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Hearing dates set in both Common Core lawsuits

Hearing dates set in both Common Core lawsuits

Posted 3:29 PM 7/30/2014 by APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - Mid-August hearing dates have been set for dueling lawsuits over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools. Judge Tim Kelley will hear arguments Aug. 15 in a lawsuit filed by 17 state lawmakers who are seeking an immediate suspension of the (More)

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Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

Posted 3:03 PM 7/29/2014 by APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted (More)

7/28/2014

Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

Posted 3:35 PM 7/28/2014 by APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles. That's according to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who each announced Monday that the clinics (More)

7/26/2014

Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec's case

Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec's case

Posted 8:24 AM 7/26/2014

NEW ORLEANS - A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. 11 conference where lawyers will discuss a (More)

7/25/2014

One killed in sailboat accident on Lake Pontchartrain

One killed in sailboat accident on Lake Pontchartrain

Posted 8:25 PM 7/25/2014 by Trey Schmaltz

MADISONVILLE - One person died in a sailboat accident at the mouth of the Tchefuncte River in Lake Pontchartrain Friday evening.

A second person was thrown from boat and was rescued, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said.

WWL TV reported the boat flipped over. Deputies said (More)

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