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  1. Community News, May 26, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Advocate

    Photo provided by MARIE ESTOPINAL -- Canary Islanders -- The Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana celebrated La Dia de la Cruz May 2 at the Bluebonnet Branch Library. In the Canary Islands, the people decorate crosses with flowers on the first Sunday in May in remembrance of the anguish of the Virgin Mary during the crucifixion of Jesus.

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  2. Smiley: The first remoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Advocate

    Wayne Weilbaecher, of Covington, says back in the '50s, when he was dating the young lady who became his wife, "her family was celebrating their new purchase - a TV set. "My best friend and I decided to go see what the fuss was all about, and hoped to get asked to dinner.

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  3. LSU softball coach Beth Torina: 'This team's goal isn't just to get...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Advocate

    LSU softball coach Beth Torina: 'This team's goal isn't just to get to College World Series...the goal is to win it' Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU relief pitcher Carley Hoover is hugged by catcher Kellsi Kloss after the final out in LSU's 10-5 win over Arizona in the NCAA Baton Rouge Super Regional Sunday in Tiger Park. The win gave LSU the Super Regional series and propels them into the Women's College World Series Thursday in Oklahoma City.

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  4. Continue reading a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Advocate

    A former Plaquemine police officer was arrested and booked into the Iberville Parish jail Wednesday on two counts of misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Chance Martinez, 18, was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old female when he was 17-years-old, a police release said Friday The release says the Plaquemine Police Department received the allegations on Tuesday, and after an initial investigation, turned the matter over to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department.

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  5. DNA confirms Iberville teacher is father of former studenta s child, sheriff saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Advocate

    DNA results confirmed Friday that an Iberville Parish teacher who already admitted to having sexual relationships with three of his students did father a child with one of the girls when she was 15 years old, Sheriff Brett Stassi said. Keavin Keith, 30, was arrested late Monday and booked into the Iberville Parish Jail on 30 counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student, two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and five counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile after one of the girls went to police and told investigators about a sexual relationship with the teacher, which produced a son.

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  6. Affidavit lists students' accounts in Iberville teacher sex case: Son ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Advocate

    Affidavit lists students' accounts in Iberville teacher sex case: Son conceived at age 15, oral sex in classroom, threats to hurt himself An Iberville Parish teacher who has admitted to police that he had sexual relationships with three students fathered a child with the first victim when she was 15 years old, according to the warrant issued for his arrest. The warrant also states that the teacher, Keavin Keith, and at least one other victim had engaged in oral sex in his classroom at Iberville's Math, Science and Arts Academy-West campus in Plaquemine.

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  7. Iberville teacher arrested, admitted having sex with students, sheriff saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Advocate

    Iberville Parish school officials said they were shocked Tuesday by the arrest of one of the district's top teachers on 37 counts related to inappropriate sexual relationships with three students. Keavin Keith, 30, was booked into the Iberville Parish Jail on Tuesday on 30 counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student, two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and five counts of felony carnal knowledge.

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  8. Iberville teen says teacher fathered her child, according to arrest warrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Advocate

    An Iberville Parish teacher who has admitted to police that he had sexual relationships with three students fathered a child with the first victim when she was 15 years old, according to the warrant issued for his arrest. The warrant also states that the teacher, Keavin Keith, and at least one other victim had engaged in oral sex in his classroom at Iberville's Math, Science and Arts Academy-West campus in Plaquemine.

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  9. Fifties Sense: Plaquemine couple relives happy days with 1950s-style dinerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Harold and Paula Guerin have turned a storage room into a '50s-style diner replete with a dining booth, jukebox, vintage Coke machine, pool table, popcorn machine and other decorations. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- The restored Coca-Cola machine serves up the soft drink in the small bottles that were popular in the 1950s.

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  10. soured Plaquemine Higha s graduation ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Advocate

    Plaquemine High School senior Mason Leonard walked across the stage to receive his diploma Friday night, but his family was not allowed in to witness the proud milestone in his young life. Nor could they capture the moment on video for Leonard's sick mother who they've been told has only months left to live.

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  11. Iberville files charter school funding lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | The Advocate

    The Iberville Parish School Board has asked a state district court judge to declare unconstitutional the allocation of state and dedicated local tax dollars to independently run charter schools. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, which the board had authorized last month, lawyers assert that $4 million from the state's school funding program has been unfairly diverted away from the school system to a recently opened charter school in Plaquemine and another charter in Baton Rouge.

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  12. Baton Rouge judge rules use of tax dollars to fund certain charter schools is properRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Attorney Mark Beebe for the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools enters the 19th JDC for a hearing where the case concerning charter school funding was thrown out by State District Judge Wilson Fields. Of the flow of state money to 33 BESE-authorized charter schools, seven of those schools are in EBR, six are in Orleans, three in Lafayette and two in Jefferson.

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  13. Two arrested, two others wanted in Saturday shooting injury in CrowleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The Advocate

    Two people have been arrested and two new suspects were announced Thursday in the April 25 shooting at the Kathy apartment complex. Gevin Louis Varise, 29, of Plaquemine, was arrested Thursday by Baton Rouge Police and awaits extradition to Acadia Parish on counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of attempted armed robbery, attempted aggravated burglary and felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.

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  14. Body of man who fell into Grand River last week recovered near the Bayou Sorrell locksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The Advocate

    The body of a 61-year-old Denham Springs man was recovered Thursday morning near the Bayou Sorrell locks in the Intracoastal Canal in Iberville Parish by state wildlife agents. Adam Einck, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman, said James L. Haley was visiting friends on a houseboat in Grand River when he fell into the water while trying to reach his boat.

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  15. Kenny Payne named interim police chief as Plaquemine officials mourn the death of Orian GulottaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | The Advocate

    The Board of Selectmen unanimously appointed Kenny Payne to serve as the interim police chief in the wake of police chief Orian Gulotta's death. Payne, who served as Gulotta's second in command since 2002, will lead the police department until the city holds a special election Oct. 24 to fill the position for the remainder of the term, which expires in 2016.

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  16. a dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | The Advocate

    Dow Chemical is breaking off a significant part of its chlorine operations - including those in Plaquemine - in a deal with Olin Corp. valued at $5 billion. Dow CEO and Chairman Andrew Liveris said in a statement that the Olin deal has helped the Midland, Michigan-based company exceed its target to divest $7 billion to $8.5 billion of non-strategic businesses and assets.

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  17. Dow Chemical to trim about 3 percent of global workforceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | The Advocate

    Dow Chemical, which has facilities in Louisiana, will cut about 3 percent of its global workforce as it prepares to break off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal announced earlier this year with Olin Corp. The company says the cuts will reduce its workforce by 1,500 to 1,750 positions over the next two years. Dow Chemical employed about 53,000 people worldwide at the end of last year.

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  18. Bloomtown: Red Stick Hibiscus Association show set for SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Advocate

    Blooms, some almost the size of a dinner plate, will be showing their colors at the Red Stick Hibiscus Association's annual show and sale Sunday, May 3. The free event, which runs from 1-5 p.m., will be held at the 4-H Mini Farm Building, adjacent to the John Parker Coliseum on the LSU campus. The theme of this year's show is "Patriotism: Honoring the Red, White and Blue," and is dedicated to the late Dr. Dan Fontenot, a military veteran and one of the group's biggest supporters.

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  19. Plaquemine man wanted in Crowley armed robbery, shooting injuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Advocate

    Authorities on Wednesday named a Plaquemine man as a suspect in both an early Saturday morning shooting at a Kathy Meadows apartment and a January armed robbery at the same residence. Gevin Louis Varise, 29, of the 57000 block of Canal Street, is believed to be one of two masked men who entered the victim's home around 12:05 a.m. Saturday and shot a man three times as his wife and young child looked on, Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson Maxine Trahan said.

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  20. Smiley: Color him sadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | The Advocate

    It's a given that any major change in technology means a loss of jobs for those without the required new skills. "I knew a TV repairman who was great at fixing TVs.

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