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  1. A one-time Ascension Parish couple convicted in the attempted robbery and slaying of a Gonzales man each faces 35 years in state prison after convictions this week.
  2. Since the East Ascension drainage panel voted to remove the parish president as head of drainage this summer, a clutch of council members and the president have been privately negotiating a new power-sharing arrangement that would oversee drainage for more…
  3. A K-9 with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office died of heat exhaustion after an officer left him in a patrol car unattended.
  4. The Livingston Parish Fair, a traditional fall pastime for the region since the 1930s, has been canceled for the second year in a row following storm damage from Hurricane Ida.
  5. A damage assessor from the Federal Emergency Management Agency showed up at someone's house in Tangipahoa Parish this week to verify a Hurricane Ida relief claim — only to find that the house was fine, and the resident hadn't even…