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  1. Tangipahoa council member says marshala s salary is a insaneaRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Advocate

    The Seventh Ward Court marshal's annual income could reach $200,000 this year, Tangipahoa Parish Councilman Nicky Muscarello said, calling it an "insane" amount. Muscarello on Monday asked the Parish Council to reduce the parish government's share of the marshal's salary to "the minimum allowed by Louisiana law."

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  2. Tangipahoa Sheriffa s Office uncertain where homicide occurred; unclear who will lead investigationRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Advocate

    Investigators on Tuesday released new details in the homicide investigation of a Hammond woman whose "charred remains" were found in her burning 2008 Ford Taurus in New Orleans last month. Kimberly Bowman, 33, was last seen Oct. 19 leaving her Wardline Road home in Hammond, headed to the grocery store, according to a Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office in a news release.

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  3. Hammond considering road-for-debt swap with DOTDRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | The Advocate

    City officials are considering a swap with the state, taking on maintenance responsibility for two state roads in exchange for relief of a debt to the state. An ordinance introduced to the City Council on Monday would authorize the mayor to enter into an agreement with the state Department of Transportation and Development to wipe out the $450,000 the city owes to the state for an infrastructure project.

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  4. Police: Dead woman found in New Orleans shot in Tangipahoa ParishRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | The Advocate

    New Orleans Police on Monday said the 32-year-old woman found shot inside a burning car on Desire Parkway late last month was shot in Tangipahoa Parish, and are transferring the investigation to that parish's sheriff's office. A coroner determined that Kimberly Bowman died from a gunshot before officers found her in the burning car, police said in a statement.

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  5. Delayed revocation hearing raises questions in Tangipahoa electionRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Advocate

    Neither the state nor former Tangipahoa Parish School Board member Eric Dangerfield could say what effect a revocation of his probation would have if he wins election Tuesday to the seat he vacated in July. Dangerfield received a four-year suspended prison sentence and six months' probation after pleading guilty in May to six counts of theft and two counts of tax evasion, all misdemeanors, in a Medicaid fraud case tied to his and his wife's personal care business in Hammond.

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  6. Mooyah eyes second Baton Rouge locationRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Advocate

    The local franchisees for Mooyah Burgers Fries & Shakes plan to open a second Baton Rouge-area restaurant that they hope to open at the end of summer. Chuck Kerr, who owns the local rights for the burger franchise with his wife, Denise, said he's looking at a number of locations around Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish for the restaurant.

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  7. Fire marshal: Thefts of brass fire sprinklers on the riseRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Chief Butch Browning, of the State Fire Marshal's Office, speaks during a press conference on Thursday after his office launched an investigation into the theft of brass connections that have been stolen from the Ochsner Medical Center, a mall theatre and a department in store in Kenner. The devices allow fire departments to pump much-needed water into burning buildings and ensure that fire pumps are operating properly.

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  8. Six candidates seek to fill two open seats on 21st Judicial District CourtRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2014 | The Advocate

    The only two open seats on the 21st Judicial District Court have each drawn three candidates for the Nov. 4 primary election, while seven incumbents were re-elected without opposition. The court, which covers Livingston, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes, has six general jurisdiction divisions that hear both civil and criminal cases, one juvenile court division and two recently formed family court divisions.

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  9. Dangerfielda s revocation hearing postponed until after electionRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | The Advocate

    A probation revocation hearing for former Tangipahoa Parish School Board member Eric Dangerfield, who is seeking election to his former seat, was continued at the state's request Friday until after the Nov. 4 primary election. Dangerfield and his wife, Cassandra, each received suspended sentences in May after pleading guilty in a Medicaid fraud case tied to their personal care business, 1st Thessalonians Community Programs in Hammond.

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  10. Jury convicts man of theft, crashing into police cruiserRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | The Advocate

    It took less than an hour for a jury to deliver a guilty verdict for a man who stole a former police officer's insignia and crashed into a cruiser while trying to escape, said 21st Judicial Circuit Court District Attorney Scott Perrilloux. Maurice Anderson, 45, of Milley Lane in Hammond, was found guilty Wednesday before Judge Bruce Bennett in the Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse.

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  11. Hammond moves closer to privately-run OMV officeRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | The Advocate

    Following a lengthy discussion, the City Council Tuesday gave its unanimous approval for the city to enter into an agreement with the state Office of Motor Vehicles to create a privately-run office that would offer similar services as the state closes the public office. The resolution calls for the city to enter into a third-party agreement with Auto Titles LLC, a business owned and managed by Barbara Tallo Farkas.

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  12. Tangipahoa Parish Council mulling over 2015 budget proposalRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Advocate

    The Tangipahoa Parish Council on Tuesday introduced and set for public hearing the proposed 2015 operating budget, which calls for spending $51 million. The proposed budget, as submitted by Parish President Gordon Burgess, anticipates an increase in revenues over this year of about $3.2 million for the new fiscal year, which begins on Jan. 1. The budget anticipates that expenditures will also increase by a similar amount.

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  13. Hammond man sentenced to 11 years in attempted murder, robberyRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | The Advocate

    A Hammond man was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder, armed robbery and other offenses. Prosecutors said that in February, Jarred Dotey , 21, of 46037 Rufus Bankston Road, entered a home on Happywoods Road in Hammond, wielding a pistol and demanding money from a couple who lived there.

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  14. Arts Calendar for Oct. 12, 2014Read the original story

    Oct 11, 2014 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by Southeastern Louisiana University -- Southeastern Louisiana University's faculty band, Impaired Faculties, will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond. a- Louisiana's Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, will open the exhibit "The Social History of Stationery," with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. The show runs through Dec. 20. a- Two events are scheduled this week in the LSU School of Music: the LSU Wind Ensemble concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive, Baton Rouge, $20, general admission; $15, seniors, LSU faculty and staff; $10, students.

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    Oct 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    The City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Mayson Foster to enter into an agreement between the city and a private auto title service that, pending final approval from the state, would transfer the processing of driver's licenses and vehicle tags and titles to the private service. Auto Title Services, LLC, operated by Barbara Tallo Farkas, would become the "public tag agent" once the agreement between the city and state is finalized.

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  16. Former Hammond councilman, 76, booked in car incidentRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    Hammond Police Chief Roddy Devall said former city councilman Willie Grant Jackson is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and did not remember the incident when Devall visited him in the city jail to ask what happened. The 76-year-old Jackson had crashed his car in a ditch in front of his home after returning from an outing Monday and was getting in the vehicle to drive again Tuesday morning when his wife tried to stop him, Devall said.

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  17. New Horizons working to dig out of fiscal holeRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    Though saddled with tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes, new management at a Hammond-based non-profit is helping the organization claw back toward the black. Founded in 1976, New Horizons Youth Service Bureau provides counseling to children struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bullying, abuse and other problems.

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  18. Ponchatoula man booked as fugitive in alleged sexual battery incidentRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    A man accused in a sexual battery in a Hammond parking lot Sunday has been arrested, the Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office said. Investigators identified 31-year-old Brandon Scott Hudson of Ponchatoula as a suspect.

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    Oct 4, 2014 | The Advocate

    The LSU AgCenter will offer an agritourism workshop from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Hammond Research Station six miles east of Hammond at 21549 Old Covington Highway, which is La. 1067.

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  20. Arts Calendar for Oct. 5, 2014Read the original story

    Oct 4, 2014 | The Advocate

    More than 1,000 posters will be available with most prices ranging between $7 and $9. For more information, call 578-5124.

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