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Sep 20th

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Abortion providers banned from public schools

Abortion providers banned from public schools

BATON ROUGE — Organizations or people that perform abortions will be prohibited from distributing any health information at Louisiana's public schools.

The Senate voted 31-5 Tuesday to give final passage to a bill that opponents call a direct attack on Planned Parenthood in the state. The proposal moves next to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who supports it and is expected to sign it into law.

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Lawmakers: Domestic abuse grounds for immediate divorce

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers have agreed to make domestic abuse one of the grounds for immediate divorce in Louisiana, rather than having a months-long waiting period.

The Sena...

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Gov. Bobby Jindal signs cigarette butt littering ban into law

BATON ROUGE — Flicking a cigarette butt out of your car window could get you slapped with a hefty fine and community service.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill ...

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Holy Week crawfish supply should satisfy demand

LAFAYETTE— Louisiana crawfishermen and the merchants who sell the crustacean to retail customers say the supply should be enough to satisfy appetites during Holy Week and...

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Sentencing next month for convicted child killer

MANSFIELD — Convicted child killer Brian Horn will be formally sentenced to death at 9 a.m. May 28.

District Judge Robert Burgess set the date Wednesday. It falls a few da...

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House backs bill against cigarette butt littering

BATON ROUGE — Smoking in your car? Lawmakers want you to use your ashtray, not the highway to dispose of those cigarette butts.

The state House of Representatives voted 95...

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Jindal announces deal reached in ‘legacy lawsuits’

BATON ROUGE — The oil and gas industry and landowners said Thursday they have reached a compromise in long-running disputes over how to handle the clean-up of environment...

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