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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press

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ATLANTA (AP) - Looking for advantages as they battle for Senate control, Republicans and Democrats alike are raising questions about where various senators and candidates say they live. Republican Bill Cassidy notes that Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in Washington while claiming her parents' residence in New Orleans as her voting address.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attorney involved in the case over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law says a federal judge will rule before Monday on a request that blocks enforcement of the law while a lawsuit seeking to overturn it remains in court. The law, which requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, is scheduled to go into effect Monday.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana confirms nine new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 61. The Department of Health and Hospitals said yesterday new infections include five neuroinvasive disease cases - all in East Baton Rouge Parish.

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette attorney Daniel James Stanford was convicted yesterday of conspiring to distribute synthetic drugs, conspiring to introduce misbranded drugs into interstate commerce and money laundering charges. Sanford was on trial for his alleged role in running a string of Curious Goods stores.

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