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  1. MetroBuzz: Trudy White irked by campaign flier calling her a RepublicanRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... has endorsed eight candidates in seven local school board races: four in East Baton Rouge Parish and three in Baker. Defenders of Public Education was formed in 2013. Its endorsements, especially in the case of East Baton Rouge Parish, are going to ...

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  2. Baker School Board members facing challengers this electionRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | The Advocate

    All five incumbent members of the Baker School Board face opposition in the Nov. 4 election, pitting veterans who say they are seeing key improvements across the district against political newcomers who contend the schools need a revamp. They all want to oversee a small, struggling district that first took over schools in 2003 and is now facing stiff competition from independent charter schools that the state has approved within the Baker city limits.

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  3. Aspiring nurse killed by 'drunk driver' one day before her 22nd...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Daily Mail

    Tevest Vance, 37, lost control of his car and smashed into a balcony pole that fell and struck McGonigle on the head, killing her An aspiring nurse who was out celebrating her birthday the day before she turned 22 has been killed by a drunk driver - just hours before her boyfriend was set to propose. Taylor McGonigle, from Baker, Louisiana, was with friends in the French Quarter of New Orleans at 5am on Sunday when Tevest Vance smashed into a balcony pole, which fell and struck her head.

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  4. Police: Baker resident killed in French Quarter by drunk driverRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | The Advocate

    Taylor McGonigle, days away from her 22nd birthday, and several friends made a trip to the French Quarter from the Baton Rouge area to celebrate. But on the walk back to their car early Sunday, the merriment turned to horror as a man, allegedly drunk at more than twice the legal limit, killed McGonigle in a freak accident.

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  5. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... LSU is sending video footage of a certain play to the Southeastern Conference offices. Kentucky receiver Dorian Baker's comeback block on LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith is the latest sequence the LSU staff is sending to Birmingham for review. ...

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  6. Police ID Baker woman killed in French Quarter by allegedly impaired driverRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... on the test, according to court documents, and had a "strong odor" of alcohol on his breath. McGonigle, who lived in Baker in the Baton Rouge area and would have turned 22 on Monday, was in New Orleans celebrating her birthday, her mother wrote on ...

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  7. Driver's blood-alcohol level 2.5 times legal limit, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | NOLA.com

    ... 19), striking a balcony support pole that then fell on pedestrian Taylor McGonigle , of the Baton Rouge suburb of Baker. McGonigle, who would have turned 22 on Monday, was pronounced dead on the sidewalk where she was struck. The NOPD arrest warrant ...

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  8. Baker City Court race pits incumbent against former JAG attorneyRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 | The Advocate

    The candidates in the Baker City Court judge's race both say their goal is to ensure the court is operating efficiently - whether by instituting more protocols, lowering fees or continuing to tweak it with small changes - in the small, tightly knit city north of Baton Rouge. Kirk Williams, the incumbent, said he delivered on his promise to make the court more efficient since being elected six years ago.

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  9. Community column for Oct. 17, 2014Read the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... David LaCerte, Louisiana secretary of veterans affairs, presented a state senate resolution honoring their service. Baker Mayor Harold Rideau presented them the keys to the city. Amanda Swanner, aide to U.S. Sen. David Vitter, presented each a flag ...

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  10. Around Zachary: Sit back, relax and enjoyRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... 4); and Doris Alexander-D and Vanessa Parker-D (District 5). The forum is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Baker Municipal Auditorium, 3325 Groom Road. Paint your pumpkins from 9 a.m. until noon Oct. 25 at the Baker Heritage Museum, 1606 Main ...

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  11. Baker Police arrests for Oct. 3, 2014Read the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Advocate

    The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or issued a summons Oct. 3-9 by the Baker Police Department. THOMAS GARETT: 64, Batchelor, two counts disturbing the peace, simple battery, two counts simple assault and two counts resisting an officer.

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  12. Baker School Board holds first meeting in new office, honors studentsRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Advocate

    More than 120 people packed the new school district office building on Tuesday for the first meeting of the Baker School Board in its new office in the former Graves Chevrolet property at 14750 Plank Road. The school district purchased the 3.4-acre property for $1.1 million in March.

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  13. Robber fires gun into back of car as victim fleesRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... offense DWI, reckless operation and driving with a suspended/revoked license. Milton Vessell, 41, 2119 W. Azalea Ave., Baker, first-offense DWI, fleeing to elude police, drinking in a motor vehicle, hit-and-run and reckless operation.

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  14. Bethel marks 200th year in PrideRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... sanctuary, it's fifth building. It is served by the Rev. Gene Rives, who also pastors First United Methodist Church of Baker. "Bethel is a very comfortable, multi-generational church," Rives said. "It is a very friendly congregation, and they are ...

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  15. NTSB report on cause of deadly Baker plane crash points to pilot inexperience with that aircraftRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board said pilot inexperience with the aircraft is the likely cause of a deadly plane crash in Baker in 2013. John Carey Fowler, 71, of Brookhaven, Mississippi, was an experienced pilot, but according to flight logs, was making his first flight in that particular aircraft.

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  16. NTSB: Issues report on Baker fatal plane crashRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A National Transportation Safety Board report cites pilot inexperience with the aircraft as the likely cause of a fatal crash in Baker last year. The Advocate reports John Cary Fowler had plenty of experience as a pilot, logging more than 15,000 hours in the air.

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  17. Nicholas Brossette, defense help lead University Lab past Parkview Baptist, 28-7Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    ... "Just having (quarterback) Manny (Miles) back, everybody really got comfortable," Brossette said. "And then Jalon (Baker) was able to go back to defense, and that was a major thing for us. The offensive line did really well. Manny did well. We were ...

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  18. NTSB report cites pilot inexperience with aircraft in Baker crashRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | The Advocate

    But on June 7, 2013, he was making his first flight in a Beechcraft King Air B200GT. A national safety agency says that lack of experience with the aircraft was the cause of the fiery crash in Baker that day, when the plane slammed into a subdivision, set fire to three houses and killed the 71-year-old pilot.

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  19. District judge faces off against first challengerRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... believe the 42-year-old Welch is qualified to handle the job. Welch, a second-term Metro Council member and former Baker City Councilman, touts a rA sumA that also includes a litigation law practice in Zachary, where he has been city ...

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  20. Baker man tries to cheat casino, State Police claimRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    State Police gaming officials arrested a 27-year-old man accused of cheating at the craps table Sunday at the Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge. Casino officials notified investigators that man later identified as Clifford Profit was placing bets on winning markers after the dice was thrown, Lt.

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