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Photos: Fog

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 →

What a two-weekend stretch! LSU teams go undefeated; relive the action in stories, photos

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Players celebrate LSU first baseman Sandra Simmons' (3) three run homer down the right field line in the third inning against Stephen F. Austin, Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015, at LSU's Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

No rest for LSU’s sports teams the last two weekends. The Tigers and Lady Tigers have been winning big and big games in sport after sport. The Tigers softball team extended its record start to 21-0 with five-game sweeps of tournaments in California and at Tiger Park, while the baseball team ran its record to 10-1 with… Continue reading →

Photos: Champions! St. Scholastica, St. Paul’s celebrate state soccer titles

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--St. Scholastica Academy and Mt. Carmel players, react as SSA wins 3-1 the the LHSAA Division I State Soccer Championship at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

Soccer Division I state championship games between Mount Carmel and St. Scholastica girls and St. Paul’s and Jesuit boys.… Continue reading →

Photos: Polar Plunge

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, right, joins in taking the plunge with members of the department's special response team Saturday  during the annual Louisiana Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Cabela's in Gonzales.

The annual Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics Louisiana was held at the Cabela’s Lake in Gonzales Saturday. Lawmen, special Olympians and volunteeers jumped into the cold waters for the organization.… Continue reading →

Photos: Steelworkers strike

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- Members of the United Steelworkers union at Shell's chemical plant and at Motiva refineries in Norco are joining the nation's largest refinery strike since 1980 in Norco, La. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

Several hundred workers at Motiva refineries in Convent and Norco and at a Shell Chemical plant in Norco joined workers striking at other refineries around the U.S. A work stoppage was launched at midnight Friday at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. Motiva said its three refineries will continue operating under pre-arranged contingency plans.Some 1,350 union… Continue reading →

Photos: LHSAA wrestling championship

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Live Oak's Colt Olinde defeated Belle Chasse's Kreg Exsterstein in the 113-pound weight class quarterfinals at the LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Friday at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

Images from Fiday’s Louisiana High School Athletic Association Wrestling State Chammpionship tournament.… Continue reading →

Photos: Two parades welcome Mardi Gras to New Roads

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kayla Dixon, left, Queen of the 2015 Community Center of Pointe Coupee Mardi Gras Parade, smiles as the King, New Roads Mayor Robert Myer, is unmasked,  just behind a veil on their float at its ceremonial stop in New Roads on Fat Tuesday.

Mardi Gras procession rolls in New Roads.… Continue reading →

Basile Courir De Mardi Gras photo gallery

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Potic Rider, President of the Basile Mardi Gras Association, gives orders to masked revellers in Basile during the Courir De Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday 2015.

Scenes from the Basile Courir De Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday… Continue reading →

Photos: Pink wigs, beads, jackets, more; Spanish Town parade draws colorful Baton Rouge crowd

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Parade-goers grapple for throws from riders aboard the Wasted Kruises float as the Spanish Town Parade rolls down Spanish Town Road, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.

This year’s theme is “St. Valentine’s Day Masquerade”… Continue reading →

Photos: The Krewe of Comogo rolls in Plaquemine

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- A float in the Krewe of Comogo parade rolls Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Plaquemine, La.

The Krewe of Comogo was formed in memory of Brenda Comeaux.and it is the Only Night Time Parade Krewe in Iberville Parish started in 2013. The parade that normally rolls on Lundi Gras was changed to Sunday because of the weather.… Continue reading →

Photos: Big crowds come out for Baton Rouge's Krewe of Southdowns

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Krewe of Gleaux members Audrey Alem, 25, left, and Josie Blue Evans, 22, joke around before the start of the Krewe of Southdowns on Glasgow Avenue, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

Krewe of Southdowns rolls through the south Baton Rouge neighboorhood Friday.… Continue reading →

Photos: St. Clare Manor Mardi Gras

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Resident Avis Williams hands a pair of beads to parade-goer Debbie Seguin, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Our Lady of the Lake's St. Clare Manor during their Mardi Gras parade celebration.

St. Clare Manor Retirement & Assisted Living Facility held its annual Mardi Gras Thursday.… Continue reading →

Photos: Mutts parade

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Dachshunds Sammy, 15 and Delilah, 9, right, dressed as hot dogs, patiently wait for the start of the CAAWs Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade in downtown Baton Rouge Sunday.

CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade is hosting its 16th annual parade. The Krewe of Mutts is a family-oriented, fun-filled, parade and promises all a very special day. Mardi Gras colored costumes and pet-sized floats will roll along North Boulevard.… Continue reading →

Photos: Krewe of Orion

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Parade-goers reach for beads and other throws from masked riders aboard the

Krewe of Orion rolls downtown.… Continue reading →

Photos: Krewe Mystique

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Parade-goers, and even the statue of Christopher Columbus, right, hold arms out for beads, as the 'Happy Birthday, Mr. President' float passes by, at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale  Mardi Gras parade in downtown Baton Rouge Saturday.

Krewe Mystique de la Capitale parades rolls downtown.… Continue reading →

Photos: Krewe of Artemis rolls

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  Parade-goers surround the

Krewe of Artemis rolls as the first parade of the season in downtown Baton Rouge.… Continue reading →

Photos: College Signing Day

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- U-High running back Nick Brossette signs with LSU.

Take a look at the newest college recruits with some of the top Louisiana talent.… Continue reading →

Photos: Big day for area high school athletes

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Miller-McCoy's Torbio Santa Cruz and Brian Webb signed letters on intent to Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Santa Cruz is going to Louisiana College, Webb to Tulane.

Many of the state’s top high school athletes signed national letters of intent on Wednesday.… Continue reading →

Photos: Courir de Mardi Gras

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - Mardi Gras riders from Basile chant their traditional song after a re-creation of a Courir de Mardi Gras at Vermilionville in Lafayette Sunday Feb. 1, 2015.

Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville brings a traditional country Mardi Gras run to the city for its annual Courir de Mardi Gras with the Basile Mardi Gras Association. “This is our heritage, culture and tradition. This is us. This is how we’ve always done it – to go out and beg, sing, dance and hopefully get everything we… Continue reading →

Photos: Train Day at the library

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Reece Delaune, 3, shows excitement with his mon Claire as a train rolls in front of them Saturday during Train Day at the Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.

Train Day at the Jones Creek Regional Branch Library. Day long event included displays, working train models, Operation LifeSaver presentations, and PowerPoint picture shows. Organizations contributing to the day’s activities include: The Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders, the Railway Locomotive and Historical Society, the Illinois Central Railway Historical Society, and individual railfans and photographers.… Continue reading →