BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's clinics or only two doctors and three clinics. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect today.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former challenger Paul Hollis has sued Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, contending that she cannot represent Louisiana because she lives full-time in Washington. The suit was filed Friday in state district court in Baton Rouge. It says Landrieu's home "is her 2.5 million dollar residence on Capitol Hill."
HOUMA, La. (AP) - State coastal restoration officials plan a public meeting Sept. 11 in Houma to get feedback on proposed spending of money from fines levied in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Projects will be funded through the Restore Council using money from criminal fines paid by Transocean.
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 says he expects the harvest to begin later this year because of spring's cold temperatures.
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