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Prison Bars Getty Images/Andrew Bardwell
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DeRidder Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing $1.3 Million

Ernst made 142 direct interbank transfers from Amerisafe's bank account to her own.

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David Vitter (front runner), youtube
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Candidates For Governor Take Aim At Jindal Policies, Budget

The contenders to be Louisiana's next governor took swipes at the office's current occupant at a forum before small business leaders.

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Louisiana GOP Presidential Primary Winner & Social Conservative Leader Senator Rick Santorum Endorses Jeff Landry for Attorney General

Winner of the 2012 Louisiana Republican presidential primary, former U.S. Senator, and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum today announced his endorsement of former Congressman and attorney Jeff Landry in his bid to become Louisiana's next Attorney General.

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Poll: Support For Common Standards, But Not ‘Common Core’

An LSU poll says Louisiana residents like the idea of multistate education standards, but have a negative view when they're called Common Core.

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Category: AP News, State News
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judges gavel (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Caddo Parish Commissioner Indicted For Stealing From Nonprofit

Williams faces up to 20 years in prison, five years supervised release and a $250,000 fine on each of the twelve counts.

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Bobby Jindal (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Bobby Jindal (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Governor Jindal Issues Statement On Ruling In State Common Core Procedure Suit

"It’s important to note that we are also still fighting Common Core in federal court, where a judge has recently ruled that our case has standing and will be heard. This case challenges Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind waivers that are tied to Common Core."

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Louisiana Transportation Network Faces Array Of Woes

Louisiana's roads and bridges are beset by dwindling dollars, pressing needs and the lack of any sweeping solutions on the horizon.

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Category: AP News, State News
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breaux bridge crawfish festival
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Immigration Problems Impact Louisiana’s Crawfish Season

Going into what is supposed to be the biggest sales week of the crawfish season, processor Dexter Guillory says he is nothing but worried.

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Category: AP News, State News
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John Bel Edwards photo louisiana dot gov
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John Bel Edwards Receives Democratic Endorsement In Governor’s Race

The endorsement appears to end speculation that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu would become a candidate for the Oct. 24 election.

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Police Sirens 2, iStock
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Missing Baby Found

No information has been given as to whether or not someone has been arrested in the case.

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Money 14, iStock
Money 14, iStock
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No Pay For Ex-Inmate Cleared In Murder, But Not Other Crimes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A north Louisiana judge has denied state compensation for a former death row inmate exonerated in a 1983 murder but still implicated in related crimes.

State District Judge Katherine Clark Dorroh in Shreveport issued the ruling Friday in the case of Glenn Ford who was released last March after investigators found evidence that he did not kill jeweler Isadore Rozeman during a 1983 robbery

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jail cell Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
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Coroner Says Prisoner In New Orleans Jail Killed Himself

Miller's death renewed concerns about the progress of court-ordered reforms at Orleans Parish Prison, where court testimony this week indicates he was left alone despite having expressed suicidal thoughts.

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