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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: 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 →

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 →