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Woody Jenkins backs Rob Maness for Senate

Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:33
Woody Jenkins, who came within a few thousand votes of beating U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in the 1996 race, threw his support Friday to Rob Maness, the tea party-backed Republican in the Senate race. The other major Republican in the Nov. 4 election is U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, who, like Jenkins, is from Baton Rouge. Maness, who has retired from the U.S. Air Force and from Entergy Corp., is from Madisonville. Jenkins also chairs the…
West Feliciana superintendent has heart attack
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:33
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- West Feliciana Parish Schools Supt. Hollis Milton. Hollis Milton, superintendent of the West Feliciana Parish school system, suffered a heart attack on Thursday, school officials announced Friday morning. Milton is “doing well and resting comfortably,” according to a prepared statement issued by Emma Uhle, executive assistant to the superintendent. West Feliciana is one of the state’s top-rated school districts.
Suspect tried to sell child, cops say
Friday, 24 October 2014 23:32
Tangipahoa Parish authorities launched a search for blue van Friday morning after getting a report that a woman tried to sell a child, believed to be about 10 years old, to patrons at a Hammond gas station. By late Friday afternoon, it was believed that the woman, child and others in the van had fled Louisiana to Texas. Hammond Police Chief Roddy Devall said it was unclear where the suspect or the girl were headed.
Maurepas man killed in motorcycle crash
Friday, 24 October 2014 22:31
A motorcyclist was killed when he ran off the road shortly after 6 p.m. Friday on La. 22 east of La. 16 in Livingston Parish, according to State Police. James B. Geter, 46, of Maurepas was riding a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on LA Hwy 22 when he ran off the roadway to the left as he was approaching a right hand curve, went through a fence and came to rest in a field, said…
READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
Friday, 24 October 2014 22:31
LSU Tiger fans remained optimistic — but more than a little nervous — in the runup to Saturday’s homecoming game against Ole Miss, an undefeated team ranked the third-best in the country. “I’m excited; I’m a little stressed too,” said Fractyl Mertilus, a 32-year-old LSU graduate student. “If it was last year, I wouldn’t be afraid.” LSU faces an unusually tough opponent for its homecoming game, which is usually intended to be easy for the…
Some area charters show gains
Friday, 24 October 2014 22:30
Two-thirds of the charter schools in the Baton Rouge metro area improved academically during the 2013-14 school year, with three improving to B grades, according to school performance scores released earlier this week. Still, about half managed to earn only Ds and Fs, roughly equivalent to the East Baton Rouge Parish school system, their main competition for students. Statewide about 40 percent of charter schools earned D or Fs. About 28 percent earned As or…
Troopers: Motorcyclist dies after going off hwy and crashing through fence
Friday, 24 October 2014 22:05
MAUREPAS, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police said a motorcyclist died after losing control and crashing through a fence Friday evening. Troopers identified the victim as James Geter, 46, of Maurepas. They said the wreck happened on LA 22 east of LA 16 near Maurepas shortly before 6 p.m. Tpr. Jared Sandifer said the preliminary investigation showed Geter was headed east on LA 22 on a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle when he went off the road…
Motorcyclist killed in Livingston Parish crash
Friday, 24 October 2014 21:30
A motorcyclist was killed when he ran off the road shortly after 6 p.m. Friday on La. 22 east of La. 16 in Livingston Parish, according to State Police. James B. Geter, 46, of Maurepas was riding a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on LA Hwy 22 when he ran off the roadway to the left as he was approaching a right hand curve, went through a fence and came to rest in a field, said…
2 stars of ‘Sons of Guns’ arrested
Friday, 24 October 2014 21:30
Two more stars of the canceled TV show “Sons of Guns” were arrested Friday. Kris Ford, 31, was booked on a count of cruelty to juveniles, while his wife, Stephanie Hayden Ford, 29, faces a count of being a principal to cruelty to juveniles, according to Livingston Parish jail records available online. Both offenses are felonies. The allegations were levied by William Scott, who has a 9-year-old son with Stephanie Ford. Scott claims that in…
Husband of fire victim found dead
Friday, 24 October 2014 21:30
A suspect in a murder investigation out of St. Helena Parish was found Friday — dead from an apparent suicide, the State Fire Marshal’s Office has announced. On Oct. 11, investigators found the “charred remains” of 39-year-old Marsha Allen inside a home on La. 1043 in Greensburg. According to her autopsy, she died hours before the fire, which was ruled an arson, the Marshal’s Office wrote in a news release. Marsha Allen’s husband, Adren Allen,…
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