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Tangipahoa Parish likely won't get a chance at a casino after all

The Louisiana Senate killed the proposal.
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Louisiana Senate approves moving riverboat casinos to land

The proposal now heads to the House for consideration.
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Juvenile in custody after chemical spill at Covington school

Police say there is no threat to the public.
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Woman claims she has a bomb while trying to rob bank in New Orleans East: NOPD

It was not clear Tuesday if the bomb was real.
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Guilty plea in stray-bullet killing of 15-year-old Shamarie Joseph

Romalis Levier was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the shooting death of Shamarie Joseph.
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Louisiana considers giving more old prisoners a chance at parole

It's expensive for the state to care for its elderly inmates.
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Public invited to talk with Jefferson schools leader over coffee, at forums

Superintendent Cade Brumley said he wants to hear what the public thinks about the school system and how it should operate.
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Take a look at the amenities (there's a pool!) in the new LSU Health Fitness Center in Algiers

A splash pad, an outdoor swimming pool (that's heated in the winter), and a full-service food bar are just a handful of the amenities at LSU Health Fitness Center in Algiers.
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Smoothie King is moving its headquarters to Dallas

Smoothie King has been headquartered in Metairie since 2013.
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See the list of local sites for Saturday's prescription drug Take-Back Day

Law enforcement agencies in New Orleans will be setting up free and anonymous collection sites for unused and expired prescription pills on Saturday (April 28). See the list for local sites.
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Could medical marijuana treat severe autism? Some Louisiana parents believe it can help

Parents of children with severe autism are following the progress of a bill that could open access to medical marijuana to help manage violent outbursts, self-harming and repetitive behavior that ste…
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Bill to create dedicated TOPS fund advances to House floor

The proposed TOPS Income Fund would take interest earned on the monies in the fund and credit it to the fund.
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Toronto van attack victims were mostly women, police say

Authorities say Alek Minassian killed 10 and injured 14 when he deliberately drove his van onto a Toronto sidewalk Monday.
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See inside The Eliza Jane, a new hotel inspired by The Daily Picayune's first woman publisher

The Eliza Jane has 196 rooms as well as a bar, restaurant and interior courtyard.
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Louisiana House Speaker won't commit to ending regular session early

"House bills are not moving on the Senate side," Rep. Taylor Barras said. "We have, quite frankly, been clearing our calendar," Senate President John Alario said.
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