Baton Rouge

Liberty Place monument in New Orleans becomes first of 4 to be taken down

Crews removed a New Orleans monument commemorating the failed rebellion of a white supremacist militia in the early morning hours Monday, the first …

War

LSU Tigers recruiting: Caden Sterns recaps LSU, 5-stars he's recruiting

<b>Caden Sterns</b> has been a regular around LSU’s campus this spring.<p>That theme continued this weekend as the 4-star safety returned to Baton Rouge for …

College Football

WWL-TV: Mandeville police veteran dies in off-duty accident Sunday

A veteran Northshore police officer died Sunday morning after falling from a ladder while doing house work, according to a WWL-TV report.<p>The report …

Policing

WWL-TV: City of N.O., Superdome Commission resume negotiations on LaSalle Street

The city of New Orleans and the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District are back at negotiation table over a stretch of LaSalle Street being …

Louisiana

Found atop a gasoline tank, German shepherd has new home

There are all kinds of places to find pet dogs, such as pet stores, animal shelters and classified ads.<p>The top of a 70-foot gasoline tank? Not …

German Shepherd

'The Ryan Francis Story' is a BR story that needs to be told

Closure is something we all seek in the face of tragedy and loss. For some, it came 11 years after the death of former Glen Oaks High basketball star …

Louisiana

LSU commitments, targets react to Saturday's spring game

LSU hosted several 2018 and 2019 commitments, along with big-time targets for Saturday's spring game.<p>Despite the rain halting the game right before …

College Football

Florida Gator's Twitter account takes shot at LSU after weather forces spring game indoors

LSU at Florida football on Oct. 7 in Gainesville just got a lot more interesting...<p>After lightning forced the Tigers' spring game indoors, the …

Florida

LSU Spring Game Analysis: Tigers' new. snazzy offense, Grant Delpit's emergence and more

Matt Canada didn’t wait long.<p>LSU’s new offensive coordinator showed off his snazzy, shift-heavy scheme on the very first play of the spring game on …

College Football

Rabalais: For an incomplete, imperfect spring game, it was quite a show

It was just a glimpse, really, a fleeting snapshot before the lightning began to menace Tiger Stadium and rendered the idea of an outdoor spring game …

College Football

LSU spring game: TV channel, time and live stream information

LSU fans will get their first glimpse of Ed Orgeron's 2017 team during the Tigers' National L-Club Spring Game in Tiger Stadium Saturday night at 7 …

Lsu

Transfer QB Jonathan Banks finding his way as he soaks up new playbook

There were a few times Saturday when Jonathan Banks showed flashes of why he may be able to step in and breathe some life into the Tulane offense.<p>For …

College Football

Sorry to keep beating a dead horse, but split playoff format continues to stink

Yeah, I know what you're probably thinking.<p>There's no need to keep beating a dead horse.<p>The dead horse, much like many of these softball teams in the …

Louisiana

New Orleans' 2016 grant the lowest of 9 'sanctuary cities' targeted by DOJ letters

New Orleans' grant funds targeted by a recent Department of Justice letter to prove immigration compliance were by far the lowest in 2016 of the nine …

Sanctuary Cities

Desiree Charbonnet on New Orleans mayor's race: I'm exploring my options

Former New Orleans Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet, who gave up her seat on the bench Friday in the clearest sign yet that she was eyeing …

New Orleans

Chimpanzee sanctuary reports Candy, the Dixie Landin' chimp in Baton Rouge, died Thursday

Candy the Chimp, who lived at Dixie Landin’ amusement park in Baton Rouge, died Thursday, according to the CEO and President of Chimp Haven, a …

Policing

Rabalais: Five things to watch for at LSU's spring game (including the weather)

If LSU’s football season is about a love affair between a passionate fan base and their team (you had me at “Call it in the air”), then the spring …

College Football

A German girl’s view of World War II

By George Morris<p>Most Americans remember World War II through the eyes of veterans who fought, families who awaited their return, or from movies …

World War II

New Baton Rouge Chief Administrative Officer Troy Bell resigns

City-parish Chief Administrative Officer Troy Bell has resigned, mayor's spokeswoman Janene Tate has confirmed to The Advocate.<p>Earlier Friday, The …

Corruption

Baton Rouge mayor's new top administrator resigns: report

Baton Rogue's new chief administrative officer resigned Friday (April 21) amid reports that he claims a college degree he doesn't hold, WAFB-TV …

New Orleans

Gov. John Bel Edwards releases 30-second ad to try to woo support for his budget, tax plan

Gov. John Bel Edwards has released a new ad to try to build support for his budget plan and take aim at the conservatives who are trying to block key …

Louisiana

Navy Blue Angels hold flight demonstration for upcoming airshow

Close<p>1 of 7<p>Buy Now<p>Advocate Staff photo by SOPHIA GERMER<p>The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans in …

Charleston

Estimates for Gov. John Bel Edwards' business tax plan plunge; here's why

Changes that Gov. John Bel Edwards made to his business tax plan in hopes of lessening criticism cut in half the estimate of what the tax will raise, …

Taxes

Stephanie Grace: Monuments should be removed in light of day

In hindsight, it's easy to list the ways that New Orleans' endlessly rehashed decision to remove four Jim Crow-era monuments from city streets could …

Louisiana

The Saints need to get off to a fast start, and the schedule does them no favors

They say summer is the time for hope and happiness. But in New Orleans, at least the last three years, the only thing summer has led to is the fall …

NFL

New Orleans City Council approves new rules for bicycle and pedestrian safety

Bicyclists in New Orleans will get new protections — and some additional responsibilities — under a package of ordinances passed unanimously Thursday …

Cycling

Firm of Sidney Torres IV, potential candidate for New Orleans mayor, donates $50K to Donald Trump

Developer and trash-hauling magnate Sidney Torres IV, who has flirted very publicly with the idea of running for New Orleans mayor, donated $50,000 …

Louisiana

It’s time for General Sherman to come back to LSU

It appears I’ve caused a bit of a ruckus at LSU.<p>This isn’t the first time, of course. I’ve made some commotion at my alma mater before, but it was …

History

Whatever the Saints' schedule looks like right now, expect the picture to change once the bullets start flying

Find a way to get past the brutal opening of the New Orleans Saints' 2017 schedule, and this slate of games looks like it's there for the taking.<p>Once …

Green Bay Packers

Woman, 5-month-old infant have disappeared, may be in danger, NOPD says

A woman and her 5-month-old daughter have been missing from an Upper 9th Ward home since Wednesday and could be in danger, New Orleans police have …

Louisiana