BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's governor spent little of his special session speech focused on the type of taxes he wants passed to close a $1 billion budget gap. Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers Monday he's "flexible" about what taxes are used to replace temporary taxes that expire on July 1.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences has been denied parolem, more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17. The Supreme Court's 2016 ruling in Henry Montgomery's case opened the door for roughly 2,000 other juvenile offenders to argue for their release after receiving mandatory life-without-parole sentences.
KENNER, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 94-year-old school outside New Orleans has suffered extensive damage after catching fire. Firefighters found the roof of Kenner High School engulfed in flames when crews arrived shortly after 12:30 a.m. The school was built in 1924 and earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say a man was critically injured after being hit in the chest with an arrow. The 51-year-old man was found early Monday in the Lower 9th Ward.
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