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Early voting begins Oct. 21 in La.

Early voting begins Oct. 21 in La.

Posted 10:49 AM 10/20/2014 by Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Early voting in Louisiana begins Tuesday, Oct. 21 for the Nov. 4 election.

The early voting period continues until Oct. 28 with voting times from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, Oct. 26.

"This election has garnered a lot of interest throughout the state (More)

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Former La education official dies in plane crash

Former La education official dies in plane crash

Posted 11:38 AM 10/19/2014

BASTROP, La. - A former Louisiana education official and state senator has died in an on-the-ground airplane crash. Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop says funeral arrangements are incomplete for 77-year-old Edwards Barham (BAHR-um) of Oak Ridge. Richland Parish Sheriff Lee (More)

10/18/2014

I-10 bridge at Pearl River: Weekend lane closures

I-10 bridge at Pearl River: Weekend lane closures

Posted 9:31 AM 10/18/2014

PEARL RIVER, La. - Louisiana State Police say weekend traffic on Interstate 10 will be slow at the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. That's because crews are repairing expansion joints on the I-10 State Line Bridge at Pearl River, closing some lanes. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says (More)

10/17/2014

2 new West Nile cases in Louisiana

2 new West Nile cases in Louisiana

Posted 4:56 PM 10/17/2014 by APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health department says two new cases of West Nile virus infections were reported in the state this week. One case was in Caddo Parish; the other, in East Baton Rouge Parish. West Nile can involve a serious and potentially fatal infection of the (More)

10/16/2014

High school teacher accused of sex with 3 students

High school teacher accused of sex with 3 students

Posted 1:51 PM 10/16/2014 by Brock Sues

DUSON - Sheriff's deputies in Acadia Parish arrested a high school teacher accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with three 16-year-old students.

34-year-old Tracy Marie Barras, a math teacher at Crowley High School, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at her home without incident (More)

10/15/2014

Maness to voters: Choose my next ad in Senate race

Maness to voters: Choose my next ad in Senate race

Posted 4:19 PM 10/15/2014 by APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness has launched an online contest to let people choose which ad will be his next TV commercial to air. Voters can pick from three 30-second spots offered by Maness, a retired Air Force colonel and tea party favorite running against (More)

10/16/2014

Supreme Court upholds 2012 education overhaul

Supreme Court upholds 2012 education overhaul

Posted 6:31 AM 10/16/2014 by Kevin McGill

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court says an education overhaul bill pushed through the Legislature in 2012 is constitutional - reversing a lower court's finding that the legislation crammed too many diverse elements into a single bill. Wednesday's decision was a victory for Gov. (More)...

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