LSU Pregame: LSU at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m.

Associated Press photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- LSU receiver Malachi Dupre is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a touchdown reception in the first half Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

Last minute pregame news and notes for Saturday's LSU at Texas A&M game at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas at 6:30 p.m. Click here to see the story.Continue reading →

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Millions in U.S. expected to shop on Thanksgiving Day

Advocate file photo -- Shoppers stand in line outside Old Navy next to Cortana Mall on Thanksgiving Day in 2013. Old Navy is among a group retailers that occupy the Florline Commons shopping center on the mall's ring road. Florine Commons was sold to a California investor..

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping… Continue reading →

Politics blog: Jindal comments on Ferguson, Politico reports

Associated Press photo by MELINDA DESLATTE -- Gov. Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is among the potential contenders for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination who sought… Continue reading →

Walt Handelsman for Nov. 27, 2014

Walt Handelsman is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and animator whose work appears in The Advocate four days… Continue reading →



It’s Denham Springs vs. Zachary in Friday night football

Scenes from the Denham Springs High School-Zachary High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, football game.… Continue reading →

The LSU Tiger band spells out

True BR: Tiger Stadium an iconic destination in Baton Rouge (Video)

Ronnie Haliburton, former LSU player and now Senior Associate Athletic Director in charge of LSU facilities and grounds, shares why he believes Tiger Stadium is an iconic part… Continue reading →


Sources: LSU assistant Frank Wilson serious candidate for Troy head coaching job

Advocate file photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- LSU running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson stands on the sideline at a high school scrimmage in 2013. Wilson is a candidate for the coaching job at Troy, according to a report from

LSU recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Frank Wilson is a serious candidate for the head coaching position at Troy and is “very interested” in the job, multiple sources told The Advocate on Wednesday. Wilson is believed to be one of several finalists… Continue reading →


‘The Congress’ is chaotic feast of ideas

Photo provided by Drafthouse Films -- Robin Wright plays a version of herself in 'The Congress.'

A movie that’s largely hallucination translated into film and animation, “The Congress” presents questions and observations in childlike, otherworldly ways. It’s a drama, it’s a cartoon, playful and sad, satirical and moving. All these things and a chaotic visual feast as well.… Continue reading →


Gourmet Galley: The day after Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal too

Advocate file photo  --  A New Orleans favorite, Turkey Poulet, uses leftover Thanksgiving  turkey and ham, plus bacon. A cheesy sauce and onions go atop the meat.

As you sit there savoring the slices of tender, juicy turkey on Thanksgiving Day, is there an idea in your mind how good some of that will be on a sandwich on Friday? Most of us look forward to Thanksgiving leftovers,… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

What a Crock: Slow-cooked Cornish hens perfect for small groups

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS  --  Not expecting a crowd for Thanksgiving? Serve Apple-Pecan Cornish Hens.

Perhaps you stock up on Cornish hens when they go on sale. I do, and it has saved me many times over when I needed a dinner idea. Thanksgiving is no exception. In many households, including ours at times, a turkey… Continue reading →


Photos: Angola Sugarcane Syrup

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Inmates Ernest Hancock, left, and Rene Gaines work at feeding in sugar cane on a mechanically-driven grinder at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Tuesday,  as inmates and corrections staff work together to make syrup from sugar cane planted on the prison's grounds.

yrup-making day at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Images from the harvest and process of make syrup.… Continue reading →


Smiley: Cajun in your heart

There’s been an interesting discussion on Warren Perrin’s email site about what makes a Cajun. Raymond “LaLa” Lalonde, while pointing out that many Louisiana people with French ancestors aren’t descended from the Acadians forced from Nova Scotia by the British, says,… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Accused of stealing from coworkers, ATC employee arrested, fired

Louisiana State Police on Wednesday arrested a non-commissioned employee of the agency’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control accused of stealing money from her coworkers. Lindy Tullier was arrested after her several of her coworkers reported money missing from their… Continue reading →


LSU center to host entrepreneurs from Mexico, South America

LSU’s Louisiana Business & Technology Center will host 20 entrepreneurs from Mexico and South America in February for two weeks of training and mentoring on U.S. business practices and rules. Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru will send five successful entrepreneurs each.… Continue reading →

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