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  1. Detectives arrest 8 during search of home believed to be used to make methRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    An investigation that spanned several months resulted in the arrests of eight people on drug and child cruelty charges, according to officials. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office reported narcotics investigators obtained a search warrant on July 11 for a home on Addison Road in Independence where they believed meth was being processed.

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  2. Port Allen traffic stop leads to four arrests on suspected drug traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 6 | The Advocate

    ... dosage units of Xanax and nine pounds of high-grade marijuana, Lee said. The driver, Jacob Guidry, 20, of Independence, was booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail for improper lane usage, possession with intent to distribute Schedule I drugs ...

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  3. Patriots in the Park' celebration draws politiciansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 6 | Concordia Sentinel

    ... the freedom that Americans enjoy because of the sacrifices made by our forefathers. This day was a prelude to Independence Day on the Fourth of July." Monroe City Councilman Michael Echols welcomed the group and gave a brief history of the American ...

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  4. Auschwitz Memorial condemns Clay Higgins over video from concentration camp: 'It's not a stage'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 4 | The Advocate

    ... the world." Higgins shared the video on one of his two Facebook pages, calling it "a stark reminder about the Independence we celebrate on July 4." The Louisiana congressman recently came under fire for controversial comments he made in a Facebook ...

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  5. US marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... contest on Coney Island on July Fourth. In Washington, President Donald Trump is observing his first Independence Day in office by hosting a White House picnic for military families, followed by a fireworks viewing event for military families and ...

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  6. News roundup: Freight train carrying oil to Louisiana derails a GE, ...Read the original story

    Monday Jul 3 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    ... might be useful to reflect on why the nation was founded. A good place to start a reading of the Declaration of Independence-the document for which the principles for our government and identities as Americans are based. Written in 1776, the Thomas ...

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  7. Orleans grand jury indicts man on rape, purse snatching on Chartres StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 3 | NOLA.com

    A Tangipahoa Parish man has been indicted on charges of first-degree rape and purse snatching of a New Orleans woman who said she was sexually assaulted in April after leaving a bar in Faubourg Marigny. James Young, a 29-year-old from Independence, faces a mandatory life sentence if found guilty of the charges handed up June 29 by an Orleans Parish grand jury.

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  8. 18 Fourth of July weekend celebrations planned for the North Shore and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | NOLA.com

    How many ways can you celebrate the Fourth of July in 2017? If you live on or near the North Shore , you'll have 18 opportunities to show your patriotic spirit - not to mention enjoy some fabulous fireworks displays and exciting entertainment. Here is what's in store for the North Shore and beyond, starting Friday and building up to a bevy of bashes planned for July 4. The fourth annual Sparks in the Park celebration of America's Day of Independence will begin at 7 p.m. in Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive in downtown Covington .

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  9. Independence woman dies as result of shooting; victim's boyfriend arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 27 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A woman is dead and her boyfriend is now behind bars after a reported shooting, says the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Just before 11 a.m. on Tuessday, June 27, deputies were called out to a medical emergency on Selders Ln. in Independence.

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  10. Woman killed in shooting in Livingston Parish; boyfriend booked on obstruction countRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 27 | The Advocate

    An Independence woman was shot and killed Tuesday morning and her boyfriend has been booked on an obstruction of justice count, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to 36387 Selders Lane, which is north of Albany but has an Independence address, just before 11 a.m. Rheams was on the front porch when deputies arrived, "suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower back," Sheriff Jason Ard said in the news release.

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  11. Girl's body found in Tangipahoa RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 27 | NOLA.com

    The body of a girl believed to be the 9-year-old swept into the Tangipahoa River near Independence was recovered Tuesday morning , Tangipahoa Parish authorities said. The body, believed to be that of Gabrielle McCoy, a Roseland girl who went missing in the water on Sunday afternoon while swimming with a friend, was recovered around 7 a.m., approximately two miles south of the Louisiana 40 bridge near the Serenity Sands Camp Ground, where she had been playing in the water during a family trip.

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  12. Body found in Tangipahoa River on Tuesday morning believed to be missing 9-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 27 | The Advocate

    ... McCoy had been playing in the water with another little girl, who was rescued, in the Serenity Sands area near Independence on Sunday. Recent rains have made the river especially high, with unusually strong currents, parish president Robby Miller ...

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  13. Search continues for 9-year-old girl in Tangipahoa River: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 26 | NOLA.com

    ... into the current Sunday. ( Efforts to find a 9-year-old girl reported missing in the Tangipahoa River near an Independence beach continued Monday (June 26), WDSU reported . The girl, who WDSU identified as Gabrielle McCoy of Roseland, was reported ...

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  14. Search continues for missing 9-year-old girl in the Tangipahoa RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 26 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Authorities resumed the search for a missing 9-year-old girl in the Tangipahoa River after she and a friend were playing in the water Sunday afternoon. The search is centered in at the Serenity Sands area near Independence, where police said the girls were playing when a strong current swept them away.

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  15. Police: Authorities searching for missing child on Tangipahoa RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 25 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Police and fire fighters are searching for a child who went missing, Sunday, on the Tangipahoa River. Crews were called to the scene, near Serenity Sands Park on Highway 40 just east of the Town of Independence, around 1:30 p.m. Police say that the missing child has been identified as a nine-year-old girl from Roseland, LA.

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  16. Search underway for 9-year-old girl missing in Tangipahoa River: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A map showing the location of the Serenity Sands area in Independence, where authorities say a nine-year-old girl went missing in the Tangipaho River on Sunday afternoon, June 25, 2017. A map showing the location of the Serenity Sands area in Independence, where authorities say a nine-year-old girl went missing in the Tangipaho River on Sunday afternoon, June 25, 2017.

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  17. Authorities search for 9-year-old girl who was playing on river in TangipahoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 25 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Wildlife & Fisheries, and the local fire department in Independence are actively searching for the child.

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  18. Louisiana police ID man as victim in fatal motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Times-Picayune reports Loranger resident 32-year-old Geza Ray Kovach Jr. was killed early Saturday morning after a tire on his 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle "failed." State police say the motorcycle was traveling north on Interstate 55 near Independence and that two other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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  19. Father of 3 identified as motorcyclist killed in crash outside HammondRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Authorities identified Geza Ray Kovach Jr., 32, of Loranger, as the man killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 55 near Independence early Saturday morning, June 17, 2017. on Interstate 55 outside Hammond has been identified as 32-year-old Geza Ray Kovach Jr. of Loranger, according to Louisiana State Police .

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  20. Motorcycle tire blowout leads to deadly North Shore crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A motorcyclist was killed early Saturday morning on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish near Independence after authorities say one of tires failed, causing him to crash, according to a State Police report. The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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