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  1. Sheriffa s Office investigating mana s death on South Vernon Road in...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Zachary police found a man dead late Saturday in the 3000 block of South Vernon Road and the Sheriff's Office is investigating it as a homicide, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said. Zachary police contacted the Sheriff's Office around 7 p.m. about the man's death, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, the spokeswoman.

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  2. Specialty hospital moving from Clinton to ZacharyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Advocate

    Rendering provided by ACI Boland Architects -- Architectural rendering of a new long-term, acute-care hospital that broke ground June 23. The AMG facility is a joint venture with Lane Regional Medical Center. Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Jared Sere, AMG vice president of corporate operations, far right, speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony June 23 for a new long-term, acute-care hospital that will be a joint venture between AMG and Lane Regional Medical Center.

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    Thursday | The Advocate

    East Baton Rouge School Board gives initial nod to expanding Manners of the Heart character education program to 15 schools A Baton Rouge-based character education program got a boost Thursday as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board recommended expanding it from two to 15 schools this fall. The expansion would cost about $500,000 a year , of which about $300,000 would be paid for by the school system.

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    Monday Jun 22 | The Advocate

    An autopsy on the man who died Saturday after he was shot twice with Taser stun guns by Baton Rouge officers did not yet reveal a definitive cause or manner of death, East Baton Rouge Parish coroner Dr. Beau Clark said Monday. But preliminary findings in the death of 32-year-old Kevin Bajoie include evidence of multiple "drugs of abuse" in his urine, skin wounds "consistent with the deployment of an electromuscular disruption device," and "blunt force injuries to the head," Clark said.

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  5. Zachary father at loss over son's death hours after Baton Rouge police subdue him with TaserRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Lawrence Bajoie, right, gets help from friend Norris Cummings, left, in loading his son's car onto a trailer for transportation back home. His son, Kevin Bajoie, 32, died Saturday night after being tased by police who had been called to 9908 Ave. C where a fight had been reported.

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    Saturday Jun 20 | The Advocate

    Zachary man, 32, dies of 'unknown reasons' after fight in Scotlandville neighborhood leads to arrest that involved use of stun gun A 32-year-old Zachary man died "from unknown reasons" at a local hospital after a fight in the Scotlandville neighborhood known as the Avenues and an arrest in which he had to be subdued with a stun gun, Baton Rouge police reported late Saturday. Police responded about 11:30 a.m. to a report of people fighting at 9908 Avenue C and observed Kevin Bajoie lying on his back outside the residence, Kevin Cpl.

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  7. East Baton Rouge School Board adopts Warren Drakea s budget; major changes coming to school districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The Advocate

    The East Baton Rouge Parish school system on Thursday unanimously approved a $461 million general operating budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, in the process spending some $30 million more than the school system expects to take in. Incoming Superintendent Warren Drake, however, is looking into ways to cut costs.

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  8. Smiley: a oePlanet of the MudbugsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Advocate

    Sam Irwin, author of "Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean," says, "Referencing the item about the scarcity of live crawfish in Seattle - the Louisiana red swamp crawfish is a bit of a bully, identified as a 'keystone' species by biologists, which means they can outcompete the indigenous species. "Folks in Washington don't want Louisiana crawfish in their waters because they're afraid they'll push out their native species, the signal crawfish, which is a larger crawfish.

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  9. Incoming schools chief Warren Drake to eliminate 34 Central Office...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Advocate

    Incoming schools chief Warren Drake to eliminate 34 Central Office positions, create 9, saving $1 million from East Baton Rouge payroll Incoming East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake is asking the School Board on Thursday to approve a Central Office reorganization that would trim about $1 million from the school system payroll. The reorganization would substantially change the setup Drake inherited from outgoing Superintendent Bernard Taylor, eliminating a number of positions Taylor created during his three years leading the second-largest school district in the state.

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  10. Warren Drake seeks to trim $1 million in expenses for East Baton...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | The Advocate

    Incoming East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake is asking the School Board on Thursday to approve a Central Office reorganization that would trim about $1 million from the school system payroll. The reorganization would substantially change the setup Drake inherited from outgoing Superintendent Bernard Taylor, eliminating a number of positions Taylor created during his three years leading the second-largest school district in the state.

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  11. BR Deltas to introduce 15 debutantes at teaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | The Advocate

    The Baton Rouge Delta Development Corp. and Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter will present 15 young women at the annual Debutante Cotillion. This year's ball on Aug. 8 marks the 50th Golden Anniversary of the cotillion.

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  12. Incoming schools superintendent Warren Drake stresses direction,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | The Advocate

    One of incoming East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Superintendent Warren Drake's mantras is: It's people, not programs, that make schools work. Barely a week on the job , he's starting to identify who those people are.

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  13. Bernard Taylor leaves superintendent post Monday; Warren Drake to...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Bernard Taylor Jr., superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, speaks at a 2014 meeting at the School Board Office. Advocate staff file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Warren Drake speaks before the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board after they unanimously voted the former Zachary Superintendent to the position of superintendent within the parish school system, Thursday, April 2, 2015.

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    Wednesday Jun 10 | The Advocate

    One of incoming East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake's mantras is it's people not programs that make schools work. Barely a week on the job , he's starting to identify who those people are.

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  15. Denham Springs defensive lineman Caleb Roddy commits to LSURead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Scotlandville running back Delmas Holmes is caught from behind by Denham's Caleb Roddy as Brennan Wall assists on the tackle Friday at Denham. Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Scotlandville running back Delmas Holmes is caught from behind by Denham's Caleb Roddy as Brennan Wall closes in to assist on the tackle Friday at Denham.

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  16. Privatization oversight advanced by the Louisiana SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 6 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- State Representative Kenny Havard of District 62 shares ideas on how the state budget for fiscal year 2015-16 can be cut with Zachary Rotarians Feb. 26. Louisiana legislators would get greater say in the contracts that the administration enters to privatize government functions under a bill approved Saturday by the Senate. House Bill 137 needs to return to the House for its agreement to a few amendments added during the measure's trip through the upper chamber.

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  17. East Baton Rouge School Board to tackle budget, charter schools, magnet programs at meeting ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | The Advocate

    The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday will hold the first of at least two public hearings on its proposed $460 million general operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. The board also will decide on four charter school applicants, debate closing White Hills Elementary, and consider creating new magnet programs at Capitol and Southeast middle schools. Thursday is also Warren Drake's first opportunity to sit in the big chair.

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  18. Bernard Taylor leaves superindentent post Monday; Warren Drake to...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Bernard Taylor Jr., superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, speaks at a 2014 meeting at the School Board Office. Advocate staff file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Warren Drake speaks before the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board after they unanimously voted the former Zachary Superintendent to the position of superintendent within the parish school system, Thursday, April 2, 2015.

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    May 29, 2015 | The Advocate

    Bernard Taylor says his farewells as he prepares to leave Monday; Warren Drake to become acting superintendent until contract starts July 1 Advocate staff file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Warren Drake speaks before the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board after they unanimously voted the former Zachary Superintendent to the position of superintendent within the parish school system, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Bernard Taylor confirmed Friday he will be taking leave starting Monday, clearing the way for Warren Drake to take over as acting superintendent.

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  20. Zachary apartments to open in the fallRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | The Advocate

    The complex, at 1233 Mount Pleasant-Zachary Road, will have more than 20 different floorplans for units. Amenities at Audubon Park include a fitness center, dog park, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and oversized bathtubs.

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