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  1. Tangipahoa sheriff sued over prisoner's beating deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | NOLA.com

    A Louisiana sheriff and a jail warden failed to protect a prisoner from being beaten to death by a dozen other inmates last year in an attack that an eyewitness compared to a "shark feeding frenzy," a federal lawsuit claims. Relatives of the slain 40-year-old prisoner, Tommy Joe Smith, sued Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards and the warden, Stuart Murphy, on Tuesday.

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  2. Parents face desertion, drug charges after 3-year-old boy's disappearance: LPSORead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Parents of a 3-year-old boy found wandering a mile from his Independence home Friday afternoon have been arrested on charges of child desertion, as well as drug-related charges, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said Friday night. Shane Baker, 40, and Sylvia Baker, 37, were booked into the Livingston Parish jail and their son placed into state custody after the boy went missing for nearly five hours.

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  3. Trucker killed in Mobile accident ID'd as Independence man: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | NOLA.com

    All lanes on Interstate 65 at Airport Road in Mobile were closed after an overhead signage structure on the interstate collapsed onto the roadway on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. A Louisiana man was killed in the accident.

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  4. Inmate accused in jail death pleads guilty to gun theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A Ponchatoula man accused in the death of a fellow inmate in Tangipahoa Parish pleaded guilty this week to the theft of 25 handguns from a Tickfaw business, acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans said Friday . Antwon Seymore, 19, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of theft of firearms from a premises owned by a federally-licensed firearms dealer and aiding and abetting, Evans' office said.

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  5. Arc of St. Charles' summer camp gets teens ready for workforceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The Arc of St. Charles recently hosted its second annual Upstart Camp to give teens with disabilities an opportunity to explore their career interests. It couldn't have gone better.

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  6. Fugitive sex offender tracked down in Tangipahoa, authorities sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Joseph Frank Bedford, 42, was arrested Thursday for failure to register as a sex offender, according to a report from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Joseph Frank Bedford, 42, was arrested Thursday for failure to register as a sex offender, according to a report from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Joseph Frank Bedford, 42, was arrested Thursday for failure to register as a sex offender, according to a report from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. Bedford, who lives on Cason Road in Independence "had been on the run from Sheriff's Investigators since November 2016," according to the report.

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  7. Hammond man dies when car crashes into bulldozerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A 24-year-old Hammond man died Thursday when the vehicle in which he was riding ran off Interstate 55 and crashed into a bulldozer on the median. Tyler Wayne Tullos was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident near the intersection of I-55 and Interstate 12, Louisiana State Police reported.

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

    Jun 27, 2017 | 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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  9. 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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