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Woman’s Life Saved By A Trooper & An Officer

Trooper Gary Smith and Corporal Benjamin Randolph of the Lake Charles City Police Department saved the life of a DeRidder woman on Tuesday.

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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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Category: AP News, State News
BP logo (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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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Category: AP News, State News
Oil Rig
Oil Rig (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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New $103M Midyear Deficit Because Of Oil Price Plummet

Louisiana has a more than $103 million deficit to close in its $25 billion budget because of the continuing fall in oil prices.

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Category: AP News, State News
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
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Car Stolen, Registered To New Orleans Mayor

A vehicle registered to Mayor Mitch Landrieu was stolen and tracked down by an off-duty Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy.

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Money, Facebook
Money, Facebook
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Is “Hollywood Of The South” Worth The Billing?

As the state of Louisiana faces a budget shortfall approaching $2 billion, the question is being asked if it's indeed worth it for the Bayou State to have such prestige in the movie industry.

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BP Oil Spill
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BP To Call Witnesses As It Fights For Lesser Spill Penalty

Last week, government experts testified about environmental, economic and social damage arising from the spill.

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Nicholls State University
Nicholls State University, courtesy of Nicholls State
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Nicholls’ Business Dean Resigns For New Job

In the fall, the university announced a partnership with Delgado Community College to offer a bachelor's degree in business administration and a post-baccalaureate certificate in business administration.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
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Jindal Headlines All-Day Prayer Rally In Baton Rouge

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally that the nation needs a "spiritual revival."

Jindal continued to court religious conservatives for a possible Republican presidential campaign with a headlining appearance Saturday at the event

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Tiger Stadium Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Tiger Stadium Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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Teen Found In LSU Locker Room Faces burglary – Drug Counts

When police searched him, they found prescription pills and a small amount of heroin.

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New Orleans skyline (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New Orleans skyline (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Broken Pipe On Cruise Ship Causes Cancellations – Delays At New Orleans

The cruise line said the ship's critical systems, including navigation, were operational.

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New Orleans Police motorcycle (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
New Orleans Police motorcycle (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Police Officer Suspended

NEW ORLEANS — A six-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after he was arrested for driving under the influence.

The department says Officer Keith Elsensohn was off-duty and driving eastbound on Interstate 10 in a department-issued vehicle when he apparently lost control about 3:21 a

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