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

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chevron says a contractor has been killed during maintenance on a natural gas line off the Louisiana coast. A Chevron spokesman says in an email that the contractor was among four maintenance workers on the platform about 11:10 a.m. yesterday.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Education Superintendent John White says Jefferson Parish expects to pay $4.6 million this school year. It's to educate 533 immigrant children who entered the U.S. without an adult. He says the state will provide $2.2 million of that.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana shrimpers are back on the water, and most of them returned after three days of what had been planned as a one-week strike for higher prices. Louisiana Shrimp Association members said after a meeting last week they would keep their boats docked for a week because prices are so low.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - University of New Orleans special education professor Linda Flynn-Wilson has been awarded a 5-year, $1.2 million grant from the Department of Education to train educators to work with young children with disabilities. Flynn-Wilson will train professionals to be credentialed to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families.

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