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Photos: Sheriff Gautreaux takes oath

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III, center, laughs as state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jewel 'Duke' Welch, left, prepares to swear him in as the 71st president  of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association, Wednesday, June 15, 2016  at the LSA building in Baton Rouge. Gautreaux's wife, Suzi Eckert Gautreaux, right, holds the Bible for the oath.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III is being sworn in Wednesday as the 71st president of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association, succeeding Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone. His term begins July 1, 2016 and runs through June of next year.… Continue reading →

Photos: Get a glimpse at LSU tiger Mike VI's radiation treatment

Photo provided by LSU School of Veterinary Medicine -- A precise dose of radiation was delivered to LSUs live tiger mascot, Mike VI for cancer treatment at the Mary Bird Perkins  Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

A precise dose of radiation was delivered to LSU’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI for cancer treatment at the Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Read more here: Mike the Tiger returns to his habitat, one day after cancer treatmentContinue reading →

Photos: Collision on Hollywood Street

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Baton Rouge Police, fire and EMS work the scene of a crash after a car involved in a chase lost control exiting I-110 onto Hollywood Street, jumping several curbs and hitting a truck head-on before stopping, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Baton Rouge, La.

Baton Rouge Police, fire and EMS work the scene of a crash after the driver of this car lost control exiting I-110 onto Hollywood Street, jumping several curbs and hitting a truck head-on before stopping, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Baton Rouge, La.… Continue reading →

Gallery: Coastal Carolina baseball ends LSU’s season in 4-3 thriller

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU's Jake Fraley (8) slums in disappointment along with his team mates  after LSU's 4-3 loss in the NCAA Super Regional game to Coastal Carolina Sunday in LSU's Alex Box Stadium. Coastal will advance to the College World Series and LSU's season is over.

Coastal Carolina ends LSU’s season with 4-3 win after answering Tigers’ rally in bottom of the ninth.… Continue reading →

Gallery: New Orleans honors Orlando shooting victims with march, vigil Sunday

Advocate photo by J.T. BLATTY-- in New Orleans, La. Sunday, June 12, 2016. Supporters walk through the French Quarter with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to honor the victims of the Orlando shootings.

Following the massacre early Sunday morning at a well-known gay club in Florida — a mass slaying that killed 50 and is being called the “worst mass shooting in U.S. history” — law enforcement officers, government officials and members of the LGBT community were quick to respond.… Continue reading →

Photos: LSU defeats Rice 5-2, will host Super Regional

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU pitcher Jared Poche' (16) greets fans as he walks along the wall during the team's victory lap following Game 7 of the 2016 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional between LSU and Rice, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La. The Tigers' won 5-2.

LSU defeats Rice in Game 7 of the 2016 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at LSU’s Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La. The Tigers’ won 5-2. LSU advances, and will host a Super Regional beginning Saturday against Coastal Carolina.… Continue reading →

Photos: Discover the Dinosaur

Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Dominic Thomas watches as a Deinonychus moves and roars at Discover the Dinosaurs held at the Baton Rouge River Center on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

The walk-through exhibit at the Baton Rouge River Center showcases lifelike animatronic dinosaurs set in realistic environments with scenes organized chronically throughout the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The last day of the exhibit will be Sunday June 5, 2016 open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.… Continue reading →

Photos: St. George Fire Protection District graduation

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Probationary firefighters raise their right hands as they take the oath of office, led by St. George Fire Protection District Chief Gerald Tarleton, May 31, 2016, during the 2016 Firefighter Recruit Academy held jointly with the St. George Fire Protection District, Prairieville Fire Department, and West Baton Rouge Fire Department.

The 2016 Firefighter Recruit Academy, held jointly with the St. George Fire Protection District, Prairieville Fire Department, and West Baton Rouge Fire Department, graduated twenty-three probationary firefighters Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La.… Continue reading →

Photos: Our favorite Mike the Tiger shots, from scaring opponents in Tiger Stadium to playing in habitat

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Mike VI, a Bengali-Siberian hybrid tiger leaps into his pool at the sight of Angela Kanney, Friday, April 1, 2016, on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge, La. Kanney walks past Mike VI's enclosure daily and the pair have gotten to know each other over the years.

. LSU's beloved tiger mascot, Mike VI, has been diagnosed with cancer, the school announced Monday morning. Mike, originally named Roscoe, arrived on campus fall 2007 after Mike V died in May 2007 of renal failure. Browse the photos in the gallery above as we compile our favorite shots of Mike VI.… Continue reading →