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Gallery: International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo gets underway
Advocate staff photo by John Ballance -- Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo's 1st tarpon weighted in at 99 lbs 6ozs caught by Kurt Cheramie of Houma Louisiana.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Pointe Coupee board approves plan for alternative school
The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board on Thursday approved a plan from School Superintendent Linda D'Amico to create an off-site alternative school - an endeavor most of the board has wanted for several years.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
New Roads mayor downplays auditor's concerns about revenue
An accountant urged city leaders Tuesday night to consider raising utility rates for residents in an effort to generate much-needed revenue for city coffers, which he say took a major hit last year from several capital improvement projects.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
New Roads urged to stop spending
Money's been spent on major projects to build up the city's infrastructure. An audit was done on the city's finances for the past year.
Gonzales PD looking for hospital purse thief
Police asked for the public's help Monday identifying a woman who was caught on camera stealing a purse from a Gonzales hospital.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Senate leader suggests highway aid
The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee said Wednesday that the state should consider a wide range of short-term steps to ease Louisiana's road funding woes.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Pointe Coupee jurors hurl insults over permit issue
The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury's decision to adopt an amended version of the parish's building permit fee ordinance Tuesday night ignited several outbursts of accusations tossed back and forth between jurors on opposing sides of the measure.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Soul food, Butcher expands and more dining news you might've missed: Monday Leftovers
Even with a holiday weekend and most attention focused on Essence Fest, last week still had plenty of dining developments.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
False River Boat Parade
Hundreds of boats were out today on False River, all for the 32nd annual False River Boat Parade.
Baton Rouge police idenfity driver in fatal Perkins Road overpass accident as Corey Holmes of New Roads
Baton Rouge Police have identified the driver who died Friday night when his truck ran off the Interstate 10 bridge and landed overturned in a parking lot beneath the Perkins Road overpass as Cory Holmes, 22, of New Roads.
Police release drivera s ID, other details in crash
Baton Rouge police have identified the driver of a pickup truck that plunged off Interstate 10 near Perkins Road and crashed on its roof Friday night as Cory Holmes, 22, of New Roads.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Insurance Journal West
Louisiana River Boat Parade Back On, Town Taking Responsibility
The False River Fourth of July Boat Parade in Louisiana is back on after event organizers feared they would have to cancel it this year.
Hot Tails chef Cody Carroll picks New Orleans over Baton Rouge for new restaurant: Report
Chef Cody Carroll, who helms Hot Tails Restaurant in New Roads, is aiming for New Orleans' Warehouse District for his new project rather than continuing with his original plans to open a restaurant in Baton Rouge, according to the Baton Rouge Business Report.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
False River boat parade will go on
The False River Fourth of July Boat Parade is back on after event organizers feared they would have to cancel it this year.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Line of strong thunderstorms affecting Baton Rouge, moving east towards New Orleans
A line of strong thunderstorms just west of Lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain Friday afternoon was affecting Baton Rouge and St. James , Ascension, Terrebonne, Pointe Coupee, East and West Feliciana, and Iberville parishes, according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service.