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Hurricane Delta was about 35 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana as of 4 p.m. Friday, and expected to make landfall within just a few hours.
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At around 6 p.m., Delta made landfall at Creole, Louisiana as a Category 2 storm, hitting the same region that was pummelled by Hurricane Laura just six weeks ago. 

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Nine Lousiana State University students have been diagnosed with the mumps, and the school said today that number is up from last week.

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Governor John Bel Edwards and top Republican lawmakers will start the 2020 legislative session locked in a familiar standoff.

On Friday, the Revenue Estimating Conference, or REC, couldn't agree to update the state's official revenue projections. That means the governor's executive budget would have to be based on last year's estimate — about $100 million less than economists expect the state to have in the coming fiscal year.

Last week, the 72nd Louisiana Legislature convened for the first time, electing new leaders in a brief organizational session.

After months of backroom negotiations, they settled on Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, for Speaker of the House and Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, as Senate President.

Both positions were hotly contested behind closed doors, but things boiled over in the Speaker's race.

Democrat John Bel Edwards officially began his second term as Louisiana Governor Monday, taking his oath of office on the Capitol steps.

A drizzling rain fell over the crowd for much of the morning. Still, hundreds filled the capitol lawn to witness the ceremony. 

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