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  1. Detectives identify man killed in shooting Monday night near BakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2015 | The Advocate

    Update, 11 a.m. Tuesday : The man shot to death Monday has been identified as 25-year-old Michael Smith, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said Tuesday morning. Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are working to identify a man shot to death Monday afternoon in northern East Baton Rouge Parish.

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  2. Man dies of gunshot wound near Baker Monday night; detectives working to ID victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | The Advocate

    Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are working to identify a man shot to death Monday afternoon in northern East Baton Rouge Parish.

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  3. Second woman arrested in armed robbery of six sleepy menRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2015 | The Advocate

    A second woman was arrested Sunday in a September armed stickup of six sleepy men in a Kleinpeter Road home. Ashley Renee Wiggins, 24, went to the home in the 5700 block of Kleinpeter Road at around 11:30 p.m. Sept.

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  4. Voters approve measure to give City of Central cut of parisha s industrial property taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 | The Advocate

    Parish voters approved the change, 64 to 36 percent, in the Plan of Government which will redistribute property tax dollars collected from the industrial areas of the parish making up the petrochemical plants like Exxon Mobil and Georgia Pacific. For years, the taxes collected from the industrial corridor were divided among the cities of Baton Rouge, Baker and Zachary.

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  5. Baker voters approved hotel tax; expected to generate $25,000 to $30,000 annuallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 | The Advocate

    It should generate $25,000 to $30,000 a year for the city and will start being collected in January. The tax has no ending date.

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  6. Facets of Faith: Book, music available to prepare for ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | The Advocate

    Even though Thanksgiving is still days away, I've had a bunch of Christmas items sitting on my desk for a while. The book is divided into five readings a week, each week based on traditional Advent themes: hope, peace, joy, love.

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  7. Baton Rouge voter guide for the Nov. 21 electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | The Advocate

    Meanwhile, voters in five nearby parishes will decide whether to renew a property tax for juvenile justice. And in Lafayette Parish, voters will decide the fate of two proposed changes to the parish charter and a proposed renewal of a tax for public schools.

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  8. BREC approves closing Howell Park Golf Course, replacing it with lake, boathouse, fieldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2015 | The Advocate

    The East Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission is officially shuttering Howell Park Golf Course, months after BREC started asking nearby residents if they would get more use out of something other than the under-performing golf course. The BREC Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to repurpose the golf course on Winbourne Avenue, and BREC has plans to replace it with a lake and boathouse, multipurpose fields and other amenities.

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  9. BREC approves shuttering Howell Park Golf Course, replacing it with...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2015 | The Advocate

    The East Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission is officially shuttering Howell Park Golf Course, months after BREC started asking nearby residents if they would get more use out of something other than the under-performing golf course. The BREC Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to repurpose the golf course on Winbourne Avenue, and BREC has plans to replace it with a lake and boathouse, multipurpose fields and other amenities.

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    Nov 17, 2015 | The Advocate

    The owner of a McDonald's restaurant in Central is seeking a permanent injunction against a former East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy who's contended on Facebook that an employee muttered profanities under her breath after the deputy complained about slow service. Former Lt.

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  11. Baker voters to consider 5 percent hotel taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | The Advocate

    Baker voters will decide Saturday whether the city can impose a 5 percent additional tax on hotel rooms and overnight campsites in the city. In September, when the Baker City Council voted to seek approval from the State Bond Commission to put the tax on the ballot, council member Pete Heine stressed that Baker residents would not pay the tax unless they stay in a hotel in the city.

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  12. You decide: Item on Nov. 21 ballot would give Central 'fair share' of ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | The Advocate

    You decide: Item on Nov. 21 ballot would give Central 'fair share' of East Baton Rouge parish property tax revenue Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Central Mayor J.R. Shelton, at the welcome sign to the City's incorporated area. East Baton Rouge Parish voters will have an opportunity this month to redirect property taxes collected in the parish, giving Central what officials are calling its "fair share."

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    Nov 10, 2015 | The Advocate

    East Baton Rouge Parish voters will have an opportunity this month to redirect property taxes collected in the parish, giving the City of Central what officials are calling its "fair share." The measure on the Nov. 21 ballot has required technical language about changing the East Baton Rouge Parish Plan of Government.

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    Nov 7, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Only six World War II-era P-40 fighter planes, like this one, are still flying today. But Baton Rougean Morton Hurston Jr. believes a trove of the planes and other WWII equipment is buried in Kisatchie National Forest and could be a gold mine for museums.

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  15. Our Views: Back renewal for juvenile detention centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2015 | The Advocate

    Meanwhile, voters in five nearby parishes will decide whether to renew a property tax for juvenile justice. Here are our positions on these issues.

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  16. No kidding around: BREC's new 'playground' for seniors designed to reduce injuries, boost healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | The Advocate

    They may not be slipping down slides and hanging from monkey bars, but the senior community of Baton Rouge now has a playground of their own. The first "motion wellness senior station" in Louisiana has been installed at BREC's Greenwood Community Park in Baker, and BREC will host a ribbon cutting for it on Friday evening.

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  17. See the list: Baton Rouge-area communities move trick or treating to Friday to avoid scary weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Halloween decorations give a smile to drivers and add a pop of color to a yard on Broussard Avenue. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Brett Langlois, 5, left and Brodie Riddle, 4, have fun with their dinosaur costumes while looking at the animals and collecting candy at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo, a merry-not-scary trick-or-treating extravaganza Sunday.

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    Oct 29, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Baker High School Honors English teacher Laquisha Comeaux talks about her curriculum Thursday. Baker High has improved from a D to a C grade on its latest report card.

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  19. Photos: See scenes from David Vitter, John Bel Edwards, Scott...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by JOHN BALLACE-- Voters cast their ballots at the Louisiana School for the Deaf and Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired. There are no lines so far but voters are steady coming into precinct 350.

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    Oct 24, 2015 | The Advocate

    Democrat Regina Barrow claimed victory Saturday in a three-way race for the open Senate District 15 seat, avoiding a runoff. Barrow, a three-term state representative, collected 53 percent of the vote, leading fellow Democratic state Rep. Dalton Honore by 20 percentage points.

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