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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans lawyer has been nominated as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana by President Donald Trump. News outlets report Peter Strasser was nominated Wednesday. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate he would fill the position that Kenneth Polite resigned from last year. Duane Evans holds the position on an interim basis. Louisiana's U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy say in statements that they support Strasser's nomination.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have released video of a Bourbon Street brawl that injured some officers. Authorities say two New Orleans police officers were punched and kicked in the groin as they tried to break up the Saturday night fight. Citing an arrest warrant, Times-Picayune reports five people were arrested following the incident Saturday night, including four who were charged with suspicion of battery of a police officer.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Mobile, Alabama, are considering a proposal to swap the city's two airports. A plan under consideration would send commercial passenger traffic which now lands west of the city at Mobile Regional Airport to Mobile Downtown Airport, which mainly handles cargo and general aviation flights. A study released this week says the swap could work. The city hopes to regain passengers now flying out of airports in the Florida Panhandle, Mississippi and New Orleans.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A former office manager of a Louisiana company has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $91,000 from her employer. U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph's office, in a news release, says 47-year-old Belinda Miltenberger, of Cameron, entered the plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of wire fraud. Sentencing is set for Oct. 1.

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