Minden Press-Herald

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Aug 22nd

State News

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 that labels cigarette butts as litter and allows the fines.

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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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Student privacy bill advances to House for debate

BATON ROUGE — A compromise proposal to limit how the state handles public school student data received the backing Wednesday of the House Education Committee, a week afte...

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Lawmakers reject tweaks to TOPS tuition program

BATON ROUGE — Although House Education Committee members said they worry about the rising costs of the TOPS program, they refused a proposal Wednesday to rework the free ...

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