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  • Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

    Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

    Updated: 12:58 PM 11/21/2014

    FERGUSON, MO - A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor says a grand jury is still meeting to consider charges against a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ed Magee, a spokesman for Bob McCulloch, sent an email to media organizations early Friday afternoon... (More)
  • Job cuts, fund sweep used to close budget gap

    Updated: 12:23 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 $171 million gap in the state's budget. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said the plan reduces costs across state agencies while... (More)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

    Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

    Updated: 10:13 AM 11/21/2014

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is "damaging the presidency itself" with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen. But the Ohio Republican offers no hint of what steps the House might take to block Obama's... (More)

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