Computer upgrade aims to improve Medicaid eligibility checks

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration told lawmakers a computer upgrade will address concerns the state Medicaid program has paid millions on people not eligibl
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Employee at Louisiana prison arrested in contraband probe

An employee at a Louisiana prison is in custody after allegedly conspiring to smuggle contraband into the facility
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Louisiana men plead not guilty to Mississippi prison bribery

4 Louisiana men are pleading not guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking jail contracts
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They're back! Bama vs Georgia in rematch of January classic

They're back! Alabama faces Georgia for the SEC title, trip to College Football Playoff in a rematch of their national championship classic from 11 months ago
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Mayor: Cop to be fired for 'despicable' Christmas tree decor

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says a police officer who decorated a Christmas tree
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Boy, 15, arrested as suspect in series of rapes in 2 states

Police in Dallas have arrested a 15-year-old boy as the suspect in a series of sexual assaults, including two in Louisiana, and also are investigating whether h
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Louisiana voting machine work stalls, with no date to resume

Louisiana's work to replace the voting machines it bought 13 years ago has remained stalled for months, amid bid-rigging allegations, a voided contract award an
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Police: Couple, boy with pup for sale ambushed, shot

Police in Louisiana say one or more people ambushed and shot a 5-year-old boy and a man and woman who said they'd come to sell a puppy
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Anti-gas tax hike ads planned for Louisiana's gas stations

A conservative group that helped squelch a 2017 proposal to raise Louisiana's gas tax is launching an early ad campaign aimed at derailing any similar tax propo
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Today's Santa pix: Rent Santa's lap, use your own camera

A south Louisiana fundraiser is renting Santa's lap instead of selling photos of kids with the jolly old elf
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Louisiana's early voting period for runoff wraps up Saturday

Early voting for Louisiana's Dec. 8 election is wrapping up Saturday, with a runoff for the secretary of state's job at the top of the ballot
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Cities cancel Christmas activities over weather threat

Christmas is going to have to wait for some parts of the Deep South because of a threat of severe weather
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Authorities ID special-needs woman believed slain by neglect

Authorities in Louisiana have released the identity of a woman with special needs who was found dead last week
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5 get prison after 2012 military munition blast in Louisiana

Federal judge sentences 5 men to prison, orders $35.4 million in restitution after what a prosecutor calls the largest illegal dumping of military explosives in
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Not enough bowls: Army, BYU unsure of postseason destination

Not enough bowls: Army, BYU unsure of postseason destination
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Oil and gas flow to Texas coast spawns building, tensions

For Texas ports, the rise in oil and gas exports is a windfall. For some communities, it's not so simple.
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FBI: Man confessed to 90 killings in effort to move prisons

The FBI says a 78-year-old inmate who says he killed roughly 90 people as he moved around the country for nearly four decades offered his confessions as a barga
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Former Explo Systems owner to repay $34M to government

A federal judge has ordered 4½ years in prison and $34 million in restitution from the former owner of a company involved in a huge explosion and cleanup in
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Donation, new apprenticeship at Lake Charles tech college

A Houston-based liquefied natural gas company is making a $250,000 to a technical community college in southwest Louisiana
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Damaged Mississippi River bridge to partially open Saturday

Louisiana's transportation department says it expects to partially reopen a damaged Mississippi River bridge on Saturday, nearly two months after it was shutter
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Private prison ex-sergeant guilty in chemical spray cover-up

A former sergeant at a privately run prison in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to covering up an incident in which he and other guards used a chemical spray on fiv
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Kennedy to say Monday if he's jumping into governor's race

The waiting game to learn if Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is entering the 2019 Louisiana governor's race will continue a few days longer than expected
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Mom, 2 others accused in death of special-needs woman

A woman and two other people are accused in the death of her neglected 25-year-old daughter, who had special needs
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Miller helps lift Louisiana-Lafayette over New Orleans in OT

Justin Miller scored five of his 10 points in overtime, including a go-ahead free throw, and Louisiana-Lafayette beat New Orleans 77-73
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