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Kevin Cuneo: Credit Shemp for loyalty
A few weeks ago on a Saturday morning, an episode of the Three Stooges called "Hold That Lion" popped up on cable.
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Tue Jul 08, 2014
Smiley: Kids in the car
Dan Burkhalter, the Carencro Curmudgeon, recalls the days when he took his kids on vacation in the car and these parental remarks on every trip: After I mentioned "horse pies" in connection with the new police mounted patrols at the Mall of Louisiana, I heard from Willi Sager, bass player with the Fabulous Bagasse Boyz, the first of several readers ... (more)
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Donaldsonville celebrates Independence Day early
Donaldsonville celebrated the Fourth of July a day early to beat competition from bigger cities and allow people to spend Friday with family.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Photos: Talaija Dorsey remains missing
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- St. James Parish Sheriff's Office personnel search a non-operable minivan parked outside the home of Talaija Dorsey, 12, on Wednesday in St. James.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
300 busted in illegal booze, tobacco sales
State Alcohol and Tobacco Control say the summer months are prime for underage drinking.
$20M Bayou Lafourche dredging could begin soon
Ben Malbrough, Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District executive director, tells The Courier 16 to 18 months of work could start in January.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
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The Ascension Parish School District has looked to corporate America to develop a plan to groom promising employees for the next step on the career ladder, whether it's the role of being a mentor teacher or school superintendent.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
City records going online in Donaldsonville
Visitors to the city's website soon will be able to view minutes from City Council meetings and take a video tour of the seat of Ascension Parish.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Smiley: Home of healthy rodents
Patricia Alba, of Metairie, tells of the time she had "a delightful meal plus a floor show."
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Near-death by Beatlemania? Geri Teasley remembers her wild experience ...
By the fall of 1964, Beatlemania had arrived in Donaldsonville, La. Geri Teasley, who was 13 years old that year, remembered: the rhythm and blues records coming out of New Orleans 60 miles away were out, and the British Invasion was in.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
AG's Office: No evidence Ascension councilman violated open meeting law
The Louisiana Attorney General's Office has found no evidence that Ascension Parish Councilman Daniel "Doc" Satterlee violated state open meetings law when he polled some Parish Council members ahead of a public meeting this spring and will not pursue civil penalties, the office said Tuesday.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Distillery/restaurant proposed for Halpern's location on St. Charles Avenue
A veteran of prominent local kitchens is proposing a new restaurant based on a distillery producing vodka and other spirits from Louisiana cane sugar to be located on the current site of the Halpern's furniture store on St. Charles Avenue, he told neighbors earlier this week.
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Suspect in deadly Donaldsonville shooting turns himself in
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Michael "Ma-man" LeBlanc, 32, of Donaldsonville, surrendered to APSO deputies Wednesday evening.
Third suspect arrested in June 1 slaying in Donaldsonville
The third and final suspect wanted in the June 1 slaying of a Donaldsonville man surrendered to authorities late Wednesday evening.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Smiley: Divine hairdo
"Overheard recently: At a 'Little Communion' the priest posed questions to the communicants regarding the material they had learned, and what they had done to prepare for this very special occasion.
Donaldsonville man goes to jail on drug, gun counts
Assumption Parish sheriff's narcotics agents arrested a Donaldsonville-area man early Tuesday after a search of a Belle Rose home shortly after midnight turned up illegal drugs and a gun, the sheriff said.
Belle Rose bust leads to the seizure of $4,000 in drugs
Jeremiah Millien, 33, of Donaldsonville was arrested after detectives found several scheduled prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin in the Klotzville Lane home, according to deputies.
Rain showers forecast in Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon
A 30 percent chance of rain will likely materialize in the next few hours, National Weather Service meteorologist Gavin Phillips said, then die off in the early evening as conditions cool.
Thu Jun 12, 2014
Smiley: The wrongest place
"Defending the need to increase utility fees, to balance the budget, to an angry citizen, Baker's Mayor Harold Rideau explained he had already attempted to find the money elsewhere: "He said, 'There is no other way to keep the city afloat.