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Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
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Vitter: Crawfish Processors Will Be Compensated $19 Million

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La) made the following statement regarding compensation for Louisiana crawfish processors. United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be compensating crawfish processors $19 million for illegal “dumping” by Chinese importers.

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drug seizure LSP photo
drug seizure LSP photo
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$3 Million Worth Of Drugs From Pharmacy Break-ins Recovered

This case remains under investigation and further arrests may be pending.

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Office of Motor Vehicles to Host “Senior Day” at Local Offices

As part of its continued commitment to better serve the citizens of Louisiana, the Office of Motor Vehicles is pleased to announce the implementation of a “Senior Day” pilot program to be held at local OMV offices across the state.

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Arraignment Of Destrehan Teacher Delayed

The arraignment of a former Destrehan High School teacher at the center of sex allegations involving a 16-year-old student has been pushed back to next month.

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More Have Jobs In La., But Jobless Rate Rises

The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising as new job seekers keep entering the market.

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Senator Mary Landrieu (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Senator Mary Landrieu (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Landrieu Accuses GOP Of ‘Fear Mongering’ On Ebola

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Republicans are intentionally drumming up fear about Ebola. GOP officials say the Democratic senator isn't putting enough pressure on the Obama administration to address the public health concerns

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Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
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Vitter Urges State To Stop Designating Eureka Math

U.S. Sen. David Vitter sent a letter to Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent John White this week urging the state to stop designating Eureka Math as the preferred curriculum.

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Category: Political, State News
Money, Facebook
Money, Facebook
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Feds Nix Road Home relief; La. On Hook For $522M

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says New Orleans must return hundreds of millions of dollars paid in home elevation grants after Hurricane Katrina.

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police car bumper lights photo by Ken Romero
police car bumper lights photo by Ken Romero
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La. Good Samaritan Killed In Mississippi Accident

A Mississippi official says a good Samaritan from Lafayette, Louisiana, was hit and killed by a heavily loaded tractor-trailer when she got out of her car to help another motorist.

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3 La. Tornadoes Confirmed From Monday Storm

The National Weather Service confirms three tornadoes struck Louisiana as a storm system moved across the state Monday.

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Initial Unemployment Claims Rise

The state labor department said first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Oct. 11 increased to 2,473 from the previous week's total of 2,081.

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2 New West Nile Cases In Louisiana

Louisiana's health department says two new cases of West Nile virus infections were reported in the state this week.

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