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2 hrs ago | The Advocate
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7 hrs ago | The Advocate
When jail inmate William "Billy" Bates Colvin's mother expressed concern about bringing her son face wash last year, he told her not to worry, saying the guards at the Pointe Coupee Parish Jail never search him after he meets with visitors.
10 hrs ago | The Advocate
"I would rather address the problem on the front end rather than on the back end, because we're not going to adopt our way out of this mess."
14 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
For 30 years, twice a day, Michell Bond has been feeding ducks at Capitol Lake. But, today she noticed a strange film covering the surface of the water.
18 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
It began at 7:00 p.m., and it included a parade of athletes and the lighting of the Olympic Flame of Hope.
Advocate staff file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- The exterior of the East Baton Rouge School Board offices building on South Foster Drive.
West Baton Rouge Parish welcomed a new tool on Friday, Project Lifesaver. It includes a device that can be placed on anyone who wanders --- including autistic children, making it quicker and easier for officials to track them down.
Is Hollywood worried? A new report shows Louisiana surpassed California in the production of feature films for 2013.
A 33-year-old Baton Rouge woman died Friday in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Livingston Parish, State Police said.
A grand jury has declined to indict a 23-year-old Baton Rouge man on a murder charge in the death of his 6-month-old son, who showed signs of previous abuse, including having been burned in a scalding bath.
Cops from Addis and Brusly pull out their tasers and nearly used them on an off-duty major from the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office after the major shoved one of them at a traffic stop, and it's all caught on an officer's dash camera.
The Spanish Town Parade was just one of many Mardi Gras weekend events throughout the state.
The changes cleared a committee of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which is expected to sign off on the new rules Friday.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies on Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old man accused of grabbing some drugs during a planned robbery that ended with a 14-year-old being shot in the Gardere area in late February.
MINDFUL MEDITATION: 10 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road.