Minden Press-Herald

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Apr 18th

State News

Four LSU hospitals turned over to private managers

BATON ROUGE — LSU continued to shrink its hospital management footprint Monday, turning over its health facilities in four cities to private operators, including a shift in New Orleans that has caused delays in non-emergency services.

As part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize the university-run hospitals and clinics, operations of LSU facilities in New Orleans, Lafayette, Houma and Lake Charles were leased to nonprofit corporations that run private hospitals in the regions.

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Jindal signs House Bill 629

BATON ROUGE – Thursday, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation into law that will protect taxpayers by helping agencies throughout state government collect outstanding debt...

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DOTD: $520K in toll tag payments refunded

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is turning $7.5 million in unclaimed Crescent City Connection tolls and toll tag payments ov...

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Revenue rises at most Louisiana casinos

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sixteen of 18 state-regulated casinos won more money in May than in April.

But five riverboats and a racetrack, all in west Louisiana, won less than in ...

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Father and son indicted in fatal beating

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A grand jury has charged a father and son in the Jan. 5 beating of a 60-year-old man who died two months later from the injuries he suffered in Baton R...

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Sentence affirmed in inmate ‘shakedown’ case

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A state appeals court has affirmed former Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Donald Bailey's three-year prison term for shaking down an East Baton Rouge Parish Pr...

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School gets approval to construct new building

DONALDSONVILLE (AP) — The Donaldsonville City Council has voted to let the Ascension Catholic Diocesan Regional School proceed with construction of a new multi-purpose bu...

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