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2:28 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

La. State Police Spent $2.2 Million On Gov. Jindal's Travel

Expenses for the governor's state police security detail have gone up under Gov. Bobby Jindal, as he travels across the country raising his profile for a possible presidential campaign.

Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of the Louisiana State Police, says his agency spent $2.2 million on travel expenses related to Jindal's protective detail this year.

He says that level has stayed consistent in recent years. But it's up from $1.5 million for former Gov. Kathleen Blanco and $1 million for former Gov. Mike Foster.

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World
4:57 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Yemeni Al-Qaida Leader Claims Responsibility For Paris Attack

A top leader of Yemen's al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Paris newspaper, when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly's editorial staff and two police officers.

Nasr al-Ansi, a top commander of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP as the branch is known, appeared in an 11-minute Internet video posted Wednesday, saying that the massacre at Charlie Hebdo was in "vengeance for the prophet." The paper had published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which is considered an insult in Islam.

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6:57 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Judge Rules Against Coal Terminal In Plaquemines Parish

A state judge has ruled that the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources was too quick in granting a permit for a proposed coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish.

State Judge Kevin D. Conner in Belle Chasse ruled that the state agency should not have granted a permit to RAM Terminals LLC because too little research was done into alternative locations for the terminal. Conner ordered DNR to re-evaluate the permit. His ruling was dated Dec. 23 but the plaintiffs received notice of it on Tuesday.

Politics
10:41 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

La. Constitutional Amendment Results

All results current as of the time and date at the top of this story post.

Proposition 1 - Create Med Assistance Act 439 - 2013 HB 533

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

x-Yes, 695,037 - 56 percent

No, 547,315 - 44 percent

 

Proposition 2 - Create Hospital Fund Act 438 - 2013 HB 532

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

Yes, 432,295 - 36 percent

x-No, 777,829 - 64 percent

 

Proposition 3 - Allow Agent Fees Act 871 - 2014 HB 488

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

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Politics
10:07 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Edwards, Graves In Runoff In La. 6th District

Edwin Edwards, the 87-year-old former four-term Louisiana governor who spent more than eight years in federal prison, has earned a runoff spot against Republican Garret Graves in the state's 6th Congressional District.

Graves and Edwards will face each other on the Dec. 6 ballot.

Politics
9:45 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Exit Poll In La.: Economy, Health Care Top Issues

Voters' views of Tuesday's U.S. Senate election in Louisiana, according to the preliminary results of exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks. Three of the eight candidates were considered major and invited to debates: Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and Republicans Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness, who was backed by the tea party.

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Politics
9:21 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Democrat Richmond Re-Elected To 2nd District US House Seat

The only Democrat in Louisiana's House delegation, Cedric Richmond, has been successful in his bid for re-election to a third term.

Richmond faced two other Democrats, Rufus Johnson and Gary Landrieu, along with Libertarian Samuel Davenport and independent David Brooks in Tuesday's election.

Richmond, who is the only African-American in the state's congressional delegation, first won the 2nd District seat in 2010, when, the district tied together predominantly black areas of New Orleans and neighboring Jefferson Parish.

Politics
9:00 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Republican Scalise Re-Elected To 1st District House Seat

Rep. Steve Scalise, who became House Republican whip this past summer after serving in Congress for only six years, has won re-election over three largely unknown opponents in Louisiana's 1st Congressional District.

Scalise faced Democrats Lee Dugas and Vinny Mendoza and Libertarian Jeffry Sanford in Tuesday's election.

Scalise first won the seat in 2008 when the previous incumbent, Bobby Jindal, became governor.

Politics
8:27 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Fleming Re-Elected In US House 4th District

Republican John Fleming on Tuesday won a fourth term in the U.S. House representing northwest Louisiana's 4th District.

Fleming, a doctor and businessman from Minden, bested two opponents to stay in office: Democrat Justin Ansley of Bossier and Libertarian Randall Lord of Shreveport.

Neither of Fleming's opponents mounted a significant fundraising or advertising effort to try to unseat the congressman in Tuesday's election.

The 4th District is largely rural, stretching from the Arkansas line to southwest Louisiana, including the Shreveport area.

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