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  1. Two Republicans battling in tough District 8 School Board race in East Baton RougeRead the original story

    11 min ago | The Advocate

    The fight for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board District 8 has grown uglier as it has entered the home stretch, with incumbent Connie Bernard and newcomer Chris Bailey fighting it out over new schools, party politics and their respective knowledge of the school system. Their biggest enemy as they approach Dec. 6, however, is not necessarily each other.

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  2. Live music in New Orleans for Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014: Down rocks Southport HallRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | NOLA.com

    On Saturday, Nov. 29, the options for live music in New Orleans include a ultra-heavy rock quintet, a Baton Rouge rapper, a south Louisiana guitar hero and the return of a local alt-rock singer. For New Orleans hard rockers Down, the songs remain the same - ultra heavy - even if the faces change.

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  3. over the short timelineRead the original story

    40 min ago | The Advocate

    ... are set to expire at the end of the year - Darren Mire, of New Orleans; Walter Dumas and Murphy Bell, of Baton Rouge; Myron Lawson, of Alexandria; and Bridget Dinvaut, of LaPlace. The governor could reappoint them, as has been done in the past, but ...

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  4. Southern system suspends searchRead the original story

    40 min ago | The Advocate

    Amid concerns over the short timeline for finding a new system leader, the Southern University System Board of Supervisors has decided to suspend its presidential search until early next year. During a meeting in New Orleans on Friday, the board voted 10-4, with two members abstaining, to delay the search until Jan. 9. The terms of at least five members of the Southern University System Board of Supervisors are set to expire at the end of the year - Darren Mire, of New Orleans; Walter Dumas and Murphy Bell, of Baton Rouge; Myron Lawson, of Alexandria; and Bridget Dinvaut, of LaPlace.

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  5. SU Board elects new officers for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WBRZ

    The Southern University Board of Supervisors Friday elected Leon R. Tarver II as chairman and Calvin W. Braxton Sr. as vice chairmen for 2015 during its regular meeting held in New Orleans. Tarver, a Shreveport native and resident of Baton Rouge, is SU System president emeritus and was appointed to the SU Board in January of 2013 by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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  6. Two men arrested after mattress mishapRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Two Baton Rouge men were arrested Wednesday night after they were accused of beating and robbing a man who they believed stole their aunt's mattress. The victim is a cable installer and received a call from an unknown person asking for an install.

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  7. Elections delay St George petition certificationRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WBRZ

    Almost a month after St. George organizers turned in their petition with nearly 18,000 signatures supporting the creation of the proposed new city, none of the names has been certified. Elaine Lamb of the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters initially said the process to count signatures would begin after the Nov. 3 election.

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  8. Enjoyable weather on tap this weekend for Baton Rouge, New Orleans, LafayetteRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Advocate

    The weather should be perfect for people going to enjoy the festivities of Bayou Classic as Grambling takes on Southern University Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Although Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette woke up to rather chilly temperatures Friday morning, the rest of the weekend should be clear and comfortable, according to the National Weather Service in Slidell.

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  9. Shoppers make final preparations for Black FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | WBRZ

    As the feasting draws to a close on Thanksgiving Day, many Baton Rouge residents will turn their attention toward hitting the stores to cash in on Black Friday savings. The Black Friday tradition of "doorbusters" where one must be at the store when it opens to benefit remains firmly in place this year and WBRZ.com is keeping track of store opening times.

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  10. Black Friday shopping is not just a boon for malls and big box storesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally been the point at which retailers operating in a deficit for most of the year begin operating in the black. IHOP on Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge was so busy that hungry shoppers had to wait at least 30 minutes for a table during the peak time between about 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., while it would normally take under 10 minutes to be seated.

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  11. Black Friday 2014: Which national retailers have the best discounts?Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    ... a 4.1 percent increase from 2013 when sales hit $592.7 billion. Renita D. Young is a business reporter based in Baton Rouge. Email her at ryoung@nola.com or call 504.352.2548. You can also keep up with all of her local updates on Twitter ...

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  12. Landrieu, Cassidy spar over congressman's LSU incomeRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Associated Press Photo by Gerald Herbert -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy, of Baton Rouge, addresses supporters during his Nov. 4. election night watch party. A spokesman for U.S. Sen Mary Landrieu's campaign says documents posted by bloggers raise questions about U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy's part-time teaching at the old charity hospital in Baton Rouge.

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  13. Waltraud BurgwinkelRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The Item Extra

    She leaves her husband of 70 years, Arthur W. Burgwinkel; three sons, John A. Burgwinkel and his wife, Faith, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, David A. Burgwinkel and his wife, Roxann, of Morgantown, Pa., and Walter A. Burgwinkel of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Justin K. Burgwinkel, Jeffrey K. Burgwinkel and his wife, Mina, of Baton Rouge, La., Jared W. Burgwinkel and his wife, Lisa, of Wilmington, De., Megan Pierce and her husband, David, of Uledi, Pa., David "Andy" Burgwinkel Jr. and his wife, Julia, of Kings Bay, Ga., Lee Burgwinkel and his wife, Sondra, of Kapolei, Hawaii, and Kelly Vuikadavu and her husband, Rabisi, of Kaneohe, Hawaii; and six great-grandchildren, Mia, Johnna and John Burgwinkel, Morgan Pierce, Kyra and Jax Vuikadavu; brother-in-law, Edwin H. Burgwinkel and his wife, Evelyn, of Clinton; and her nephew, Karl Schmidt and her wife, Mary Pat, and their two daughters, Kassandra and ... (more)

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  14. Crime Blotter: Baton Rouge police book felon in shootingRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Frederick Washington opened his apartment door Tuesday evening and fired a stolen .45 caliber pistol at a man without provocation, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Washington, 9209 Great Smokey Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison early Wednesday on counts of attempted second-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.

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  15. Holiday events make Baton Rouge sparkle and shineRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Photo provided by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre -- The Land of Sweets Tea is 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Boudreaux's, 2647 Government St., in Baton Rouge. We've given thanks and survived Black Friday.

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  16. Organizations and volunteers provide Thanksgiving feasts for less fortunateRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    ... with each served one-by-one by all the volunteers. Brown hosted his 28th annual Holiday Helpers feast at the Baton Rouge River Center with more than 1,200 meals ready to be eaten. "Every day is a Thanksgiving Day, but today is a special day because ...

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  17. Baton Rouge area Walmart employees participate in national protest on Thanksgiving weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    While many Baton Rouge area families were settling into dinner or flipping on the football game Thanksgiving Day, former Baton Rouge area Walmart employee Brandon Garrett was protesting outside the Baker Walmart off Plank Road. Garrett says since the last national protest workers and supporters held in June ahead of the annual shareholders' meeting, a few things have changed for the better, but he says there's still a long way to go in the fight for fair labor practices.

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  18. "Why does no one starve in a desert?"Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Big Apple

    ... Sahara? We could not conjecture. "Because," said he, "of the sand which is there." 9 June 1857, Daily Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), "All Sorts of Items," pg. 2, col. 4: Why should a man never starve on the desert of Arabia? Ans. - Because of the sand ...

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  19. Live updates during the LSU at Texas A&M game, Thursday atRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings hands the ball off to LSU running back Leonard Fournette during the second half Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU won 10-7.

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  20. LSU at Texas A&M pregame chat, Thursday atRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette pulls in a long pass for a first down in front of Mississippi linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche during the first half Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge. What's going on with LSU before its game at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas? Get the latest news and notes in this pregame chatwith the Advocate's sports staff.

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