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

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, was among the first congressional candidates to sign up for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election.

The three-day qualifying period opens today and runs through Friday.

MONROE, La. (AP) - Field turf construction at football stadiums in the Monroe City School District has once again hit a snag. When construction began at Neville, Carroll and Wossman High Schools back in June, it was supposed to be done by the time the teams played their jamborees.

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop. Thirty-two-year-old Demetri Robinson of Port Allen entered his plea Monday, a day before he was to stand trial for shooting several employees at the Cajun Circus Casino truck stop on Sept. 18, 2011.

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring residents who want to burn leaves or trash to get a permit to do so and to conduct the burn in an underground incinerator.

Louise Bostic told the council Monday she feared the new regulations will be a hindrance to people trying to clear overgrown lots.

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