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  1. Save the best for last, Gaines Award-winning novelist tells Baton Rouge studentsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Ernest Gaines Award winner Mitchell S. Jackson, left, who wrote A'The Residue Years,A' speaks to 5th graders at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School on College Drive. "What if I told you I've been working on this book as long as you've been alive?" Jackson asked, prompting gasps from the fifth-graders who crowded the classroom floor on Friday.

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  2. Two Sonic restaurants sold for $3.5 millionRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    The Sonics at 505 East Boyd Drive in Baton Rouge and 14620 Greenwell Springs in Central were sold by the developer to businesses associated with Larry Tucker of Baton Rouge, according to documents filed with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court's office. Tucker is the local Sonic franchise owner.

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  3. Wal-Mart to open Neighborhood Markets in Clinton, KentwoodRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Wal-Mart's push to open more of its smaller Neighborhood Markets is continuing with stores in Kentwood and Clinton set to open by March. A nearly 12,000-square-foot store will open at 920 Avenue G in Kentwood by March 4. The chain then plans to open a same-sized store at 9181 Plank Road in Clinton on April 1. Currently, the retail giant is hiring employees at both stores; about 30 workers each.

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  4. Baton Rouge Crime Briefs: Food Bank truck driver arrested in theft from agencyRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    A truck driver for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank was arrested Thursday, accused of delivering food from grocery stores to his house instead of the food bank. Andre Lester Coates, 48, was seen delivering thousands of dollars worth of food from local stores - including Associated Grocers stores, Costco and Trader Joe's - to his Glen Oaks Drive home between November and January, according to a police report.

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  5. Duponta s attorneys counteredRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Defense attorneys for DuPont on Wednesday emphasized whistleblower Jeffrey M. Simoneaux's financial interest in the lawsuit he filed alleging the company covered up toxic gas leaks, suggesting he resisted following DuPont's leak reporting procedures and repair plans. Through their cross-examination, DuPont's lawyers tried to rebut Simoneaux's previous testimony that he realized in late March 2012 that plant management was not reporting leaks.

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  6. Rail expansion approved by Baton Rouge Port CommissionRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    A $19.6 million expansion of rail facilities at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge moves forward on an 11-1 vote of the port's board of commissioners. "Everything went pretty good," Jay Hardman, the port's executive director, said after the vote Thursday night in Port Allen.

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  7. Baton Rouge jury still deliberating in Dupont trialRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Updated at 7:40 p.m. - Attorneys for DuPont whistleblower Jeffrey M. Simoneaux told a federal jury Friday that his case is about choices and that DuPont made the wrong ones when it failed to tell the EPA about toxic and carcinogenic sulfuric gas leaking from its Burnside acid plant since December 2011. But Dupont's attorneys countered that Simoneaux had an agenda against his longtime employer after one of his friends and co-workers was terminated in late 2011.

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  8. Documents break down buyout details as John Chavis planned to leave LSU for Texas A&MRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles, left, talks with defensive coordinator John Chavis before the Sam Houston State game, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

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  9. Religion Bulletins for Jan. 24, 2015Read the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    A MATTER OF LIFE AND LOVE: University Presbyterian Church, LSU campus. A regional conference of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians.

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  10. Wings hopes Bibles first step of ministryRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Photo by MARK H. HUNTER -- Wings of the Spirit mission group members load Gospels of John into their plane at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport. Board President Ryan Williams, left, hands booklets to pilot Gerald Huggins, center, and videographer Daniel Waghorne.

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  11. Faith Matters: Young priest connects with his generationRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    A young Catholic priest who enjoys rap music had a few confessions about his faith and his music: He didn't like the Catholic Church as a youth, and he doesn't want to simply be known today as the "Rapping Priest." At 27, the Rev.

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  12. MetroBuzz: Smoking ban coming to Baton Rouge bar scene?Read the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    The New Orleans City Council on Thursday unanimously approved the landmark decision to ban smoking in bars and casinos in a city known for equal parts indulgence and tourism. He said he agrees with the public health concerns voiced by anti-smoking advocates, noting that bartenders or casino workers are exposed to hours and hours of second-hand smoke.

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  13. Smiley: Friends to the endRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Dear Smiley: Two old Baton Rouge High School buddies , Allen Smith and Gerald Walter, were lifelong friends, from high school through all of life. Gerald excelled at baseball and basketball at BRHS, being a starting member of the 1954 state championship basketball team.

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  14. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Associated Press photo by Melinda Deslatte -- Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Republican, speaks to the Press Club of Baton Rouge about his campaign in this September 2014 file photo.

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  15. railRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Advocate

    ED NOTE: Don't know what the slug is as I am making this assign myself. TS) Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling.

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  16. Man dies of injuries sustained in Jan. 10 crash on North BoulevardRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    A Lake Charles man injured in a single-vehicle crash Jan. 10 on North Boulevard died Thursday from injuries sustained in the accident, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Ryan Earhart, 22, 6505 Nelson Road, Lake Charles, was the passenger in a 2012 Honda Accord traveling east on North Boulevard around 1:40 p.m. when he grabbed the steering wheel, causing the driver to lose control, police said.

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  17. Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank worker accused of stealing grocery itemsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Police arrested a truck driver for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on Thursday after an investigation revealed he was delivering food from grocery stores to his house instead of the food bank. Andre Lester Coates, 48, was seen delivering thousands of dollars worth of food from local stores - including Associated Grocers, Costco and Trader Joe's - to his Glen Oaks Drive home between November and January, according to a police report.

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  18. City Hall blog: More baseball coming to BREC parksRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kids get set to field ground balls at Baton Rouge's first-ever Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association 'Legends of Youth' free clinic for kids, hosted by BREC at its Pete Goldsby Field in June 2014.

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  19. See the story hereRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    The Recreation and Park Commission for Baton Rouge is gearing up for spring in the most American way possible: more baseball. The BREC Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to approve two agreements that will allow Extra Innings Baseball Academy LLC and Pitch by Pitch Baseball Academy LLC to use its Airline Highway Park for coaching, camps, games and more this spring.

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  20. Rain winds down today, giving way to a sunny weekendRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A paddle boarder enjoys the sun and a day on the water while leaving a blue wake trail on University Lake in Baton Rouge courtesy of a blue sky reflection. If you can handle one more gloomy day, your weekend should pick up considerably, as rain moves out and the sunshine pours in.

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