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  1. Recount confirms 4-vote win for St. James Parish School Board memberRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Advocate

    From left, seated, Precinct 1-65 comissioner-in-charge Jeri Bandaries and commissioners Denisa Joshua and Darlene Alex check identifications and eligibility for voters on the precinct register at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet Elementary School, which also hosted Precinct 1-39, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 on election day in Baton Rouge. From left, seated, Precinct 1-65 comissioner-in-charge Jeri Bandaries and commissioners Denisa Joshua and Darlene Alex check identifications and eligibility for voters on the precinct register at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet Elementary School, which also hosted Precinct 1-39, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 on election day in Baton Rouge.

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  2. After new trial, Convent man convicted in 2013 slaying again, faces up to 40 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | The Advocate

    For a second time in three years, a St. James Parish man has been convicted in a 2013 stabbing outside a River Road bar and now faces up to 40 years in state prison, prosecutors said Friday. Kyriene Vallery, 27, of Convent was found guilty of manslaughter on a 10-2 vote Thursday after a 12-person jury had declined to convict him of a second-degree murder following a four-day trial before Judge Tess Stromberg.

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  3. Sunshine Bridge closing prompts Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office to add booking site on east bankRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | The Advocate

    The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is now using its substation and 911 Center that opened last fall on Airline Highway in Gonzales as a booking site for people arrested on the east bank of the parish. Shown here is the squad room, left, behind glass, and the substation's work stations.

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  4. Sunshine Bridge collision sparks creative Halloween costume for Donaldsonville residentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | The Advocate

    The hot, new Halloween costume this year is the dynamic duo of the Sunshine Bridge and a barge crane, at least for one Donaldsonville nursing student. CONVENT - Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday the Sunshine Bridge over the Mississippi River won't reopen this year following an "act of negl Ashley Gautreau, a Baton Rouge nursing student living in Donaldsonville, dressed up as the bridge and crane for Halloween.

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  5. Formosa's $9.4 billion chemical complex gets key land use backingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | The Advocate

    The $9.4 billion Formosa chemical complex proposed on the west bank of St. James Parish cleared a key hurdle Tuesday night as the parish Planning Commission backed the Taiwanese project promising hundreds of millions in tax revenue and thousands of jobs. Announced in April by Gov. John Bel Edwards, the huge facility is proposed for 2,400 acres of cane field and swamp on land already earmarked for industry.

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  6. Seven booked on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge between Thursday, SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 20 | The Advocate

    Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between noon Thursday and noon Saturday, booking records show. Quinnez Anderson, 31, 8150 Hargis St., Convent, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, and suspended or revoked driver's license.

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  7. Lawsuit filed over Sunshine Bridge crash, closure faces 'uphill battle' thanks to centuries-old ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | The Advocate

    The Sunshine Bridge, which will be closed for months because of a crane barge collision with the bridge, as seen from the east side Thursday Oct. 18, 2018, in St. James Parish, La. The Sunshine Bridge, which will be closed for months because of a crane barge collision with the bridge, as seen from the east side Thursday Oct. 18, 2018, in St. James Parish, La.

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  8. St. James man accused in 2014 slaying of fiancee's 12-year-old daughter pleas guilty, gets lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 | The Advocate

    John D. Celestine Jr., left, pleaded guilty Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in the slaying of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey, right. He was expected to head to trial Monday.

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

    Sep 19, 2018 | 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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  10. Four accept pleas, three sentenced in kidnapping, severe beating that ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 | 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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  11. Attorneys argue if post-Miranda warning statements can be used at St. James child murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | 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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  12. 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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  13. $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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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