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 →