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

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man charged in a 2010 home invasion that left three people dead has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Court records show 22-year-old Dwayne Johnson pleaded guilty yesterday to three counts of manslaughter. Prosecutors are re-evaluating the case against Johnson's co-defendant, Charles Franklin.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development. A spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management say if approved, the sales will bring in about $110 million. He says deep-water tracts drew the highest bids.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Jindal's revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals is running into questions from federal health officials. Jindal privatized nearly all the LSU hospitals without waiting for federal officials to sign off on financing arrangements that rely on millions of federal Medicaid dollars.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference says all 14 members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums. Results from a study showed the areas of most concern to fans are availability of concessions and restroom conditions. The changes include showing in-game highlights on stadium video boards.

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