Letter to the editor
Send a letter to the editor to voice your opinion.
East Baton Rouge Parish Homicide Map
A map listing homicides or suspected homicides in EBR Parish.
Gas Prices in BR
Current gas prices in BR area.

Photos: The Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands and Greek Show

Advocate photo by J.T. BLATTY-- Grambling State University's Delta Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta kicks off the Greek step competition during the 41st Annual Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands and Greek Show at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Nov. 28, 2014.

Images from the Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands and Greek Show on Nov. 28, 2014 at the New Orleans Superdome… Continue reading →

Photos: LSU takes on Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) beats his chest in the end zone, after scoring on a run on which it looked as though two Texas A&M tacklers would stop him, during the first half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU wide receiver John Diarse (9) is at left, and fullback Connor Neighbors (43) at right.

The Tigers travel to College Station, Tx. to battle the Aggies.… Continue reading →

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 →

Photos: Thanksgiving meal

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Anderson Dixon, 13, of New Orleans, accepts a package of ramen noodles from Presslee Robinson, 11, second from right, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the St. Vincent de Paul Center.

Holiday Helpers and St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Day meal.… Continue reading →

Photos: Baileys Thanksgiving

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - Mykyleria Faulk, 9, enjoys a complimentary Thanksgiving dinner for community members with her family at Bailey's Restaurant in Lafayette Thursday Nov. 27, 2014.

Bailey’s held it’s annual Thanksgiving Day luncheon for the community.… Continue reading →

Photos: Angola Sugarcane Syrup

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Inmates Ernest Hancock, left, and Rene Gaines work at feeding in sugar cane on a mechanically-driven grinder at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Tuesday,  as inmates and corrections staff work together to make syrup from sugar cane planted on the prison's grounds.

yrup-making day at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Images from the harvest and process of make syrup.… Continue reading →

Photos: Saints take on Ravens

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) greets Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) before a NFL football game in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

The New Orleans Saints face the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.… Continue reading →

St. Jude ‘Give Thanks Walk’ in BR draws more than 3,000

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Walkers gather in front of the stage for the opening ceremony prior to walking during a benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Saturday morning at Highland road park.

The serpentine fitness track at BREC’s Highland Road Community Park was a mass of colorful, moving humanity, as more than 3,000 people of all ages participated in the St. Jude “Give Thanks Walk” on Saturday morning. The event, one of more than 60 held around the nation Saturday to benefit the St. Jude… Continue reading →

Photos: UL Lafayette falls to App State

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Appalachian State's Latrell Gibbs blocks a pass intended for the Ragin' Cajuns' C. J. Bates on Nov. 22, 2014 at Cajun Field.

Cajuns fall to Appalachian State 35-16 in their final home game.… Continue reading →

Photos: Fair Grounds opening day

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- People use the automated ticket vending machine to place bets at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. It was the first day of daylight racing of the season for the track which opened its 143rd season with races the night before. The day featured 10 races for bettors and horse lovers.

Saturday marked the opening weekend for the Fair Grounds.… Continue reading →

Photos: Baton Rouge area football

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --   St. Michael students cheer on the Warriors Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Louisiana Leadership Institute.

Images from Baton Rouge area prep football on Friday Nov. 20, 2014.… Continue reading →

Gallery: Tulane women hold off LSU in 51-45 victory

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Anne Pedersen fouls Tulane's Jamie Kaplan Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The Green Wave was quicker to the basket than the Tigers Wednesday night, producing enough clutch offense to slip out of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center with a 51-45 victory.… Continue reading →

Photos: Saints take on Bengals

Advocate Staff Photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- Saints Joker, Scott McCowan, issues a formal apology to Jimmy Graham after last week's groping incident, before the Saints vs Bengals game at the Superdome on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.

Saints face the Bengals in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday, November 16, 2014… Continue reading →

Photos: Southern host Miss. Valley

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Brian McCain runs the ball in for the touchdown against Mississippi Valley State, Saturday, Nov. 15, at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

The Jags take on the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils Saturday Nov. 15, 2014 in A.W. Mumford Stadium.… Continue reading →

Photos: LSU travels to Arkansas

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive back Tre’Davious White tackles a leaping Arkansas tight end A.J. Derby after a reception for good yardage during the first half Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. Darby had four catches for 36 yards.

Tigers face the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.… Continue reading →

Photos: Big Freedia Twerks for record

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Queen of Bounce Big Freedia leads more than 400 people twerking Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, during the 8th annual Central City Festival in New Orleans. Big Freedia, who set a Guinness World Record last year in New York City for the âMost People Twerking Simultaneously,â set a new record Saturday with 406 people.

Bounce sensation Big Freedia twerks for two continuous minutes in order to break a world “twerking” record set by 358 twerkers led by Big Freedia in Manhattan’s Herald Square in September 2013 in Central City Festival.… Continue reading →

Photos: Steampunk and Makers Fair

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - Brooke Gutshall of the Lafayette Parish School System's Talented String Ensemble plays violin during second line at the Steampunk & Makers Fair in Lafayette Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

DDoDowntown Lafayette hosted the second-annual Steampunk & Makers Fair Saturday.… Continue reading →

Photos: LHSAA Volleyball Championships

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Country Day's coach, Lauren Leaumont, right, talks with Maddie Leger, 3, on the sidelines during a timeout in a playoff game against Ascension Episcopal at the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Volleyball State Tournament held at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Images from Saturday’s Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Volleyball Championships.… Continue reading →

Photos: Baton Rouge area prep football

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Woodlawn running back Javin Myers is tackled as he runs into Denham defender Hunter Scott on friday during first round playoff action.

Images from the Baton Rouge area first round of playoff prep football Friday on Nov. 14, 2014.… Continue reading →

Photos: Kid’s Opera

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Opera Louisiane performs its annual Young People's Opera for fourth through sixth graders. This year's production is

Thursday performance in Opera Louisiane’s production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”… Continue reading →