Wed May 22, 2013
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Deputies: Dealer admits selling drugs in church parking lot
Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested two men after a week-long investigation into a report that a white male was selling drugs in the parking lot of a church.
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Juban Crossing bill heads to House floor
The long proposed Juban Crossing shopping development takes another step forward at the State Capitol Wednesday.
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House overwhelmingly refuses to expand Medicaid
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly refused Tuesday to provide government-subsidized health insurance to thousands of people with the Medicaid dollars available under the federal Affordable Care Act, in a vote that appears to shelve the issue for the legislative session.
Tue May 21, 2013
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Changes in the National Flood Insurance Program threaten a major reduction in property values for many Denham Springs residents who live in flood zones, the city's building official said Tuesday.
Sun May 19, 2013
Ministry drops plan for Denham Springs site
The Advocate reports the facility had been proposed by Door of Hope Ministry for a site on 4-H Road.
Program offers free meals in Denham Springs
Youngsters in the Livingston Parish city will be able to get free meals this summer through a federally financed program.
Fri May 17, 2013
Former insurance agent gets 5 years in fraud case
A 35-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge federal court to nearly five years in prison and ordered to pay two life insurance companies more than $1.4 million for frauds he committed against them.
Wed May 15, 2013
Free meals offered Denham Springs kids this summer
Many children get a large part of their food at school, so this is an important program to make sure they get sufficient nutrition during the summer months, he said.
Ministry drops plan for group home at Denham Springs site
A religious organization has withdrawn an application seeking city government consent to open a home for young women on 4-H Club Road, according to city officials.
Mon May 13, 2013
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Denham Springs man sentenced in child porn sting
Brad Maruschak, 37, of Denham Springs was sentenced to 30 months in prison for attempted possession of child pornography according to a news release by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Notes from the Legislature's regular session
A proposal that seeks to place armed guards at public schools received House backing Monday in a 65-25 vote.
Sat May 11, 2013
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In honor of Mother's Day, The Advocate People section asked readers to share some stories about their mothers, and share they did.
Fri May 10, 2013
First NBC Bank shares rise on first trading day
Shares of First NBC Bank rose 50 cents on Friday to close at $24.50 on the first day of trading for the New Orleans-based company.
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Revised Medicaid Expansion Backed by Louisiana House Panel
A proposal that would tap into federal funding available to offer insurance to the working poor narrowly received the backing of the House health committee, after two Republican lawmakers sided with Democrats to advance the bill.
Cajun Crawfish Corn Bread recipe
The first weekend in the Louisiana Marketplace in 2013, Chris and Cheri Fry were back for their second Jazz Fest, selling the wooden spoons and kitchen utensils that Chris makes at their Denham Springs home.
Thu May 09, 2013
Livingston voters to decide mosquito tax in October
The Livingston Parish Council voted 6-2 Thursday night to put a proposed property tax for mosquito abatement before voters in October.
Wed May 08, 2013
Smiley: The sound of Mom
Bernadette Mills says the pedals moving on an old treadle sewing machine is the sound she associates with her mom: Says Karen, "The server informed him that you were a frequent diner and ate everything on the menu - but not on the same day.
Tue May 07, 2013
New attorney meets with Livingston School Board
The Livingston Parish School Board's newly hired attorney assured board members Tuesday night that his legal work for the state's school administrators organization would not present a conflict of interest.
Mon May 06, 2013
Denham Springs man gets 20 years in child molestation case
A Denham Springs man was sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count each of molestation of a juvenile, cruelty to juveniles and attempted aggravated rape.