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Louisiana Charter Applications Decline

The state has received fewer applications this year from those seeking to open new charter schools. But that's partly due to more applicants trying their luck with local school boards, which historically have been hostile to charters.

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Lafayette Library Projects May Be Finished By Dec.

Renovations of the main library branch in downtown Lafayette and construction of a new library on La Neuville Road may be complete in time for both to open by year's end.

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3 La. Teens Dead After Friday Night Shooting

No arrests have been reported.

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Louisiana State Capitol (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Louisiana Lawmakers Revisiting REAL ID Compliance

Louisiana residents could face difficulties trying to board planes in two years.

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Shrimp Prices Rising Because Of Decreased Imports

Louisiana Shrimp Association President Clint Guidry said most of the shrimp we eat is imported, and there has been a decline in imported shrimp.

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Louisiana Cities In The Blue Cross Blue Shield Song: What Are They?

We've heard the jingle a thousand times, but the debate rages on: What in the world are the Louisiana cities are they singing about in the Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial?

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Gun Buyback Bill Advances Through House Committee

New Orleans is the only city in Louisiana authorized to hold buyback programs, although Baton Rouge has had one for several years.

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Human Trafficking Court Bill Gets Unanimous Backing

The bill would allow judges to better steer victims to support services, rather than jail for drug crimes or prostitution that are tied to trafficking.

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France Introduce Smoking Ban In Public Places
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Bill That Would Increase Cigarette Littering Fines Advances

The author of the measure, Marrero Rep. Patrick Connick, said he wants to send a message that this behavior is a serious problem.

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Father In Abuse Case Sentenced To 5 Years

A 34-year-old Calcasieu Parish man, who prosecutors say knew or should have known his wife was severely abusing his son, has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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Jefferson Davis Parish Bans Saggy Pants

The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury has unanimously passed an ordinance making it illegal for any person to appear in a public place wearing pants below the waist and exposing the skin or undergarments.

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Bell Helicopter Increase Presence In Broussard

Bell Helicopter is increasing its presence in Lafayette Parish with a new composites facility in Broussard.

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