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Budget deficits don't ever end

By Jim Beam/American Press

Gov. John Bel Edwards has made it clear he intends to call the Legislature into special session again to deal with an estimated $320 million budget shortfall in the current fiscal year. Unfortunately, the Republican resistance he faced in the House during most of 2016 appears to be alive and well. F ...


Homeowners shoots person kills man in yard

SLIDELL -- A Slidell area homeowner fatally shot a man behaving erratically in his front yard.

Media outlets report that St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's ...

State trooper injured in hit-and-run accident

BATON ROUGE -- A Louisiana state trooper was injured when his patrol car was involved in a hit-and-run accident. Times-Picayune rep ...

In this Nov. 11, 2016, photo, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald T ...

Ivanka Trump lays groundwork for policy role in Washington

DES MOINES, Iowa -- She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn't mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics.

Although she has said s ...

Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is celebrating the World Series champion Chicago Cubs before he leaves office.

On what usually is a sleepy feder ...

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Strong second half can't carry Cowboys past Southeastern

HAMMOND -- The shots, for once, fell.

Twenty minutes too late.

McNeese State shot 53 percent in a sizzling second half, but the Southland’s ...

Dede Sheppard goes up against Southeastern's Taylin Underwood in McNeese State's ...

Behind Victora Rachal and Caitlin Davis, Cowgirls squeak by Southeastern in overtime, 86-83

HAMMOND -- Caitlin Davis returned.

So did Victoria Rachal.

Davis, feared out for the game following a hard first-half collision put her in concuss ...

Peterson, Foster tell kids it can be done: Path to pro baseball

Two former Southwest Louisiana high school baseball stars returned home and share their experiences on the road to becoming professional baseball play ...

Cowboys need Ugochukwu to stay out of foul trouble

Dave Simmons is careful to not pin an outcome on one particular player. The 11th-year McNeese State basketball coach knows his team’s shortcomin ...

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Inaugural concert to feature Toby Keith, Jennifer Holliday

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's inaugural welcome concert next week will feature country star Toby Keith, singer Jennifer Holliday and actor Jon Voight, ...

Ex-HBO employee gets federal prison for $1 million fraud

LOS ANGELES -- A former HBO employee who stole nearly $1 million from the cable company has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.

Jennifer C ...

This Nov. 2, 2016 photo shows Tanya Tucker at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nash ...

Country singer Tanya Tucker hospitalized after a fall

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tanya Tucker is postponing tour dates after fracturing a vertebrae and injuring a rib during a fall while on tour.

A statement fr ...

Study: Just 7 percent of top films in 2016 directed by women

NEW YORK -- A new study finds that just 7 percent of the 250 highest-grossing films of 2016 were directed by women.

The Center for the Study of Women ...

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