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St. John Purging Water System After Amoeba Found

St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba.

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Judge: Rule Friday If No Abortion Law Agreement

A federal judge is asking lawyers for Louisiana and abortion clinics for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open for a while if a restrictive abortion law takes effect Sept. 1.

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Prosecutor, Innocence Project To Join Forces

The district attorney in New Orleans is joining forces with the organization known as the Innocence Project to find and correct cases in which people have been wrongfully convicted.

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State Troopers To Remain In New Orleans

Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans

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Pastor Arrested In Shooting Of Suspected Thief

A pastor who once was a New Orleans police officer has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man suspected of stealing copper.

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White House Preps Legal Case For Immigration Steps

President Barack Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale for executive actions on immigration as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches.

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Wed Maintenance Work To Suspend EBT Transactions

Xerox, a third party contractor for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, will conduct system maintenance late Wednesday that will suspend Electronic Benefits Transfer transactions for about five minutes.

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DHH: Killer Amoeba Found In St. John Water System

State health officials say testing has confirmed the presence of a killer amoeba in a water system serving three St. John the Baptist Parish towns.

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Lafayette Police Cars photo by KPEL
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Lafayette Police Probe Elderly Woman’s Death

Detectives are investigating the Monday death of a 92-year-old Lafayette woman.

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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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Health Benefit Changes Planned For State Workers

State employees and retirees face increased out-of-pocket costs and higher deductibles as Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration reworks state health insurance plans to keep the program from financial disaster.

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Louisiana State Capitol (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Books Balanced For Last La. Budget, With Borrowing

The books on Louisiana's last budget year have been closed, but with a bit of borrowing from this year to make the numbers work.

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