$60M in oil spill money to pay for recreational projects

Louisiana will spend $60 million in oil spill recovery money on recreational projects to bolster boating, fishing and outdoor leisure opportunities across coastal parishes
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100-year-old Louisiana woman says 'measure what you've got'

100-year-old Louisiana woman says 'measure what you've got instead of what you don't got'
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2 decades later, Lil Buck gets Hall of Fame award

Paul "Lil Buck Sinegal refers to the shotgun shack on St. Charles Street, where he was born 74 years ago, as the "Real House of Blues."
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2 Louisiana community colleges plan expansion projects

Louisiana community colleges in New Orleans and Lake Charles plan expansion projects
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A look at candidates signed up for Louisiana's Nov. 6 ballot

The sign-up period for Louisiana's Nov. 6 primary election is continuing and runs through Friday
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Analysis: LSU taking heavier role in hospital business again

Louisiana State University is getting more entrenched in the hospital business again, partially reversing a course plotted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal to get the state out of hospital management.
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Analysis: Officials weigh in on marijuana permit applicants

Elected officials sought to offer recommendations for Louisiana's medical marijuana dispensing permits, but seemed to have minimal, if any, sway
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Barbe homecoming court to kids: We're not perfect, either

A Louisiana high school's homecoming court told fifth-graders at three schools about their own problems with weight, teeth, acne, body hair and other social troubles
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Chlorine bomb: Injured ex-MP to testify at sentencing

A former military police officer says damage from a chlorine bomb he investigated scarred his lungs so badly he cannot find work
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Church converts shipping containers into overseas clinics

'Doc in a Box': Local church converting shipping containers into medical clinics for Cambodia
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Conviction upheld for man charged with rape in cold case

The Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld a man's conviction of aggravated rape in a decades-old case
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Groups expanding artificial reef in SW Louisiana lake

Several groups are getting together to expand a popular fishing spot created five years ago in a southwest Louisiana lake
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James D. Cain Jr. nominated for federal judgeship

A Lake Charles attorney has been nominated for a federal judgeship
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Lawmakers seek to name clinic after Medal of Honor winner

Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation are seeking to rename a veteran's clinic in Lake Charles after a Medal of Honor winner who died in Vietnam
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Louisiana editorial roundup

Summary of recent Louisiana newspaper editorials
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Louisiana gets extra $80M in federal highway money

Louisiana is getting $80 million in redistributed federal highway funds that weren't spent by other states
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Louisiana man, 24, dies after falling out of boat on river

Louisiana authorities say a 24-year-old man died after falling out of a boat while baiting a trotline
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Louisiana releases tourism ads with 'Feed Your Soul' brand

Louisiana has released a new package of TV ads seeking to attract visitors with the "Feed Your Soul" slogan launched earlier this year by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser
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Louisiana student makes long trip to go to school

Lake Charles high school senior Robert Papion travels 150 miles round-trip each day to go to school
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Louisiana students dissect, deliver with digital cadaver

The academic performance of nursing and other students at Sowela Technical Community College has improved since the introduction of the Anatomage table, a digital cadaver, and high-fidelity mannequins, school officials said
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McNeese State names Scheufens as new police chief

McNeese State University has named a new chief of police to oversee campus security
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Nearly 2 years in prison for bookkeeper in theft case

A woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to stealing money from the Louisiana law firm she once worked for has been sentenced to a year and 10 months in prison
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New federal judge confirmed for Louisiana's Western District

Louisiana has a new federal district court judge in its Western District after Robert Summerhays was confirmed for the position by the U.S. Senate
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Police: Boy shot while playing with firearm, not drive-by

Police in Louisiana say a 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot when other people were playing with a gun _ and not by a drive-by shooter, as reported earlier
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Police: Drive-by shooter fires into house, hits boy, 12

Police in Louisiana say a 12-year-old boy was hit when a drive-by shooter fired once into a house
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Police: Man shoots fiancee while driving off Interstate 210

A Louisiana man is accused of fatally shooting his fiancee while driving off of an interstate
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Police: Synthetic marijuana leaving many users unconscious

Police in southwest Louisiana are warning residents that dozens of people have been quickly knocked out by synthetic marijuana
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Southwest Louisiana looking at bicycle-sharing programs

Southwest Louisiana officials are looking at bike-sharing. New Orleans has such a program, and Baton Rouge and St. Tammany Parish are studying whether to do so.
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Texas man arrested in Louisiana after kidnapping woman

Police say a Texas man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman has been arrested in Louisiana
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Volunteers needed to make free health clinic a success

The City of Lake Charles is seeking volunteers for a free health clinic planned for the fall
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