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

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Officials say a fugitive Louisiana inmate thought to have killed a person during his escape from prison has been killed in a standoff with officers. The Louisiana Department of Corrections says in a news release late Thursday that officials noticed 39-year-old Deltra Henderson was missing from the David Wade Correctional Center in Claiborne Parish about 1:40 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a federal child pornography case. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says the sentence was handed down Thursday in the case of 38-year-old Grady W. Clark III, who had pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Classes at the University of New Orleans will resume Friday, a day after they were canceled because the main power plant lost power and air conditioning was out in most campus buildings. University spokesman Adam Norris says electricians found burned feeder wires leading to the electric plant, but don't know why they burned.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - D.L. Menard, whose song "The Back Door" is among the most popular in Cajun music, is dead at the age of 85. Louisiana Funeral Services and Crematory said on its website that Menard died Thursday at his home in Scott, Louisiana. Floyd Soileau, whose Swallow Record Co. released the song as a single in July 1962, says that counting other artists' covers, it sold more than 1 million copies.

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