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Congressman Charles Boustany, KPEL
Congressman Charles Boustany, KPEL
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Delay For Lake Charles Veterans Clinic Draws Ire

Rep. Charles Boustany, a Republican who represents the area, said the delay is unacceptable. And Republican Sen. David Vitter said the VA is in disarray.

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Jeh Johnson (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Jeh Johnson (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Homeland Security Chief Visits New Orleans Airport

Last Friday, White entered the airport carrying a bag later found to have contained Molotov cocktails

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crime scene tape (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
crime scene tape (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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Woman’s Body Found Partially Nude Near Auto Parts Store

The partially nude body of a Baton Rouge woman has been found near an auto shop.

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LSU
LSU, (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)
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LSU’s Fraternity Booted From Campus Following Hazing Probe

LSU officials say the Acacia fraternity has been closed after an investigation concluded that the group had hazed new members last fall.

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Money 14, iStock
Money 14, iStock
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State Coastal Group Approves $884 Million Spending Plan

A plan for how $884 million will be spent on coastal protection and restoration in Louisiana in fiscal year 2016 has been approved by the state's main coastal board.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette photo courtesy of US News rankings and reviews
University of Louisiana at Lafayette photo courtesy of US News rankings and reviews
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Oil Spill Money Targeted For La. Colleges, Under Proposal

Higher education leaders are eyeing Gulf oil spill recovery money as a possible long-term financing source for Louisiana's college campuses.

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Helena Moreno
Helena Moreno, Louisiana House of Representatives
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Legislative Preview: Legislation Would Claim Unclaimed Gambling Winnings For State

New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno has prefiled a bill that would allow the state to use unclaimed gambling winnings and use that money for some health care services.

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Rep. Jerome Dee Richard
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Legislative Preview: Constitutional Amendments Would Strip Veto Override Session Opt-Out, Line Item Veto

A Thibodaux lawmaker has prefiled a constitutional amendment which would remove the ability of legislators to call a veto session unnecessary.

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Classroom, iStock
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Legislative Preview: Bill Would Prohibit Penalties For PARCC Participation

Penalties against schools, school systems, teachers, and students for failing to participate in the PARCC standardized assessment would be prohibited under a bill prefiled by state Rep. Bob Hensgens.

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Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy, Facebook
Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy, Facebook
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Legislative Preview: Bill Would Place Limits On BESE’s Ability To Approve Charter Schools

Gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards has prefiled a bill for the upcoming legislative session which would prohibit the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from approving charter school applications under certain circumstances.

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Annual Festival
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Fest For All in Baton Rouge March 28 and 29

Fest For All Art and Music Festival will be held this weekend - March 28 and 29 in downtown Baton Rouge. Admission is free for this fun outdoor festival!

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Courtroom detail
Courtroom detail
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Woman Gets 25 Years After Unrestrained Child Falls Out Car

A 24-year-old Franklin Parish woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

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