'Treehouse Masters'

Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves called on the ‘Treehouse Masters’ 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 Robertson” Over the last month, that fantasy from the pages… Continue reading →

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'American Idol' contestant Quentin Alexander of New Orleans advances, praised for 'smooth' performance

Fox photo by MICHAEL BECKER -- Quentin Alexander, 21, of New Orleans, has made the top 24 on the 14th season of  'American Idol.'

OK everyone, we can breathe now. Quentin Alexander, of New Orleans, was the very last of… 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 →

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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

Nine months after Houston ended LSU’s season, Tigers pitcher Jared Poché gets crack at Cougars

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU starting pitcher Jared Poche' will start Friday night against Houston.

A couple of weeks ago, LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri pulled aside pitcher Jared Poché for a brief conversation about something that happened about nine months ago. In the final game of the Baton Rouge regional last year, Mainieri… Continue reading →

Entertainment

At Saenger Tuesday: John Mellencamp ‘trying to write for people my age’

Photo by CHRIS PIZZELLO/Invision/AP -- John Mellencamp

Heartland singer-songwriter John Mellencamp launched his 80-date “Plain Spoken” tour Jan. 21 in his home state of Indiana. The tour, featuring opening act Carlene Carter, reaches the Saenger Theatre on Tuesday. Mellencamp’s 2015 North American sojourn follows the September… Continue reading →

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Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves called on the ‘Treehouse Masters’ 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 Robertson”… 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

Smiley: Bait and switch

“Recent mentions of Gov. Jimmie Davis reminded me of an annual event held in Jackson Parish called The Jimmie Davis Tabernacle,” says Lionel Kleinpeter. “It was a fundraiser on the grounds where he built the chapel.… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Tale of two shootings: Victim dies in Spanish Town Road shooting, arrest made in Lorna Avenue shooting death

Jaime Mejia

A Baton Rouge man who was shot Tuesday evening died at a hospital on Thursday, the same day investigators made an arrest in a different fatal shooting this week. Kwemon Davis, 23, died after spending two days in critical… 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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