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Photos: Our favorite Mike the Tiger shots, from scaring opponents in Tiger Stadium to playing in habitat

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Mike VI, a Bengali-Siberian hybrid tiger leaps into his pool at the sight of Angela Kanney, Friday, April 1, 2016, on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge, La. Kanney walks past Mike VI's enclosure daily and the pair have gotten to know each other over the years.

. LSU's beloved tiger mascot, Mike VI, has been diagnosed with cancer, the school announced Monday morning. Mike, originally named Roscoe, arrived on campus fall 2007 after Mike V died in May 2007 of renal failure. Browse the photos in the gallery above as we compile our favorite shots of Mike VI.… Continue reading →

Photos: Family Fit Day

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- From left, twin sisters Breuna and Braila Barrow, age 8, leap to music during a excercise event held by Sherry East with Movement Academy on Saturday at City-Brooks park on Dalrymple Drive during Family Fit Day.

Family Fit Day featured a events like flag football and foot golf as well as classes in Tai Chi, yoga, healthy cooking, interval training, cardio dancing and circuit training at City-Brooks Park Saturday.… Continue reading →

Photos, video: Louisiana State Police Memorial

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Louisiana State Police Honor Guard members Lt. Karen Roberts, left, places a rose and Trooper T.J. Elliot lights a memorial candle during the annual Louisiana State Police Memorial Ceremony, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La.

Louisiana State Police honor the lives of Senior Trooper Steven J. Vincent and Louisiana Highway Commission Patrolman Frank Brown, Jr., during the annual Louisiana State Police Memorial Ceremony, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. Senior Trooper Steven J. Vincent was killed in the line of duty on August 24, 2015 in Lake Charles, La., and Patrolman… Continue reading →

Photos: Touch a truck

Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Elijah Malik, 4, honks of the horn of a construction vehicle during the Junior League of Baton Rouge's Touch-A-Truck event held at BREC's Fairgrounds at Airline Highway Park on Saturday. The interactive event allowed children to to see, touch and explore their favorite big vehicles and heavy equipment as well as meet local law enforcement.

Junior League of Baton Rouge hosted an interactive, one-day event that allowed children to see, touch, and explore their favorite big truck, vehicle, heavy equipment and more, as well as meet the individuals who protect, serve, and build Baton Rouge.… Continue reading →

Photos: Lemonade Day

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- More than 50 stands were set up on April 30 to sell lemonade for the sixth annual Lemonade Day Louisiana event held at Americana in Zachary.

Baton Rouge, Zachary, and Central for the sixth annual Lemonade Day Louisiana on Saturday, April 30. More than 50 stands were set-up and operated by students from Rollins Place Elementary, Zachary Elementary, and Coppermill Elementary,… Continue reading →

Photos: After the Rains

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- A green anole cautiously surveys the gardens as Independence Park's Botanical Gardens come back to life after a band of thunderstorms moved through the area Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016.

Independence Park’s Botanical Gardens come back to life after a band of thunderstorms moved through the area Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016.… Continue reading →

Photos: Live After Five

Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- The crowd enjoys music by Samantha Fish during Live After Five held in downtown Baton Rouge on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Live After Five is long running successful outdoor concert series in Baton Rouge. It is estimated that in excess of 100,000 people attend each year. There are eight shows in the Spring and eight in the Fall. The concerts are from 5pm-8pm at The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard/Town Square.… Continue reading →

Photos: Louisiana Photographic Society gallery showcases iconic scenes, colorful wildlife, intriguing people

By Cathy Smart/LPS  The Louisiana Old State Capitol in all it's glory on an April Moonlit night

The Louisiana Photographic society is an organization that supports all styles of photography through education, events, and competitions. Several times a year The Advocate will feature the society’s work of photographs and photographic art in an online gallery. Photographic art may include electronic altering of images for dramatic effect.… Continue reading →