 14 Constitutional amendments, some of which could boggle...

LSU boasts most diverse student body ever

BATON ROUGE — LSU officials say the freshman class this fall has the highest average ACT score and highest average grade point average in...

Gov’t: AT&T to pay $105M for bogus phone charges

WASHINGTON — AT&T wireless customers may want to take a closer look at their old phone bills because they may have money coming back...

Louisiana Job Connection attracts 13,000 job seekers

BATON ROUGE — State official say more than 13,000 people posted their job availability on the free Louisiana Job Connection website over its first...

Small business aid program threatened with closure

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers and business leaders are asking Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to keep open a 25-year-old program that helps small businesses apply...

State trying to lure former residents back to Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's economic development department has launched a nationwide campaign to attract former state residents to growing numbers of new jobs in...

Initial unemployment claims drop in Louisiana

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending September 27 decreased from the previous weeks’ total. Mechelle Broussard, business consultant for Louisiana...

Treasurer: Change oversight for insurance program

BATON ROUGE — Treasurer John Kennedy says lawmakers should take oversight of the state worker health insurance program away from the governor and give...

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