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  1. Most of Louisiana candidates for governor oppose Common CoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... ). "We can have high standards without Common Core," said Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite. Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie, a one-time supporter of the standards, reiterated his more recent opposition to the overhaul, ...

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  2. Three of four candidates blast Common Core in second gubernatorial debateRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by Alexandria Burris/The Times -- Sen. David Vitter, State Rep. John Bel Edwards, Secretary of State Jay Dardenne and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle. "We can have high standards without Common Core," said Democrat state Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite during a two-hour forum in Shreveport.

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  3. Most Louisiana governor candidates oppose Common Core: What does that mean for the upcoming legislative session? Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | NOLA.com

    ... announced Monday (Feb. 23) that he opposed Common Core. U.S. Sen. David Vitter and state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, has previously pushed back on the educational benchmarks. All three candidates reiterated their views at a gubernatorial ...

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  4. Louisiana governor candidate Scott Angelle comes out against Common CoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | NOLA.com

    ... of Common Core is similar to one that has been supported by U.S. Sen. David Vitter and state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite. Only one gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne , still backs the academic standards. Much like Angelle, Vitter ...

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  5. Freezing Rain AdvisoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | WBRZ

    Posted: Feb 23, 2015 11:38 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus Updated: Feb 23, 2015 12:46 PM Source: WBRZ Weather Center The National Weather Service has issued a FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY from 9pm Monday to 9am Tuesday for areas Northwest of Baton Rouge. This includes the Parishes of East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties of Amite, Pike and Wilkinson in Mississippi.

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  6. Lone Democrat in the Louisiana governor's race raises less any GOP rival in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | NOLA.com

    Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, trails his Republican rivals in fundraising for the 2015 gubernatorial race.

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  7. NWS issues freeze warnings for parts of Louisiana & MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Temperatures dipped more Wednesday morning, prompting freeze warnings from the National Weather Service for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. A hard freeze warning was issued for Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes in Louisiana, as well as Amite, Pike and Wilkinson counties in Mississippi.

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  8. Icy bridges possible in northern parishes of southeastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | NOLA.com

    ... Coupee, West and East Feliciana, St. Helena, Washington, and northern Tangipahoa parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson, Amite, Pike, Walthall, and Pearl River counties in Mississippi. Other towns included in this weather statement include Jackson, ...

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  9. Krewe of Thoth brings healing power of Mardi Gras to Children's Hospital patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | NOLA.com

    ... to the 610 Stompers, who brought their moves into the hospital two hours before it was time to roll. Katie Corkern of Amite, La., smiled broadly as she cradled her son, Connor, 8, in her lap. Before her, the men in red, white and blue pumped their ...

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  10. Driver of car fleeing Amite police killed in crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    State police say the driver of car fleeing Amite police died when his vehicle ran off the road and crashed into a house. Sgt. Nick Manale said in a news release that troopers were called to assist Amite police around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in stopping a fleeing motorist.

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  11. Indpendence man chased by police dies after crashing into houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | NOLA.com

    An Independence man who led police on a high-speed chase through Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday died from injuries sustained after he crashed his vehicle into a house, a Tangipahoa Parish website reports. Actionnews17.com reported that Louisiana State Police troopers were called to assist officers from the Amite Police Department who were chasing a vehicle on Louisiana 16. Amite police lost sight of the vehicle being chased, a Ford Focus, when it turned onto Louisiana 1046, and discontinued their chase, the story said.

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  12. Driver of car fleeing Amite police killed in crashRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    State police say the driver of car fleeing Amite police died when his vehicle ran off the road and crashed into a house. Sgt. Nick Manale said in a news release that troopers were called to assist Amite police around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in stopping a fleeing motorist.

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  13. Troopers Discover Fatal Crash Scene Involving Fleeing Amite SuspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Troopers were called to assist the Amite Police Department with a fleeing vehicle traveling west on LA 16 in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers say the suspect's vehicle, turned onto LA 1046 continuing westbound at a high rate of speed.

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  14. Fleeing from police, Independence man dies after car smashes into support columns of raised houseRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 10 | The Advocate

    ... killing the driver, State Police said. The chase began shortly after 3:30 p.m. when troopers were called to assist Amite Police, who were chasing the fleeing car west on La. 16 in Tangipahoa Parish, said State Police spokesman Sgt. Nick Manale. ...

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  15. Our Views: For Core, a real testRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 7 | The Advocate

    Now this has got to sting at the Governor's Mansion: "If not for Bobby Jindal, we wouldn't have Common Core at all." That jibe came from state Rep. John Bel Edwards, of Amite, a Democrat running in the fall election to replace Jindal.

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  16. Second gubernatorial forum set for Feb. 24Read the original story

    Wednesday Feb 4 | The Advocate

    ... of Baton Rouge; Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, of Breaux Bridge and state Rep. John Bel Edwards, of Amite. The candidates will be asked to respond to questions on education from kindergarten through 12th grade, said Scott Richard , ...

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  17. Malcolm Dedrick extends Livonia running back tradition with Southeastern Louisiana commitmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Livonia running back Malcolm Dedrick tries to break from the grasp of Amite defensive end Brad Porter during the LHSAA Class 3A football state championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Saturday, December 13, 2014. . They are always congratulating me about playing on the next level.

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  18. Amite Christian principal, wife accused of having gun at schoolRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Advocate

    The principal of a private school in Denham Springs and his wife were arrested Friday for bringing a gun on campus, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Frank Mons, 46, of Linda Lee Drive in Denham Springs, admitted putting an unloaded Springfield XD 9mm handgun in his desk at Amite Christian Academy on or around Dec. 15, according to an arrest warrant filed in the 21st Judicial District Court in Livingston Parish.

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  19. St. Tammany's Democratic Parish Executive Committee will hold legislative forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... delegation have been invited, along with Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite. Also invited were state Rep. Walt Leger III, D-New Orleans, Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, and state Democratic Party Chairwoman ...

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  20. Kennedy considers gubernatorial, attorney general racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The News-Star

    ... Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and state Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite, the lone Democrat so far. Kennedy, who won his fourth term as treasurer in 2011 without opposition, said he will have about $3.5 ...

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