Baton Rouge

Southern Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas fired effective Aug. 10, school says

Southern University has fired one of its top administrators.<p>Henry Tillman, a spokesman for the university, confirmed that Brandon Dumas, vice …

Louisiana

101-year-old runner sets age group record

A 101-year-old runner from Louisiana who took up sprinting a year ago set a senior woman's record in the 100-meter dash for her age group last weekend.<p>Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins ran 100 meters in 40.12 seconds at the USA Track and Field Masters Outdoor Championships at Louisiana State University's …

Olympics

Trump administration pulls health law help centers in New Orleans, 17 other cities

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and …

Health Care

Luxury home catalog Frontgate opens U.S. flagship in Plano's Legacy West

Plano's Legacy West just elevated the choices for furniture shopping in North Texas with the flagship store of Frontgate, a catalog company with …

Texas

Report:Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze resigns; Matt Luke named interim head coach

University of Mississippi head football coach Hugh Freeze's time with the Rebels is over, as Ole Miss announced his resignation, effectively …

College & University

Marrero 'sovereign citizen' gets 17 years for drug and weapons convictions; claims immunity to U.S. law

A Marrero man who subscribes to the obscure and legally futile concept of “sovereign citizenship” was sentenced this week by a Jefferson Parish judge …

Louisiana

Edwards not endorsing in Louisiana utility agency election | Miami Herald

Gov. John Bel Edwards isn't endorsing the former state lawmaker he appointed to Louisiana's utility regulatory board in the election for the …

John Bel Edwards

Man who tortured, murdered 18 cats sentenced to 16 years in jail

A man was sentenced to 16 years in jail Friday after pleading guilty to stealing, torturing and murdering more than a dozen cats in California.<p>All 18 cats killed by San-Jose resident Robert Farmer had their names read aloud in court by a judge, who also noted the missing body of a tabby cat named …

Crime

101-Year-Old Woman Breaks 100-Meter Record for Her Age Group — and Only Started Racing Last Year

The number that matters the most to 101-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins is not her age, but her race time.<p>Hawkins, a former schoolteacher hailing …

Olympics

Protecting Louisiana: Projects aim to strengthen for storms | NOLA.com

Louisiana will spend nearly $277 million in federal cash it received after last year's floods to fortify communities against future disasters, mainly …

New Orleans

Better or worse in rushing defense? Inexperienced players settle in to LSU’s 3-4 scheme

<b>BATON ROUGE, La.</b> – Shutting down the run is a matter of pride for the Tigers, and Dave Aranda did not disappoint in his debut season as LSU’s …

College Football

Kick off 2018 with BIG SAVINGS

Kick off 2018 with BIG SAVINGS<p>Begin 2018 with a sense of wonder and excitement on a magical lower Mississippi river cruise onboard the lavish, …

New Orleans

Side Dish: Recipe for 5-Minute Guacamole

<b>5-Minute Guacamole</b><p><i>Makes 4 to 6 servings. Recipe is courtesy of Page Street Publishing and “Real Food, Real Simple” by Taylor Riggs. Guacamole is one</i> …

Recipes

2017-18 LAA Coaches Caravan Set for Next Week

<b>HAMMOND, La. –</b> The 2017-18 Southeastern Athletics season will officially open with the Lion Athletics Association (LAA) welcoming fans to four area …

College & University

LSU Tigers football: Everything you need to know about LSU recruiting

<i>Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman.</i> <i>Today, we discuss</i> …

College & University

Galactic drummer Stanton Moore's jazz trio revisits Allen Toussaint songs on 'With You In Mind'

When Allen Toussaint died of a heart attack in November 2015, drummer Stanton Moore, keyboardist David Torkanowsky and bassist James Singleton were …

Jazz

LSU safety John Battle gets fifth-year of eligibility, reclassified as redshirt junior

John Battle's college career has been extended.<p>Battle, a Florida native and expected starter at safety in 2017, received an extra year of eligibility …

College & University

Wife of St. Tammany fire chief identified as victim in Lacombe house fire

A body found following a house fire in Lacombe on Friday has been identified as Nanette Krentel, the wife of St. Tammany Fire District No. 12 Chief …

Crime

Audubon Zoo welcomes summer babies, including Mother's Day lemurs and July 4 flamingo

Five new baby animals are pitter-pattering around the Audubon Zoo this summer.<p>The most recent addition, a flamingo chick, was hatched July 4. The …

Birds

Baton Rouge police shooting anniversary: Wounded deputy Nick Tullier still defying odds | NOLA.com

HOUSTON -- Doctors didn't expect Nick Tullier to survive after a gunman shot him in the head, stomach and shoulder during an ambush that killed three …

Policing

How a Little 8-Year-Old Girl from Rural Louisiana Became an Instagram Sensation

A stand-up comedy show isn’t the likeliest place to find a second grader, but Daphne Watson was not about to let her daughter Cece miss the …

Celebrity Gossip

10 Great Cities For Construction And Extraction Jobs In 2017

In any metropolitan area in the United States, there are jobs available in any number of fields and industries. But there are places where it’s easier to find a <i>certain</i> <i>type</i> of job, given the percentage of positions of that type available in the overall job market.<p>When it comes to the construction …

Louisiana

Louisiana-made baseball bats on display for Trump's 'Made in America' showcase

President Donald Trump on Monday kicked off "Made in America" week to highlight products made in the United States, and baseball bats from Baton …

Made in America

Baton Rouge man booked with string of Jefferson Parish business robberies | NOLA.com

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of armed robberies at several Jefferson Parish businesses, including …

Crime

2nd suspect in deadly robbery attempt of Loomis truck rented apartment overlooking scene of crime, feds allege

A little more than four weeks before the armored truck robbery attempt that left Loomis employee James McBride dead earlier this summer, suspect …

Crime

Gratitude for waiters goes way beyond the tip in New Orleans' dining scene

We live in an era full of celebrity chefs that you probably have never heard of. Just think about that for second — people can be celebrities now and …

Restaurants

101-Year-Old Champion After Race: “I Missed My Nap for This”

Watch: Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins runs the 100 meters in 40.12.<p>Julia Hawkins, 101, proved her recent show of speed is no fluke.<p>Hawkins ran 40.12 for the 100 meters at the USA Track & Field masters outdoor championships on Saturday in her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.<p>She had some fun with the …

USATF

‘I missed my nap for this’: 101-year-old sprinter breaks 100-metre dash record

Watch your back, Usain Bolt — there’s a new 100-metre dash superstar and she looks unstoppable.<p>Meet 101-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, who on …

Track & Field

Celebrating the life of Mardi Gras Indian Isaac “Mr. Ike” Edward Jr.

Close<p>1 of 26<p>Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD<p>Mardi Gras Indians accompany the hearse Saturday, July 15, 2017, for the funeral of Isaac ìMr. …

Louisiana

Rising sea levels threaten Louisiana homeowners with billions in losses, real estate economists say

Louisiana homeowners have billions of dollars on the line — $13.2 billion to be exact — if climate change continues to push sea levels up, according …

Climate Change