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offshore oil rig (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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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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BP Oil Spill
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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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Shawn Lebeouf, Luke Lebeouf
Shawn Lebeouf, Luke Lebeouf
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Wanted Man Found With Son In Metairie

Shawn Lebeouf is in police custody after he and his son were found in Metairie, according to state police.

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judges gavel (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Social Security Benefits Theft Nets 21 Month Prison Term For Monroe Woman

She also was sentenced to three years supervised probation and ordered to pay $119,258 in restitution.

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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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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
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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Louisiana Capitol, Google Maps
Louisiana Capitol, Google Maps
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Hayride Publisher Scott McKay Talks Nuclear Option, Higher Education

Nothing will change from a budgetary standpoint unless massive structural changes are made to how the state handles its budget, according to Scott McKay, the publisher of TheHayride.com.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
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Jindal Announces A $4 Million Manufacturing Project For Ruston

This move will create 287 new direct jobs over the next ten years with an average salary of $46,800, plus benefits.

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handcuffs Staff photo by Ken Romero
handcuffs Staff photo by Ken Romero
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Natchitoches Assistant Principal Accused Of Paddling Teacher As Punishment

An assistant principal at Frankie Ray Jackson Senior Technical Center in Natchitoches was arrested Monday amid accusations he paddled a teacher on her butt as a form of punishment.

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Sens. Vitter And Brown Announce "Too Big To Fail" Legislation
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Vitter Would Set Clear Parameters On Whether Or Not To Accept Medicaid Expansion

U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who is also running for governor of Louisiana, said he has not ruled out accepting Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, but he said he would "put clear parameters on whether we would even consider moving in that direction."

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Louisiana Capitol, Google Maps
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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