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  • Ad hits Landrieu over D.C. ties

    American Crossroads juxtaposes footage of daily life in Louisiana from one of the Landrieu campaign's own ads with footage of local leaders in Washington praising her work helping the city.

  • Louisiana GOP files ethics complaint against Sen. Mary Landrieu over use of tax dollars for campaign expenses

    "As a taxpayer who resides in the state of Louisiana, I am disappointed that my senator would feel entitled to act above the law by using my tax dollars to fund her re-election campaign," Jason Dore, executive director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, wrote in a formal complaint filed...

  • Cool spring hurts Louisiana sugar crop

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — The cold spring is coming back to haunt local sugarcane farmers who are expecting a stunted crop and later harvest season. American Sugar Cane League executive director Jim Simon said he expects the harvest to begin later this year because of spring's cold temperatures....

  • Does Landrieu live in Louisiana?

    Sen. Mary Landrieu does not have a house of her own in Louisiana, the state she represents in the Senate, but instead claims to live at her parents' address in New Orleans, according to reports.

  • Oilfield waste disposal well under construction

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — Vanguard Environmental has begun construction on the controversial oilfield-waste disposal facility north of downtown Houma. Meanwhile, The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1BYradJ ) attorneys hired by Terrebonne Parish government are continuing efforts to halt the facility's...

  • Director named at tech center in Lafayette, La.

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The chairwoman of the commission that oversees the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Center has taken over as the research center's chief executive officer. The Advocate reported (http://bit.ly/1ts0dtV) Paula Carson replaces Kam Ng, who resigned July 31 to move...

  • Louisiana Democrats try to attack GOP opponent, end up embarrassing own candidate

    Louisiana Democrats tried to knock GOP candidate Rep. Bill Cassidy for violating Senate rules by using footage of the Senate floor in a YouTube ad. The thing is, Sen. Mary Landrieu -- the Democratic incumbent -- did nearly the same thing when she used footage of an official news conference in a...

  • Is the Louisiana Senate race at a turning point?

    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who has repeatedly found a way to win in a predominantly red state, is stuck at the lowest point of her 2014 campaign.

  • La. AG sues State Farm, alleges it tried to control auto repair industry

    Caldwell BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against State Farm Insurance alleging the insurer engaged in unfair and fraudulent business practices meant to control the auto repair industry. Caldwell alleges State Farm...

  • Bobby Jindal supports reversal of Edmonson pension boost

    Gov. Bobby Jindal believes the last-minute passage of a pension hike for his state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, was improperly handled and should be repealed, the governor's office said Tuesday.

  • La. job-matching site launches

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills. On Monday, LouisianaJobConnection.com became available for the first time to job applicants. By that time, LJC Executive Director...

  • Attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairs

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Farm, alleging Louisiana's largest auto insurer is illegally steering customers involved in car accidents to repair shops that use junkyard parts and choose cheap fixes over safety. The lawsuit, filed...

  • Company to bring new glass plant to Baton Rouge

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Glaz-Tech Industries will make a $4 million investment and create 50 new jobs in Baton Rouge at a new glass manufacturing facility, state and company officials said Friday. The average salary at the plant will be $34,000 per year, plus benefits. "Louisiana continues to...

  • $48 million settlement OK'd in Louisiana sinkhole

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has granted final approval of a $48.1 million class-action settlement for Louisiana residents affected by a 37-acre sinkhole that opened two years ago has been swallowing land ever since. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey said Wednesday there were no objections...



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