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Seven Inmates Charged with Bringing Synthetic Marijuana into BDCC

Seven prisoners in the Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center were charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility and possession of a schedule I substance. The substance is believed to be synthetic marijuana that made its way into the center through individuals participating in the work release program.  “Every correction facility has contraband issues….especially in …

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Unidentified Driver Killed in Webster Parish Fiery Two-Vehicle Crash

Troop G News Release Webster Parish – This morning, after 9:00 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on U.S. Highway 371, near Woodmill Road.  The crash claimed the life of an unidentified man. The initial investigation revealed that a 2019 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by the unidentified …

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Louisiana House tackles road funding, emergency orders, hunting and fishing license fees

(The Center Square) – The Louisiana House has voted to stop the state highway department from using gasoline taxes to fund salaries and benefits. The change is meant to free up money for road and bridge construction in the absence of a higher gasoline tax. Rep. Mark Wright, the Covington Republican who authored House Bill …

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for Thursday, May 13 at Minden Medical Center

Minden Medical Center will host a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration is now open online! You can also call 318-382-8282 to register over the phone. Due to limited appointment and vaccine availability, pre-registration is required. This will be a drive-thru vaccine clinic for administration of first …

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House committee advances most of Louisiana tax overhaul

(The Center Square) – The Louisiana House’s tax-writing committee narrowly advanced most of a complex tax overhaul Tuesday that even skeptics called “bold,” though one piece of the package didn’t quite make the cut. House Bill 526 and the associated bills by Rep. Richard Nelson, R-Mandeville, would amend the Louisiana Constitution to phase out income …

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‘The real threat is not taking action’: Experts say renewable energy poses an opportunity, not a threat, to Louisiana

By Sydney McGovern of LSU Manship School News Service In his first week in office, President Joe Biden signed executive orders to eliminate many federal subsidies for fossil fuels starting next year and pause new oil and gas permits on federal lands. Louisiana congressional delegation expressed outrage about Biden’s decision. Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican, …

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Louisiana could be facing $960 million budget shortfall

(The Center Square) – Louisiana lawmakers could be facing a $960 million shortfall when they begin their next legislative session in April, according to estimates made public Friday. The potential deficit reflects the loss of $900 million in one-time federal aid used to plug holes in the current budget, rising expenses and the lingering economic …

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Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the House voted 232-197 to impeach …

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NOTICE: Error with Tuesday’s Print Edition of the Minden Press-Herald

Due to an error made in formatting the Minden Press-Herald publication, Tuesday’s main feature piece focusing on Candice Alexander’s recent art showcase will be published with the incorrect story in Tuesday’s printed edition. While formatting the paper digitally, if a story is not complete a placeholder of a similar topic and length is used in …

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Diaper Drive at Victory Park Sunday for newborn twins whose mother passed away during childbirth

A Diaper Drive will be held this Sunday, Nov. 8 at Victory Park in Minden from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “This event is for a senior at lakeside high school, Destiny Hall, who lost her life last Sunday due to complications from childbirth. Destiny left behind a one year old son and newborn twins. …

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