Suit filed in Iberia Parish over man shot to death in back of deputy’s car

Advocate file by LEE CELANO  - Victor White III addresses people gathered at a candlelight memorial for his son Victor White III in New Iberia Friday September 12, 2014. White's March 3 death at 22 years old while handcuffed in police custody was ruled a suicide, but his family and supporters are calling for further investigation.

A Jeanerette woman has filed a wrongful-death suit in federal court against Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and the deputy who arrested her child’s father, Victor White III, the night he died from a single gunshot wound while handcuffed in the back seat of the deputy’s car. In Continue reading →

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LSU football, baseball chat with Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger, Thursday at 11 a.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 →

Patricia Gannon: The king’s breakfast

PJ Voorhies III

Wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king? Pothier Jean Voorhies III… Continue reading →

Lafayette native wows judges, joins Team Pharrell on ‘The Voice’

Travis Ewing

Lafayette native Travis Ewing got three chairs to turn when he hit the stage on NBC’s “The Voice”… 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 →


LSU makes minor changes to its lineup for Wednesday's game against Grambling

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Danny Zardon makes a hit during the game against Stephen F. Austin in Alex Box Stadium Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Pregame will be posted a few hours before each game this baseball season. About an hour before first pitch, lineups will be added to the bottom of this post. Return after the game for our postgame blog. General Info… Continue reading →


Abbeville teen joins four other Louisianians on 'The Voice'

Koryn Hawthorne

Koryn Hawthorne, a 16-year old from Abbeville, won a spot on “The Voice” Tuesday night, joining four other Louisianians to so far make it on to the hit NBC show. Continue reading →


As cool as cotton: It’s all OneofaKind at Baton Rouge Fashion Week finale

Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON --- Laeh Alexander, Michelle Opiri, Kelishia King, Jasmine Edmonson and Skyler Bourgeois, from left, bring the cotton designs of LSU Apparel Design students Eric Prestley, Nimia Cabrera and Kiyada Jenkins to the runway at OneofaKind Baton Rouge Fashion Week's finale show.

Cotton was king at the OneofaKind Baton Rouge Fashion Week finale runway show at the Capitol Park Museum on Saturday night. At least for four LSU Apparel Design students. The all-cotton fashion designs of seniors Nimia Cabrera, Jane Gressaffa, Kiyada… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

Winter salads tend to be more substantial and filling

This Feb. 2, 2015, photo shows chopped kale and lentil winter salad in Concord, N.H. This winter salads manages to feel both energizing and comforting at the same time. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Eating a salad a day is a habit I adopted a while back to help me automate the eating of raw veggies. Either my lunch or my dinner usually is built around some sort of salad. And I try to stay true to… Continue reading →


Photos: Thick fog blankets Baton Rouge, New Orleans, provides unique scenes of state Capitol, Mississippi River

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- The Louisiana State Captiol disappears into a mixture of dense fog and low clouds, Monday, Mar. 2, 2015, in downtown Baton Rouge.

A thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that obscures, or restricts, visibility is termed fog. Here are a few photos from today and a few others from The Advocate's archive.… Continue reading →


Lanny Keller: Given the budget-cut boom set to lower on higher education, maybe panic is a rational response

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Board of Regents pick Joseph Rallo as the new higher education commissioner.

The heads of Louisiana’s embattled colleges have a message: Don’t Panic! Given the challenges ahead, and the willingness of higher education leadership to kowtow to the governor in past years, the troops may require just a bit more convincing. “There… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Two arrested for DWI in East Baton Rouge Parish

Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them:… Continue reading →


Pipe company says new plant in Livingston means 560 direct new jobs paying an average of $56,600

Epic Piping announced plans to build a $45.3 million advanced pipe fabrication facility and corporate headquarters in Livingston. The entire 200,000-square-foot facility – with future expansion to 300,000 square feet – will be air-conditioned, with advanced robotic equipment to optimize pipe fabrication… Continue reading →

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