Next-level sportsmanship: Episcopal JV football allows autistic St. John player to score surreal touchdown

Advocate staff photo by  April Buffington --  Episcopal's football head coach Travis Bourgeois during the South Baton Rouge Jamboree held at Episcopal High on Friday, August 29.

Everybody makes spur-of- the-moment decisions they wish they hadn’t. Episcopal football coach Travis Bourgeois made one during a junior varsity game last week that everyone should applaud. Continue reading →

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Bill Cassidy explains the importance of being earnest

Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, the leading Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, holds Hannah Evans following a campaign rally Saturday.

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

What to expect in Kitts murder trial Thursday: Alleged co-conspirator will testify

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- The family of Corey Kitts leaves the courthouse in Port Allen for lunch Wednesday on the third day of the second-degree murder-for-hire trial of Kitts' wife Monique O. Kitts and Karl Michael Howard.

A key witness in the case against a man and woman accused… Continue reading →

LSU is using its open week to fix mistakes before the Alabama game

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles gets fired up as LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83) makes the catch in front of Mississippi defensive back Mike Hilton (28) during the first half Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

LSU is using its open week to correct mistakes — and there were plenty of them in the 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 →

Scenes from Poche Plantation Arts and Crafts Show

The Poche Plantation Arts and Crafts Show, Oct. 25-26, 2014, in Convent featured cooking competitions, music, a pig roast, more than 30 food choices, more than 125 arts… Continue reading →


LSU football chat with Ross Dellenger, Thursday at 11 a.m.

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Fans fill the playing field at Tiger Stadium after an upset win over Ole Miss, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge.  LSU won, 10-7.

Get the latest news and notes and share your views on the LSU football team in this chat with Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger on Thursday at 11 a.m. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →


Spirits move ‘Ouija’ to No. 1 at the box office

This photo released by Lionsgate shows Keanu Reeves as John Wick in a scene from the film,

NEW YORK — The spirits moved “Ouija” to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The horror movie release, timed to Halloween, attracted more moviegoers… Continue reading →


Gourmet Galley: Healthy, hearty soups a good start for a family Halloween

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- For Corrine Cook's Gourmet Galley Eat Your Veggies Column:

Let’s face it, everything gets a little hectic on Halloween, especially if you’re getting children ready to go trick-or-treating. Make it easy on yourself and put on a pot of soup early in the day. Serving them something nourishing beforehand, like… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

Fresh Ideas: Boiled peanuts hot, salty, addictive

Photo by Helana Brigman  --  Slow-cooked Boiled Peanuts make a good snack for watching football games.

When hosting a party for a large group of people, it can be difficult to prepare snacks everyone will enjoy. But the next time you rush to purchase large bags of potato chips and party platters, consider a simple (but salty) solution: boiled… Continue reading →


Photos: LSU takes on Ole Miss

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- While marching to Tiger Stadium, The Golden Band From Tigerland fires the fans up with the LSU fight song as the blimp flies by Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

The Rebels visit Death Valley to battle with the Tigers.… 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: Arrest made in shooting death of man fixing tire

Albert Youngblood

Baton Rouge Police arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a 23-year-old who was trying to fix one of the wheels of his car on Sept. 27.… Continue reading →


Baton Rouge’s Convergence Equity to provide about 350,000 Ebola-resistant suits to feds

Convergence Equity LLC of Baton Rouge will provide around 350,000 Ebola-resistant protective suits and gear to federal departments and agencies under an agreement announced Thursday. Convergence is teaming with medical supplier TrillaMed LLC to provide the protective gear to federal agencies, as… Continue reading →

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