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Inmate attorneys praise plans to cool death row
A plan the state proposed last month to lower the summer heat inside death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary by adding air conditioning and other measures earned high marks Monday from attorneys for three condemned Louisiana men.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Prosecutors to vacate murder conviction, death sentence of Glenn Ford
A Caddo Parish man who's been sitting on death row for almost 30 years soon will be a free man.
Lil Boosie: Prison term of the 1,000 songs
NEW ORLEANS -- Rapper Lil Boosie says serving prison time in a Louisiana prison was life changing and it's made him a better person and ultimately, he hopes, a better artist.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Serious injury in crash; Alcohol and drugs suspected
State Police say alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a factor in a two car crash on Saturday night.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Lil' Boosie to Perform in Lafayette
Baton Rouge rapper Lil' Boosie has announced his first concert since being released from prison will be held right here in Lafayette on April 19th at the Cajundome.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Advocate staff file photo by Travis Spradling -- Torence Hatch aka...
Baton Rouge rapper Torence "Lil' Boosie" Hatch was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Wednesday night - and not even Hatch knew how close he was to freedom until about an hour before he got out.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Fri Feb 28, 2014
How is growth measured at Saint Paul's School?
February seemed to be a month of spirituality for the students of Saint Paul's School .
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Should the electric chair be brought back as execution option in Louisiana?
The execution chamber of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Since 1991, the only lawful execution option for convicted criminals sentenced to death in Louisiana has been lethal injection.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Exonerated Louisiana death row inmate tells Senate about 'horrors' of solitary confinement
Damon Thibodeaux is embraced by Derrick James, himself a former death row inmate, following a press conference at Resurrection After Exoneration headquarters on St. Bernard Avenue.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
The Town Talk
Cooling plan for Louisiana death row involves A/C
The state corrections department said Monday the only way it can lower heat levels on Louisiana's death row to a federal judge's requirements is by installing air conditioning.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Sun Feb 16, 2014
The Town Talk
Labor Legacies: Bunkie hosts Smithsonian exhibit about work
Monday was a rainy day in Bunkie, with yet another winter storm in the offing, but the dismal weather did little to dampen the enthusiasm of Mayor Mike Robertson as he scurried around Haas Auditorium in jeans and a casual work shirt.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Shotgun geography: the history behind the famous New Orleans elongated house
Few elements of the New Orleans cityscape speak to the intersection of architecture, sociology and geography so well as the shotgun house.