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BESE President Chas Roemer, KEEL
BESE President Chas Roemer, KEEL
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BESE Executive Director Leaving

Heather Cope is becoming chief of staff for the Office of School Performance in the Camden, New Jersey, School District.

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Judge: BP’s Reckless Conduct Caused Gulf Oil Spill

A federal judge has ruled that BP's reckless conduct resulted in the nation's worst offshore oil spill, leaving the company open to billions of dollars in penalties.

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Category: AP News, State News
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judges gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Federal Judge In Louisiana Bucks Trend, Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

This ruling breaks a trend of over 20-plus rulings overturning same-sex marriage bans since the SCOTUS decision last year.

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judge's gavel (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Tax Preparer Gets 30 Month Jail Term

Cooper was a tax preparer at Faster Tax Refund Express in Bastrop.

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Jail Bars 2, iStock
Jail Bars 2, iStock
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90 Months In Prison For West Monroe Man

Gayfield was convicted of five other felonies since 2003.

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Neal Joseph Laperouse St.Martin Sheriff photo
Neal Joseph Laperouse St.Martin Sheriff photo
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Authorities Searching For Contractor Accused Of Fraud

Ask for references and avoid paying money up-front.

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mosquito (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
mosquito (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Louisiana West Nile Cases On The Rise

Thankfully in the Acadiana area we have not had any cases.

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Gay Marriage
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Federal Judge Upholds La. Same-sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge has upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages, as well as the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states.

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Louisiana Gets Set For Second Amendment Tax Holiday

The Louisiana Second Amendment sales tax holiday starts up on Friday, and it will provide hunters and other gun enthusiasts to purchase their hunting and gun related purchases without having to pay both the state and local sales taxes.

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Louisiana Legislature
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Lawmaker Urges State Board To Investigate Retirement Pay Law

The legislator wants clarification on Act 859 which was created by Senate Bill 294 to know if it is constitutional or not.

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U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu
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District Attorney Won’t Dispute Landrieu Residency

Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness was unable to persuade Baton Rouge's district attorney to file a residency challenge against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.

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BP: Oust Claims Head For Conflict Of Interest

BP PLC has asked a federal judge to remove Patrick Juneau as administrator of damage claims from its 2010 oil spill, saying he failed to disclose a major conflict of interest.

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