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    Feds reject Louisiana's Medicaid drug payment formula

    Feds reject Louisiana's Medicaid drug payment formula

    Updated: 6:24 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The federal Medicaid agency says Louisiana used an improper reimbursement formula to pay pharmacists the last two years through the state's Medicaid program. If the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decides it wants the state to reimburse the payments, the state could be on the... (More)
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    Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

    Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

    Updated: 6:22 AM 12/18/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Opponents of President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress. His initiative opened fissures in both parties. Criticism came mostly from Republicans, but some prominent Democrats voiced opposition, too. Opponents spoke of holding up money to... (More)
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    LSU football players mull decision to leave early

    LSU football players mull decision to leave early

    Updated: 6:20 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Les Miles is faced once again of the prospect of players leaving early for the NFL draft, although this year's group of LSU applicants is fewer than the past few seasons. Players like defensive end Danielle Hunter and guard Vadal Alexander have said they'll wait until... (More)
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    LSU holds Gymnastics 101

    Updated: 6:19 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - In front of a supportive crowd of 1,308 fans inside the Maravich Center, the preseason third-ranked LSU gymnastics team posted a 196.950 at Gymnastics 101 to close out fall practice Wednesday night. Several Tigers performed well in the showcase event, led by Jessie Jordan's team-leading... (More)
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    Council makes decision on two temporary members

    Council makes decision on two temporary members

    Updated: 6:19 AM 12/18/2014

    GONZALES- In an unheard of unanimous vote by the city council Wednesday night, two people were nominated for open positions on the council. Barbara Duhe, a retired city worker, was appointed to fill the seat left vacant when Timothy Vessel was recalled earlier this month. Seventy-five percent of voters... (More)
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    Perkins widening plan concerning for some

    Updated: 6:18 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A first-hand look at an effort to widen Perkins Road from Siegen to Highland has some concerned about the construction plan. The project has been in the works for 10 years and Wednesday, the Department of Transportation and Development along with city-parish government presented its plan... (More)
  • Weather

    Rain storm on the way

    Rain storm on the way

    Updated: 6:12 AM 12/18/2014

    Much needed rainfall is on the way as we wrap up the work week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A developing storm system in South Texas means we will notice increasing cloud cover and perhaps a few showers as we head into the afternoon. High temperatures will be... (More)
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    Pat Shingleton: Lift Off

    Pat Shingleton: Lift Off

    Updated: 4:00 AM 12/18/2014

    We continue our column from Wednesday with Wilbur and Orville Wright's designation of Kitty Hawk for their first flight. On September 15, 1903, a Category 2 hurricane hit the Outer Banks with 72 mph winds. When the Wrights arrived at their camp at nearby Kill Devil Hills, ten days later,... (More)
  • Sports

    Brett Beard headed to Live Oak as new football head coach

    Brett Beard headed to Live Oak as new football head coach

    Updated: 11:29 PM 12/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - After two successful seasons at Woodlawn High, Brett Beard will take over Live Oak as the new head coach of the Eagles. 

    Beard guided the Panthers to back-to-back playoff appearances, and this past season led Woodlawn to a regular season win over Warren Easton, at the time the #1 team in the state in Class 4A. 

    Beard takes over an Eagles team that finished 4-6 in 2014. 

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    Another twist in Livingston's debris saga

    Another twist in Livingston's debris saga

    Updated: 10:43 PM 12/17/2014

    LIVINGSTON- The long, drawn out court battle on who should get paid for Hurricane Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish took another twist Wednesday. A federal judge ruled that engineering firm Alvin Fairburn and Associates can sue the parish for work the company said it performed following the September... (More)
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    Mistaken admissions notices

    Mistaken admissions notices

    Updated: 7:59 PM 12/17/2014

    BALTIMORE- Some 300 students who thought they'd been accepted to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore were actually rejected or deferred. The university says it was a mistake of human error from a contractor that works with the school who pulled a wrong list of emails. Of... (More)
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    Illegals closer to legal licenses

    Illegals closer to legal licenses

    Updated: 7:52 PM 12/17/2014

    PHOENIX- The U.S. Supreme Court moved thousands of young immigrants closer to obtaining driver's licenses in Arizona with a ruling on Wednesday. The court denied a request from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to put a lower court decision on hold. That ruling struck down her executive order to deny... (More)
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    St. George petition count underway

    Updated: 6:46 PM 12/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Voting officials began counting signatures Wednesday on a petition to incorporate the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish into its own city. The petition was submitted by supporters of the movement to create the city of St. George. The proposed boundaries would stretch from the... (More)
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    Rescued dog becomes drug-sniffing deputy

    Updated: 6:45 PM 12/17/2014

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office received two rescue dogs this month that will patrol the streets with their partners as they sniff out contraband. The want has always been there according to Sheriff Nat Williams, but there was never enough money in the budget to purchase... (More)
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    Child porn suspect given $51M bond

    Child porn suspect given $51M bond

    Updated: 6:45 PM 12/17/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An arrest in Livingston Parish led a judge to issue a staggering multi-million dollar bond for the man accused of possessing and distributing hundreds of items of child porn. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said a joint investigation led them to charge Brian Schaller of Denham... (More)
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