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  1. Experts talk missteps, lessons learned and plans for future on flood anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... about the potential for the tremendous amounts of rain. More than 2A1 2 feet of rain fell on some parts of the Amite and Comite river basins, generating flooding that swamped portions of East Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston parishes. The flood ...

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  2. Motorcyclist killed in four-vehicle crash near AmiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Two motorcycles were traveling north in the left lane; Jones was riding a Honda and Ronald Cagler, 60, of Picayune, Miss., was riding a Harley Davidson. Jones was slightly ahead.

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  3. Slidell man killed in motorcycle crash along I-55: LSPRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NOLA.com

    Earl H. Jones Jr. of Slidell died in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon on Interstate 55 near Amite, according to Louisiana State Police. Around 2:25 p.m., Jones, 57, and Ronald Cagler, 60, were riding their motorcycle along Interstate 55 near the LA-16 exit to Amite City.

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  4. Slidell motorcyclist killed, 4 others injured after multi-vehicle crash on I-55, State Police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Advocate

    A Slidell motorcyclist was killed and four other people were injured after a four-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in Amite, Louisiana State Police said. Earl H. Jones Jr., 57, died in the crash, which occurred around 2:25 p.m. on Interstate 55 northbound south of La.

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  5. What's changed in housing codes since 2016 flood? Not muchRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by Richard Alan Hannon Shot 7/10/07 00007732a Aerial photographs of the Amite River diversion canal near Highway 22 on Tuesday, July 10, 2007. A Louisiana Air National Guard Chinook helicopter brings in a large sand bag to be placed on the road in front of Alligator Bayou Road as Bayou Manchac floods over the road as severe weather flooding in Ascension Parish on Tuesday August 16, 2016.

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  6. Southeastern professor's book looks at 'Pistols and Politics' in the Florida ParishesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | The Advocate

    Sam Hyde, a native of Amite and longtime resident of Denham Springs, has written a second edition to his book, "Pistols and Politics: Feuds, Fictions and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana's Florida Parishes, 1810-1935." The book expands on Hyde's earlier work on the excessive violence that dominated the Florida Parishes for much of the region's formative years.

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  7. Trial pushed back for five people accused of brutally abusing autistic woman in AmiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | The Advocate

    The criminal case against five people accused of brutally mistreating an autistic woman in Amite was continued in state court Wednesday, with the trial now scheduled for October. The case was continued at a pretrial hearing Wednesday in response to requests from defense attorneys, said Autumn Payton, spokeswoman for the Tangipahoa Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.

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  8. James Gill: The case for Louisiana's rinky-dink police departments -- ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | The Advocate

    ... row. Otherwise, we'd never hear a peep from such outposts as Brusly, Killian, Roseland, Leesville or Independence. Amite is doubly newsworthy just now because the chief there, Jerry Trabona, is both under federal investigation and at loggerheads ...

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  9. Danny Heitman's 'At Random': Summer here has an operatic scaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 4 | The Advocate

    Amite's Hunter Miller, left, hefts a Washington Parish watermelon for customer Melonie Stewart of Baton Rouge, on Airline Highway near Bluebonnet and Coursey boulevards, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. He sold several, just minutes after setting up for the day, he said.

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  10. Boom! Trey Palmer Commits To LSURead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 1 | And The Valley Shook

    ... have had trouble recruiting and has turned into Alabama territory. Palmer and his family are also good friends with Amite wide receiver Devonta Lee , who LSU has been trending for recently, and his family. If LSU were to gain the commitment of Lee ...

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  11. Ag Leadership Institute Graduate among the recipients of the La. Century Farm AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 1 | The Advocate

    ... to families who have owned and consistently farmed on Louisiana land for at least 100 years, a news release said. The Amite resident said he learned about the award from Frank Taylor, director of the Winston County Self Help Cooperative, at one of ...

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  12. Amite defensive lineman narrows football destination to 7 schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 31 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The 5-star lineman is 247Sports' No. 1 ranked defensive tackle, Louisiana's No. 2 recruit and the nation's No. 6 overall player. Rivals ranks Ishmael No. 9 in the country, No. 2 in the state and the No. 1 defensive tackle in the 2019 class.

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  13. Top 2019 DT Ishmael Sopsher eliminates Michigan from top listRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | Maize N Brew

    ... Texas and Texas A&M. Sopsher is the sixth-ranked overall player in the 2019 class, per 247Sports' composite . The Amite, Louisiana native is listed at 6-foot-3.5 and a whopping 334 pounds. This isn't surprising news. The Wolverines never got Sopsher ...

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  14. War of words: Amite mayor denies cutting off power ahead of evidence room burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | The Advocate

    A brazen burglary at the Amite Police Department has prompted a war of words between the town's top officials, with Mayor Buddy Bel denying allegations his administration shut off the electricity - and disabled an alarm - at the Police Department's evidence room. Bel said he was "puzzled" by Police Chief Jerry Trabona's contention that the town cut off the power to the evidence room in a bid to save money, providing several months of Entergy records showing uninterrupted service at the town-owned facility.

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  15. GRAPHIC: Woman with autism kept in cage, forced to eat mother's ashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    An Amite woman with autism suffered horrific abuse at the hands of a five-member family, according to court documents. The indictment alleged that the head of the family, 42-year-old Raylaine Knope, was the instigator of most of the abuse.

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  16. American Family Faces Charges for Locking up Autistic Relative, Force ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | Al Bawaba

    ... said. The indictment says Raylaine Knope forced D.P. to perform various household tasks in her mobile home in Amite, La., including washing dishes and cleaning the bathroom. At first, D.P. was allowed to sleep on the floor of the mobile home, but ...

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  17. Louisiana family kept austistic woman as slave, forced her to eat mother's ashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 29 | UPI

    ... said. The indictment says Raylaine Knope forced D.P. to perform various household tasks in her mobile home in Amite, La., including washing dishes and cleaning the bathroom. At first, D.P. was allowed to sleep on the floor of the mobile home, but ...

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  18. 'It makes you sick to your stomach' - Horrifying details in crime against relative with autismRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 28 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    AMITE, La. Five people are facing a litany of state and federal charges in connection with what officials are describing a horribly grotesque crime that took place against a woman with special needs over a series of months after she came to live with them following the death of her mother in 2015.

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  19. 5 charged with keeping autistic relative in cage, forcing her to eat dead moms ashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    Five Louisiana residents were indicted Thursday in federal court on charges they held a 22-year-old relative with autism captive in a cage and subjected her to horrific abuse -- including forcing her to eat her dead mother's ashes. Amite residents Raylaine Knope, 42, Terry J. Knope II, 45, Jody Lambert, 23, and Taylor Knope, 20, are each charged with conspiring to obtain the forced labor of the victim, identified in court records only as D.P., the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced Thursday .

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  20. 'Trapped in Hell': Family Accused of Keeping Autistic Woman in Cage, Making Her Eat Mom's AshesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | TheDailyBeast.com

    ... who is only identified in court papers as D.P., for 10 months, threatening to kill her if she tried to escape their Amite property, according to the Justice Department. Four family members-42-year-old Raylaine Knope, 45-year-old Terry Knope II, ...

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