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  1. Amite police officer accused of kidnapping, rape, television station reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago |

    An Amite police officer has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women in Tangipahoa Parish, a Baton Rouge television station reports. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Grant Carruth, 25, Tuesday on charges of second degree kidnapping, aggravated rape, sexual battery, and theft, according to a story on


  2. Amite Cop Charged In Two Alleged Sexual AssaultsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | WNOE-FM New Orleans

    A 25-year-old officer with the Amite Police Department has been charged in the alleged kidnapping and sexual assaults of two women. Grant Carruth allegedly approached the women, identified himself as a narcotics officer and handcuffed them before transporting them to undisclosed locations in Tangipahoa Parish where they reportedly were forced to perform sexual acts against their will.


  3. Amite police officer accused of sexually assaulting womenRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The Advocate

    An Amite police officer accused of raping women after deceiving them by calling and meeting them in a private car and not in uniform, has been arrested, the Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday. Grant P. Carruth, a 25-year-old from Husser, was taken into custody Tuesday and faces two counts of second-degree kidnapping, one count of aggravated rape, one count of sexual battery and one count of theft, according to a news release.


  4. TPSO: Amite cop accused of kidnapping, rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WBRZ

    ... did not list Carruth as a police officer. After further follow-up questions, they disclosed that he was working as an Amite City Police officer at the time of the crimes. Amite City Police said Carruth was suspended without pay on Tuesday. He has ...


  5. Police: Cop kidnaps and rapes womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Northshore authorities say an Amite Police Officer is under arrest for allegedly kidnapping women and raping them. "Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 25 year old Grant P. Carruth of Husser, LA on multiple charges kidnapping, sexual battery and rape," Spokeswoman Dawn Penepinto said in a news release.


  6. Group Benefits extending enrollmentRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    ... had not followed the approval process in state law in advance of making the changes. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, who asked Caldwell to weigh in, said the administration may want to postpone the changes, suggesting the potential of a ...


  7. Current, former DOTD chiefs disagree on state highway conditionsRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    ... , which is trying to come up with ways to boost state aid for highways and bridges. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, who is running for governor, told the committee that all options should be on the table in addressing state highway needs, ...


  8. Democrats' Blue Dat Festival is Oct. 11 in Abita SpringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday |

    ... New Green," will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at the Abita Springs trailhead. Edwards, a state representative from Amite, will deliver the keynote address. Others will talk about Louisiana environmental issues, including an oil company's proposal ...


  9. Administration chief: Outlook dim for Group Benefits without changesRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 25 | The Advocate

    ... Act. "This is a self-manufactured crisis you are now saying is an emergency," said state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, who sought Caldwell's legal advice earlier this month. He suggested the administration drop plans to adopt the rules on an ...


  10. Nichols: Dire Group Benefits picture possibleRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 25 | The Advocate

    ... Act. "This is a self-manufactured crisis you are now saying is an emergency," said state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, who sought Caldwell's legal advice earlier this month. He suggested that the administration drop plans to adopt the rules on an ...


  11. Smiley: Laughing in churchRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 25 | The Advocate

    ... of Nottingham Regional Rehab Center, celebrates her 101st birthday on Friday, Sept. 26. She is a former resident of Amite and Greensburg. Joe Guilbeau, of Plaquemine, says, "With the ubiquitous lovebugs in full force, I am reminded of the time I was ...


  12. Attorney general: Group Benefits failed to follow lawRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 23 | The Advocate

    ... are included, there are increases in deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance and other out-of-pocket expenses. Edwards, an Amite lawyer who is running for governor, alleged that Group Benefits was illegally implementing the changes as he sought the ...


  13. Tangipahoa Parish to take aim at litterRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... Pathway to Prosperity Second Chance Initiative at Northwest Louisiana Technical College in Shreveport on Monday. AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish is inaugurating a new program to target litter by having people sentenced to community service on ...


  14. Festivals and EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | Best of New Orleans

    ... Tangipahoa Parish Fair The fair features livestock shows, pageants, music, amusement rides and more. Amite Oct. 1-5 Swing Dance Festival & Vintage Fashion Expo The festival features swing dancing and the Lindy Showdown competition ...


  15. LocalMotor Vehicle Office: We're working to cut waitsMotor Vehicle...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | The Town Talk

    ... awful for people to wait three and four hours just to renew a driver's license," Murray said. Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, said in rural St. Helena Parish only one worker staffs the OMV office. Edwards said people have reported going to the ...


  16. Higgins makes trek to face No. 4 PonchatoulaRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 18 | The Times-Picayune

    ... Pick: Last week, Ponchatoula starters spent much of the game on the bench, while the backups pounded a good Amite team. They'll probably play even less this week. Ponchatoula 60, Higgins 0. Jim Derry can be reached at or ...


  17. Ponchatoula QB Christian Campbell named North Shore Male Player of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | The Times-Picayune

    Ponchatoula senior quarterback Christian Campbell did so by rushing for 207 yards on 34 carries and three touchdowns in a 55-6 win over an Amite team that was ranked in the Class 3A state poll heading into Week 2. He also passed for 120 yards and a touchdown. The Times-Picayune All-Metro preseason large schools' quarterback, was one of four male athletes to earn Northshore Player of the Week honors multiple times.


  18. Louisiana legislators may be able to avoid troubled state health care option Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 |

    ... has existed for a long time and it wasn't created to give someone an advantage," said state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite. In fact, state Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, has proposed all 230,000 Group Benefits' members move to LSU First in light of ...


  19. Comite River study brought to State CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    ... fear it will only make matters worse for them. Pictures of the unforgettable flood of 1983 were paraded before the Amite River Basin Committee moments before lawmakers listened to engineers give updates on the Comite River Diversion Canal Project. ...


  20. Christian Campbell, Ponchatoula can't let guard down vs. AmiteRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | The Times-Picayune

    ... Ponchatoula, which committed only two penalties last week, weren't charged with their first until the fourth quarter. Amite scored its first three touchdowns of the season in three different ways: on a special teams, a pass and a run. Pick: No ...


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