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  1. USA Today commentary: Louisiana needs to cough up compensation for exonerated inmateRead the original story

    Wednesday | The Advocate

    Photo provided by WWL-TV -- Glenn Ford spent 30 years of his life on death row before having his conviction vacated. In an opinion piece on USAToday.com, Joyce King says former Louisiana inmate Glenn Ford , who languished in a prison on death row for the murder of a Shreveport jeweler that he did not commit, should be paid a generous compensation for his three decaded behind bars.

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  2. St. Albans Masonic Lodge opens up for Jackson AssemblyRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Advocate

    Local Masons have taken votes in the historic St. Albans Masonic Lodge building for 166 years, including a unanimous vote during the Civil War requesting that the Grand Lodge of Louisiana bar "from all rights and privileges of Masonry" the hated Union Gen. Benjamin Butler, whose troops were occupying New Orleans.

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  3. Baton Rouge casino market continues winning streakRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Advocate

    Baton Rouge's three riverboat casinos brought in 8.9 percent more in February than they did the year before, thought the Belle of Baton Rouge was downb slightly. The riverboats' combined winnings hit nearly $27.4 million in February, compared to more than $25.1 million in February 2014, according to figures released Thursday by State Police .

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    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Advocate

    Regulators and shareholders have approved Business First Bancshares Inc.'s previously announced acquisition of American Gateway Financial Corp., which will combine two Baton Rouge banks into a financial institution with $1 billion in assets and 16 locations. "This is a materially significant step for both companies," said Jude Melville, president and chief executive officer of Business First Bank.

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  5. Lafayettea s Tour du Teche paddlersa marathon adds round-the-clock 275 mile trip down the Red RiverRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 15 | The Advocate

    The Tour du Teche race down Bayou Teche enters its sixth year this fall but organizers have expanded the paddler's marathon by offering an additional race, a long-distance, adventurous paddle down the Red River, the first of its kind for Louisiana. The 275-mile, round-the-clock marathon takes long-distance paddlers down the Red River until it reaches St. Landry Parish where it converges with the Atchafalaya River and Bayou Courtableau.

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  6. Terminally ill exoneree fighting for compensation after 30 years on Death RowRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 14 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by WWL-TV -- Glenn Ford spent 30 years of his life on death row before having his conviction vacated. Gord is pictured after his release in 2014.

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  7. Compression suit squeezes more from workoutsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | The Advocate

    Business partners Adrian R. Cornish and Nathan M. Roy lost the competition for first place in the Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week Pitch Night competition in November. Some of those judges, however, were intrigued by the bionic resistance suit Cornish and Roy paid local personal fitness trainer Akili Baruti to demonstrate that night.

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  8. Metro Buzz: Parish Attorney opening attracts 16 candidatesRead the original story

    Friday Mar 6 | The Advocate

    Acting Parish Attorney Lea Anne Batson, who served as Mary Roper's first assistant before Roper was fired, is among 16 candidates vying to fill the position. But she faces a potential roadblock in that she is not considered a full time employee because she is retired and classified as part-time.

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  9. Winter precipitation returns to parts of LouisianaRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 5 | The Advocate

    The Shreveport-Bossier City area reported snow early Thursday morning, while the Monroe area received a mixture of freezing rain and sleet. The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Grambling State University and all campuses of Louisiana Delta Community College were closed.

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  10. As cool as cotton: Ita s all OneofaKind at Baton Rouge Fashion Week finaleRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON --- Laeh Alexander, Michelle Opiri, Kelishia King, Jasmine Edmonson and Skyler Bourgeois, from left, bring the cotton designs of LSU Apparel Design students Eric Prestley, Nimia Cabrera and Kiyada Jenkins to the runway at OneofaKind Baton Rouge Fashion Week's finale show. Cotton was king at the OneofaKind Baton Rouge Fashion Week finale runway show at the Capitol Park Museum on Saturday night.

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    Thursday Feb 26 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during a gathering of Pro-Life supporters the morning of a prayer rally, called "The Response" at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Baton Rouge. Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to spend $526 million less on refundable tax credits next year, and direct that money to lessen the budget cuts on public colleges and health services.

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  12. Four BESE members, lawmakers see progress in Common Core fightRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Advocate

    Four members of Louisiana's top school board and 28 state lawmakers said Thursday they think progress is being made on the volatile issue. "The past few days have seen some very encouraging developments concerning public education in Louisiana, and we are optimstic that more important work can and will be accomplished over the next few months for the best interests of the hcildren of our state," the group said in a prepared statement.

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  13. Democrats call on Jindal: Come home to fix budgetRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Advocate

    Associated Press file photo by Charlie Neibergall -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks August 2014 during The Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. Louisiana Democrats have slammed Gov. Bobby Jindal for focusing on non-state issues and are calling on him to spend more time in Louisiana to help solve the state's budget crisis.

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  14. Louisiana Democrats call on Bobby Jindal: Come home to fix the budgetRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Advocate

    Associated Press file photo by Charlie Neibergall -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks August 2014 during The Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. Louisiana Democrats have slammed Gov. Bobby Jindal for focusing on non-state issues and are calling on him to spend more time in Louisiana to help solve the state's budget crisis.

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  15. Freezing rain, sleet to change to snow in north LouisianaRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Advocate

    A wintry blast in north Louisiana was expected to dump anywhere from 1 to 5 inches of snow Wednesday, making for hazardous driving conditions, forecasters said. National Weather Service Meteorologist Travis Washington said freezing rain, sleet and light snow would turn to all snow.

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  16. Louisiana Democrats beg Bobby Jindal: Come home to fix the budgetRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Advocate

    Democratic state lawmakers who participated in a conference call with reporters Wednesday morning offered few concrete plans for how the budget crisis could be fixed but said the issue begs for Jindal's immediate attention. "We need him here in the state of Louisiana," said state Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport.

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  17. Three of four candidates blast Common Core in second gubernatorial debateRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by Alexandria Burris/The Times -- Sen. David Vitter, State Rep. John Bel Edwards, Secretary of State Jay Dardenne and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle. "We can have high standards without Common Core," said Democrat state Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite during a two-hour forum in Shreveport.

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    Feb 23, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff file photo by BILL FEIG -- Gubernatorial candidates will debate in Shreveport on Tuesday. From left, John Bel Edwards, David Vitter, Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle.

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  19. Winter weather prompts Gov. Bobby Jindal to declare state of emergency in LouisianaRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2015 | The Advocate

    The National Weather Service says freezing rain and sleet are possible along the Interstate 20 corridor. The area includes Shreveport and Monroe.

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  20. Freezing rain, sleet, forecast for northern part of stateRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | The Advocate

    The National Weather Service says freezing rain and sleet are possible along the Interstate 20 corridor. The area includes Shreveport and Monroe.

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