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Amite, Louisiana is located in Tangipahoa Parish. Zip codes in Amite, LA include 70422. The median home price in Amite is $111,300.

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5 hrs ago | WBRZ

Deputies investigate Western store burglary

Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish asked for the public's assistance on Thursday identifying a woman caught on security camera as she burglarized a store in Amite.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

NOLA.com

Flash flood watch cancelled for areas north, west of Lake Pontchartrain on Friday afternoon

A flash flood watch has been cancelled for the parishes and counties in the hatched area of the map.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Sherwood Manor neighbors say car break-ins on the rise

Duke had one more day to spend on Earth and was surrounded by his family and friends.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

WWL-TV New Orleans

Train crash closes major highway in Tangipahoa Parish

As emergency crews worked to secure a dump truck and Amtrak train crash scene Monday afternoon, between Independence and Amite, investigators worked to piece together how it happened.

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The Advocate

Truck driver hospitalized after collision with Amtrak train near Amite

Photo provided by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office -- The driver of an 18-wheeler is en route to the hospital after a collision with a southbound Amtrak train at the Diamond B Construction crossing near Amite, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said.

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WWL-TV New Orleans

18-wheeler collides with a train in Tangipahoa Parish

Deputies say the crash occurred at the Diamond B Construction crossing on LA 51 in Amite, where an Amtrak train traveling southbound struck an 18-wheeler.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Advocate

Driver killed trying to make a U-turn on U.S. 51 Wednesday

A 20-year-old Amite man trying to make a U-turn on a highway Wednesday morning died when an oncoming car struck his passenger side and shoved his car off the roadway, State Police said.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Sheriff explains how murder suspect escaped from jail

Sheriff Daniel Edwards held a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss details surrounding the escape of a murder suspect Sunday night.

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WWL-TV New Orleans

Suspect used metal from bunk bed to smash through wall and escape Tangi jail

AMITE, LA A murder suspect used a piece of metal from a bunk bed to break through a concrete wall and escape from the Tangipahoa Parish jail, Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Tuesday.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

WWL-TV New Orleans

Man escapes from Tangipahoa jail

AMITE, La.- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for a 20-year-old man who escaped from the parish jail Sunday night.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

WBRZ

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi valid until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Community center opens in St. Helena

The Advocate reports the $900,000 center is part of what will become a 40-acre recreation park off Louisiana Highway 16 between Montpelier and Amite.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

K9 units sniff out high speed chase, armed robbery suspect hiding in van

Investigators say 27-year-old Dean Vanberge of Amite, LA had stolen a vehicle at gunpoint.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Advocate

Kentwood church staff members arrested on burglary of religious building

Staff members of the Lewiston Baptist Church reported the break-in and theft of an LED television and several window-unit air conditioners the morning of June 15, Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said Thursday.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

The Advocate

Multipurpose recreation center unveiled near Montpelier Wednesday

Advocate staff photo by HEIDI R. KINCHEN -- St. Helena Parish officials and residents celebrated the grand opening of the parish's new multipurpose center Wednesday.

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The Family Badge

Former Louisiana State Corrections Official Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violations

Mark Sharp, 33, of Amite, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today to one count of deprivation of rights under color of law and one count of making a false statement to the FBI.

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