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Sales tax talks hit ‘extreme deadlock’ in Louisiana House

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House are having trouble bridging the same divides that left two previous special sessions this year…

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Marking Tabasco’s 150th birthday with a tour of Avery Island

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — One of the world’s most famous condiments, Tabasco, celebrates its 150th birthday this year. Edmund McIlhenny created the famous pepper…

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Records: Louisiana spent over $1M defending abortion laws

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has spent more than $1 million to defend its abortion restrictions against a series of lawsuits since 2014, according…

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Louisiana budget special session collapses without tax deal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers failed to reach a tax deal by Monday’s deadline, cratering their second special session this year without agreement…

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Stalemate ends: Louisiana House backs sales tax for budget

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House on Monday voted for about $400 million in taxes for next year’s budget, breaking through…

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Bishop Gunn: Rocking Stages and Rolling Stone’s Pages

You gotta love a Louisiana Saturday night. This past Saturday was no different, because a local rock show featuring a very talented band plugged in…

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TRAFFIC ALERT: A Mardi Gras-style parade set to roll through downtown Shreveport May 14

On May 14, the 500-700 blocks of Texas street will be closed for a Miss USA and Miss Teen USA parade starting at 12 p.m.…

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Appeals court to hear lawsuit over Louisiana oil pipeline

HOUSTON (AP) — A company building a crude oil pipeline in Louisiana is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a judge’s order that…

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Louisiana Girl Scouts lobby lawmakers over funding request

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Girl Scouts are challenging lawmakers after their request for funds ran into trouble, even though a funding request from…

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Many issues decided at Louisiana regular session midpoint

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have reached the midpoint of their regular session. Many hot-button topics have been resolved, largely because the measures…

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Camp Minden explosives: Change of plea hearing Tuesday

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for a former official of a company that abandoned tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant in…

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Tall sailing ships herald New Orleans’ 300th anniversary

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Old-style, tall-masted sailing ships resembling vessels in a pirate movie eased up to the New Orleans riverfront Thursday as part of…

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Louisiana budget with deep health cuts approved by House

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With only two votes to spare, the Louisiana House on Thursday backed a $27 billion state operating budget for next…

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Surveyors confirm 20 Louisiana tornadoes in 2-day outburst

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms 20 tornadoes hit Louisiana on Friday and Saturday. A 2-year-old girl died when a tree fell…

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Louisiana city’s assistant police chief arrested

TALLULAH, La. (AP) — The assistant police chief of a Louisiana city has been arrested on multiple charges. The News-Star reports that 50-year-old Jimmy Guy,…

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