Bobby Jindal's proposed tax breaks, revenue collection plans place the governor at odds from stated positions of his administration

Associated Press file photo by Joe Skipper -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Even Gov. Bobby Jindal’s top aides have been highly critical of some of the tax credit programs they administer, such as the state’s heavy subsidy of the film industry and its so-called Enterprise Zone program, which has forced Louisianians to help cover the cost of putting retail stores and restaurants in wealthy neighborhoods. But both of those… Continue reading →

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Defense, prosecution argue over bail for Angola 3 inmate in slaying of Angola officer

File photo provided by The Innocence Project -- Albert Woodfox in this 2008 photo.

Albert Woodfox sat quietly in a black-and-white striped prison jumpsuit Monday as his attorneys and lawyers for the… Continue reading →

Plans unveiled for Entergy site development on Government St.; forum attendees call for more affordable housing

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Local residents and business owners listen as Andres Duany presents his final development plan for the Entergy site at 1509 Government Street and the surrounding area, Monday, Mar. 2, 2015, at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.

Two master plans for the 6.2-acre Entergy site on Government Street were unveiled Monday, both calling for… Continue reading →

Walt Handelsman: Netanyahu talks about living in a land dominated by conflict

Netanyahu talks about living in a land dominated by conflict. Follow this link to the cartoon.… Continue reading →



Video: The conclusion of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic

Advocate videographer Gary Krouse chronicles the last day of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic from Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.… Continue reading →

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- With a boost from dad Al Camp, Belle, 4, left, takes beads from a rider as the pair are joined by friends Benjamin Forkner and his daughter Valentina, 4, as the Spanish Town Parade rolls down Spanish Town Road, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.

One more look back at the spectacle that was Spanish Town Parade 2015

The crowds are gone, the streets are clean and parade mascot “Flessie” is back with her rightful owners after a brief time… Continue reading →


Triple-double earns Tim Quarterman SEC Player of the Week honors

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --LSU's Tim Quarterman

On the strength of his historic triple-double in Saturday’s 73-63 victory over Ole Miss, LSU guard Tim Quarterman was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday. A 6-foot-6 sophomore, Quarterman became the third player in… Continue reading →


La. Film Society to screen “Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

Photo by LAURIE SPARHAM -- From left to right, Celia Imrie as Madge Hardcastle, Ronald Pickup as Norman Cousins, Diana Hardcastle as Carol, Judi Dench as Evelyn Greenslade, Maggie Smith as Muriel Donnely and Bill Nighy as Douglas Ainslie in 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.'

The Louisiana International Film Festival and Louisiana Film Society are presenting an advance screening of “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cinemark Perkins Rowe. Admission is free, based on a first come first serve… Continue reading →


Setting sale: Rotary Inner Wheel Attic Trash, Treasure sale this weekend

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Earl Turner, left, and Warren Boren, five and 20-year veterans, respectively, of the  annual Inner Wheel Attic Trash and Treasure Sale, were part of the crew of men who verified the working condition of the plethora of electric appliances in the sale, to be held at the old Mervyn's department store building at Cortana Mall.

It’s natural to think the Inner Wheel Club of Baton Rouge started the annual Attic Trash & Treasure Sale, which takes place for the 25th time this weekend. However, the reverse is also true. It was the sale that created Inner… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

We'll find out soon if Taco Chops Cantina's taco-focused strategy will work out in Baton Rouge...

Advocate photo by GEORGE MORRIS -- Slaw and beans accompany a fish taco and buffalo chicken taco.

Baton Rouge seems to be big and Tex-Mexy enough to support at least one taco truck. What about a taco restaurant? Looks like we’re going to find out. There is more to the Taco Chops Cantina menu than tacos, but not… Continue reading →


Photos: Fog

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- The Louisiana State Captiol disappears into a mixture of dense fog and low clouds, Monday, Mar. 2, 2015, in downtown Baton Rouge.

A thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that obscures, or restricts, visibility is termed fog. Here are a few photos from today and a few others from The Advocate's archive.… Continue reading →


Smiley: Kitchen confessions

In the Monday column you might have noticed a story from Fay Weilbaecher, of Covington, about a cooking disaster involving an entire bottle of filé in a gumbo. Fay says this was only one of her many newlywed… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Two injured in two separate shootings Monday night in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge law enforcement responded to two unrelated shootings on Monday night that left one man shot and a 2-year-old injured. In one of the shootings, sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired at 8:30 p.m. in the 5900… Continue reading →


La., Baton Rouge make Site Selection list

Louisiana ranked ninth on Site Selection magazine’s annual rankings of expanding and new projects in 2014. At the same time, Baton Rouge was tied for second among metro areas with a population of between 200,000 to 1 million.… Continue reading →

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