As a child, Mary Francis “Cissy” Whipp would sit in class and ponder the dances she could perform to illustrate her teacher’s lesson. Her 30-year dance career has brought her to classrooms of her own at universities across the country, including the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. For the past 14 years, Whipp’s career has come … Continue reading →

St. Amant B, C teams advance to Super Bowl

Photo provided by Erica Blank -- The St. Amant Wildcats C team prepares to play the Zachary Broncos on Nov. 7.

The St. Amant Wildcats B and C teams played in the Southern Louisiana Youth Football Association playoffs at Central Middle School in Central on Nov. 7. The B team entered the playoffs as the No. 4 seed and the C team as the No. 1 seed. The C team won against the No. 4 Zachary Broncos … Continue reading →

Vieux Carre to headline Gator Fest

Photo provided by Vieux Carre -- The band Vieu Carre, with singer Rachel Fleetwood, front and center, will headline Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Holy Name of Jesus Gator Fest.

You may recognize Rachel Fleetwood from her work with the Humane Society and the Jefferson SPCA: She picks up strays in the community and posts online pictures of animals that need homes. But on Friday, you can see her in a different light, as glamorous lead singer for Vieux Carre, which headlines the three-day Holy Name of Jesus … Continue reading →

Madison Prep-Christian Life game moved to Glen Oaks

There’s been a change of venue for Madison Prep’s chance to make history. The seventh-ranked Chargers (9-0, 6-0) will host Christian Life (5-4, 2-4) at Glen Oaks High School at 7 p.m. Friday. The game was originally scheduled for Memorial Stadium. A win would wrap up an outright District 6-2A title for MPA. It would also clinch the … Continue reading →

New Orleans area prep report

Volleyball Academy of Our Lady 3, Helen Cox 0 Academy of Our Lady 25 25 25 Helen Cox 15 16 17 Team leaders: ACADEMY OF OUR LADY: Adde Baldwin (3 aces, 13 kills), Hailee Richard (10 digs), Kaylee Dufrene (25 assists). Team records: Academy of Our Lady 22-6, 4-1 Division II, District 7. Belle Chasse 3, Karr 0 Belle … Continue reading →

Macaluso Fishing Report: Cold fronts’ winds help move bait

Recent cold fronts have helped concentrate fish, especially along the coast, and this week’s fronts will move and cool more water. Under northeast winds, it will be important to find places where easterly winds push water from ponds and lakes through run-outs into bayous and canals. You can eliminate places before you launch: For instance, unless you can … Continue reading →

College, career fair for high school students set Tuesday

Tangipahoa Parish high school students and their parents can get an informal introduction to college and information about scholarships, financial aid and admissions requirements at the Northshore College and Career Fair on Tuesday. The fair will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Pennington Center, on the corner of University Avenue and … Continue reading →

LSU hosts Georgia for SEC home soccer opener

The LSU soccer team will host Georgia at 6 p.m. Thursday for the Tigers’ Southeastern Conference home opener. The game will be shown on the SEC Network. The Tigers (5-1-2, 0-1 SEC) and Bulldogs (1-5-1, 0-1) are both coming off wins Sunday. LSU upset No. 15 Duke 1, and Georgia beat Samford 1-0. LSU is led … Continue reading →

Saturday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE FOOTBALL 9 a.m. -- SEC Nation -- SEC 10:30 a.m. -- S. Florida at Florida St. -- ESPN 11 a.m. -- LSU Gameday Live -- CST 11 a.m. -- Jacksonville St. at Auburn -- SEC 11 a.m. -- Oregon St. at Michigan -- ABC 11 a.m. -- Kansas St. at UTSA -- FS1 11 a.m. … Continue reading →

Agreement reached in Tangipahoa Parish student assignment plan, effective in 2016-17 school year if judge approves

Attorneys for both sides of Tangipahoa Parish’s desegregation case agreed Wednesday on a student assignment plan for desegregating the parish’s schools, the school district announced. If the federal judge overseeing the case approves the plan, the School Board will use the 2015-16 school year to notify parents and otherwise prepare for full implementation of the plan … Continue reading →

Night of Character event aids Scouting program

The Istrouma Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, will host “A Night of Character” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the LSU Rural Life Museum. The evening will feature food, music, an open bar and auctions. Proceeds support the delivery of the Scouting for Character program to eligible at-risk youths throughout the Istrouma Area Council, a news … Continue reading →

Actor’s studio offers hands-on experience

Advocate staff photo by CHRISTINE MORGAN -- From left, actor Don Shanks, and John Schneider, of John Schneider studios, film a scene March 5 as they mentor locals who hope to break into the movie industry.

Actors, crew members and production staff gathered at John Schneider Studios on March 5 following a full day of shooting scenes around Livingston Parish for Schneider’s newest project: three, 30-minute films. With the project one day closer to fruition, the group took a break from the cold weather before heading back out … Continue reading →

Maea Teuhema signs with LSU

Keller Indians offensive tackle Maea Teuhema (76) walks off the field with Slaton Souther (75) after a loss to Plano West Wolves on November 13, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Plano West Wolves won 66-41. Special to S-T/Ray Carlin. ORG XMIT: B732694947Z.1

KELLER, Texas – Maea Teuhema waited a year to sign with LSU.
When the day finally came, he didn’t leave any suspense.
Teuhema, literally and figuratively one of the biggest members of LSU’s Class of 2015, signed his national letter of intent at 8 a.m. Thursday in a packed ceremony at Keller High School.
The 6-foot-5, 340-pound Teuhema is one of … Continue reading →

Patriots edge Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX to give quarterback Tom Brady his fourth title

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs. Clutch football, spiced by a sensational fourth-quarter rally and a goal-line, game-saving interception. The record-setting Brady threw for four touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Julian Edelman with 2:02 remaining Sunday night, as New England rallied from a 10-point deficit to … Continue reading →

Pete Carroll shoulders blame for play call

Associated Press photo by Matt RourkePatriots receiver Brandon LaFell, a former LSU standout, plays with his daughter after the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks to win Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has been wrong enough to know that things get distilled down to one play. By the time the Seahawks walked off the University of Phoenix Stadium grass, 28-24 losers to the New England Patriots, nothing mattered but Seattle’s last play from scrimmage. It didn’t matter that … Continue reading →

Zachary Police arrests from Jan. 9-15, 2015

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or issued a summons by the Zachary Police Department from Jan. 9-15. ALLEN, JAMIE: 38, 20291 Old Scenic Highway, Zachary, bench warrant for failure to appear for motor vehicle inspection sticker required, tail lamps required, general speed law and careless operation. BROCK, SHYVONNE: … Continue reading →

New Orleans' murder rate falls for third straight year

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- A man was found shot to death Thursday, November 13, 2014 in the 1900 block of Fern Street, New Orleans police said.

Since Mayor Mitch Landrieu declared war on New Orleans’ murder rate, city leaders have monitored the number of killings here like an electronic Wall Street ticker. The stakes could not have been higher for the Landrieu administration this year on the murder front, as City Hall and the beleaguered New Orleans Police Department set out to … Continue reading →

Photos: Zion City clean-up

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Zion City cleanup volunteers. from left, Ashley Griffin-Bennett and Donald Anderson pick up litter on Ford Street during a neighboor cleanup effort on Saturday morning.

Zion City had its annual “One Neighborhood One Family” cleanup Saturday, where people picked up trash and discarded items. It’s been a couple of years since they last had one. The intentions of the clean-up is to get the area spruced up for a neighborhood Christmas parade that also is being resumed this year. … Continue reading →

Arkansas State women favored in Sun Belt

NEW ORLEANS — Arkansas State was tabbed as the favorite in the Sun Belt women’s basketball preseason coaches’ poll announced by the conference Wednesday. Red Wolves guard Aundrea Gamble was chosen as thepreseason Player of the Year. Voting for the Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Team and Poll was conducted by the league’s 11 head coaches. … Continue reading →

Back-to-back homers lift Zephyrs


Justin Bour and Mark Canha hit back-to-back two-out home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning against reliever Blake Beavan, and New Orleans won the series opener 5-4 and ended a three-game losing streak Tuesday at Zephyr Field in Metairie. Tacoma (63-61) had tied the score at 3 in the top of the inning when Stefen Romero hit … Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern names Domiano administration; VP in finance

Sam Domiano

Updated at 11:46 am – Southeastern Louisiana University has named Sam B. Domiano Jr., an employee at the university since 1995, vice president for administration and finance, a news release from the university said. Domiano has been filling the position in an interim capacity since April 2012. His appointment follows a nationwide search and is subject to approval later this month by … Continue reading →