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  1. Train speeds increasing through New Roads as improvements are being made to crossings and tracksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | The Advocate

    The City Council Tuesday night unanimously entered into an agreement with the state and a railroad company for nearly $3 million worth of upgrades to railroad crossings in the city. But the upgrades have been a bit controversial because their announcement coincided with Kansas City Southern Railway's recent decision to double the rate of speed its trains travel through New Roads.


  2. Smiley: The war against sidewalk drinkersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | The Advocate

    The news about Baton Rouge police launching an attack on the city's latest crime wave - people walking down Third Street with drinks in plastic cups - reminds me of an event years ago that illustrates how prevalent the practice is in other Louisiana communities: I was in Destin, Florida, having grouper sandwiches at a beachfront bar with some folks from New Roads, a renowned party city. As we paid our tabs and got up to leave, a youthful employee of the bar met us at the door and said, "You folks are from Louisiana, aren't you?" Since we weren't wearing LSU or Saints gear, or crawfish-themed T-shirts, we were surprised.


  3. On the area arts and cultural sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | The Advocate

    The new exhibit, "A Pilot's Life for Me," is showing at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge. Admission is free.


  4. Pointe Coupee Parish juror worries over railroad's plans to double...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | The Advocate

    Pointe Coupee Parish Juror Cornell Dukes Tuesday night reiterated his concerns to fellow jurors over a railroad company's recent decision to double the rate of speed its trains will travel through New Roads. Dukes is hoping he can persuade The Kansas City Southern Railway Co.


  5. Increased speed limit for trains in New Roads worries police juror, but city leaders see benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2017 | The Advocate

    A railroad company's recent announcement that it's doubling the rate of speed their trains travel through New Roads is getting polarizing reactions from elected officials. Pointe Coupee Parish Police Juror Cornell said Dukes hopes to convince parish leaders to back him in an effort to get The Kansas City Southern Railway Company to reconsider upping its trains' speed from 25 mph to 49 mph between Major Parkway and Woodman Road in New Roads.


  6. Treasures of Pointe Coupee features artwork, treasure hunts, performances and demonstrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | The Advocate

    The Treasures of Pointe Coupee exhibit continues Sunday, June 4, and resumes Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. The show features original two- and three-dimensional artwork by regional artists and other events in conjunction with the show.


  7. Shooting victim identified after 29 years as discharged Marine from New RoadsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | The Advocate

    Bennett Louis, a New Roads native, was identified as a shooting victim a decades after his skeletal remains were discovered in Beltsville, Maryland . Bennett Louis, a New Roads native, was identified as a shooting victim a decades after his skeletal remains were discovered in Beltsville, Maryland .


  8. Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury agrees to more drawdowns of ailing False RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | The Advocate

    A freshwater mussel exposed by a drawdown of False River sits atop cracked drying, compacting mud on Nov. 10, 2016. Andrea Lafosse, a tech supervisor with La.


  9. Grand Isle Speckled Trout Rodeo kicks off busy 'summer' coastal fishing seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2017 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by JOE MACALUSO A fire extinguisher, at left, and signaling devices like an air horn, signal flares and a simple whistle are items needed to fulfill safe-boating regulations in Louisiana waters. Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries joined in National Safe Boating Week that began Saturday, and LDWF Boating Safety Division personnel urge boaters to check their safety equipment.


  10. State highway officials look to 'J-turns' to address dangerous stretch of highway in LivoniaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | The Advocate

    A car makes a left turn, past the orange cones that mark where the guardrail is missing, from U.S. 190 west to Isabel Lane. Problem spot along U.S. 190 where Livonia town officials have been begging the state to install a turn lane where 190 intersects with Isabel Lane Tuesday Oct. 18, 2016.


  11. Pointe Coupee Police Jury squabbles - yet again - over new home rule...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | The Advocate

    A recent Attorney General's opinion regarding Pointe Coupee Parish's new home rule charter was at the heart of a debate Tuesday night that sparked name-calling and squabbling among members of the Police Jury. Juror Kurt Jarreau was called "petty" by Juror Justin Cox as emotions sizzled over Jarreau's request that the jury ask the state's Attorney General's Office for clarity on its April 17 opinion which he said contains erroneous information.


  12. Appeals court ruling supporting money laundering acquittal of New Roads man reversedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | The Advocate

    The case of a New Roads businessman convicted of money laundering by a unanimous jury in 2013, then acquitted five months later by the trial judge, is headed back to a state appeals court courtesy of Louisiana's highest court. A divided 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in 2015 affirmed state District Judge James Best's 2014 overturning of the Pointe Coupee Parish jury verdict against Martin Lemoine.


  13. Smiley: Recalling those flying cowboysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | The Advocate

    "It's hard to imagine a pleasant airplane trip these days," says Mary Pramuk, of Baton Rouge, "but I had an unusual one a "On a trip from Houston to Dallas, I observed several very tall men in very large what I call 'Texas Stetson' hats. "Just before take-off, two flight attendants were running up and down the aisle trying to find some space in overhead bins for the big hats.


  14. Smiley: One sweet salvage operationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | The Advocate

    My nostalgia item about the soda fountain at Dayton Drug Store in north Baton Rouge brought back to Cleona Dunlap Parisi "a memory of my father's drug store on Scenic Highway, Dunlap's Drug Store. "When a fierce hurricane was heading to Baton Rouge in early September, 1947, Daddy brought the family to the store for secure shelter.


  15. Hop to it: Spring carnival supports Louisiana Veterans FoundationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | The Advocate

    Five-year-old Hunter DuPont attempts to snag a fish to reveal his prize during a fishing game at The Big Hop on Friday at the West Feliciana Sports Park. Dewey Dukes, of New Roads, looks on as his grandson, 5-year-old Amari Hills, of New Roads, shoots hoops in hopes to win a prize on Friday during The Big Hop at the West Feliciana Sports Park.


  16. New Roads mayor envisions new business corridor as a walkable...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | The Advocate

    City leaders are using the opening of a name-brand chain hotel as the perfect opportunity to generate new revenue for economic development in one of New Roads' burgeoning business corridors. On Tuesday, the City Council approved an ordinance creating the City of New Roads Memorial Boulevard Economic Development District, a measure that also locks in place a local hotel occupancy rate tax for anyone who rents a room within the district's boundaries.


  17. First bill aimed at increasing spending for Louisiana roads, bridges set for hearing TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | The Advocate

    After months of hearings, forums and motorists complaints, the push to increase state spending for roads and bridges is set to get its first legislative hearing Tuesday. The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to hear a bill that would boost the state sales tax by half a cent, with the proceeds to be used for transportation.


  18. Lost recipe: Don't get all shook up, we found Elvis' favorite coconut cake recipe for readerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | The Advocate

    Rosemary "Aunt Bee" Wofford tells us she lost lots of great recipes in the flood, but this one for coconut cake - said to have been a favorite of Elvis Presley - was one of her favorites, too. The original recipe had no icing and only called for piling coconut between the layers .


  19. New Roads launches crackdown on juvenile crime in response to citizen complaintsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | The Advocate

    The City Council has decided to allocate $60,000 to try to address a recent outbreak of petty thefts and other crimes by local teens. Details on exactly how the money will be spent are still vague, but the initial idea from city leaders is to use it to pay the cost of housing teenage criminals at youth detention centers elsewhere.


  20. Two gas tax hikes in the works, and one would require voter approvalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | The Advocate

    Two bills are in the works that would increase state aid for road and bridges by about $500 million per year, lawmakers said Wednesday. State Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, said he is preparing one of the measures, and it would require voter approval if it clears the Legislature.


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