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Photos: Citizens, officers mourn together at candlelight vigil in Sunset

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP Grand Coteau Mayor Shaterral Johnson, center, is consoled by friends during a candlelight vigil for the victims of last week's stabbing and shooting, Shameka Johnson and Officer Henry Nelson, Wednesday Sept. 2, 2015 at the Marie Street Park in Sunset, La. Shameka Johnson was the sister of Mayor Johnson.

Evening vigil for victims of last week’s stabbing and shooting in Sunset was held at the Park on Marie Street.… Continue reading →

Photos: Football jamborees - Woodlawn, McKinley, Madison Prep, others battle it out Friday night

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Broadmoor quarterback Tyler Woods is grabbed by Madison Prep's Malcolm Roach as he releases a pass on Friday night at Broadmoor's jamboree.

Images from Baton Rouge area jamboree’s featuring Capitol, Baker, Woodlawn, Southern Lab, Madison Prep, Belaire, McKinley, East Feliciana and Broadmoor on Friday at Broadmoor High School.… Continue reading →

Photos: A look back at Baton Rouge following Hurricane Katrina

_PWD0007  Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis. Photo shot on 9/1/05.  Assnment 15009 met after. Entergy service vehicles parked in a staging area at Baton Rouge's Mall of Louisiana parking lot. Despite Entergy's efforts, many areas of Baton Rouge still remain without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina last Monday. ORG XMIT: LABAT

Images on how Hurricane Katrina impacted on Baton Rouge 10 years ago.… Continue reading →

Photos: Drew Brees, Tom Brady chat; Saints, Patriots face off in practice, sign autographs

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joseph Morgan (13) during a joint practice between the Patriots and New Orleans Saints at the Saint's NFL football training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots practiced together for the second time in as many days Thursday at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. Both teams leave White Sulphur Springs and head home before facing off Saturday in a preseason matchup at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.… Continue reading →

Photos: High fives from Mike the Tiger, helpful hands from football players, F. King Alexander as LSU students move into dorms

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU's Mike the Tiger mascot high-fives incoming students moving into Laville Hall for the fall semester.

. F. King Alexander was among the 626 volunteers helping about 2,700 underclassmen settle into their new homes for the fall semester. Athletes joined the effort later in the day, once the thunder and lightning stopped. Though this is but the first day students were allowed to move into the residence halls (dorm is a passé term), the… Continue reading →

Photos: Big names, big plays as Saints practice against Patriots in West Virginia

New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass as New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks (76) and linebacker David Hawthorne (57) apply pressure during a joint training camp for the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints football teams in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

An injection of life entered camp this week, as the New England Patriots came to town for the final two days of practices before the Saints head back to New Orleans. Coach Sean Payton said he sees it as an opportunity to spend some time with another coaching staff and talk shop. He said he’s picked up… Continue reading →

Photos: Fans meet, greet LSU football staff, players

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Fans line up for autographs from players during LSU's 2015 Football Fan Day on campus, Sunday, August 16, 2015, in Baton Rouge.

Tiger fans showup to support their team on Sunday August 16th. This year’s setup will have LSU coach Les Miles, the offense and the offensive coaching staff in the Maddox Field House, while the defense, defensive staff and special teams will be located in the Basketball Practice Facility, which is located on the north side of the Maravich… Continue reading →

Photos: Volunteers, parents, students and faculty help pitch in on Clean Up Day in Baker

Photos provided by the Baker School System -- Images from the Baker Heights Elementary School Clean Up on Saturday morning.

Baker Heights Elementary School held Clean Up day at the school on Saturday morning. Volunteers from the Bethany World Prayer Center, parents, students, faculty and administrators pitched in. Baker Superintendent of Schools Dr. Herman Brister lent a hand. School Principal LaKesha Penn said the work including cleaning drains, painting, cutting dead tree limbs, water blasting, stripping… Continue reading →

Photos: BREC Field Day Event has coaches, players partake in water balloon tossing, tug-of-war, other fun activities

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Tara sophomore Nicholas Scott, 15, sprints back to his team with a drenched T-shirt in the water bucket challenge during BREC's Coaches Challenge Field Day Event on Saturday at Olympia Stadium. The event was created by BREC to provide school sports teams with an opportunity to show off their physical skills and win prize money to go toward equipment and other expenses for the coming year.

Area coaches and their players participated in a water bucket challenge, wheelbarrow race, blindfolded egg balancing, water balloon toss, and tug-of-war events during BREC’s Coaches Challenge Field Day Event, Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Olympia Stadium.The event was created by BREC to provide school sports teams with an opportunity to show off their physical skills and win prize… Continue reading →