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US Oil And Natural Gas Rig Count Drops By 34 To 954

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this week to 954 amid depressed oil prices.

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Louis Freeh Seeks End To Lawsuit In Oil Spill Claims Case

The ex-FBI chief now serving as a watchdog over BP oil spill settlement claims is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him by an attorney once involved in the claims process.

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Acadian Ambulance (Ken Romero)
Acadian Ambulance (Ken Romero)
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Acadian Ambulance Contract Renewed For Rapides Parish

Acadian Ambulance Service will continue to provide exclusive emergency and non-emergency ambulance services in Rapides Parish for at least four more years.

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Opelousas Mayor Seeks $9,000 A Year Pay Increase

The Opelousas Board of Aldermen has voted 4-2 to take the first step in boosting Mayor Reggie Tatum's salary by $9,000 a year.

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State Loan For Charter School Hits Snag

The State Bond Commission has delayed approving a loan for a Baton Rouge charter school targeting at-risk youth.

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Essence Music Festival, Facebook
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Essence Festival’s Night-By-Night Schedule Released

The 2015 Essence Festival's schedule has been released and single-night tickets are now on sale.

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Jeh Johnson (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Jeh Johnson (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Homeland Chief: Gyrocopter Came In ‘Under The Radar’

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says a gyrocopter that landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol "literally flew in under the radar."

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Obama Makes New Push On Middle Class Proposals

President Barack Obama is drawing contrasts between his tax policies and those of the Republican leaders in Congress.

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Aaron Hernandez
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Aaron Hernandez Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

The conviction carries a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Louisiana Capitol, Google Maps
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Lawmaker Says He’ll Make Changes To Religious Objection Bill

A Louisiana lawmaker says changes are coming to his divisive religious objections bill, a key piece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's legislative agenda that has run into sharp criticism.

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State To Include Sinkholes In Disaster Planning

Sinkholes will be recognized as threats in the state's updated hazard mitigation plan.

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road construction (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Lafayette Road Closures

On Wednesday, April 15, Hollier Road at the Railroad Crossing will be closed for railroad crossing repairs from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

On Friday, April 17, the 100 block of Live Oak Boulevard will be closed for Asbury United Methodist Church's 1950's Churchwide Sock Hop from 5 p

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Category: AP News, Lafayette News

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