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Lafayette Police Department Cruiser Lights, KPEL photo
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Commissioner of Administration and Retirement Board Approve Cost of Living Increase for Law Enforcement

The Municipal Police Employees Retirement System yesterday approved the first permanent cost of living adjustment for retirees in more than 10 years.

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Category: State News
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gas facility photo Sasol
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Lawmakers Weigh In On Final Approval For Cameron LNG Project

The Department of Energy is issuing the final authorization approval for the Cameron Liquefaction Project in Hackberry, Louisiana, which will be able to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.

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Money, Facebook
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Vitter Announces $1.4 Million In Grants To Reduce Violent Crime In Louisiana

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is awarding $1,432,923 in grants to reduce violent crime and increase safety throughout Louisiana.

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What Will The Next 10 Years Be Like For Nagin?

Nagin's 10-year sentence began today in Texarkana.

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handcuffs photo by KPEL
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Twenty-One Sex Offenders Arrested in Calcasieu Parish

The investigation, named “Operation Off Limits,” revealed that numerous sex offenders were utilizing a social networking site in violation of Louisiana state law.

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Sign Up and Make Your Picks for the 2014-15 Football Pick Em Contest

Think you’re the top football expert in Acadiana? Sign up for our Football Pick Em contest and make your picks for every regular season pro football game this year. If you pick more games correctly than anyone else  – you win a shot at $10,000!

At the end of the regular season, one grand prize winner gets to predict the halftime and final scores of the Big Game on Feb

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Dr. Benjamin Carson (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
Dr. Benjamin Carson (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
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Dr. Ben Carson Endorses Bill Cassidy for U.S. Senate

Today, U.S. Representative and Senate Candidate, Bill Cassidy M.D., announced receiving the endorsement of Dr. Ben Carson.

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Guns, Drugs, Human Trafficking — The Weekend In Crimes And Courts

Acadiana can't always produce good news. Here's a rundown on what's been happening over the Labor Day weekend.

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Downward Trend On Gas Prices Expected To Continue

Gas prices on average in Louisiana are about 20 cents lower today than they were a year ago.

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Labor Day Travel Numbers Indicate Consumer Confidence

Automobile travel is projected to increase by 1.4 percent this year, with 29.7 million travelers hitting the road.

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Bobby Jindal (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Jindal To Spend $275,000 In Public Funds On Common Core Lawsuit

A Jindal spokesperson says outside counsel is needed when the individual has special expertise in certain areas of the law.

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Workforce Commission: Louisiana Labor Force At All-Time High

More than 2 million Louisianians are employed.

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