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    LPSO cracks down on drugs during roundup

    Updated: 5:47 PM 11/21/2014

    LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen accused drug dealers were busted in Livingston Parish Friday during a narcotics roundup. The suspected dealers got a rude awakening as deputies worked parish-wide to crack down on drugs. "The mission here is to make sure we get any and every drug... (More)
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    Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

    Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

    Updated: 6:21 PM 11/21/2014

    HENDERSON, NV - President Barack Obama says his message to Ferguson, Missouri, as it awaits a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to keep protests peaceful. Obama says everyone has the right to express their views and to peacefully assemble to... (More)
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    Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park

    Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park

    Updated: 5:27 PM 11/21/2014

    WENATCHEE, WA - A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has been receiving calls about the bird at Walla Walla Point Park for two months. The Wenatchee World... (More)
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    Man gets 18 months for Subway cash register hacks

    Man gets 18 months for Subway cash register hacks

    Updated: 5:13 PM 11/21/2014

    BOSTON - A man who hacked into computerized cash registers at Subway sandwich shops and stole more than $40,000 in gift cards has been sentenced in Boston to 18 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns also sentenced 46-year-old Lake Elsinore, California, resident Shahin Abdollahi to two years of... (More)
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    Job cuts, fund sweep used to close budget gap

    Updated: 4:32 PM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration plans to use a combination of hiring freezes, open position cuts and extra funds such as TOPS money to fill a $180 million gap in the state's budget. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said the plan reduces costs across state agencies while... (More)
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    Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    Updated: 4:14 PM 11/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate. The department is reeling from a city inspector general's report that found five detectives mishandled more than 1,000 sex crimes... (More)
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    Landrieu splits with Obama on immigration action

    Landrieu splits with Obama on immigration action

    Updated: 4:05 PM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's actions on immigration, hoping the latest controversy doesn't worsen her campaign difficulties. By executive order, Obama extended legal protection to keep nearly 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Landrieu said while... (More)
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    Court won't reinstate 'Angola 3' inmate conviction

    Court won't reinstate 'Angola 3' inmate conviction

    Updated: 2:50 PM 11/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate the second-degree murder conviction of longtime state prison inmate Albert Woodfox in the 1972 stabbing death of a guard. Woodfox has long maintained his innocence in the killing. He is one of the state inmates known as the "Angola... (More)
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    More Cosby shows canceled

    More Cosby shows canceled

    Updated: 2:07 PM 11/21/2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Cosby's shows at casinos in Las Vegas and Arizona have been canceled as more women come forward alleging he sexually assaulted them many years ago. Officials at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas strip said they've mutually agreed with the comedian to cancel... (More)
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    Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment

    Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment

    Updated: 12:23 PM 11/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A drilling company says a worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Houston-based Fieldwood Energy LLC says another worker suffered "visible injury" and two other workers reported ringing in their... (More)
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    Tech Park gets $262K grant from Microsoft

    Tech Park gets $262K grant from Microsoft

    Updated: 11:49 AM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Technology Park received a six-figure technology grant from Microsoft Friday, the largest software grant the incubator has received since it started operations in 2001. Spokesperson Jesse Hoggard said the $262,000 grant includes software and support for Tech Park programs, and will support video game... (More)
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    Forgetful Obama? President leaves something behind

    Forgetful Obama? President leaves something behind

    Updated: 11:02 AM 11/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - Anyone can relate. You get in your mode of transport -- car, boat, helicopter -- and you realize you forgot something: glasses, wallet, cell phone. So it went for President Barack Obama Friday. On his way to Las Vegas to promote his immigration executive actions, Obama boarded his... (More)
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    EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

    EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

    Updated: 10:40 AM 11/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time. The decision angered corn growers and ethanol companies who... (More)
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    5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney

    5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney

    Updated: 10:36 AM 11/21/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality. But just a little more than three hours after they took to the road Wednesday night,... (More)
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    What to know as early voting starts Saturday

    What to know as early voting starts Saturday

    Updated: 10:29 AM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting opens Saturday for any of Louisiana's 2.9 million registered voters seeking to cast their ballots in advance of Louisiana's December runoff. The Dec. 6 election will settle the hotly-contested U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Bill Cassidy, along with U.S.... (More)
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    Man killed by officer on Centenary College campus

    Man killed by officer on Centenary College campus

    Updated: 10:27 AM 11/21/2014

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police continued their investigation Friday into death of a man who pulled a gun on two Centenary College of Louisiana public safety officers. Cpl. Marcus Hines says the unidentified man struggled Thursday evening with the two officers while being escorted off the campus. He says the man... (More)
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