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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators say the fall shrimp season will close in a portion of state inside waters beginning at official sunset Monday. Affected by last week's order are all state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line except for specific waters east of the Mississippi River.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana residents who had damage from the August 2016 flooding have until the end of December to submit the proof of loss form required for a flood insurance claim. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding people of the Dec. 31 deadline, which Donelon's office says was extended six times.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The number of doctors who have applied for permission to dispense medical marijuana is edging upward, as the estimated summer start of the program gets closer. In October, only two doctors had submitted applications for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients. Two months later, that has increased to six doctors.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's wildlife and fisheries department has created a new freshwater artificial reef for a Vernon Parish reservoir, to boost fishing opportunities there. The agency deployed the reef into Vernon Lake on Thursday, saying it will provide additional habitat for juvenile fish. The structure, the wildlife and fisheries department's 69th artificial reef across Louisiana, was built with PVC pipe that otherwise would have been trashed.

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