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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. CDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has presented to senators a grim picture of the fallout from the House proposed version of next year's budget. The Democratic is governor threatening a veto if anything resembling the spending plan reaches his desk. Agency leaders say they'd have to release prisoners early, shutter health care programs and damage critical services. House leaders who drew up the plan call it scare tactics and say state government can't afford its current spending trajectory.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials say a tug boat has sunk off the coast of Louisiana and a crewmember is missing. The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans says in a statement that it received a report around 5 a.m. Monday that the tug vessel Crosby Commander was taking on water. Three of the four people aboard were able to get into a life raft before the boat sank about 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island.

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - Louisiana police say a crash involving a car and an electric scooter has killed a woman. Louisiana State Police say in a statement released Sunday that 57-year-old Sherry S. Byrd of Bogalusa was riding her mobility aid scooter on Sunday evening in Washington Parish. Authorities say she crossed into the eastbound lane of Louisiana Highway 60 and was hit by a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze driven by 28-year-old Amanda Lloyd of Bogalusa.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Police in Louisiana say they have arrested a 33-year-old man who's accused of fatally shooting another man after a fight at a block party. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says Patrick Pittman faces charges of second-degree murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice and illegal firearm possession as a felon. NOLA.com (http://bit.ly/2rcZuC8) reports that Pittman left the scene of 28-year-old Leonard White's shooting on Saturday night and then was shot in another altercation.

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