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Lawmakers have rocky beginning

By Jim Beam/American Press

The Legislature has been in session for two weeks, and it became obvious Monday that little planning took place ahead of time. The first attempt to repeal local inventory taxes, the centerpiece of efforts to whittle down a $1.6 billion deficit, had to be pulled from consideration when it was reveale ...

News

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. (Associated Press)

Jindal says he'd veto budget tied to tax break suspensions

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't support any legislative effort to temporarily suspend tax breaks to drum up quick cash to patch to ...

Former CIA director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, arrives for sentencing at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo)

Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Th ...

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US: La. doctor pleads guilty in Medicare fraud scheme

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Justice Department says a doctor from Hammond has pleaded guilty in a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme.

Sixty- ...

Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo)

House Benghazi panel calls Clinton to testify

WASHINGTON — The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday called former Secreta ...


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Sports

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) catches a 50-yard pass against Mississippi State defensive back Kendrick Market (26) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. There will be several noticeable absences when the three-day draft starts Thursday night, including potential top picks. (Associated Press)<br />

Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft

The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft

night is not for everybo ...

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US Olympic wrestling trials headed back to Iowa City

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials is returning to Iowa City, Iowa, in 2016.

USA Wrestling spokesman Gary Abbott told The Associated Press on Wednesday tha ...

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More not merrier with polls

BATON ROUGE — It’s been a little more than a year now since this lemonade stand first warned of the unchecked proliferation

of college ba ...

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Kinder perfect in district

WELSH — Welles Cooley was nearly perfect from the mound Thursday evening as the Kinder Yellow Jackets beat the Welsh Greyhounds

4-0 to finish D ...


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Scene

(Doris Maricle / American Press)

Color your world at Lake Arthur's Art in the Park

LAKE ARTHUR — The third annual Art in the Park returns Saturday to Lake Arthur Park.

The annual event transforms the

downtown waterfront park ...

The Masterworks Chorale of the Louisiana Choral Foundation rehearse for their upcoming “Revolution” performance. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

'Revolution' relived: Concert celebrates 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War

To mark the 150th anniversary of the

Civil War ending, the Masterworks Chorale of the Louisiana Choral

Foundation is presenting

a concert “Re ...

Participants race to the finish line during the 2014 Dragon Boat Races on Lake Charles. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

The dragons are coming: Dragon Boat race this weekend on Lake Charles

The Christus St. Patrick Foundation’s third annual Dragon Boat Races will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Lake Charles

Civic Center Sea ...

Willie Nelson performs at the 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

SPOKANE, Wash. — Country music star

Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of

marijuana, capitalizing

on his associat ...


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