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A South Carolina deputy who during a traffic stop shot a 70-year-old man reaching for his cane broke down in tears as other officers arrived.
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Students representing several Louisiana high schools are competing in the LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge to test their knowledge about consumer rights and responsibilities.
East Baton Rouge Superintendent Bernard Taylor will speak at the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists' meeting on March 17. The meeting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Instructional Resource Center, 1022 South Foster Drive, in Baton Rouge.
Advocate staff photo by LEILA PITCHFORD-ENGLISH -- From left, David Carr, drums, Mac Powell, lead singer, and Tai Anderson, bass, members of longtime band Third Day, play at the Rivercenter in Baton Rouge in October 2011.
The New Orleans-based pop band Royal Teeth will appear on Fox's "American Idol" at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Louie's Cafe, the longtime LSU area diner, is set to move to a new location with more seating and parking near its current spot on West State Street.
Two Baton Rouge men are facing drug charges after they were found sleeping in a vehicle parked at a Sulphur gas station early Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Gary Patureau, left, Baton Rouge Police Sgt.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Rapper Torence "Lil Boosie" Hatch has been ordered to perform 100 hours of community service in New Orleans as part of his four-year probation term stemming from a 2009 guilty plea to a marijuana possession charge.
"PEPITO'S STORY - DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE RESIDENCY": 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The performance follows the title character's dream to dance.
When Brenda Irvin's contractions came a minute apart, her fiance called the hospital to alert staff, but the soon-to-be newborn was calling the shots.
Baton Rouge will indeed be the location of the Miss USA 2014 competition, which was first reported by NOLA.com The Times-Picayune yesterday and verified nationally by Donald Trump and the current reigning Miss USA on the Today Show on March 13. The national pageant will be aired June 8, 2014.
One of WAFB's news anchors will be speaking at a local business gala this weekend for entrepreneurs and business owners.
A second arrest has been made in a Jan. 22 robbery at an apartment near LSU that resulted in one of the robbery victims leaping from a fourth-story apartment, breaking his back and leg upon landing.