Secretary of state targets low...

Apr 23, 2014 by

Secretary of State Tom Schedler has put low voter turnout in his crosshairs.

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Jindal launches ‘Well-Ahead Lo...

Apr 15, 2014 by

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:27:59 GMTby Marsha Shuler mshuler@theadvocate.comThe Jindal administration embarked on a statewide initiative Monday, encouraging schools, businesses and other entities to promote health and wellness. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced th...

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Girls booked after fistfight ...

Mar 25, 2014 by

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:46:15 GMTAdvocate staff reportGONZALES — A fistfight broke out between two girls, who have been in a conflict over a social media website, when they bumped into each other in a hallway at Central Middle School on Monday morning. B...

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Passengers, crew on board miss...

Mar 18, 2014 by

There were 12 crew and 227 passengers on the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared about 40 minutes into a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8. They were from far-flung parts of the world: 14 nationalities that included New Zealanders, Iranians, Americans and Indonesians. Two thirds of the passengers were from China. These are the stories of some of those on board.

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Audit reveals problems with st...

Mar 17, 2014 by

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:09:30 GMTby Charles Lussier clussier@theadvocate.comThe state is ordering a comprehensive review of the records of recent East Baton Rouge Parish public high school graduates after a limited audit, completed last week, found that ...

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Red Cross safety event schedul...

Mar 6, 2014 by

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:37:50 GMTby amy wold awold@theadvocate.comVolunteers with the American Red Cross, emergency responders and others will go door-to-door Saturday in north Baton Rouge to hand out safety preparation material, and they’re looking for...

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Louisiana colleges race agains...

Mar 5, 2014 by

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:24:47 GMTby koran addo kaddo@theadvocate.comLSU’s College of Agriculture building isn’t yet handicap-accessible, Southern University’s law school needs a new roof and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Billeaud Hall...

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Toddler ejected from auto in o...

Jan 6, 2014 by

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 06:41:06 GMTAdvocate staff reportA 2-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after being thrown from a SUV during a crash Sunday night on Airline Highway near the border of East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes, State Police ...

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Terrebonne officials get fuel-...

Nov 5, 2013 by

Terrebonne Parish government's fleet now includes almost $1 million worth of vehicles that run on compressed natural gas, officials said.

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Lafourche Parish Sandbag Locat...

Oct 4, 2013 by

Public Works Field Offices will be open at 2p on October 4th for sandbags and will remain open throughout the event. Residents can...

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Terrebonne Parish Sandbag Loca...

Oct 3, 2013 by

Terrebonne Parish Officials have released the following list as locations to pick up sandbags in the Parish.  Sandbags will be...

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Tropical Storm Karen

Oct 3, 2013 by

As Tropical Storm Karen enters the Gulf, we will be keeping our eyes on the storm and bringing you up to date information. Please...

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Your fault! Dems, GOP trade bl...

Oct 2, 2013 by

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:24:25 GMTBy DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA Associated PressWASHINGTON — First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode Tuesday and President Barack Obama warne...

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Taking flight

Oct 1, 2013 by

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:57:01 GMTBy Stephanie Bruno Special to The AdvocateCalvin Moret wasn’t there for the dedication of Shushan Airport back in February 1934, but that doesn’t mean a walk around the airport’s newly restored terminal doesn’t bri...

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Police seize drugs, cash in ra...

Sep 23, 2013 by

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:48:15 GMTBy Ben Wallace bwallace@theadvocate.comBaton Rouge police seized more than 23 pounds of synthetic marijuana and about $12,500 in cash during a drug raid recently at a novelty store on O’Neal Lane, according to police doc...

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