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Weekly Unemployment Claims Rise Higher Than Expected
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Initial Unemployment Claims Fall

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 24 decreased from the previous week's total.

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Mitt Romney (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Former GOP Nominee Romney Will Not Run For President In ’16

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

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US Capitol (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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U.S. Senate Passes Bill Approving Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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gas facility photo Sasol
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With Lower Oil Prices, Sasol Delays Plan For Louisiana Plant

Amid falling oil prices, a South Africa-based energy company is delaying final plans for a major $14 billion gas-to-liquid plant in Louisiana.

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Jindal Says He’ll Suggest ‘Options’ To Reduce Budget Cuts

Gov. Bobby Jindal says his budget cut proposal for next year will be presented to lawmakers with a list of "options" for lessening some of the slashing.

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Cold Front Chills Southern States
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3 New Non-Stop Flights Out Of New Orleans

Fans of the music and entertainment in Branson, Missouri or the sun and fun of Cancun, Mexico will now have a chance to fly non-stop to those destinations from New Orleans.

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No Big Winners In Wednesday’s Lottery Drawings

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night.

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Heller Marie Dupuis
Heller Marie Dupuis
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Woman Admits Role In 2011 Death Of Mother

A Breaux Bridge woman has admitted being one of two people who strangled her elderly mother in 2011, drove her body to Lake Martin and left it for others to find.

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Lafayette Parish School Board Meeting
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Former Lafayette School Board Consultant Face Ethics Charge

The Louisiana Board of Ethics says the Lafayette school board's former insurance consultant allegedly violated ethics laws by offering a board member tickets to a Saints game while conducting business with the school board.

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Category: AP News, Lafayette News
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New Orleans Smoking Ban Prompts Debate In Baton Rouge

Less than a week after New Orleans passed a law to ban smoking in bars and casinos, some Baton Rouge medical professionals and local leaders are pushing the capital city to strike while the iron's still hot.

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Consultant: 15 More Fire Stations Needed In Lafayette Parish

A consultant says fifteen additional fire stations are needed in unincorporated parts of Lafayette Parish to protect citizens and keep insurance costs down.

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Category: AP News, Lafayette News
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BP logo (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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BP Calls Witnesses As It Fights For Lesser Spill Penalty

BP is making a case that it shouldn't pay the top penalty of $13.7 billion for polluting the Gulf of Mexico five years ago.

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