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Derrick Todd Lee
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Convicted Killer Derrick Todd Lee Loses Appeal

Lee's case now goes to the Louisiana Supreme Court.

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UMC sign 1 photo courtesy Ken Romero
UMC sign 1 photo courtesy Ken Romero
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Federal Agency Has Questions About Hospital Deals

Gov. Bobby Jindal's revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals is running into questions from federal health officials who rejected a previous version.

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Derrick Todd Lee
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Convicted Killer Derrick Todd Lee Loses Appeal

Condemned serial killer Derrick Todd Lee has failed to convince a state judge that he deserves a new trial in the 2002 slaying of former LSU graduate student Charlotte Murray Pace.

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John White, Louisiana Department of Education
John White, Louisiana Department of Education
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White: Ruling Lets Common Core Test Plans Resume

Louisiana's education chief says a court ruling allows state officials to resume development of Common Core test plans that have been in the making for four years.

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Jail Bars 2, iStock
Jail Bars 2, iStock
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Leesville Man Accused Of Trying To Buy Child

A 66-year-old Leesville man is in custody, accused of trying to buy and rape a 10-year-old child.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
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2 Tickets Win Easy 5 Drawing

Louisiana Lottery officials say 2 tickets won the $240,000 Easy 5 drawing Wednesday night.

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Election Day, iStock
Election Day, iStock
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Qualifying For November Elections Is On

Qualifying continues from 8:30am until 4:30pm tomorrow and Friday.

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Military Training (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Military Training (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Fort Polk Group Refutes Economic Figures From Federal Government

A loss of 8,000 jobs would continue to perpetuate a boom and bust cycle.

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Judge Lifts Suspension Of Common Core Test Contracts

An attorney for the plaintiffs says three of them took the stand to testify about their concerns for their children and the state.

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Congressman Charles Boustany KPEL staff photo
Congressman Charles Boustany KPEL staff photo
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Boustany Qualifies For Re-Election

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany announced Wednesday morning that he has qualified for November elections for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal, Photo by KPEL
Gov. Bobby Jindal, Photo by KPEL
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Jindal Administration: Common Core Crumbling Around The Nation

The Jindal administration is on the offensive after a state judge reversed Gov. Bobby Jindal's earlier executive order to suspend the Department of Education's contract with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

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John Kennedy
John Kennedy, KPEL
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State Treasury Wants To Give Back Unclaimed Property

The state of Louisiana is holding about $635 million worth of unclaimed money and property, and state treasury officials are hoping to give much of that money back.

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