Minden Press-Herald

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Apr 24th

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Legislative session reaches midway point

Legislative session reaches midway point

BATON ROUGE — Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session. Tougher restrictions on the payday lending industry and efforts to lessen marijuana penalties are on life support. And none of the major budget decisions have been settled.

The three-month legislative session has reached its halfway point with much of the controversy still ahead, as lawmakers took a long Easter break before settling in for the second-half stretch. Their work must end by June 2.

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Historic Highway 80 Sale

Historic Highway 80 Sale

Jonathon and Carla Downs man the street outside Minden Antiques Saturday morning during the Historic Highway 80 Sale. Downs of Carla Downs Photography had prints of her w...

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Judge Jeff Cox honored by SULC

Judge Jeff Cox honored by SULC

The Honorable Jeff Cox, judge of the 26th Judicial District Court, serving Bossier and Webster parishes, was honored by the Southern University Law Center during its Annu...

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Law Enforcement

Police Blotter: April 14-15

The following arrests were made by local law enforcement April 14 and 15.

Timothy Wade Jones, 49, 1300 block of Bistineau Line Road, Heflin, improper language.

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Man arrested for tool theft

Man arrested for tool theft

If a workman is often known by the tools of his trade, a thief can also be recognized by the tools he sells.

Frederick Kendrail Kelly, 28, a resident of Pine Hills Trailer...

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New scam targets online job seekers

New scam targets online job seekers

Editor's note: The victim in this story has requested anonymity. She will be referred to simply as Jane throughout the story.

Jane just wanted to better her life with a po...

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Krewe des Ambassadeurs donates to CASA cause

Krewe des Ambassadeurs donates to CASA cause

Krewe des Ambassadeurs King and Queen XIII, Kary, from left, and Sharon Bryce, presented a check for $925 to Webster Parish Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) super...

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