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

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general has joined his counterparts in eight other states in supporting an appeal of a ruling that found Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. A copy of the brief filed in the case was released yesterday by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office.

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Police say a woman walking her miniature collie on a trail near Slidell was attacked by two pit bulls. Authorities say it happened Wednesday morning near Hunters Point Road. Someone living near the trail heard the woman screaming for help and fired a shot, striking and killing one of the dogs. The woman and her dog were treated for bite wounds.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state police superintendent says he won't take a hefty retirement boost approved in the final hours of the legislative session. Col. Mike Edmonson says the issue had become a distraction and he'll ask lawmakers to look at it again next year.

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The Port of Gulfport has awarded a $47 million contract to a Louisiana company for work on the port's West Pier. The Sun Herald reports the contract went to Southern Industrial Contractors LLC of Rayville, Louisiana. The West Pier was expanded and restored after Hurricane Katrina.

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