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Charter schools still fight for acceptance

The charter school movement has been in Louisiana for 20 years, but it still has some identity and acceptance problems. Two

recent events illustrate the tough road the schools have traveled seeking a place in the state’s educational structure.

Type 2 charter schools, like the three operating ...



Gov. Bobby Jindal says he'd sign medical marijuana bill

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal says he has "no concerns" about a medical marijuana bill nearing final legislative passage and would sign it int ...


Proposals would boost fees on Louisiana drivers, car buyers

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's motorists could be hit with hefty fee hikes, if budget-balancing proposals under consideration by state legislators be ...

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (AP Photo)

Mayor looks at 10 years since Katrina, his 5 in office

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Mitch Landrieu says New Orleans has come a long way in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and the five years since he took ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a ceremony of presentation of credentials by foreign ambassadors in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo)

Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret.

The decree published on t ...

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Bach says FIFA can learn from Salt Lake scandal

ZURICH — IOC President Thomas Bach says Sepp Blatter and FIFA can learn from the way the Olympic body cleaned itself up after the Salt

Lake Cit ...


Goodell vs. Brady power struggle

Pro football’s most powerful man is about to take on his game’s biggest star.

Roger Goodell vs. Tom Brady is a winner-take-all tilt worth ...

Federal agents carry out boxes of evidence taken from the headquarters of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF,) Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo)

Blatter: FIFA to root out corruption, regain soccer's trust

ZURICH — While accepting the trust of world soccer has to be regained, FIFA President Sepp Blatter responded to the arrest of top officials on W ...


Bond set for LSU player accused of domestic abuse

BATON ROUGE — LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond was awaiting release on bond following his arrest in a domestic abuse case.

Online booking r ...

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U.S actress Lindsay Lohan performs a scene from the play, " />

Judge closes book on last Lindsay Lohan criminal case in LA

LOS ANGELES — For the first time in nearly eight years, Lindsay Lohan is not on probation.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Young on Thurs ...

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Having a heart for a cause: Heart Ball May 30

The American Heart Association of Southwest Louisiana will host their annual Heart Ball 6-11 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in Chennault International Airport ...

Drew Guillory has slowly built his DeLorean car in to the time-traveling vehicle from

Man builds replica of DeLorean from "Back to the Future"

BATON ROUGE  — A Louisiana man has created a working replica of the DeLorean time machine from "Back to the Future."

The Baton Rouge Advoc ...

Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longtime tour manager,  has died a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area. (Associated Press)<br />

U2's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead

NEW YORK — Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band

kicked off a five-night st ...

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