Tragedy in Lafayette

'He shot right at people': Surveillance, 911 tapes give chilling glimpse inside Lafayette shooting

Recordings of 911 emergency calls and police-radio traffic released Thursday depict the fear and adrenaline among moviegoers and officers after a gunman opened fire 20 minutes into a screening of the film “Trainwreck” at a Lafayette theater. In response to a number of records requests from media outlets, Joy Rabalais — a Lafayette attorney representing city-parish… Continue reading →

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Austin Bain undergoes surgery

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Kramer Robertson losses control of his catch as he slides while playing against Southeastern in Alex Box Stadium Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

LSU pitcher Austin Bain, now a sophomore, had shoulder surgery and will miss fall practice, while left-hander Jake Latz has showed “encouraging” signs to returning, coach Paul Mainieri said Thursday. In introducing his 2015 signing class, Mainieri announced… Continue reading →



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First Guaranty Bancshares post quarterly profit

First Guaranty Bancshares Inc. in Hammond reported second-quarter net income of $3.9 million, or 60 cents per share, compared to $2.7 million, or 41 cents per share, a year earlier. First Guaranty is the parent company of First Guaranty Bank, with branches… Continue reading →

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