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Eldorado must sell 3 Indiana casinos as part of Caesars deal

Jul. 11, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eldorado Resorts will have to sell three Indiana casinos by the end of this year as it takes over Caesars Entertainment. The Indiana Gaming Commission imposed that requirement Friday as it gave state approval for Reno, Nevada-based Eldorado’s $17.3 billion takeover of Caesars...

FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2005, file photo, composer and conductor Bill Conti, music director of the 77th Academy Awards, conducts the show's orchestra during a rehearsal at Capitol Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Conti, the Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning composer who wrote scores for movies including “Rocky,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Karate Kid” is giving them to Louisiana State University. Conti, who grew up in Miami, went to LSU on a bassoon scholarship. The William and Shelby Conti Papers are expected to arrive sometime in the fall.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Alums giving LSU scores: 'Rocky,' 'The Right Stuff,' more

Jul. 11, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning composer who wrote scores for movies including “Rocky,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Karate Kid” is giving them to Louisiana State University. William “Bill” Conti and his wife, Shelby Cox...

Manufacturer plans $90 million project at Louisiana plant

Jul. 11, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A manufacturer plans to spend $90 million on plant improvements in Louisiana. The state economic development office says in a news release that Cabot Corporation plans the upgrades at its operations in Ville Platte. Cabot makes carbon black used in tires and other rubber products....

Delayed Louisiana presidential primary is settled Saturday

Jul. 11, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana holds its presidential primary Saturday, an election that was postponed twice because of the coronavirus outbreak and pushed back so many months that it became irrelevant to the selection of the Democratic nominee to challenge Donald Trump. Before Louisiana's election...

The rare, high-end bourbons at a Louisiana bar

Jul. 11, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The business partners behind Daiquiri Express and What’s On Tap? and have added a new spirited enterprise to their repertoire. Bourbon Bar debuted at 8620 Youree Dr. in Shreveport—the brainchild of owners Mike Johnson, Randy Comer, and Wayne Wentworth. The mission is to...

Project LOVE targets Louisiana veterans with letters, cards

Jul. 11, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Veterans is trying to spread some love and joy to veterans across the state while they remain under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Project LOVE, is an initiative to send letters and cards to the more than 600 veterans who live in...

New Orleans councilman, attorney plead not guilty to fraud

Jul. 10, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams and an attorney in his law firm pleaded not guilty to federal tax fraud charges on Friday. Williams, 47, and Nicole Burdett, 39, appeared remotely before a federal magistrate judge and entered their pleas to charges of conspiracy,...

Masking order blocked by state judge in Louisiana city

Jul. 10, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A state judge on Friday blocked a northwest Louisiana city from enforcing a masking requirement recently issued by the mayor in hopes of fighting the spread of the new coronavirus. The restraining order was issued by state District Judge Craig Marcotte in a lawsuit filed by five...

In this frame grab from video posted on Twitter, protesters bring down a bust of slave owner John McDonogh, Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Duncan Plaza in New Orleans. The protesters then took the remains to the Mississippi River and rolled it into the water. The destruction is part of a nationwide effort to remove monuments to the Confederacy or with links to slavery as the country grapples with widespread protests against police brutality toward African Americans. (Twitter via AP)

2 New Orleans statues toppled, 1 vandalized with red paint

Jul. 10, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two statues of prominent historical figures were pulled from their pedestals in New Orleans and another has been covered with red spray paint, authorities said Friday. Statues of John McDonogh, who built a fortune on slave labor and left it to educating children, and Charles...

State: Tax credits help secure $50 million mill upgrade

Jul. 10, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's economic development office says $50 million in planned upgrades at a Hood Container paper mill in West Feliciana Parish will support an estimated 75 construction jobs and ensure continued employment for more than 300 people. A news release from Louisiana Economic...