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NJ high court rejects challenge to wiretap law

NJ high court rejects challenge to wiretap law

A Florida man with Sibley ties whose "too fat to kill" defense failed at his 2009 murder trial suffered another defeat Tuesday when New Jersey's Supreme Court rejected his challenge to the state's wiretapping law.

Edward Ates claimed in his appeal that authorities in New Jersey should have been required to obtain warrants authorizing wiretaps on phones used by him, his mother and sister, all of whom lived in either Louisiana or Florida.

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Couple arrested for possession of stolen firearms, open container

Couple arrested for possession of stolen firearms, open container

A traffic stop for speeding in Webster Parish has landed a young couple in the lockup and may have speeded up the solution of the theft of firearms in Arkansas.

According ...

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Bill would ban e-cigarette sales to minors

Bill would ban e-cigarette sales to minors

BATON ROUGE — A proposal to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18 in Louisiana sailed through a Senate judiciary committee Tuesday.

The bill by Sen. Ric...

Last Updated ( March 19, 2014 )

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Lawmakers say job growth not reflected in treasury

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers who keep hearing job creation stories from Gov. Bobby Jindal have asked the governor's economic development chief to explain why state tax revenue...

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Officials looking to improve Bossier’s Airline Drive

Officials looking to improve Bossier’s Airline Drive

BOSSIER CITY — Mayhem lives at the intersection of Airline and Viking Drives, but like a bad neighbor it seems to never go away.

The troublesome intersection will be inclu...

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Board adopts new policy on making cash deposits

Board adopts new policy on making cash deposits

New procedures covering the manner in which schools handle cash receipts have been adopted following a unanimous vote by Webster Parish School Board members during a spec...

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Explo powder situation may wind up in court

Explo powder situation may wind up in court

CAMP MINDEN — Sixteen million pounds of propellant powder may be at the center of a lawsuit as officials work to determine who is responsible for paying for its removal f...

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