Lafayette High student accused of ‘video voyeurism’

Advocate file photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Lafayette High School Students exit the school.

Police arrested a Lafayette High student Thursday on a count of video voyeurism for allegedly taking a photo of another student in the bathroom. Nicholas Alexander, 17, of Lafayette, is accused of taking a photo of another student who was using the restroom, Lafayette police Cpl. Nicole Benoit said. Alexander was… Continue reading →

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Parole denied for Lennon’s killer

Associated Press file photo -- John Lennon, undated file photo

NEW YORK (AP) — A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon’s killer. It’s the eighth time 59-year-old Mark David Chapman has been denied parole. New York corrections officials announced the decision Friday. They say a three-member board… Continue reading →


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Candlelight vigil held in memory of Brandon Augusta

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Family friend Kay Jones carries balloons to the candlelight vigil, Friday, August 22, held by friends and family in memory of Brandon Augusta, a 15-year old native of Donaldsonville whose body was found near a Mississippi River levee in Donaldsonville. Authorities said they are treating the case as a murder investigation.

A candlelight memorial organized by residents was held Friday night in memory of Brandon Augusta of Donaldsonville. Friends, family, city and parish officials, teachers and one of Brandon’s former principals attended the event, which included music, prayers and a local gospel radio station… Continue reading →