BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is blocking the state education board's efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols says the board's lawyer can't represent a party in "an action adverse to the state."
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Louisiana attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for misuse of $1 million invested by a Texas company. James Ward Davis of Shreveport was sentenced Thursday and ordered to repay the funds. Prosecutors in Texas say Davis in April pleaded guilty to making a false statement in a bankruptcy proceeding.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier. State gambling revenues totaled $202.4 million in June 2013 Revenues rose at six of the 14 riverboat casinos, most notably at Margaritaville.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport authorities say a 64-year-old woman died after being hit by a large limb that fell to street during strong storm. The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office says Connie Wilson Johnson died Wednesday of blunt force trauma from the collapse of the limb.
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