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Photos: Angola Prison Rodeo Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- An inmate is knocked off of his bull in the bull riding event during the 50th anniversary of the Angola Prison Rodeo, Sunday, Oct. 19, at Angola State Penitentiary.

The Angola Rodeo, the longest running prison rodeo in the nation.The first arena was small, built by a handful of dedicated inmates and personnel. It wasn’t much in those days, and the rodeo was staged just for the entertainment of prisoners and employees.… Continue reading →

Photos: Crowley Rice Festival

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - 2014 Festival Queen Allison Buy this photo

See images from this year’s rice festival… Continue reading →

Photos: LSU vs Kentucky

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- From left to right, Alex Scheyd, of Destin, Fla., David Scheyd, of Covington, his wife Mary Scheyd, and his sister-in-law Pamm Scheyd (Alex's mother) of Destin, Fla. set up their tailgating tent near the Indian Mounds, before the LSU-Kentucky game, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Baton Rouge. Buy this photo

LSU returns home after beating Florida to take on the Kentucky Wildcats.… Continue reading →

Photos: Farr Park Open House

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Caroline Wilson, age 10, pets a horse Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during an open house for BREC's Farr Park Equestian Center. Buy this photo

See images from BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center’s annual open house… Continue reading →

Photos: Bator Rouge prep football

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  East Ascension's Johnny Baker intercepts a pass meant for Woodlawn on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at EAHS's field.

Images from NBaton Rouge area prep football taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.… Continue reading →

Photos: BRPD’s Night Out Against Crime

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Kirt Allen demonstrates obedience with K9 'Omega' during Night Out Against Crime on Thursday at Baton Rouge Police Headquarters on Airline Highway. Buy this photo

Images from Baton Rouge Police Department’s family interactive night for crime prevention and fire safety strategies, as well as music food and games.… Continue reading →

Photos: Chrisentary memorial

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Keom Preston (right), cousin of Calvin Chrisentary, gives instructions to light candles Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at  a candlelight memorial for Chrisentary, who was shot and killed Monday night at the corner of Madison Avenue and North Foster Drive.

Within hours of friends and family lighting candles at the site of a slain Baton Rouge man, police made an arrest in the 21-year-old’s murder. Nearly 100 residents released dozens of balloons and placed candles on Madison Avenue just feet from where Calvin Chrisentary was shot, as family members recounted how a man who had always stayed… Continue reading →

Photos: Law enforcement graduation

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Capt. Paul Venable gives the opening remarks Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, during EBRSO's Capitol Area Regional Training Academy 26's graduation at the Healing Place Church. Thirty students from 14 different agencies from across the state completed the program.

EBRSO’s Capitol Area Regional Training Academy 26 held its graduation at the Healing Place Church on Tuesday. Thirty students, representing 14 different agencies from across the state, graduated from the 426-hour, 12-week long extensive program. Graduates learned law enforcement history, firearms use, legal and report writing, officer survival techniques, physical training and many other topics.… Continue reading →

Photos: Festivals Acadiens

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - Demetric Thomas  plays washboard with Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie at the Fortieth Anniversary of Festivals Acadiens et Croles in Lafayette October 12, 2014. Buy this photo

Festivals Acadiens turns forty with food, music and sunshine in Lafayette ths weekend.… Continue reading →

Photos: Oktoberfest

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Albert Garcia gets his point across as he does battle with another member of the Barony of Axemoor as part of the Deutsches Haus's  first weekend of  Oktoberfest at their facility in the Rivertown section of  Kenner, La. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The event featuring a wide variety of German cuisine, beer and culture continues every weekend on Fridays and Saturdays till the end of the month. Garcia and other historical re-enactors belonging the international organization called Society for Creative Anachronism gave demonstrations of different medieval battle techniques and lifestyles.

Stewart Eastman hoists one and sings as the Deutsches Haus held its first weekend of Oktoberfest at its facility in the Rivertown section of Kenner on Saturday. The event features a wide variety of German cuisine, beer and culture and continues every weekend on Fridays and Saturdays until the end of the month. n Sam Grooms, of City… Continue reading →

Photos: LSU battles Florida

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Tiger fan Caroline Brown, 5, and her mother Courtney Brown,right,  an LSU grad from Mandeville now living in Jacksonville, Fla., cheer just before arrival of the LSU team bus, before the Florida game on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in Gainesville. Roselle Park, New Jersey's Jaime Vieira, father of LSU defensive end Tashawn Bower, is at left.

The Tigers travel to Gainsville to take on the Gators.… Continue reading →

Gallery: Southern University v Alabama A&M

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Bryan Anderson (38), Gabe Echols (90) and Anthony Clark (47) celebrate on the field following the Jaguars' 35-34 win over the Bulldogs, Saturday, Oct. 11, at Lewis Crews Stadium

Southern took on Alabama A&M in Lewis Crews Stadium in Huntsville, Ala.… Continue reading →

Photos: Baton Rouge prep football

Advocate staff photo by  APRIL BUFFINGTON --  Catholic's Derrius Guice runs the ball against St. Amant during Friday game at Memorial Stadium.

Images from Baton Rouge area prep football games on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.… Continue reading →

Photos: Acadiana prep football

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Hanh Nguyen is caught by some of her fellow Acadiana High School Wreckin' Rams cheeleaders after performing an aerial routine on Friday Oct. 10, 2014 at Acadiana High. The Rams hosted the Comeaux High School Spartans. Buy this photo

Images from Acadiana prep football games on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.… Continue reading →

Photos: Parkview vs. Univeristy

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- University High head coach Chad Mahaffey speaks with his players during pre game warmups before kickoff against Parkview, Thursday, Oct. 9, at Jeff Boss Field.

U-High takes down Parkview in a Thursday night match-up.… Continue reading →

Images of lunar eclipse over south Louisiana

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- A lunar eclipse could be seen from the pre-dawn skies over the city Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, where it seemed to hang within reach of One Shell Square.

Those willing to wake up early were treated to a celestial display, a lunar eclipse. New Orleans Advocate photographer John McCusker brings to you these images of the event over the Crescent City and Advocate photographer Hilary Scheinuk presents images of the eclipse over Baton Rouge.… Continue reading →

Photos: Sugar Cane Fest

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Volunteer Tracy Flickinger of Baton Rouge shows off a plate of hearth cooked corn and sweet potatoes during a cooking demonstration at Sugar Fest hosted by the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen, Sunday, Oct. 5. Buy this photo

Images from the West Baton Rouge Museum’s 19th annual “SugarFest,” a sweet celebration of the sugar cane harvest… Continue reading →

Photos: Pregame and game action of Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up by a Breast Cancer Awareness month sign between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.

The New Orleans Saints defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-31 in overtime in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday.… Continue reading →

Women Build works to provide Baton Rouge woman her first home

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Ashley Munnerlyn nails a support bracket to a frame on Saturday as an all women crew constructs a home on Madison Avenue.

About two dozen women and staff from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge gathered at the slab on Saturday for the ninth annual Women Build initiative.… Continue reading →

Photos: LSU visits Auburn

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Auburn linebacker Anthony Swain stomps off the field in celebration after Auburn stopped LSU on third down and forced a punt Oct. 4, 2014.

The Tigers take on Auburn is a western division conference match-up Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.… Continue reading →