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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

HOUSTON (AP) - A 66-year-old Texas man on death row for the icepick slaying of a 20-year-old woman in Houston in 1979 has been set for execution. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg says a judge has signed an order setting Danny Bible for lethal injection June 27.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - If you're thinking about calling Louisiana's revenue department to check on an income tax refund, you might want to try the agency's website instead. The Louisiana Department of Revenue says it is seeing extremely high call volumes and taxpayers will get quicker answers about their refunds by doing their own search online.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's education department has divvied up a $1.5 million federal grant aimed at improving early childhood education to eight parishes. The department says the grant will help pay for teachers at low-performing early childhood education centers with training aimed at helping improve classroom instruction and kindergarten readiness.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police in Louisiana say a woman's boyfriend is accused of fatally stabbing and shooting the woman at their home. News outlets report that 30-year-old Louis Howard was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of second-degree murder.

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