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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.

Photos: Touch a truck

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… Continue reading →




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Woodlawn High team shows off robot at State Capitol

The Panther Robotics team of Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge was invited to participate in NASA Day at the State Capitol. The team, which regularly competes in regular competitions, recently returned from Huntsville, Ala. In the events, the team is given… Continue reading →


Smiley: They were very attached

Earl C. Johnson, of Baton Rouge, adds to our “funny funerals” collection: “At the end of my uncle’s funeral, the casket sat at the front of the church. The pallbearers then carried the open casket to the side door, where the… Continue reading →


LSU AgCenter scientists’ eyedrops could treat cataracts

In the not too distant future, doctors may treat and prevent cataracts with eye drops made possible thanks to a breakthrough by LSU AgCenter scientists. Professor Cristina Sabliov and assistant professor Carlos Astete in the AgCenter Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering… Continue reading →

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