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Louisiana news overview for Wednesday

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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Here's some news from around Louisiana for Wednesday morning.

A line of severe thunderstorms packing high winds moved across north Louisiana, causing damage to several homes and downing trees and power lines. No injuries have been reported.

The National Weather Service says most of the damage occurred along the Interstate 20 corridor late last night and early this morning.

Tulane University has signed an agreement with the Confucius Institute Headquarters of China to establish a Confucius Institute at Tulane University. Tulane says the center will promote the study of Chinese culture and language.

Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard's 205th Engineer Battalion and the 922nd Engineer Company are scheduled to bid farewell to family and friends during two separate deployment ceremonies this week. More than 150 soldiers with the 205th, based in Bogalusa and Hammond, and another 150 from the 922nd, based in Gonzales, are leaving tomorrow.

The superintendent of Louisiana State Police is in Washington for meetings on gun violence. Col. Mike Edmonson said Tuesday his itinerary this week included conversations with police chiefs who have had to deal with three mass-shootings.


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