School Board has until Nov. 6 to fill Cockerham’s seat

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Lafayette Parish School Board member Mark Cockerham is shown at a School Board meeting in this August 2014 Advocate file photo.

The Lafayette Parish School Board has until Nov. 6 to fill former Lafayette Parish School Board member Mark Cockerham’s District 7 seat on the board, according to a notice from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office mailed to School Board offices Monday. The Secretary of State’s Office mailed notification of Cockerham’s… Continue reading →

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Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Auston O'Neill plays taps on the USS Kidd Tuesday during a stop in Baton Rouge with  his wife Bonnie as they tour the country in a National Spirit of '45 Unity Tour bus to bring attention to veterans and the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in 2015.

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The Express is part of the National Spirit of ‘45 Unity Tour and organizers Auston and Bonnie O’Neill are on a mission to raise public awareness about the… Continue reading →

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BRPD investigating Georgia Street shooting

Baton Rouge Police Department officers are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday night in the 2800 block of Georgia Street, according to a news release issued by Cpl. Don Coppola of the BRPD. Coppola said the victim, a 24-year-old male, arrived at… Continue reading →

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