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  1. Bill to limit charter school growth clears House committeeRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... or C under a bill that won narrow approval Wednesday in the House Education Committee. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite and sponsor of the plan, said the change would reward school districts that are operating well under Louisiana's letter grade ...

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  2. SBA offers disaster help to Miss, La residentsRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Wilkinson County, and the adjacent counties of Adams, Amite, and Franklin in Mississippi; and Concordia, East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes in Louisiana. Contreras-Sweet says loans of ...

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  3. Hooper Road widening raises concerns for business ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    ... corridor between Livingston Parish, East Baton Rouge and Central. In a few years, Hooper will be extended to cross the Amite connect in Watson. When that happens, things are predicted to get more congested. The plan for Hooper calls for two lanes in ...

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  4. Louisiana torm reform bill voted down by the state HouseRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    ... Rep. Ray Garofalo, R-Chalmette, who sponsored the legislation. Opponents of the bill, lead by Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, challenged that assertion, saying there was no concrete evidence that lowering the jury trial threshold would lead to ...

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  5. Inmate who escaped now facing another serious chargeRead the original story

    Monday Apr 14 | WWL-TV New Orleans

    ... rape in addition to other charges he was facing. Christopher Ricker of Loranger is set to have a preliminary exam in Amite this week on allegations of attempted murder of a police officer, aggravated flight and the rape charge. Authorities said ...

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  6. Lawmakers seek to remove age limitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 13 | The Advocate

    ... the mandatory retirement age for judges. The bill stalled in the House. This year, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, sponsored House Bill 96 to revisit the issue. He described the restriction as an artificial age limitation that needs to go. ...

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  7. Stephanie Grace: Jindal, Edwards both oppose Common CoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 8 | The Advocate

    Little noticed in all the hoopla over last week's House Education Committee votes to effectively keep the controversial Common Core standards in Louisiana schools was a fascinating tidbit: Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and the only Democrat who's declared his intent to run for the office next time around, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, were ... (more)

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  8. Jindal joins forces with foes to fight Common CoreRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 5 | The Advocate

    ... position on the bill had any impact on any legislator," said House Democrat Caucus Chairman John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, who backed the proposals. The bills to undo and revamp the education overhaul failed on 7-12 votes after nine hours of testimony ...

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  9. Quiet exit for Louisiana higher education commissionerRead the original story

    Friday Apr 4 | NOLA.com

    ... defense, and the state Board of Regents ultimately decided to support Purcell. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, and member of the House Education Committee, said it would be unfortunate if Purcell, an Alabama native who has held administrative ...

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  10. Strong thunderstorms affecting Baton Rouge region Friday morningRead the original story

    Friday Apr 4 | NOLA.com

    A line of strong thunderstorms moving east is affecting West and East Baton Rouge , Ascension, St. Helena, East Feliciana, Livingston, iberville, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes in Louisiana and Amite, Walthall and Pike counties in Mississippi, according to a special weather statement issued by the Slidell office of the National Weather Service ... (more)

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  11. La. official leaves with little fanfareRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 3 | The Advocate

    ... be remembered as someone who was excellent on policy but needed work on politics. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, and member of the House Education Committee, said it would be unfortunate if Purcell is remembered as the commissioner who was in ...

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  12. Louisiana House committee refuses to scrap Common CoreRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 3 | The Town Talk

    ... and H.B. 558 to use an assessment tool other than PARCC. FOR: Reps. Henry Burns, R-Haughton; John Bel Edwards, D-Amite; Cameron Henry, R-Metairie; Paul Hollis, R-Covington; Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge; Jerome Richard, R-Thibodaux; and Rob Shadoin, ...

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  13. Louisiana tort reform push begins, with passage of bill to zero out jury trial thresholdRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 1 | NOLA.com

    ... drop the minimum damages needed to seek a jury trial in Louisiana from $50,000 to zero. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, first tried to kill the bill by making a motion to "involuntarily defer" it. But lawmakers voted 6-7 not to support this ...

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  14. Bill to restrict mesothelioma, latent disease cases approved in committee: SnapshotRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 1 | NOLA.com

    ... disease mesothelioma, to the parish where the exposure took place. The debate : State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, raised concerns that the bill would engender a "battle of experts" that will fight over venue based on which asbestos fibers were ...

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  15. Research gardens growing in HammondRead the original story

    Friday Mar 28 | PressReleasePoint

    ... the plants growing in the garden. The garden is named for nurserywoman Margie Jenkins of Jenkins Farm and Nursery in Amite, La., and features over 70 shrub and tree species. A shade garden at the station is where new varieties of ornamental plants ...

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  16. 11 Louisiana hunters busted targeting turkeys illegally, LDWF saysRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2014 | NOLA.com

    ... Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Agents say they busted three of the hunters -- Baylor Blanchard, 21, of Amite, Russel Thompson, 32, of Amite and John Bel, 20, of Arcolo -- hunting turkeys over a baited area in Tangipahoa Parish. Bel was also ...

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  17. Photo provided by Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabona -- Authorities...Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 25 | The Advocate

    ... noticed about half of the cash appeared pale and didn't carry the usual watermarks of genuine currency, Trabona said. Amite officers called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday about the counterfeit cash, Trabona said. The Secret Service has ...

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    Tuesday Mar 25 | The Advocate

    ... noticed about half of the cash appeared pale and didn't carry the usual watermarks of genuine currency, Trabona said. Amite officers called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday about the counterfeit cash, Trabona said. The Secret Service has ...

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  19. Freeze warning issued for St. Tammany, Mississippi Gulf Coast early WednesdayRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 25 | The Times-Picayune

    ... warning from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesday for St. Tammany, northern Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes in Louisiana and Amite, Pike, Walthall, Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties in Mississippi. "Unseasonably cold temperatures are ...

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  20. Police find thousands in counterfeit money during murder investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 25 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    ... a million dollars in fake bills. Officials say this is the largest counterfeit operation the department has ever seen. Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabona reports that the counterfeit bills and three high-quality printers were discovered in the home ...

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