Video shows residents confronting driver following accident where two children were struck, killed

The driver accused of hitting the three children walking to school in Breaux Bridge early Thursday morning did not stop after hitting them and may have been impaired, a State Police spokesman said. Continue reading →

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Rob Maness is late to politics

Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Rob Maness, a tea party backed Republican running for the U.S. Senate, spoke to the Family Research Council rally Saturday.

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of profiles examining the major candidates in the… Continue reading →

Saints end road hex, take first in NFC South with 28-10 victory at Carolina

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) dives over the goal line for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The race to first place started out like a three-legged race, with one… Continue reading →

Livingston health unit tax proposal would raise 3 times more than advertised

Livingston Parish Health Unit

A multimillion-dollar error on Livingston Parish ballots could derail one issue before Election Day even arrives. The… Continue reading →



Handelsman animation: Heads up! Negative campaigns ads coming at you

Heads up! Negative ads are flying your way in Walt’s newest animation.… Continue reading →

A little girl plays a game at Celebration Station. Video by Kevin McQuarn

True BR: Kid Stuff (Video)

On any day in Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas, a gathering, show or festival can be found to enrich one’s thirst for culture. Even though many of… Continue reading →


Southern draws inspiration from young J.J. Walker and his fight against brain cancer

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- An honorary member of the Southern football team, J.J. Walker, 11, center, runs out with the team following a pregame chant as the Jaguars exit their locker room before kickoff against Central Methodist.

Southern football coach Dawson Odums and his players speak proudly of the team’s ability to overcome adversity. The Jaguars have seen numerous teammates sidelined — some temporarily and some for the season — because of injury and academic certification issues. They overcame a… Continue reading →


Halloween, Day of the Dead collide in BR parade

Photo by Lawles Photography -- Day of the Dead

Why does it have to be “trick OR treat?” Can’t we have a little bit of both? The folks at 10/31 Consortium have found a way to mix both scary cheer and feel-good charity into the bubbling… Continue reading →


Garden News: November best spring bulb-planting month in La.

Photo provided by LSU AgCenter  Narcissus Grand Primo has deep green foliage and pure white flowers and reliably blooms year after year.

We’re getting close to the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in our gardens. November is really the best bulb-planting month here in Louisiana, and we can plant bulbs as late as early December, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill. Spring-flowering bulbs are those… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

From décor to menu items, Zoroona breaks out of typical Mediterranean mold

Advocate photo by KYLE PEVETO -- The lamb kabob was cooked perfectly, and grilled with tomatoes, peppers and onions.

For reasons not quite clear, Baton Rouge seems to have an abundance of Mediterranean restaurants for a city its size, and that’s a good thing. However, having visited many of them, it’s hard to draw meaningful distinctions. One might have creamier… Continue reading →


Photos: Boo with the Blue

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, dressed as Dracula, greets Jacob Hoover, 2, during Baton Rouge Police's

Baton Rouge Police’s first Halloween party with costumes, games and food was held at the department’s new headquarters at the site of the former Woman’s Hospital on Airline Highway at Goodwood Boulevard.… Continue reading →


James Gill: Feldman draws critics across political spectrum

Notwithstanding its well-established reputation as a gay mecca, New Orleans is home to the federal judge who upheld a requirement that marriage involves a man and a woman. Judge Martin Feldman’s counterparts have practically fallen over one another… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Baton Rouge Crime Blotter: Man booked in shooting injury also accused in 2012 slaying

Shooting suspect also accused in ’12 slaying Days after police arrested a 23-year-old Baton Rouge man in a shooting that left one person critically injured, police are now accusing that man of a 2012 slaying. Early Thursday morning, Baton Rouge Police re-arrested Christopher Noble,… Continue reading →


OLOL heart, vascular clinic opens in Natchez, Miss.

Our Lady of the Lake has opened a Heart & Vascular Institute Clinic in Natchez, Mississippi. The Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute Clinic, at 46 Sgt. Prentiss Drive, Suite 204, is an extension of the anchor… Continue reading →

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