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Photos: Kenilworth Independence Day Parade

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Michael Haviland, holds his daughter Kennedy, 6, with his girlfriend Jarratt Thomas as she holds Haviland's second daughter Noah Kate, 4, during the annual Kenilworth Independence Day Parade, Friday, July 3, 2015, in Baton Rouge.

Board members of the Kenilworth Civic Association hosted the annual Kenilworth Independence Day Parade Friday. Jerry Stovall , President & CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation and former LSU head football coach. was the Grand Marshal.… Continue reading →

Photos: Same-sex couples finally say 'I do' in Baton Rouge

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Kimmie Kirkpatrick, left, in blue and Barrie "B.J." Sommers, right, in red, are all smiles as they apply for a marriage license Monday at the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court office on St. Louis Street.

On a day when, parish by parish, Louisiana slowly embraced Friday’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, Maddux, 34, and Granger, 57, became what’s believed to be the first same-sex couple to marry in East Baton Rouge Parish.

When they heard that licenses would be available in Baton Rouge on Monday, they rushed to obtain one and… Continue reading →

Photos: See the scene across the country as Supreme Court issues same-sex marriage ruling

Carlos McKnight, 17, of Washington, holds up a flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015. A major opinion on gay marriage is among the remaining to be released before the term ends at the end of June. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have the righ to marry in all 50 states Friday. Same-sex unions will now be recognized in Louisiana when more than a decade ago Louisiana residents voted to ban gay marriage.… Continue reading →

Photos: Check out the scene from Bobby Jindal's presidential rally

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Governor Bobby Jindal is cheered after his speech at the at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal officially kicked off his presidential campaign Wednesday at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.… Continue reading →

Photos: Spartanettes host dance camp at EAHS

Advocate Staff Photo by CHARLES CHAMPAGNE    Nine and 10 year olds dance along to songs from Disneys 'Alladin' Friday during the Magical World of Dance Spartanette Mini Camps Show Off Night held at the East Ascension High School gym.

The East Ascension High Schol Spartanettes hosted a Magical World of Dance Mini Camp. Girls learned new dance moves during the weeklong camp and showed off their skills in front of friends and family at a Show Off Night event.… Continue reading →

Photos: Tigers' faces stunned; players hang heads after season's final loss TCU

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- From left, LSU pitcher Parker Bugg (46), LSU pitcher Alex Lange (35), LSU first baseman Chris Chinea (26) sit in the dugout, Thursday, June 18, 2015, following game ten of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. LSU lost 8-4.

For the first time this season, Jack Wholestaff wasn’t up to the task for the LSU Tigers. And now the Tigers’ season is over. LSU danced around its lack of a consistent third starter, and a dependable closer, all season en route to 54 wins, the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship and the program’s 17th trip to… Continue reading →

Not again! LSU baseball's season-ending loss to TCU just another gut punch for Louisiana sports fans in past year

LSU catcher Kade Scivicque and the Tigers' season ended abruptly after the team lost two games to TCU at the College World Series in Omaha. (AP Photo/Mike Theiler)

This was supposed to be the year of the LSU baseball team. The Tigers made it back to Omaha for the College World Series for the second time in three years. They were the No. 2 seeded team in the tournament. But LSU couldn't beat TCU. The No. 7 Horned Frogs opened the CWS… Continue reading →