SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman after a shooting left her 3-year-old son injured. The Times reports it happened just before 8 a.m. Saturday. Arriving officers found the toddler inside a south Shreveport home, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the arm. He was transported to University Health Hospital with injuries reported to be non-life threatening. The child's mother, Chelsie Hamm, faces one count of illegal use of a weapon.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are speeding to an early end of their latest special session, with a tax deal in hand to avoid deep budget cuts and keep state finances on track for seven years. Senate committees Saturday quickly advanced a sales tax bill to raise $463 million for the budget that starts July 1 and a proposal to spend the money. The full Senate will debate the measures Sunday, with lawmakers hopeful they might wrap up the legislative session that night, three days early.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 2018 Louisiana spring inshore shrimp season will close Wednesday in an area near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line westward. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the season ends at 6 p.m. June 27 from the state line westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal except for the following waters: Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes, Lake Borgne, the Louisiana portion of Mississippi Sound, and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Music fans in New Orleans are getting a new, multimillion-dollar venue for concerts and other live performances. News outlets report that the Live Nation entertainment company plans to open The Fillmore at Harrah's New Orleans in the second story of the city's downtown casino sometime early next year. Company executives gave a tour of the construction site Thursday.
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