Edwin Edwards

A New Orleans woman is accused of defrauding the State of Louisiana of more than $900,000 through the filing of false tax returns, the Louisiana Department of Revenue announced Thursday.

Kenshika Sade Jiles, of Spain Street, was arrested Wednesday by investigators with the Louisiana Department of Justice and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. She faces two felony counts of computer fraud and injuring public records.

Investigators say Jiles, owner of S&A Tax Service, prepared and submitted tax returns containing false information that included phony business expenses, unreimbursed employee expenses and improper child care tax credit claims.

Published in New Orleans News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

House Bill 1231 becomes law July 1. Republican Bryant says he signed it Thursday, only after Bureau of Narcotics officials assured him that the oil can't be used to produce a high.

The medicine is used to reduce seizures in children with epilepsy.

It would be available by prescription and dispensed through a University of Mississippi Medical Center pharmacy.

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A Denham Springs man was arrested Wednesday for multiple sex crimes against children, according to Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Giles Frederick Thibodeaux Jr., 44, was arrested Wednesday and charged with producing child pornography, computer-aided solicitation of a minor, indecent behavior with juveniles, oral sexual battery and simple rape.

Louisiana State Police apprehended Thibodeaux at his home and booked him into the Livingston Parish Jail as a fugitive from the Attorney General's Office. Investigators with the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit executed a search warrant on Thibodeaux's home.

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Detectives are looking for a Reserve man who is accused of trying to kidnap a 17-year-old girl Saturday outside a business in Boutte.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 21-year-old Devin Donald on a second-degree kidnapping charge.

The girl told detectives she was waiting for a ride when Donald got out of his vehicle armed with a gun and forced her into his car. She escaped and ran to a nearby gas station.

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|Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announces that the Obama administration has stepped up its aid to Ukraine as tensions with Russia continue.

Published in U.S. Politics

BATON ROUGE Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.

The plan uses dollars that are limited in how they can be spent to pay off debt early. The pre-payment tactic frees up the same amount of unrestricted, state general fund money in the 2014-15 budget to spend on state operating expenses in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Published in Louisiana Politics

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address at Dillard University for the class of 2014.

The First Lady will address 243 graduating students along with their friends, family and the Dillard University faculty during the commencement ceremony on May 10 at 10 a.m.

Michelle Obama studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton and graduated Harvard Law School in 1988.

As first lady, she started the "Let's Move!" initiative to bring together community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses and parents in a nationwide effort to fight childhood obesity.

Published in New Orleans News

A Washington Parish special education teacher was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges.

Murry J. "Joey" Duncan Jr., 45, a junior high special education teacher at Mt. Hermon, was booked with pornography involving juveniles and jailed in the Washington Parish Jail. Bond was set at $50,000. While in jail, he was arrested again on Thursday for aggravated incest. Bond has not been set for that charge, and he remains in jail.

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Obama to Wounded Warriors: "You inspire me"
Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:00

|President Obama kicks off the annual Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride at the White House, praising the courageous example set by the nation's veterans.

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LOS ANGELES – Move over Los Angeles Times, there's a new newspaper in town.

The L.A. Register, published by Freedom Communications, launched on Wednesday, and is being marketed as a more conservative, pro-business community-based newspaper. It’s the brainchild of former greeting card executive and Internet entrepreneur Aaron Kushner, who took the reins as Freedom’s CEO in 2012 after acquiring it through his company, 2100 Trust.

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