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Amite, Louisiana is located in Tangipahoa Parish. Zip codes in Amite, LA include 70422. The median home price in Amite is $110,000.

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Wednesday Jul 9 | The Advocate

Driver killed trying to make a U-turn on U.S. 51 Wednesday

A 20-year-old Amite man trying to make a U-turn on a highway Wednesday morning died when an oncoming car struck his passenger side and shoved his car off the roadway, State Police said.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Sheriff explains how murder suspect escaped from jail

Sheriff Daniel Edwards held a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss details surrounding the escape of a murder suspect Sunday night.

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WWL-TV New Orleans

Suspect used metal from bunk bed to smash through wall and escape Tangi jail

AMITE, LA A murder suspect used a piece of metal from a bunk bed to break through a concrete wall and escape from the Tangipahoa Parish jail, Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Tuesday.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

WWL-TV New Orleans

Man escapes from Tangipahoa jail

AMITE, La.- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for a 20-year-old man who escaped from the parish jail Sunday night.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

WBRZ

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi valid until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Community center opens in St. Helena

The Advocate reports the $900,000 center is part of what will become a 40-acre recreation park off Louisiana Highway 16 between Montpelier and Amite.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

K9 units sniff out high speed chase, armed robbery suspect hiding in van

Investigators say 27-year-old Dean Vanberge of Amite, LA had stolen a vehicle at gunpoint.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Advocate

Kentwood church staff members arrested on burglary of religious building

Staff members of the Lewiston Baptist Church reported the break-in and theft of an LED television and several window-unit air conditioners the morning of June 15, Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said Thursday.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

The Advocate

Multipurpose recreation center unveiled near Montpelier Wednesday

Advocate staff photo by HEIDI R. KINCHEN -- St. Helena Parish officials and residents celebrated the grand opening of the parish's new multipurpose center Wednesday.

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The Family Badge

Former Louisiana State Corrections Official Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violations

Mark Sharp, 33, of Amite, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today to one count of deprivation of rights under color of law and one count of making a false statement to the FBI.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

The Advocate

Tangipahoa council seeks hospitals' budget information

The Tangipahoa Parish Council voted unanimously Monday to request budget information from North Oaks Health Systems in Hammond and Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite - an action taken in the wake of the controversy over plans by North Oaks to open a hospital pharmacy.

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The Advocate

Inner tube float safety questioned following deaths

A casual inner tube float along the Amite River turned deadly Sunday afternoon when two men fell into the water and never resurfaced, raising concerns about the safety protocols - or lack thereof - in place for the popular summertime leisure activity along the river.

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Wed Jun 18, 2014

The Advocate

Court records: Pinestraw had previous attack on woman

A Denham Springs man accused of beating his girlfriend to death with a metal pipe in front of at least one of her three young children Tuesday previously received probation for punching another woman in the stomach while she was pregnant with his child, causing her to vomit blood, court records show.

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