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Stories with place: Louisiana
  • Leesville seeks volunteers to build playground 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:08 am
  • LEESVILLE, Louisiana - The City of Leesville is seeking volunteers to help build a playground for Jubilee Park.

  • Xavier's Jackson wins coach of year honor 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:08 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - Xavier University of Louisiana's Dannton Jackson has been named Louisiana Small College Coach of the Year for 2014.

  • Nicholls auditorium dedicated to dean's memory 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:07 am
  • THIBODAUX, Louisiana - An auditorium at Nicholls State University has been formally renamed and dedicated to the memory of Ridley J. Gros.

  • State government offices closed for Good Friday 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:06 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State government offices are closed for the Good Friday holiday, in advance of Easter.

  • La. man charged in Miss. sex-trafficking case 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:06 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says a Louisiana man has been indicted in a 2012 sex trafficking case.

  • Children's Hospital apologizes for slow response 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:46 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Five years after five children died with a fungal infection contracted from hospital linens, Children's Hospital has started notifying families to tell them their loved ones were affected by the outbreak.

  • New Orleans tax preparer arrested for fraud 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:07 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A New Orleans woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the state of more than $900,000 through the filing of false tax returns.

  • Former SLU president Clea Parker dies 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:01 pm
  • HAMMOND, Louisiana - Former Southeastern Louisiana University President Clea (CLEE) E. Parker has died.

  • Mayor pitches New Orleans as home for Late Show 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:43 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Los Angeles and New York have been making their cases. Now, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is pitching his city as the new home for the "Late Show" when Stephen Colbert takes over that CBS program from David Letterman next year.

  • Davis provided hope for Pelicans, but needs help 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:15 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - The way Anthony Davis blossomed into an All-Star before he'd even turned 21 provided the Pelicans with hope for the future during an otherwise bleak season.

  • Group marking 150th anniversary of Arkansas battle 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:48 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A southern Arkansas group is marking the 150th anniversary of a local Civil War battle with a re-enactment of the Confederate victory, educational programs and what some historians see as a shifting approach to remembering the war that divided a nation.

  • Funding pact reached in Orleans jail reform battle 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:28 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the city of New Orleans and the local sheriff have reached agreement, for now, on how to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to reform the city's violent jail.

  • Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:02 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.

  • Brusly police chief pleads guilty to malfeasance 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:28 pm
  • PORT ALLEN, Louisiana - Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley has pleaded guilty to one count of malfeasance and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

  • Deputies: Man kills wife, son; car found on bridge 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:18 pm
  • GONZALES, Louisiana - Ascension Parish deputies say they are searching for a man who may have jumped off a Mississippi River bridge after shooting and killing his estranged wife and 12-year-old son.

  • Bond Commission backs Jindal plan for surplus cash 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:56 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.

  • Proposed taxes crucial to Union Parish schools 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:46 am
  • FARMERVILLE, Louisiana - Union Parish Superintendent George Cannon calls May 3 the most significant day in 20 years for students in Union Parish.

  • Early voting begins Saturday for jail tax 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:34 am
  • THIBODEAUX, Louisiana - Early voting will begin Saturday on a proposal that would add a sales tax for the construction of a $30 million jail in Lafourche Parish.

  • St. James puts youth center on market for $2.5M 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:28 am
  • VACHERIE, Louisiana - The St. James Parish Youth Detention Center is on the market for $2.5 million following a vote by the parish council to declare it surplus property.

  • Case of man who killed kidnapper before grand jury 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:16 am
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A Lafayette Parish grand jury will decide next week whether to charge the man who in November shot to death a kidnapper who abducted his cousin.

  • Land acquired for Comite River canal project 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:07 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A 66-acre tract along U.S. 61 has been acquired for the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal project.

  • Career Academy will close at end of school year 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:59 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - After months of fruitless efforts to secure a home, the board of directors of Career Academy agreed unanimously the career-oriented high school will close its doors next month when this school year ends.

  • Teche shareholders to vote on IberiaBank merger 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:49 am
  • NEW IBERIA, Louisiana - Teche Holding Co. shareholders will decide whether to approve IberiaBank Corp.'s acquisition of the smaller company during a special shareholders meeting on May 28 in New Iberia.

  • Lafayette school board approves security presence 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:28 am
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A school resource officer is expected to become a regular attendee at Lafayette Parish School Board meetings.

  • Board to demolish historic Cohn High School 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:01 am
  • PORT ALLEN, Louisiana - The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board has taken steps toward demolishing the old Cohn High School campus, authorizing school district officials to begin the bidding process to tear down the historic buildings.