BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State regulators are allowing more companies to haul toxic waste in Louisiana, but stopped short of matching the standards sought by state lawmakers in a new law. The Public Service Commission agreed Wednesday to update its trucking regulations. But The Advocate reports the commission didn't go as far as a new state law demands. PSC Chairman Eric Skrmetta says the commission instead will continue with its lawsuit challenging whether lawmakers have the right to decide how truckers operate.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials say a woman injured in a New Orleans house fire has died. New Orleans firefighters said in a statement the 77-year-old suffered second degree burns during the blaze on Monday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities in Louisiana say a woman's body has been found wrapped in garbage bags. News outlets report the unidentified woman's body was found in New Orleans on Sept. 19 around 5 p.m.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana woman is accused of using stolen IDs to apply for $150,000 in disaster unemployment after floods last year in Louisiana. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge says a federal grand jury indicted 47-year-old Renata Foreman of Independence on six counts including wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. The indictment alleges that she obtained identity information about 62 people and used three stolen IDs to submit about 55 fraudulent claims.
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