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  1. Post-arrest statements in St. James youth's slaying can be used at trial, judge rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Advocate

    John D. Celestine, left, is expected to head to trial Oct. 15, 2018, in the slaying of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey, right. She disappeared July 1, 2014, and was later killed.

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  2. Four accept pleas, three sentenced in kidnapping, severe beating that ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | The Advocate

    All four people charged with luring a man with the promise of buying drugs and then beating him unconscious and robbing him have now pleaded guilty to charges in the case, prosecutors in Ascension Parish said Friday. Two of the defendants who pleaded guilty this week, David Gonday and Heather Firmin, received sentences of 15 and 6 years respectively, prosecutors with the 23rd Judicial District said in a statement.

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  3. Attorneys argue if post-Miranda warning statements can be used at St. James child murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | The Advocate

    John D. Celestine, left, is expected to head to trial Oct. 15, 2018, in the slaying of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey, right. She disappeared July 1, 2014, and was later killed.

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  4. Second judge in St. James Parish malfeasance case steps aside amid claims of bias from prosecutorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | The Advocate

    For a second time in about a month, a state judge facing accusations of bias has recused him or herself from the corruption case against Blaise Gravois, the No. 2 administrator in St. James Parish government.

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  5. $9 billion Formosa chemical plant to be main topic at upcoming St. James planning commissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | The Advocate

    The St. James Parish Planning Commission will consider Wednesday night whether to approve a $9.4 billion plant proposed by Taiwanese chemical giant Formosa Petrochemical Corp. The 2,319 acres of cane fields in northwestern St. James near the Welcome community and other chemical facilities just downriver from the Sunshine Bridge are already slated for industrial use. But, under the parish's land use plan, the commission still must weigh in on major industrial facilities before a building permit can be issued.

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  6. State: Proposed salt dome caverns exceed safety standards, too far...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 | The Advocate

    Nearly six years after the catastrophic failure of a salt mine caused the Bayou Corne sinkhole, a company is planning two new massive mines in the same underground deposit in Assumption Parish. The recently approved permit is the first for the Napoleonville Salt Dome since the Louisiana Office of Conservation halted new mining in the area and adopted safety regulations in reaction to the sinkhole disaster that attracted worldwide headlines, state officials said.

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  7. St. James officials say now may be the time to build a 6-8 bed juvenile facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | The Advocate

    The entrance gate at the long closed St. James Youth Center remained that way, as seen in late 2017, after successive attempts to sell the public facility at public bid have not garnered any takers. St. James Parish officials may have a winning offer from a group seeking to turn the former juvenile complex near Donaldsonville into a men's home.

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  8. Gonzales tank company owner makes apparent top bid for St. James...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | The Advocate

    The entrance gate at the long closed St. James Youth Center remained that way, as seen in late 2017, after successive attempts to sell the public facility at public bid have not garnered any takers. St. James Parish officials may have a winning offer from a group seeking to burn the former juvenile complex near Donaldsonville into a men's home.

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  9. As Shell preserves Louisiana slave burial ground, question persists: Where are the rest?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | The Advocate

    In this image taken from video, burial grounds for slaves are located in the wooded area in New Orleans, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The Shell Oil Company has spruced up, marked and blocked off tracts of its land in the Convent community west of New Orleans where archaeologists confirmed the presence of slave burial grounds in 2013.

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  10. St. James officials accept immunity deals for testimony in parish president's prosecutionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | The Advocate

    Gramercy Mayor Steve Nosacka and Jody Chenier, the retired longtime No. 2 official in St. James Parish government, accepted immunity deals in exchange for their testimony in the ongoing malfeasance in office prosecutions against the parish president and his right-hand man.

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  11. Bill before Louisiana legislature aims to preserve, protect slave burial sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2018 | The Advocate

    Gravesites in the Chamberlain cemetery show the result of neglect and ravages of time. West Baton Rouge Parish resident Debbie Martin has begun an ambitious effort to restore and clean up the multitude of black cemeteries throughout the parish that have been forgotten for decades.

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  12. Judge removes DA from malfeasance case against St. James Parish presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | The Advocate

    A state district judge has ordered that 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky Babin's office must step down from a more than year-old malfeasance in office prosecution against St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel. Roussel's defense attorneys ticked off a litany instances they saw as posing conflicts, claiming Babin and some of his assistant district attorneys were "immersed" in the facts of the case to the point they could be called as witnesses at trial and alleging some prosecutors bullied witnesses.

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  13. St. James School Board agrees to fight Port of South Louisiana from...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | The Advocate

    The St. James Parish School Board delivered a forceful rejection Tuesday of the Port of South Louisiana's push to develop a 1,700-acre industrial site in rural Vacherie as board members, the area's high school principal and football coach, the sheriff, parish president and others spoke out against the plan. The port officials have said they will file a lawsuit soon to have a judge declare the port and its land not bound by the parish's land use plan, which designated the Mississippi River site for residential uses amid a protracted, nearly decade-long political and legal fight against a tank farm once proposed for the same land.

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  14. With prosecutorial misconduct finding upheld, defense attorney pursue grand jury testimonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | The Advocate

    Defense attorneys for indicted St. James Parish operations director Blaise Gravois want to probe the depth of possible prosecutorial misconduct in a malfeasance investigation against their client after the Louisiana Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling that some misconduct did occur but not enough to throw out the case. Gravois' attorneys are now pressing for transcripts and other secret grand jury information to see what prosecutors told the jurors about the parish's dealings with Millennium Galvanizing and a parish-built gas line, court papers say.

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  15. Dozens gather to remember 'lessons of the past' at Louisiana slave cemetery memorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2018 | The Advocate

    Baton Rouge's Saundra McGuire, right, places a rose of remembrance next to a wreath at the marker for the Monroe Plantation Cemetery, after a commemorative program honoring the lives of the enslaved people buried there and at the nearby Bruslie Plantation Cemetery, both on property of the Shell Convent Refinery, Saturday, March 24, 2018. Georgia Cochran, of Jackson, Miss., is at left, posing for a photo next to the marker.

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  16. Photos: Ceremony honors those buried at Bruslie and Monroe Plantation ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2018 | The Advocate

    A ceremony was held at the site of the former Tezcuco Plantation, now Shell Convent Refinery property, Saturday, March 24, 2018, honoring the over 1,000 enslaved people and plantation workers believed to be buried at the nearby Monroe Plantation Cemetery and Bruslie Plantation Cemetery, both of which are also on Shell property. The two burial sites in Ascension parish were discovered five years ago, and Shell has been working with the River Road African American Museum to mark and preserve the two cemeteries and allow descendants onto the property to pay their respects.

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  17. Slave cemetery dedication Saturday at Shell refinery in Ascension drawing national media interestRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | The Advocate

    Protective bollards and a bench for reflection mark the approximately one-acre Bruslie Plantation Cemetery, center and left, in Ascension Parish between La. 44 and La.

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  18. CourthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS shot on 5-25-08. 00012385a. The Ascension Parish Council meets once a month inside the historic Ascension Parish Courthouse, pictured here, in Donaldsonville and once a month in Gonzales.

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  19. St. James Parish mom, nonprofit leader look for 'clarion call for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | The Advocate

    La'Quesha Scott, left, the mother of one of the teens injured at the Christmas Eve bonfire fight, and her minister, Rev. Raymond Brown, right, talks about the situation, how her son is doing and how she and the minister would like to organize a black and white community event Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018, in Convent, La.

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  20. St. James sheriff closer to arrests in levee bonfire fight; says evidence lacking of racial motiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 | The Advocate

    The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the alleged beating of Shannon Dumas Jr., 17, pictured, and another youth at the Christmas Eve bonfire celebration in Gramercy. Dumas' family members say he was beaten up in a racially motivated incident.

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