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Oct 01st

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1 dead in accident on offshore platform

NEW ORLEANS — A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.

The contractor, whose name was not immediately released, was among four maintenance workers on the platform when the accident occurred about 11:10 a.m. Saturday, said Gareth Johnstone, a spokesman for Chevron Pipe Line Co.

He said the two other workers were taken to a hospital for what are expected to be minor injuries.

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Judge hears request to block abortion law

BATON ROUGE — An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to block enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its lawsuit to overturn the law makes its w...

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Jindal seeks to avoid deposition on Common Core

Jindal seeks to avoid deposition on Common Core

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawyer said Tuesday that the Republican governor is protected from questioning under oath in a legal dispute over his actions to undermi...

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Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's state school board on Tuesday jumped into a lawsuit that accuses Gov. Bobby Jindal of illegally meddling in education policy with his efforts to...

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BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's state school board is joining a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing the governor of illegally meddling in education policy in ...

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Caddo caregiver arrested for theft

Caddo caregiver arrested for theft

SHREVEPORT — Caddo deputies say a 43-year-old Shreveport woman who was employed as caregiver for a 77-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing the woman's ...

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Jindal sets July 17 meeting with education chief

Jindal sets July 17 meeting with education chief

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal has scheduled a July 17 meeting with Education Superintendent John White to try to negotiate a compromise in their dispute over testing ti...

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