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    Jindal says only other job he wants is president

    Jindal says only other job he wants is president

    Updated: 2:09 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal told News 2 today that if he stays in politics after his term is over, it would be to run for president. Jindal told Michael Marsh Tuesday it was the only other job in politics he wanted. He said he and First Lady... (More)
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    Agents arrest fishy fisherman after bayou boat chase

    Agents arrest fishy fisherman after bayou boat chase

    Updated: 4:15 PM 10/21/2014

    BAYOU DECADE - Agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said they arrested a Houma man accused of trying to conceal his catch after a Terrebonne Parish bayou boat chase early Monday morning. Agents said they first made contact with Charlie Usè, 32, on Bayou DeCade south of... (More)
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    2 indicted in tainted St. John Parish water probe

    2 indicted in tainted St. John Parish water probe

    Updated: 4:02 PM 10/21/2014

    EDGARD - A St. John the Baptist Parish grand jury has indicted two parish workers for failing to properly collect and record water samples from testing sites where a brain-eating amoeba was found in the parish's water system. The Louisiana Attorney General's office says 54-year-old Kevin Branch, of LaPlace, and... (More)
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    AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

    AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

    Updated: 3:45 PM 10/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate. And by a 47 to 39 percent margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, Republicans hold... (More)
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    Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola

    Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola

    Updated: 3:15 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Republicans are intentionally drumming up fear about Ebola. GOP officials say the Democratic senator isn't putting enough pressure on the Obama administration to address the public health concerns. Landrieu said Tuesday that while Ebola is a very serious situation, Republicans are using... (More)
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    Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

    Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

    Updated: 2:45 PM 10/21/2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of change to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights. Gay couples began to apply for marriage licenses Tuesday, shortly after the state... (More)
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    Beckham's star on the rise

    Beckham's star on the rise

    Updated: 1:56 PM 10/21/2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Life in the NFL is changing quickly for New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. The first-round draft pick has gone from a player who could not get on the field because of a hamstring injury, to an exciting young talent to Giants' No. 1... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    LSU's White earns weekly honor from LSWA

    LSU's White earns weekly honor from LSWA

    Updated: 1:54 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Grambling State, Louisiana Tech and LSU all scored important conference victories on Saturday and players from those schools won this week's state player of the week honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams had a big game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff to... (More)
  • Local News

    Board to vote on $1 million WISE Fund grant

    Board to vote on $1 million WISE Fund grant

    Updated: 1:52 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Community college leaders are scheduled to vote on a $1 million contribution from JPMorgan Chase that would use the WISE Fund to pay for more workforce training in Louisiana. If approved, the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund would match the contribution 4-for-1, making... (More)
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    US: 1 American released from North Korea

    US: 1 American released from North Korea

    Updated: 1:29 PM 10/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - After nearly six months in custody in North Korea, American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released. The State Department today announced the release of Fowle, who had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in a northern port city last May. He's now... (More)
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    Top subprime mortgage firm accused of abuses

    Top subprime mortgage firm accused of abuses

    Updated: 12:30 PM 10/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - The nation's largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services. The state regulator issued a letter Tuesday to Ocwen Financial Corp., documenting the same kinds of suspicious actions that... (More)
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    More have jobs in La., but jobless rate rises

    More have jobs in La., but jobless rate rises

    Updated: 12:30 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising as new job seekers keep entering the market. The state's jobless rate rose to 6 percent, up for the fifth straight month. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 5.8... (More)
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    La. releases school performance scores

    La. releases school performance scores

    Updated: 11:55 AM 10/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The number of Louisiana public schools earning an A or a B under the state's performance grading system has gone up from 575 a year ago to 607 this year. State education officials released school and district performance reports Tuesday morning. Louisiana Education Superintendent John White was... (More)
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    Times-Picayune to be printed in Mobile, Alabama

    Times-Picayune to be printed in Mobile, Alabama

    Updated: 11:52 AM 10/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune reports that the Times-Picayune pressroom will close in late 2015 or early 2016, and the newspaper will be printed in Mobile, Alabama. ACS Louisiana General Manager Ray Masset says the move will eliminate 100 jobs at his company, which prints and packages the... (More)
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    Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash

    Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash

    Updated: 11:39 AM 10/21/2014

    ATLANTA - Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice. In a report released Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board... (More)
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    Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    Updated: 11:07 AM 10/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening passengers for the deadly disease. Customs and Border Protection officers earlier this month started... (More)
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