Live updates: LSU vs. Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m., Kyle Field in College Station, Texas

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) hands the ball off to LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) during the second half Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU won 10-7.

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Politics blog: Jindal comments on Ferguson, Politico reports

Associated Press photo by MELINDA DESLATTE -- Gov. Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is among the potential contenders for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination who Politico.com sought… Continue reading →

Thanksgiving in Baton Rouge: good food, good cheer, good deeds

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Volunteer Joe Pope, of Galveston, Texas, joined the Holiday Helpers in their annual Thanksgiving luncheon, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Baton Rouge River Center.

With aprons on and plastic gloves covering willing hands, hundreds of volunteers turned out Thursday to serve lunch,… Continue reading →

Bogalusa civil rights leader, Deacon for Defense Bob Hicks, honored

Photo provided by Olivia McClure -- From left, State Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, Jackie Hicks with an unidentified granddaughter , and Elder Christopher Matthews of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Bogalusa during a march last weekend commemorating 1960s civil rights leader Robert Hicks.

In Bogalusa, a mill town once ruled by white law enforcement and saturated with the Ku Klux Klan… Continue reading →

Opinion

Video

It’s Denham Springs vs. Zachary in Friday night football

Scenes from the Denham Springs High School-Zachary High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, football game.… Continue reading →

The LSU Tiger band spells out

True BR: Tiger Stadium an iconic destination in Baton Rouge (Video)

Ronnie Haliburton, former LSU player and now Senior Associate Athletic Director in charge of LSU facilities and grounds, shares why he believes Tiger Stadium is an iconic part… Continue reading →

Sports

Live updates: LSU vs. Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m., Kyle Field in College Station, Texas

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) hands the ball off to LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) during the second half Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU won 10-7.

Get live updates, analysis and stats as they happen during the LSU at Texas A&M game in College Station, Texas from The Advocate's sports staff. Click here to join the action. Continue reading →

Entertainment

Holiday events make Baton Rouge sparkle and shine

Photo provided by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre -- The Land of Sweets Tea is 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Boudreaux's, 2647 Government St., in Baton Rouge.

We’ve given thanks and survived Black Friday. The Christmas season can officially begin. To say there’s a lot to do in the area between now and the end of the year would be an understatement. Teas and trees, music and markets,… Continue reading →

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Creativity is a team sport, Walter Isaacson finds in his bestseller on the digital revolution

This undated photo made available by his publicist on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 shows author Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs told Isaacson he wanted him to write his biography because he's good at getting people to talk. Jobs, it turns out, didn't need much prodding, secretive as he was about both his private life and the company he founded.

Sometimes the roots of a writer’s obsessions go all the way back to childhood. Searching for memories that might have inspired his most recent bestseller, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson can conjure… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

Saints dinners set the table for team unity

Associated Press photo by Duane Burleson -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees (center) said weekly dinners with his offensive line, including tackle Zach Strief (left) and guard Jahri Evans, help build camaraderie that can make a difference on the field.

It has all the makings of a classic guys’ night out — the tight-knit group of colleagues who faithfully set aside time during a high-pressure work week to share a meal and relax together off the clock. And so what if… Continue reading →

Photos

Photos: Turkey Trot

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Runner Wesley Longacre, 11, of Vienna, Maryland, shows off his turkey hat before the start of the Turkey Trot 5k benefiting the March of Dimes in Downtown Baton Rouge Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 27.

Images from the Turkey Trot, the March of Dimes’ efforts to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.… Continue reading →

Columnists

Smiley: Cajun in your heart

There’s been an interesting discussion on Warren Perrin’s email site about what makes a Cajun. Raymond “LaLa” Lalonde, while pointing out that many Louisiana people with French ancestors aren’t descended from the Acadians forced from Nova Scotia by the British, says,… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Accused of stealing from coworkers, ATC employee arrested, fired

Louisiana State Police on Wednesday arrested a non-commissioned employee of the agency’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control accused of stealing money from her coworkers. Lindy Tullier was arrested after her several of her coworkers reported money missing from their… Continue reading →

Business

LSU center to host entrepreneurs from Mexico, South America

LSU’s Louisiana Business & Technology Center will host 20 entrepreneurs from Mexico and South America in February for two weeks of training and mentoring on U.S. business practices and rules. Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru will send five successful entrepreneurs each.… Continue reading →

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