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Van carrying accused child sellers spotted in Texas

Tangipahoa Parish authorities launched a search for blue van Friday morning after getting a report that a… Continue reading →

Lee High teacher arrested for alleged lewd comments to student

Oscar C. Mays

A Lee High School teacher turned himself in to law enforcement authorities Friday morning after one of… Continue reading →

School gunman was Homecoming prince, students say

People react as they wait at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Updated at 8:25 p.m. — MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday… Continue reading →



Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- A car that ran off of the access road underneath the overpass on Siegen Lane, sits in the canal below. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff deputies said one person was transported to a local hospital for observation.

Video: Vehicle plunges into Ward's Creek

A Kia Optima that ran off the access road beneath the Siegen Lane overpass on Thursday sits in the canal below. An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy pulled… Continue reading →

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, right, plays the washboard alongside Anthony Dopsie of Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters during the first of a four-part series of free concerts on Sunday at the Jambalaya Park in Gonzales. The concert series, produced by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and hosted by the Gonzales Mayor's Council, continues Sunday with the Michael Foster Project.

True BR: Zydeco music brings La. together (Video)

​Anthony Dopsie, the accordion player of Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, explains the culture of zydeco music in Louisiana. He also talks about the legacy of… Continue reading →


Source: Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson to be ESPN GameDay guest picker for Ole Miss-LSU

Associated Press photo by GARETH PATTERSON -- Willie Robertson, Duck Commander CEO and star of the reality television series 'Duck Dynasty,' speaks to the 6,000 domestic Wal-Mart shareholders at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., Wednesday. A licensing agreement between A&E Networks and Hallmark Cards means that 'Duck Dynasty'-themed greeting cards will be arriving on Wal-Mart shelves in time for Father’s Day.

The Duck Dynasty star will join Chris Fowler and the GameDay crew to make his predictions Saturday morning. Continue reading →


There goes ‘Honey Boo Boo’; TLC cancels reality series

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, beauty pageant regular and reality show star Alana

NEW YORK (AP) — The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family. The network had already completed filming of another season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and was… Continue reading →


How you can help: Drive seeks warm clothing for homeless in Baton Rouge

Photo provided by DEBBY GAUTREAUX -- Debby Gautreaux visits with women at a downtown bus shelter. She and husband Russell are working to aid the homeless in Baton Rouge. 'We help them find resources, to find a job, to get transportation to a job or to get bus tickets to get home,' says Debby Gautreaux.

With the first stings of cold weather in the air, two ministries to Baton Rouge’s homeless men, women and children are teaming up to collect 1,000 coats in the next few weeks. Catherine Comeaux, of Signs and Wonders Outreach… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

Domenica spinoff forges its own identity in N.O.

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Garlic knots are served with aged provolone fonduta at Pizza Domenica.

The same type of wood-burning oven produces the same char-pocked, bubble-crusted Neapolitan-style pizzas. The same unaccountably delicious, whole roasted cauliflower is a go-to appetizer. And the same chefs and partners — John Besh and Alon Shaya — are at the helm.… Continue reading →


Baton Rouge prep football

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Port Allen's Ken Broussard fights for yardage as he is stopped by Parkview defenders Nelson Smith (1) and Michael Tarwarter. Buy this photo

Images from the Baton Rouge area prep football on Friday Oct, 24, 2014.… Continue reading →


Smiley: Armed and ready

Dear Smiley: I don’t know just when electric automobile turn signals were invented (of course, half the world still refuses to use them!). But when I was a child, my mom used left arm signals, which meant the driver’s… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Crowley pair arrested after shots fired at officer and other Acadiana area police news

Two Crowley men were arrested late Thursday night after one of them was accused of firing a gun at a police officer on North Avenue near West Eighth Street, authorities said. Jarvis Hopkins, 20, is accused of attempted… Continue reading →


Seven Louisiana metro areas post job gains

Seven of Louisiana’s eight metropolitan areas gained nonfarm jobs over the year ended Sept. 30, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Friday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Numbers for metro areas’ job categories were not seasonally adjusted, but they… Continue reading →

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