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Xavier Gets Research Grant

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Xavier and New York universities have received a $3 million National Science Foundation grant designed to steer more minority-group members into research. The grant from the foundation's Partnerships for Research and Edu

LA Contractor Killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - Military officials say a civilian contractor from Louisiana was shot and killed on a U.S.

New Orleans Man Accused of Abusing Son

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A man has been arrested on allegations of keeping his 14-year-old son at home with him - without medical treatment or schooling - for the past four years. St.

Lake Charles Man Sentenced for Sex Crimes

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex crimes involving children. Authorities said 57-year-old Joseph Molitor pleaded guilty on June 9 to three counts of indecent behavior with juveniles.