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Residential or ag? The question remains

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A 27-acre tract of residential land in rural West Baton Rouge Parish continues to waver between residential and agricultural zoning as Allen Herring, of Port Allen, the West Baton Rouge Parish Council and eight residents who live near the property debate over its future.

Herring has reapplied for a rezoning request as of last week after he was originally denied the request by the Parish Council, 5-2-2 in March. Herring is using a 90-day reapplication window to try again.

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Plaquemine teacher admits to having sex with students, DNA matches child’s

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DNA test results confirmed last week that Keavin Keith, a teacher from the Math Science and Arts Academy – West in Plaquemine, was the father of one of his former student’s children.

Keith, 30, who resides at 58060 Desobry St. in Plaquemine, was arrested late last week on 30 counts of sexual misconduct between an educator and a student, five counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

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Addis train cars derail

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UPDATE:

Four train cars derailed at the north end of the Union Pacific’s Addis rail yard on Tuesday afternoon, May 19, causing about 30 homes to be evacuated.

Three of the train cars were carrying hazardous materials, according to Union Pacific’ spokesperson Jeff DeGraff. The cause of the derailment is still under investigation, he said.

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