St. George spokesman: Petition signers are 'furious' over mailer urging them to remove their names

If you signed the St. George petition in the past year or so, you may have been targeted by an anti-St. George group that wants you to remove your signature. A glossy, six-page color pamphlet has been mailed to the homes of many people who signed the St. George petition. “Voter records indicate that… Continue reading →

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Walt Handelsman: Welcome — You’ve got fail

Welcome — You’ve got fail. Follow this link to the cartoon.… Continue reading →

Chavis in first meeting with A&M media: 'Why wouldn't you want to be a part of this program?'

Image provided by the Houston Chronicle -- John Chavis lands in College Station following the Music City Bowl.

Monique Kitts sentenced to life in prison for her role in the ‘murder for hire’ plot to kill her husband

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --  From left to right, Monique O. Kitts of Livingston is escorted out of court by Deputy Daryl Williams and Detective  Major Bryan Doucet of the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at the West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse, after her sentencing Thursday. Kitts was convicted of second degree murder  last year, in the hiring of Karl Michael Howard of Roswell, Ga. to kill her husband Corey Kitts, 40. She received life in prison without benefit of parole or probation. Corey Kitts was shot three times on the morning of July 9, 2010, while sleeping in the couples bedroom in the Addis home he shared with his wife and their two children.

A state district judge sentenced a former day care operator and… Continue reading →

Opinion

Video

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 →

Sports

LSU football five position battles to watch: No. 1, quarterback

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU offensive tackle Evan Washington (75) and LSU offensive tackle Vadal Alexander (74) block as LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) throws downfield during the second half Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 in Nashville at the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Notre Dame won 31-28 on a last second field goal to end the game.

. We are counting down the five spring position battles to watch starting Monday and ending on Friday, a day before LSU starts spring drills. The Contenders Anthony Jennings, junior: Jennings last season had the worst completion percentage (48.9) for… Continue reading →

Entertainment

Review: ‘Unfinished Business’ should never have started

20th Century Fox photo by JESSICA MIGLIO -- From left, Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco star in 'Unfinished Business,' opening Friday.

In the years since he strutted onto the scene — lean, handsome, mouth running a mile a minute — in Doug Liman’s “Swingers” (1996), Vince Vaughn has become one of the poster boys for the mainstream American comedy: from romantic (“The Break-Up”) to… Continue reading →

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Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves turned to ‘Treehouse Masters’ for help and got more than he ever dreamed

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Todd and Gwen Graves' over-the-top tri-level treehouse more than 1,200 square feet and is being featured in Friday's 'Treehouse Masters' on Animal Planet.

“The world is full of nice, ordinary little people who live in nice, ordinary little houses on the ground. But didn’t you ever dream of a house up on a tree top?” — Father, “Swiss Family Robinson” Over the last month, that… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

Red Robin at Mall of Louisiana offers lots of options

Advocate photo by Jill Arnold -- The California chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries was moist and juicy and the bacon provided a smoky crunch.

Our first trip to Red Robin was postponed due to the one hour minimum wait for a table. Apparently their advertising campaign — “Yum” — was effective. Our second trip behind the Mall of Louisiana, however, had us in out of the… Continue reading →

Photos

Photos: LHSAA Girl’s Top 28 Thursday

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye- Dene' Mimms with the block shot at Burton Coliseum on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Girl’s Top 28 Louisiana High School Athletic Association girls basketball semifinals.… Continue reading →

Columnists

Stephanie Grace: Bobby Jindal's budget plan concocted, contorted to allow him tax-hike deniability

Ever since Gov. Bobby Jindal issued his proposed $24.6 billion state budget last week, the phrase “money laundering” has been running through my head. That’s not quite the right term, and what Jindal proposes is not illegal. But is there such… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Man in custody after waving gun while standing in roadway, police say

Sheriff’s deputies and State Police are investigating what led a man to wave a gun in the air Friday morning while he was standing in a roadway near ExxonMobil’s Scenic Highway polyolefins plant. The man is in custody and no one… Continue reading →

Business

Hunting Energy completing $62 million expansion

Oilfield services firm Hunting Energy Services - U.S. Manufacturing is consolidating and expanding its Terrebonne Parish operations in a $62 million expansion. The 304,000-square-foot facility will allow Hunting to broaden its services to the offshore oil industry. Hunting expects the project… Continue reading →

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