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  • Extra security after Texas prosecutor, wife shot

    April 1, 2013 1:12 PM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - Deputies have been escorting some county employees into the courthouse today in Kaufman County, Texas. The extra security is in place two days after the county's district attorney and his wife were found shot to death in their home. The shooting came two months after an assistant... more »
  • Friday is state government holiday, Acadian Day

    November 22, 2012 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State government employees are getting a long Thanksgiving weekend, with offices closed Friday in a holiday that commemorates Louisiana's Cajun heritage. Gov. Bobby Jindal has continued the annual tradition of designating Friday as Acadian Day, which remembers the arrival in Louisiana of the Acadians, many of whom settled... more »
  • Gulf residents to get extra $64M for spill claims

    April 20, 2012 7:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department says more than $64 million will be paid to about 7,300 people and businesses whose claims with BP's $20 billion compensation fund were shortchanged or wrongfully denied after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The department recently announced that an independent... more »
  • High water, extra Mississippi River levee checks

    February 10, 2012 4:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's keeping an eye on Mississippi River levees because the river is high. The twice-weekly checks are a precaution because the water is expected to remain high for a while. The corps said Thursday that patrols began this week for levees... more »

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