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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 12:41 PM

The Board of Regents on Wednesday supported a proposal to be sponsored by Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, that could steer to public colleges some of the money Louisiana is expected to receive from BP to pay for economic damage caused by the 2010 spill.

Posted Mar 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Twenty Soldiers assigned to military treatment facilities across Army Medical Command's Southern Region gathered at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk March 2-5 for the region's Best Warrior Competition.

Posted Mar 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman will relinquish command of the installation to Brig. Gen. Timothy P. McGuire. Inclement weather location is at the 5th Aviation Battalion hangar.

Posted Mar 23, 2015 at 2:30 PM

The Republican governor's chief political adviser, Timmy Teepell, said Monday that Jindal wants to stay focused on the final session of his term before deciding about the White House bid.

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 9:15 AM

The Pentagon has said that by January 2016 the military must open all combat jobs to women or seek an exception. It remains to be seen what some special operations units — such as the Rangers — will do.

Posted Mar 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Richard White, 63, had been shot Friday night as he chased an unarmed Transportation Security Administration agent through a concourse full of frightened travelers — and in the direction of a sheriff's deputy, who drew her gun and fired three...

Updated Mar 22, 2015 at 9:19 AM

“We are facing a situation where all our students were not encouraged to put forth their best efforts on the exam, and I am worried about where that attitude could lead us and the impact it could have on our schools moving forward,” said...

Posted Mar 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Been skipping out on boiled crawfish because the price was too high? You can now indulge in a plate or two of mudbugs without feeling too much of a pinch.

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Durst, the 71-year-old millionaire, is in custody in Louisiana on gun charges while awaiting a transfer to Los Angeles to face murder charges in the death of his friend Susan Berman 15 years ago.

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM

A board that oversees the settlement agreed to the idea, though several more approvals would be needed before any sale. Treasurer John Kennedy objected, saying Jindal's plan is driven by desperation to find money for a budget awash in red ink.

Updated Mar 16, 2015 at 12:38 PM

Four Louisiana National Guardsmen from the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment who died in a training accident, March 10, have been identified.

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