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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana state park overnight facilities damaged by severe flooding in 2016 are reopening. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser announced that portions of the campground at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park near St. Martinville will open Monday. The deluxe cabins at Chemin-A-Haut State Park near Bastrop will open May 25 for the Memorial Day weekend.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National World War II Museum is about to open a new exhibit about comedian Bob Hope and his performances for American troops. The exhibit will include artifacts, films, photographs that have never before been published or shown, an interactive display and an original 10-minute documentary. The exhibit's titled "So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope." It will run from May 25 through Feb. 10, with a free kickoff reception on May 24.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The new president of Loyola University New Orleans is the first female and first non-Jesuit to run the school since its founding in 1912. Tania Tetlow has been serving as senior vice president and chief of staff at Tulane University. She'll take over in September as Loyola's 17th president. She replaces the Rev. Kevin Wildes, who is retiring in June.

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A grain barge is coming off the bottom of the Mississippi River after it hit a bridge at Vicksburg and sank. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Erik Brehaut tells The Vicksburg Post that a contractor seeks to raise the barge Saturday. Brehaut says a contractor built an A-frame at the site Friday to lift the barge. He says the river's channel isn't blocked and vessels can avoid the sunken barge.

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