Acadiana airport seeks noise rule waiver to become import-export hub

Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia might one day be a gateway for international trade if federal authorities can be persuaded to waive a rule that prohibits loud, older planes used in South and Central America from flying in the U.S. Acadiana airport Director Jason Devillier said… Continue reading →

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LSU football, baseball chat with Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger, Thursday at 2 p.m.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU outfielder Jake Fraley (23) celebrates with teammates Alex Bregman (8) and Mark Laird(9) after Fraley stole home to score in the third inning against Princeton, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

Get the latest information on the LSU football and baseball teams and share your views with Advocate sportswriter… Continue reading →

One year later: Victor White's family says they have yet to hear account of son's death in backseat of police unit

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Kevin Conley, Victor White III's brother-in-law, sits in the audience Wednesday, March 4, 2015, during the forum regarding the ÒHoudini HandcuffÓ death of Victor White III at Southern University.

More than a year after the death of 22-year-old Victor White III in the back of a… Continue reading →

Process of updating Lafayette Parish flood maps working toward completion

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- John Broyles, Permit Supervisor for Lafayette Consolidated Government, left, and Faye Talbot, look over new flood maps during an open house to discusss the new maps at the Heymann Center on Wednesday.

New flood maps for Lafayette Parish could be in place by the end of the year, updating… Continue reading →



Video: The conclusion of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic

Advocate videographer Gary Krouse chronicles the last day of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic from Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.… Continue reading →

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- With a boost from dad Al Camp, Belle, 4, left, takes beads from a rider as the pair are joined by friends Benjamin Forkner and his daughter Valentina, 4, as the Spanish Town Parade rolls down Spanish Town Road, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.

One more look back at the spectacle that was Spanish Town Parade 2015

The crowds are gone, the streets are clean and parade mascot “Flessie” is back with her rightful owners after a brief time… Continue reading →


Tennessee shocks LSU at PMAC; Tigers squander opportunity to solidify NCAA tournament spot

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Keith Hornsby is fouled be Tennessee's Josh Richardson in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

The roller-coaster ride of a season continued for the LSU basketball team on Wednesday night at a most inopportune time. Facing a team it crushed by 18 points on the road just 2½ weeks earlier, LSU, which was riding a three-game winning… Continue reading →


Counterculture icon John Sinclair brings his poetry, music back to local listening room

Photo provided by Carlo Ditta -- Poet and radio personality John Sinclair, left, on stage with Carlo Ditta. They will perform Thursday at Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room in Baton Rouge.

John Sinclair — poet, recording artist, radio personality, former New Orleans resident and the inspiration for John Lennon’s 1971 protest song “John Sinclair” — returns to Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room on Thursday. He’ll perform with his frequent musical partner, guitarist Carlo Ditta.… Continue reading →


The latest flavorful products should be popular with south Louisiana cooks

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Simply7 chips-- Hummus, Quinoa and Lentil.

A dizzying array of new food products hit store shelves each month, including plenty of particular interest to south Louisiana cooks. For example, those who like to imbibe in the Bloody Mary cocktail will want to try Tony Chachere’s new Creole Style Bloody Mary… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

What a Crock!: Creative solution pairs chicken with lasagna ingredients

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  Prepare slow-cooked Stuffed Chicken Marinara with your favorite pasta sauce.

Creativity is typically a good thing. Don’t limit it when it comes to your recipes. Chicken, for example, pairs well with ingredients one would usually find in lasagna recipes — ricotta cheese, red sauce, mozzarella and related seasonings. Look for thinly… Continue reading →


Photos: Pierre Thomas running through the years in New Orleans

Advocate Staff Photo by Arthur D. Lauck  Photo shot on 2-09-10 met saints 00020487a Pierre Thomas rides in the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Parade Tuesday in New Orleans.

Pierre Thomas bids farewell to the New Orleans Saints in a career that spanned eight years, including being part of a Super Bowl championship.… Continue reading →


James Gill: A duke’s sad legacy to history

State Library of Louisiana photo -- The Duke and Duchess of Windsor at the Boston Club, Carnival Day, 1950.

Among the most oft-told tales from the history of Carnival in New Orleans is the visit paid by the former King Edward VIII of England and his wife, the American divorcee Wallis Simpson. The implication has always been that the Duke and… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Police say Walmart thief got away with 32 cans of baby formula and a clothes hamper

Photo provided by Gonzales Police Department -- Police say the man in this surveillance photo stole more than $500 worth of baby formula from a Gonzales Walmart on Feb. 22, 2015.

Gonzales police are trying to identify a man who entered a Walmart store last month, filled a clothes hamper with 32 cans of baby formula and walked out without paying. The total value of the theft was $524.48. Police gave this… Continue reading →


PetroQuest reports fourth-quarter decline, oil and gas sales slipped

For the year, PetroQuest earned $26.1 million, or 39 cents… Continue reading →

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