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  1. Newest Louisiana Supreme Court member takes oath of officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 3 | The Advocate

    Republican Jimmy Genovese, formerly an appeals court judge, was sworn in Tuesday to the seven-member high court at a ceremony in his hometown of Opelousas. He'll represent Louisiana's 3rd District, covering the Lafayette and Lake Charles areas.

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  2. 3rd Congressional District race pitting Scott Angelle against Clay Higgins seen as tossupRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2016 | The Advocate

    Candidate information is posted near the entrance to the early-voting area Monday, November 28, 2016, at the Lafayette Parish Government Building in Lafayette, La. Early voting for the Dec. 10 runoff elections began Saturday and will continue through Saturday, Dec. 3. John Kennedy and Foster Campbell are the two candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat while Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins are in a runoff in Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District.

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  3. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Music and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2016 | The Advocate

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Music and Performing Arts will present State of LA Danse at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 17-19, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium in Angelle Hall on campus. The production, directed by Kenneth L. Jenkins, will premiere a range of dances, both ballet and modern dance, which are varied innovative in their approach.

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  4. Books: Events for week of Nov. 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2016 | The Advocate

    BOOK CLUB: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., EBR Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. The Eden Park Book Club holds its monthly book discussion.

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  5. Former wife files child support lawsuits against 3rd Congressional District candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | The Advocate

    One of congressional candidate Clay Higgins' former wives has filed a lawsuit seeking almost $100,000 in back child support. Known internationally as the Cajun John Wayne for his pugnacious Crime Stopper reports on television as a St. Landry Parish deputy, Higgins faces Public Service Commission Chairman Scott Angelle, of Breaux Bridge, in the Dec. 10 runoff that will decide who will represent Acadiana in Congress.

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  6. Three men arrested following shootout near Maringouin elementary school ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | The Advocate

    The three men Pointe Coupee Parish authorities were looking for overnight in connection with a double shooting near an elementary school in Maringouin were arrested and booked in the parish jail Friday. Capt.

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  7. Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins are in the runoff for Acadiana's congressional seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- Clay Higgins, a reserve deputy for the Lafayette City Marshal's Office and former captain with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, announces his run for Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District seat Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lafayette, La. ORG XMIT: BAT1605182017022687 Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- Clay Higgins, a reserve deputy for the Lafayette City Marshal's Office and former captain with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, announces his run for Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District seat Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lafayette, La.

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  8. Is justice blind to campaign contributions for judges?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | The Advocate

    State District Judge Marilyn Castle of Lafayette and 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jimmy Genovese of Opelousas, both candidates for the Louisiana Supreme Court District 3 seat, participate in a debate sponsored by the Acadiana Press Club and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Monday, September 26, 2016, at Burke-Hawthorne Hall on the UL-Lafayette campus in Lafayette, La.

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  9. Smiley: Come in outta that rainRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | The Advocate

    "I was wondering if you could explain to me why it is necessary for meteorologists/reporters to stand in knee deep water with 60 mph winds to do a news report? Reminds me of the time I was at a dinner and found myself seated next to Mike Graham, weatherman at Baton Rouge's WAFB-TV. I asked Mike if he stood outside reporting on storms, and his answer was along the lines of "Why would I want to do that?" He said he assumed his viewers knew what a storm looked like, so it was his job to give them information, not get wet.

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  10. Fundraising effort begins to repair historic governor's home in OpelousasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- The old Governor's Mansion, located at the intersection of W. Grolee and N. Liberty Streets in Opelousas, is a total loss following an early-morning fire Thursday, July 14, 2016. Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

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  11. Opelousas mayor defends nearly $13,000 in overtime payments for shelter workRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2016 | The Advocate

    Mayor Reggie Tatum has collected just under $13,000 from the city for overtime hours he says he worked at a flood evacuee shelter located at the Opelousas Civic Center. Tatum, who is paid $75,000 a year as mayor, acknowledges turning in time sheets for 234 hours overtime during the 21 days that he spent working at the shelter beginning on August 13. The mayor said he did nothing improper in putting in claiming the overtime hours.

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  12. Plaisance's Zydeco Festival rolls into its 34th yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO - Geno Delafose becomes emotional as he talks about his late father, John Delafose, during the 33nd Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival 2015 in Plaisance. Geno will return with his band at the festival, which starts Saturday morning in Opelousas.

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  13. GMO or no? La. food companies preparing for federal labeling rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2016 | The Advocate

    The labels on packages of Savoie's popular Cajun food products like andouille, boudin and smoked meats are about to get more crowded. "If you sell a one-pound pack of sausage, there's only so many square inches on there that you have, and there's already a lot of requirements," said Freddie Lafleur, president and chief operating officer of Savoie's Sausage and Food Products in Opelousas.

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  14. Louisiana state Rep. Cameron Henry doing business with firm involved in federal probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, answers questions about his supplemental spending bill HB 69 Monday in the House Chamber during the last week of the second special legislative session,. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, answers questions about his supplemental spending bill HB 69 Monday in the House Chamber during the last week of the second special legislative session,.

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  15. Updates: More of I-12 now open in both directions; I-10 westbound...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | The Advocate

    Westbound motorists try to make it across flooded sections of I-12 near Denham Springs. On ramp from Range Ave is at lower left.

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  16. Major access roads to City of Central all flooded; residents scramble ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2016 | The Advocate

    From left, Kayne Rouyea watches as Betty Bellelo, center, is lifted in a chair by Beaugh Sweezy, Charles Shaffer and Carol Richard, after they evacuated her from the Country Roads subdivision off Central Thruway and Frenchtown Road, Sat., Aug. 13, 2016 during flooding near the confluence of the Comite and Amite Rivers. Flooding from the Comite River caused residents along Hooper Road and the surrounding areas to evacuate their homes in Central on Saturday.

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  17. Jefferson Parish sheriff not the only area official in business with offshore firm Harvey GulfRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, answers questions about his supplemental spending bill HB 69 Monday in the House Chamber during the last week of the second special legislative session,. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, answers questions about his supplemental spending bill HB 69 Monday in the House Chamber during the last week of the second special legislative session,.

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  18. Zachary educator appointed to Lane Board of CommissionersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | The Advocate

    The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has appointed Donna Kline to the Board of Commissioners at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. Kline will complete the remaining three years of departing board member Jason St. Romain's four-year term, a news release said.

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  19. Watching 'Big Brother': Slidell's Victor Arroyo 'battles back' into the competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2016 | The Advocate

    CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM CBS/MONTY BRINTON -- When they're not in the backyard competing in challenges, the 'Big Brother' houseguests, including Victor Arroyo, of Slidell, seem to spend a lot of time lounging in bed, pondering their game strategy. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM CBS/MONTY BRINTON -- Victor Arroyo, a gym manager from Slidell, said he'd be bringing all his workout gear, including supplements, wrist wraps, weight belt and headphones, with him into the 'Big Brother' house.

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  20. Smiley: Need a carpoon?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | The Advocate

    Frank H. Davis offers a modest proposal for those of us who are perfect drivers and get impatient with those who are less than perfect: "But a civilian harpoon model should be placed in the marketplace, to be used by vigilantes with exceptional driving skills, like you and me. "Envision this scenario: You're behind a bad driver stopped at a traffic light.

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