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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press

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GRAND CAILLOU, La. (AP) - A state audit says the fire district that oversees the Grand Caillou Volunteer Fire Department has been over-collecting a property tax to pay off a bond debt.

The Courier reports the audit released by the state legislative auditor's office found the tax yielded Terrebonne Fire District 4A $743,965 in 2013 to pay a bond debt of $420,000.

YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Fast growth in the Youngsville area of Lafayette Parish is stressing the capacity of the school system.

Superintendent Pat Cooper says the district isn't prepared for the growth the community is experiencing and staff has asked the School Board several times to start the process to bring a tax proposal to voters to pay for upgrades.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won jackpots in three big weekend lotteries.

That means estimated jackpots for Wednesday's drawings rise to $80,000 for Easy 5, $1.15 million for Lotto and $100 million for the Powerball.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - City officials are taking aim at improving air quality in the Lake Charles area.

The American Press reports the City Council has approved an ordinance allowing the purchase of alternative-fuel mowers for use by the recreation and parks department.

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