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New Orleans Police Face Backlog Of 400 Rape Kits

Disclosure about the untested rape kits came during a New Orleans City Council hearing Thursday that delved into the failings of the police department's handling of rapes and child abuse.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal, Photo by KPEL
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Rally Organizer Says Jindal Event Is About Prayer

The Jan. 24 rally is expected to draw thousands and raise Jindal's profile. Jindal hasn't commented on the views of the American Family Association, which has linked same-sex marriage and abortion to tornadoes and Hurricane Katrina.

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Deal Reached For Students With Disabilities

The deal needs to be approved by U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey.

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Congressman Charles Boustany KPEL staff photo
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Louisiana Senator & Congressman Fight For Louisiana VA Clinics

Originally, the Lafayette facility was slated to be finished by the Winter of 2015 or early 2016.

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Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain photo courtesy Mike Strain campaign
Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain photo courtesy Mike Strain campaign
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Commissioner Says Louisiana Farmers Could Benefit By Cuba Trade

Mike Strain said he supports resumed trade despite political differences between the two countries.

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Bobby Jindal (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Bobby Jindal (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Gov. Jindal Announces New Orleans Game Development Studio

The project will result in 116 new indirect jobs.

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Man Accused Of Trying To Hire Hit Man

Tommy Joe Gioele was booked into West Baton Rouge Parish Jail Tuesday on two counts of solicitation of murder for his alleged attempt to have Manuel A. Persica and his wife Camellia killed inside their Pointe Coupee home.

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Levee Plan Upsets Property Owners

The area is susceptible to flooding due to the condition of the existing levee.

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Check Out the Most Expensive Home for Sale in Louisiana

Ever wondered how the upper crust is living? Wonder how much that lap of luxury would cost you?

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Death Sentence Reversed In Killing Of Prison Guard

Defense attorneys say a New Orleans judge has overturned the death sentence given to one of five state inmates convicted of killing a guard during a failed escape attempt at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in 1999.

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Post-Katrina Resentment Revived By Court’s Ruling

The Louisiana Supreme Court's dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that 7,500 New Orleans public school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina has stirred renewed resentment among some who lost their jobs.

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Louisiana Has $635M In Unclaimed Money Awaiting Return

Need some help paying for Christmas gifts? You might want to search the state's unclaimed property database, which contains $635 million in unclaimed money owed to people around Louisiana.

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