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Jul 31st

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New Details: Captors held woman 2 years in trafficking case

New Details: Captors held woman 2 years in trafficking case

NATCHITOCHES (AP) — Authorities say that a transgender woman was held as a slave in rural Natchitoches Parish for two years.

The woman escaped captivity in Ajax and was picked up last week by a Robeline assistant town marshal at an Interstate 49 exit in Natchitoches.

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Lawmakers wrap up work on the regular session

Lawmakers wrap up work on the regular session

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana lawmakers closed the books Monday on a three-month legislative session that saw disputes over the Common Core education standards fizzle into few c...

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Senate bill takes aim at re-election

Senate bill takes aim at re-election

BATON ROUGE — For a brief time last summer, former Heflin mayor Judy Tillman was considering a run for the office she vacated when her constituents successfully had her r...

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Senate approves $24.6B budget for next year

Senate approves $24.6B budget for next year

BATON ROUGE — Senators agreed Wednesday to a $24.6 billion budget to finance state government operations and services next year, sending the heavily rewritten proposal ba...

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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...

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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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