Man shot dead inside Summerwood home off Burbank; fourth BR shooting since Monday night

Advocate staff photo by Bill Feig -- East Baton Rouge sheriff

East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Tuesday morning at a home in the Summerwood neighborhood off Burbank Drive. Deputies were called to the home on Summer Breeze Drive at about 10 a.m. and found that one man had been shot to death by the occupant of the home, said Casey Rayborn… Continue reading →

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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 →

Lafayette native wows judges, joins Team Pharrell on ‘The Voice’

Travis Ewing

Lafayette native Travis Ewing got three chairs to turn when he hit the stage on NBC’s “The Voice”… 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 →


Southern Lab to announce its new coach on Wednesday, does former LSU quarterback Marcus Randle have a chance?

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Scotlandville High head football coach Marcus Randall gives instruction to the team's quarterbacks Thursday, August 7, 2014, during practice at Scotlandville High.

The top three candidates in the running to become the football coach at Southern Lab will find out who the school thinks is the one for the job on Wednesday at 11 a.m.. Former LSU quarterback Marcus Randle, currently the offensive coordinator… Continue reading →


Lafayette native wows judges, joins Team Pharrell on ‘The Voice’

Travis Ewing

Lafayette native Travis Ewing got three chairs to turn when he hit the stage on NBC’s “The Voice” Monday night, wowing judges with his own version of Destiny Child’s “Say My Name.” The 23-year-old LSU graduate chose to work with producer Pharrell… 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

Winter salads tend to be more substantial and filling

This Feb. 2, 2015, photo shows chopped kale and lentil winter salad in Concord, N.H. This winter salads manages to feel both energizing and comforting at the same time. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Eating a salad a day is a habit I adopted a while back to help me automate the eating of raw veggies. Either my lunch or my dinner usually is built around some sort of salad. And I try to stay true to… Continue reading →


Photos: Thick fog blankets Baton Rouge, New Orleans, provides unique scenes of state Capitol, Mississippi River

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

Arrests posted March 2, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website

ALEXANDER ANGELLE JR.: 32, of the 300 block of St. Esprit Street, Carencro. He was booked on felony hit-and-run driving; two counts of fugitive; illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile; it is unlawful to knowingly/intentionally possess controlled dangerous substances without… Continue reading →


Baton Rouge General administrators meet with Mid City workers, communitywide meeting set for this evening

Baton Rouge General - Mid City held a series of meetings with employees Tuesday morning to reassure staffers that the campus would remain open, although the Emergency Room will close at the end of the month. Meanwhile, a community meeting to discuss… Continue reading →

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