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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A state district court jury has found a Louisiana teen guilty of first-degree murder in the June 2016 shooting of 79-year-old Robert Colston Sr.

 Jurors deliberated an hour and 20 minutes Tuesday before reaching a decision. 

 Johnson, now 17, was 16 when he killed Colston. 

 Colston crashed his truck into a tree on June 5, 2016. When he was removed from the vehicle, medics saw he had been shot in the back.

 Public defender Carla Edmondson did not say whether they will appeal.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards says there are "more effective ways" to protest than to refuse to stand during the national anthem. But Louisiana's governor dismissed suggestions the New Orleans Saints should lose its state subsidies because several of its players wouldn't stand.

 Edwards, a former Army Ranger, acknowledged that people have a right to protest, but he encouraged people to be on their feet for the anthem.

 Ten Saints players wouldn't stand for the national anthem during Sunday's game. 

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Authorities say a Louisiana man whose brother's body was found underneath his truck has been arrested. 

 East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks says the body of 32-year-old Kirk Hebert was found underneath 30-year-old Stephen Hebert's Dodge truck Tuesday. Stephen Hebert was discovered in a semi-conscious state on the driver's side of the still-running truck. 

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 A Lafayette man is in custody after a domestic dispute turned deadly.

 Twenty-five-year-old Damarkus Adams is accused of fatally shooting his father, 48-year-old John Adams, during an altercation.

 KATC-TV reports Lafayette police responded to a residence. in reference to a shooting at 10:15 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, officers discovered the elder Adams dead inside the home from an apparent gunshot wound.

 Damarkus Adams was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. Jail records did not show if he's represented by an attorney. 

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     MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - A Louisiana State University doctoral student is hoping solar-powered GPS transmitters help her track down what sort of territory mottled ducks prefer for their nests.

 Elizabeth Bonczek tells The Daily Review that populations are declining along much of the upper Texas coastline, apparently due to habitat loss. But she says there's very little known about what's best for their nests.

 She and state wildlife biologists went out into Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge while Hurricane Harvey was in the western Gulf to get the transmitters onto ducks.

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 A ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School will feature former President Bill Clinton.

 Monday's event at the school will also include the eight surviving members of the nine students who entered the school on Sept. 25, 1957, under escort by federal troops.

 The integration came after then-Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the nine from entering the school.

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An employee for the U.S. Social Security Administration has been charged with making a false statement to the government in order to qualify for low-income housing subsidies.

 Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, in a news release Friday, said 31-year-old Perneita Price, of New Orleans, was charged in a bill of information and, if convicted, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

 According to Evans' office, Price, from 2013 through 2016, submitted false income and employment information to get the housing subsidies at a mixed-income residential complex.

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Grambling Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Grambling State University's campus.

 According to police, it happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

 Local media outlets report university spokesman Will Sutton confirms a student let another person into a dorm room and there was an altercation that ended with one man shot in the left arm. The victim was transported to Lincoln Memorial before being transferred to University Health Shreveport for surgery.

 Neither of the men's names has been released.

 Police are still looking for the shooter. 

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him.


Kimmel says a health care bill co-sponsored by the Louisiana Republican fails the "Jimmy Kimmel test," a phrase coined by Cassidy.


The former mayor of a Louisiana city has won a new trial on a malfeasance charge.

Leslie Thompson is the former mayor of Jonesboro in north Louisiana. He was convicted in 2013 on three counts of malfeasance. In one count, prosecutors said he illegally denied the state legislative auditor access to Jonesboro's financial records. Two other counts said he used city money to pay benefits to people who weren't eligible for them.

On Monday, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled there was insufficient evidence for conviction on the two counts dealing with benefits.