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Louisiana minimum wage hike goes nowhere, rejected in Senate

By The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE— Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to raise Louisiana's minimum wage has sputtered again in the Senate, leaving the state's lowest-wage workers to be paid at the federal rate of $7.25 per hour. The Senate Finance Committee voted 7-3 Wednesday against the proposal sponsored by Sen. Troy C ...

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Ariana Grande suspends world tour, cancels some Euro stops

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Louisiana minimum wage hike goes nowhere, rejected in Senate

BATON ROUGE— Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to raise Louisiana's minimum wage has sputtered again in the Senate, leaving the state's lowest-wage wo ...

Jennings woman dies after Acadia Parish two-vehicle crash

A Jennings woman died Monday after a two-vehicle accident on La. 97, just north of Interstate 10, in Acadia Parish, state police said.

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Sports

Winning Game 1 at all costs

The top-seeded McNeese State baseball team will begin its postseason against a team it should be familiar with in No. 8 Lamar at 4 p.m. today in the S ...

Week of ease for LSU at tournament

Paul Mainieri and LSU have the luxury of treating the Southeastern Conference Tournament like a vacation before the real bullets start flying next wee ...

Justin Hill was named Coach of the Year after leading McNeese State to the  ...

SLC hands out honors: Selman top hitter; Hill Coach of the Year

After one of the most successful seasons in program history, the McNeese State baseball team reaped the benefits on Tuesday afternoon as a number of C ...

Peterson earns starter status for LSU

Presumably LSU’s Todd Peterson passed the audition to be the Tigers’ No. 4 starter should the situation arise in the NCAA postseason.

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Canadian connection: Drake meets Celine Dion at Billboards

LAS VEGAS— Even on a record-setting night at the Billboard Music Awards, Drake appeared a bit star-struck in meeting fellow Canadian performer C ...

Imagine Dragons to honor to Cornell at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK— Imagine Dragons will pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell in words at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

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Police: Man in Kylie Jenner crash admits homeless killing

ANAHEIM, Calif.— A California man who crashed his car into a gate at TV celebrity Kylie Jenner's house last year walked into a police station an ...

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Think you've seen this on TV before? You're right

NEW YORK— As broadcast networks rolled out their plans for next season this past week, those watching could be forgiven for pulling out phones a ...


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