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  1. Man believed involved in hit and run dies in two-vehicle crash on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | The Advocate

    Man believed involved in hit and run dies in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 90 service road in Iberia Parish A 24-year-old Bossier City man believed involved in an earlier hit and run accident was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on the U.S. 90 service road in Iberia Parish, according to Louisiana State Police. Shortly before 10:15 a.m., Rakeem Blakes was driving a 2006 Ford Explorer eastbound on the service road, failed to negotiate a curve at La.

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    Thursday Jun 30 | The Advocate

    CSRA said it will open a second customer service center in Bossier City, one that will add 300 direct jobs in a two-year period. The company, which provides information technology support for the federal government, said the Customer Engagement Center will create jobs with an average annual salary of $22,000, plus benefits.

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  3. Bill on apprentice program turns into argument over transgender bathroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | The Advocate

    The battle over transgender bathrooms nearly sidetracked Monday an effort to tap into a federal apprentice program to help train Louisiana workers. State Rep. Michael Johnson, R-Bossier City, said as good as the program would be in training workers, it could fall under President Barack Obama's recent directive forbidding institutions from discriminating against people whose gender identity differs from their sex at birth.

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  4. Snag in LSU signee Andre Anthonya s eligibility, source saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | The Advocate

    BOSSIER CITY, La. Former Edna Karr defensive end and LSU signee Andre Anthony is not expected to report with other freshmen this week for summer classes, a source confirmed to The Advocate on Thursday.

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  5. a It was pretty coola : LSU holds first ever satellite camp in Bossier CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate photo by Ross Dellenger -- LSU cornerback Tre White, left, helped work the LSU satellite football camp. He's pictured with his mother, Shawnita, and his younger brother.

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  6. Man dressed as Thomas Jefferson collapses at Capitol; later in day...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo By MARK BALLARD -- Paramedic Sarah Young treats Kenneth Krefft, who dressed as Thomas Jefferson, every year recites the Declaration of Independence in Memorial Hall of the State Capitol. This year, which ended with Krefft asking legislators to approve legislation that would require public students to memorize a section of the document, the Shreveport resident's knees buckled.

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  7. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signs bill banning common second-trimester abortion procedureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | The Advocate

    Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a ban on the second-trimester abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation, making Louisiana the sixth state to prohibit the commonly used method. The procedure, known as D&E, will only be allowed if necessary to prevent "serious health risk" to the mother when the ban takes effect Aug. 1. Edwards' office announced Tuesday that the Democratic governor had signed the prohibition, sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Bossier City.

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  8. LSU baseball notebook: Former slugger Todd Walkera s jersey will be retired in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | The Advocate

    Todd Walker, who finished his three-year LSU career with a .396 batting average and was the Most Outstanding Player of the 1993 College World Series, will become the fourth person LSU baseball history to have his jersey retired. The school announced Friday that the Hall of Fame Committee voted unanimously to retire Walker's No.

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  9. Tigers Legend: Todd Walker to have his jersey retired by LSU next seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | The Advocate

    LSU coach Skip Bertman walking off the field with College World Series MVP Todd Walker Todd Walker, who finished his three-year LSU career with a .396 batting average and played 11 Major League seasons, will become the fourth person LSU baseball history to have his jersey retired. The school announced Friday that the Hall of Fame Committee voted unanimously to retire Walker's No.

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    May 25, 2016 | The Advocate

    On some days, it seems as if the nationalization of Louisiana politics is in full swing. On others, lawmakers muster the will to step back from the brink of all-out partisan warfare.

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  11. AG: Edwardsa LGBT anti-discrimination order not legally binding, a merely aspirationalaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | The Advocate

    Attorney General Jeff Landry says that Gov. John Bel Edwards' executive order protecting people from discrimination in state government based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is "merely aspirational and without any binding legal effect" because it goes too far in creating state law. Specifically, Landry says that Edwards' protections based on "gender identity" -- a term not otherwise defined in state law.

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  12. Jefferson Sheriff 'sanctuary cities' bill 'overarching bull----' before Senate panel rejects itRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand reviews an amendment Tuesday to legislation that would punish "sanctuary cities" in Louisiana. A Senate committee rejected the measure.

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  13. Louisiana Senate panel rejects bill to punish a oesanctuary citiesaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand reviews an amendment Tuesday to legislation that would punish "sanctuary cities" in Louisiana. A Senate committee rejected the measure.

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  14. Louisiana Senate committee kills Pastor Protection Act intended to...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by REBEKAH ALLEN -- A group of religious leaders meet in a hall of the State Capitol after "pastor protection" legislation failed in a Louisiana Senate committee. Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- State Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, is at the center of religious leaders meet in a hall of the State Capitol after his "pastor protection" legislation failed in a Louisiana Senate committee.

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  15. Supporters of a sanctuary citiesa bill say they will amend to ease concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | The Advocate

    A bill that would punish cities that adopt policies favorable to undocumented immigrants is expected to be tweaked to address concerns over the Attorney General's authority in determining which places in Louisiana should be labeled "sanctuary cities" and what happens to cities if they are found in violation. Attorney General Jeff Landry gave a preview of the reworked proposal during the Press Club of Baton Rouge luncheon on Monday and said he's OK with the proposed changes.

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  16. Under fire: Obamaa s transgender directive for schools sparks controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | The Advocate

    An order Friday by the Obama administration that public schools have to allow transgender students to use bathrooms based on their chosen gender identity triggered criticism from state lawmakers and some of Louisiana's congressional delegation. A letter signed by 32 members of the state House asked Attorney General Jeff Landry how the state should react to the federal directive, as well as a recent executive order by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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  17. House opts to shift $72M from TOPS to safety net hospitals; see how they votedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- House Appropriations Committee chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, right, gestures to Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, foreground, during a discussion with Jones on how to proceed with proposed amendments to the main budget bill HB1, authored by Henry,Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the State Capitol. Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry speaks, answering questions from House members, Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the State Capitol.

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  18. In close vote, House opts to pull $72M from TOPS scholarships to fund safety net hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry speaks, answering questions from House members, Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the State Capitol. After a nearly three-hour debate and testimony from, the House voted 69-26 to advance a bill that would fund the Attorney General's Office separately from the rest of the state budget.

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  19. Smiley: Laughing at agingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | The Advocate

    Dear Smiley: Having reached the octogenarian stage, I do not dwell on the past, but I have a lot of fun remembering earlier times. Especially when I contrast "then" and "now."

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    May 3, 2016 | The Advocate

    Louisiana lawmakers are one step away from approving legislation that would make it a crime -- punishable by up to 50 years in prison -- to accept any payment to harvest, sale or transport the organs of aborted fetuses. The legislation is a direct response to last year's uproar over a series of covert videos that made the rounds on conservative and anti-abortion websites and claimed Planned Parenthood was illegally profiting off of selling body parts of aborted fetuses.

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