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LSU defeats Wisconsin 28-24 in season opener

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) throws downfield as offensive guard Hoko Fanaika (69) and center Ethan Pocic block during the first half at NRG Stadium in Houston.

HOUSTON – LSU senior running back Kenny Hilliard found plenty of daylight up the middle of Wisconsin’s defense, darting 28 yards for the go-ahead, fourth-quarter touchdown to complete a second-half comeback and gave the No. 13 Tigers a 28-24 victory Saturday in the Advocare/Texas Kickoff. The Tigers (1-0) rallied from a 24-7 deficit at the 12:24 mark of the third quarter,… Continue reading →

Cajuns dodge raindrops to drop Southern 45-6

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire celebrates the first touchdown of the season against Southern Saturday at Cajun Field in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — Daylong rain held down the crowd at Cajun Field, but that shouldn’t have dampened the enthusiasm surrounding the Louisiana-Lafayette football program. The Ragin’ Cajuns were hoping a record crowd would show up Saturday to see the preseason pick to win the Sun Belt Conference open the season against defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion… Continue reading →

Distracted teen drivers raise alarms

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Driving instructor Jack Shoemaker talks with student driver Jacob Little, 15, before going out on a training drive Thursday.

Teen drivers account for an inordinate number of fatal crashes involving distractions, according to a national report. However, there are signs of progress in Louisiana, and recent state laws have enough teeth to make a difference, said Lt. Col. John LeBlanc, executive director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. The study, titled “Distracted &… Continue reading →

Computer wizards converge on LSU to test their skills

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Austin Wells from Southern Methodist University uses hand gestures to interact with software Saturday, August 30, 2014 at GeauxHack, the first ever 24-hour

With cases of energy drinks, pillows, blankets and, of course, their laptops, about 75 students descended on Coates Hall on LSU’s campus this weekend to compete in the 24-hour GeauxHack hackathon. The group of college students from all parts of the country came for the chance to compete in teams for the best invention of the… Continue reading →

State employee insurance changing

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols calls it a “right-sizing of benefits to costs.” But many state employees, retirees and their dependents say the changes they’ll be asked to start making next month translates to increases in out-of-pocket expenses for their health care. About 230,000 enrollees in the state’s Group Benefits program will be deciding in October… Continue reading →

Pennington selected to test new Alzheimer’s drug

LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center will take part in a national clinical research study, testing a drug that could treat Alzheimer’s — an incurable disease that affects brain function and eventually leads to death. The study marks Pennington’s entry into the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study network, an elite group of research sites that are leading federal efforts… Continue reading →

Business Briefs for Aug. 31, 2014

A workshop on starting a business is being held by SCORE from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m Sept. 2 at the EBRP Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge. Topics include myths and realities of entrepreneurship; critical success factors; know your options; components of business ownership; making it… Continue reading →

People in Business for Aug. 31, 2014

Dr. Kishore Gadde, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

NEW ORLEANS AREA Michelle Zara has been named sales manager at Taste Buds Catering and Events in New Orleans. Zara previously held comparable positions with the Personnel Consulting Group, Bubba Gulf Shrimp Co. and Travel New Orleans. Earle Thompson has been promoted to senior vice president, agency… Continue reading →

Business Honors for Aug. 31, 2014

Boyd Mothe Jr., Mothe Funeral Homes in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS AREA Boyd Mothe Jr., a fifth-generation funeral director and embalmer and vice president of Mothe Funeral Homes in New Orleans, received the 2014 C.A. Charlet Funeral Director of the Year award from the Louisiana Funeral Directors Association. Mothe was recognized for his contributions to the funeral industry through his integrity,… Continue reading →

Business Meetings for Aug. 31, 2014

ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH — LOUISIANA WHEN: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. networking; noon luncheon WHERE: Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., New Orleans SPEAKER: Dominik Knoll, chief executive officer of the World Trade Center New Orleans RESERVATIONS:Continue reading →

Businesses face increased risk of hacking

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Henry

It can take an entrepreneur years to save or raise the capital to start a business and build a brand, but a single data breach can wipe out all that work in a matter of moments. “One of the things that usually happens is no one worries about cyber until they get in a bind,… Continue reading →

Cyberterrorists could try to capitalize on natural disasters

While cyberattacks on businesses are a growing and worrisome problem, attacks on the nation’s “critical infrastructure,” such as water treatment and power plants, are truly frightening, said Henry “Paco” Capello, information systems program manager at LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute. “Louisiana has the most critical infrastructure of any other state. For natural gas alone, we account for… Continue reading →

Business Briefs for Aug. 31, 2014

A workshop on starting a business is being held by SCORE from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m Sept. 2 at the EBRP Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge. Topics include myths and realities of entrepreneurship; critical success factors; know your options; components of business ownership; making it… Continue reading →

People in Business for Aug. 31, 2014

Dr. Kishore Gadde, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

BATON ROUGE AREA Dr. Kishore Gadde has been named medical director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s Allen A. Copping In-Patient Medical Unit. Gadde is a national leader in the field of obesity management and its co-morbidities. He holds the title of professor and has also been appointed as the inaugural Fairfax Foster Bailey Endowed… Continue reading →

Business Honors for Aug. 31, 2014

Boyd Mothe Jr., Mothe Funeral Homes in New Orleans

BATON ROUGE AREA Kayanush Aryana, an LSU AgCenter researcher and professor of dairy foods technology in the LSU College of Agriculture, received the International Dairy Foods Association Award in Dairy Food Processing at the American Dairy Science Association conference. The award recognizes individuals “whose research findings have allowed dairy foods processors to develop… Continue reading →

Business Meetings for Aug. 31, 2014

ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH — LOUISIANA WHEN: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. networking; noon luncheon WHERE: Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., New Orleans SPEAKER: Dominik Knoll, chief executive officer of the World Trade Center New Orleans RESERVATIONS:Continue reading →

Jury convicts Lafayette lawyer in synthetic pot case

Lafayette attorney Daniel Stanford has been convicted on federal drug conspiracy and money laundering charges in a case involving synthetic marijuana. A jury deliberated six hours Friday before reaching its decision, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said. The trial had to be rescheduled in April following the suicide of another defendant, Barry Domingue.… Continue reading →

Duhé credits staff for smooth path to DA’s office

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Bo Duhe will become District Attorney for the 16th Judicial District of Louisiana on January 1.

Bo Duhé was on the career path of becoming a banker when he decided in 1989 to go to Tulane Law School. He planned to become a banking attorney, but things changed. On Aug. 22, a quarter-century after Duhé decided to become a lawyer, he walked in unopposed as district attorney… Continue reading →

Mississippi cyclist killed in crash on I-12 near I-55

A 49-year-old motorcyclist was killed on Interstate 12 near Interstate 55 on Saturday after running into the rear of a moving car, State Police said. Larry Seemann, of Osyka, Mississippi, was heading east on I-12 near I-55 around 12:45 a.m. when he hit the back of a car and flew off his motorcycle, said Master Trooper Greg… Continue reading →

Despite new charters, Lafayette system sees enrollment gains

Enrollment is up slightly in the Lafayette Parish School System, despite the loss of about 800 students to three new charter schools, Superintendent Pat Cooper said Friday. A preliminary count as of Wednesday showed an enrollment of 30,467 students. That’s an increase of about 400 students compared to a February 2014 count taken… Continue reading →

Livingston woman found stabbed to death at home

A 47-year-old Livingston woman was found dead in her living room Saturday morning with stab wounds, and the 27-year-old man living with her told deputies he killed her, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. Joy Messina, of 28065 S. Satsuma Road, Livingston, had cut marks across her throat and stomach, said Lori Steele, a Sheriff’s… Continue reading →

Numbers add up for Les Miles

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles pumps his fist on the way to Tiger Stadium for LSU's home opener in this September 2013 Advocate file photo.

Impressive numbers have accumulated as part of the Les Miles coaching story the way some people collect matchbooks or cars or, as in his case, a fresh white LSU baseball cap to wear to each and every game. Numbers like 95. That’s how many games he’s won at LSU since arriving in 2005, the most for any Southeastern Conference… Continue reading →

Suicide note in Rogers case says ‘They broke our happy loving home’

The Iberville Parish sheriff’s office released a copy Friday of what they say was a suicide note written by Mathew Hodgkinson before he shot and killed Scott Rogers, then turned the gun on himself.

Updated at 5:15 p.m. The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office released a copy Friday of what they say was a suicide note written by Mathew Hodgkinson before he shot and killed Scott Rogers, then turned the gun on himself. The note, apparently referring to federal authorities acting to have two children removed from the… Continue reading →

Alleged Scott Rogers victim: ‘Everything he built in this town was intended to convince himself that he was not a pedophile’

Slain Baton Rouge television personality Scott Rogers, 52, was a controlling and manipulative person who abused male children in England in the 1990s, an alleged victim said Friday. “I met him when I was 12,” said the 35-year-old man, adding that he has been in federal protective custody in the case since Monday. “I… Continue reading →

DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus

Louisiana confirms nine new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year’s total to 61. The Department of Health and Hospitals on Friday, in its weekly Arbovirus Surveillance Report, says new infections include five neuroinvasive disease cases — all in East Baton Rouge Parish. DHH also reports four new cases of West Nile fever — two… Continue reading →

LSU road flow change to impact game day bus services

LSU’s efforts to increase contraflow after football games in Tiger Stadium will limit the parish bus system’s game day shuttle services — a disappointment for Capital Area Transit System officials who were hoping to grow what was turning into a profitable program for the agency in recent years. For the past few years, CATS has… Continue reading →

11 booked on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge Parish

Authorities arrested at least 11 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Charles Berry, 60, 13256 David Lee Drive, Walker, first-offense DWI, driver’s license… Continue reading →

As stock market rises, so does anxiety

Photo provided by Wikimedia -- Bears in the the stock market say stocks  reflect years of future profit gains and could suffer because so many economies around the world are stumbling.

Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and with each record close, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. If only you had done that in the crashes that began in 2000 and 2008, you might be a… Continue reading →

Radiant acquires oil field project in St. Mary Parish

Radiant Oil & Gas Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in Houston, said it has acquired the Garnet project, a 1,000-acre field in St. Mary Parish. The field was originally discovered and developed by Sun Oil Co. Radiant said it outbid four other parties in a competitive lease sale to acquire… Continue reading →