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  1. Tornado Watch until 5am TuesdayRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | WBRZ

    The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 5am Tuesday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties of Amite, Pike and Wilkinson in Mississippi.

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  2. Memorial service in Opelousas brings dozens from across the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... States Marine Corps and it has been a blessing." Vernon said he usually goes to a memorial service in his hometown of Amite, but this year he was invited to Opelousas and decided to attend. "As American citizens we have to realize that freedom is ...

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  3. Budget passes House, moves onto SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... it may be later. We're voting on how it stands before us, and it is not worthy of our people," said Rep. Edwards, D-Amite. Leaders hope to raise another $150 million to help solve more remaining budget issues. State parks, museums, prisons and the ...

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  4. Georgia Tech, Utah, Cincinnati lead for 2016 De La Salle WR Christian BookerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | NOLA.com

    ... Utah is an intriguing option for Booker because the Utes have three current Louisiana players on the roster in former Amite defensive back Reginald Porter, former Landry-Walker defensive back Boobie Hobbs and former Destrehan quarterback Donovan ...

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  5. Thank goodness pundits don't pick the governor: John Bel EdwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Times-Picayune

    Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, takes the House floor in 2012. Edwards He has announced he is running for governor this year.

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  6. Louisiana Democrats' best hope to beat David Vitter? Vote Republican: Robert MannRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | NOLA.com

    ... statewide election. Twenty years ago, someone like Edwards would have been unbeatable. Today, however, a vote for the Amite Democrat is, for all practical purposes, a vote for Vitter. For this column, I consulted a dozen political observers, ...

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  7. .com | I've never seen anything like it - Philadelphia mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | News24

    ... Amtrak train crashed on Sunday. That train, bound for New Orleans, struck a flatbed truck at a railway crossing in Amite, Louisiana, killing the truck's driver and injuring two people on the train. In March, at least 55 people were injured when an ...

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  8. Big win for charter schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The News-Star

    ... and Secondary Education. The state board can then grant a Type 2 charter to the organization. Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, had proposed that companies not be allowed to appeal to the state if they were seeking to open a charter school in a ...

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  9. Briefs from the Louisiana Legislature's regular sessionRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... to create new charter schools. The panel voted 10-6 against a proposal (House Bill 21) by Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, that would have prohibited the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from starting a new charter school in a school ...

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  10. Louisiana DB Joshua Perry shares why he committed to AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Alabama Live

    ... . Perry, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound defensive back, is rated as a three-star recruit on the 247Sports composite. He is from Amite, La. "I've liked Alabama since I was a little kid, growing up watching them play," Perry said. "I went to one of my first ...

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  11. Big win for charter schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The Times

    ... and Secondary Education. The state board can then grant a Type 2 charter to the organization. Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, had proposed that companies not be allowed to appeal to the state if they were seeking to open a charter school in a ...

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  12. House panel rejects bill to stop BESE from approving charter schools for high-performing districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The Advocate

    A bill that would ban Louisiana's top school board from authorizing charter schools in districts rated A or B was rejected Tuesday morning by the House Education Committee. The proposal is House Bill 21 by House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Bel Edwards , D-Amite and a contender for governor.

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  13. Recruiting Update: It's never too early to offer a 6'7" offensive tackleRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Roll Bama Roll

    ... race at this point, and Auburn has their best negative 'crooter, Dameyune Craig, on the case.) Perry, a safety from Amite, La., tweeted on Monday that he had committed to Alabama. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Perry is a three-star recruit, rated No. 633 ...

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  14. Truck Driver Killed In Collision With Amtrak TrainRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | WNOE-FM New Orleans

    The driver of a tow truck was killed Sunday afternoon when his truck was struck by an Amtrak train at a crossing along U.S. Highway 51 in Amite.

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  15. Amtrak train hits vehicle on tracks, kills driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    An Amtrak passenger train crashed into a vehicle Sunday, killing it's driver. The vehicle was on the train tracks located on Highway 51, Pope Lane just north of Amite, according to Amite Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer.

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  16. Train strikes flatbed truck in Amite, killing 1 and injuring 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The truck driver died at the scene. Two people on the train were also hurt, Amite Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer said.

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  17. Kolton Kendrick the lone Louisiana HS player on Baseball America MLB Draft prospect list for 2015Read the original story

    Thursday May 7 | The Times-Picayune

    The Baseball America list of top 100 prospects for the 2015 MLB Draft included one high school player from Louisiana: Kolton Kendrick, of Amite, La. The big left-handed hitter landed at No.

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  18. LSU players -- current, past and future -- prominent on Baseball America draft listRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The Times-Picayune

    ... s at No. 94. Two other players with Louisiana ties are also on the Top 100: Kolton Kendrick from Oak Forest Academy in Amite is listed at No. 63, while Louisiana-Lafayette shortstop Blake Trahan is at No. 66.

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  19. House panel strips 'mandatory' from gun safety class bill, HB 446Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | The Advocate

    ... ls taught the gun safety information that they had to use the NRA's program instruction after Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, said he disagreed with taking discretion away from schools.

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  20. Oak Forest (La.) takes Game 1 from Starkville AcademyRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II semifinal-round playoff series. Game 2 will be Thursday in Amite, Louisiana. If needed, Game 3 would follow approximately 30 minutes after the previous game. Malley, who will play baseball at ...

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