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$1.3 Million In Federal Food Benefits Goes To The Dead

In an audit that lasted from July 2009 to June 2013, nearly $1.3 million in federal food benefits went to over 3,900 single-person households after the participant's death, according to the La. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera.

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Teachers Preparing Students For The Workforce

About 300 career and technical education teachers from across the state are attending training courses in Lafayette this week as part of the state's push to prepare high school students to take full advantage of Louisiana's growing jobs market.

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Louisiana Won’t Disclose Details Of Crude Oil Shipments

This spring the Federal Railroad Administration ordered railroads to notify states about trains carrying at least 1 million gallons of crude oil.

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Beheaded Boy Prosecution Cost More Than $230,000

District Attorney Cam Morvant says Lafourche Parish spent more than $230,000 prosecuting a Thibodaux man accused of decapitating his disabled son.

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Ray Nagin (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Sentencing Nears For Former New Orleans Mayor

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week when he's sentenced in federal court on 20 criminal charges counts including bribery, money laundering and fraud.

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Bill Cassidy Discloses His Teen Daughter Is Pregnant

U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy announced to NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune Thursday that his 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

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Wildlife Panel To Decide On 2014-15 Duck Seasons

Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has made its recommendations for duck hunting dates to the state wildlife commission. The commission will approval final season dates in August for the 2014-2015 duck hunting season.

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New Investments At Flag-Maker’s Bogalusa Facility

A company that makes U.S. flags for federal agencies plans a $340,000 investment at its facility in Bogalusa.

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Suspect Captured In Bourbon Street Shootings

A warrant charging him with first-degree murder has been issued.

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20th Annual Essence Festival Kicks Off In New Orleans

The annual festival is filled with music, food, entertainment and empowerment seminars.

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New Orleans – One of 10 Best Cities for Foodies

Our friends at USA TODAY have put together a dream list of the 10 best cities for food lovers, and New Orleans is, of course, on there- Duh!

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Shreveport Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing From ATM

Authorities say he used a power tool and a chain attached to the back of his truck to open the machine, causing $35,242 in damages.

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