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Industry exemptions targeted

By Jim Beam/American Press

Louisiana is one of the most generous states in the country when it comes to the grants and incentives it offers to attract new industries and expand existing ones. However, the programs that offer those tax breaks all too often lack oversight to determine whether they have been productive in terms ...

News

Suit seeks voting rights for felons on parole, probation

NEW ORLEANS -- A lawsuit filed in state court seeks to restore voting rights for some 70,000 Louisiana residents who are on probation or parole for fe ...

4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Officials say four children in Memphis have been fatally stabbed and their mother has been taken into custody.

Shelby County Sherif ...

Suit challenges new abortion restrictions in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS -- Abortion clinics in Louisiana and their doctors have filed a lawsuit to block a series of new restrictions on abortion, including makin ...

Investigators: US lab worker in Colorado faked test results

DENVER -- A worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years, possibly tainting research on toxic metals in ...


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Sports

Spring shrimp season to close for inshore waters Sunday

HOUMA -- The spring inshore shrimp season, marked by low prices this year, will close at 6 p.m. Sunday in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.

The Loui ...

McNeese assured of three TV games

McNeese State will be televised a minimum of three times this football season with the possibility of more games to be announced midseason should the ...

Britain's Marcus Willis, the world number 772, celebrates his victory over 54th- ...

Federer beats British qualifier Willis in straight sets

LONDON -- Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon.

The seven-time champion — perhaps the greatest playe ...

Cowboys got their money's worth

At the end of the month, McNeese State loses perhaps the best value in college basketball.

Cowboys assistant coach Steve Welch is retiring, again, ef ...


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Scene

Monae, Lamar to perform at White House on Fourth of July

WASHINGTON -- Singer-songwriter Janelle Monae (moh-NAY') and rapper Kendrick Lamar will help President Barack Obama celebrate his final Fourth of July ...

In this Oct. 29, 2012 photo, Director Rich Moore arrives at the world premiere o ...

Disney Animation's 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' set for March 2018

LOS ANGELES -- "Wreck-It Ralph" is headed back to the arcade, and theaters, in a sequel planned for release on March 9, 2018. Co-directors Rich Moore ...

ALA art group offers way to remember deceased loved ones

Associated Louisiana Artists is offering a way to memorialize a friend or loved one: the purchase of a commemorative award that will be placed on a pe ...

One day, Hi-Licious will be riding in front of the pack, outpacing its food truc ...

Hi-Licious Street Kitchen offers unique spin on Asian culture

I have two older brothers and for some reason, I had to teach myself how to ride a bike when I was kid. I could have called on my dad for help, but he ...


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