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Louisiana high school football playoffs! See finals on Brian Harris Chevrolet scoreboard

Check out the latest scores and more on's south Louisiana high school football scoreboard. Read more

Baton Rouge election: See what's on the Nov. 18 ballot

Advocate staff report

Early voting for the Nov. 18 election starts Friday  and ends Nov. 11. Voters may cast ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except Sunday, Nov. 5, and the Veterans Day holiday on Nov. 10). A number of runoff elections are on the ballot, as well as local propositions. Those in the Baton Rouge area are listed below. Read more

After horrors of Texas church shooting, Baton Rouge religious leaders look to improve security; some consider concealed carry options


Just four days after the tragic killings of 26 people at a Texas church, the Rev. David Collins, an Albany pastor, gathered leaders in his congregation to discuss forming a security team for their small Baptist church. Read more

Starting LSU defenders Arden Key and Donnie Alexander don't make trip to Tennessee


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Two starting members of LSU’s front seven did not make the trip for the game against Tennessee. Read more

LSU vs Tennessee live updates: Tigers weathering storm to dominate in Knoxville

Advocate staff report

Follow live as LSU faces off with Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. Read more

Our Views: Why we think you should vote 'yes' to bump Baton Rouge hotel tax


There are several issues and races on the ballot throughout south Louisiana for Saturday's election, including a statewide contest to pick the next state treasurer. We urge everyone to go to the polls and vote. Concerning a proposed increase to the hotel-motel tax in much of East Baton Rouge Parish, we'd like to remind voters of our support for the measure. Read more

FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears


WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. Read more

Two-vehicle crash in West Feliciana leaves one dead; man unrestrained, ejected from vehicle

Advocate staff report

A 55-year-old man unrestrained in his car died while driving down U.S. 61 after another car hit his off the roadway into an embankment, state police say.  Read more

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

By MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. Read more

Vogue: Serena Williams' 'Beauty and the Beast'-themed wedding charms audience of stars

Advocate staff report

Recapping tennis superstar Serena Williams' and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian's courtship from their accidental encounter in Rome to their wedding day planning, Vogue Magazine provided more detail into the stars' knot tying at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. Read more

Report: Merchant accused of violence, vigilante justice against thief

Advocate staff report

A 35-year-old man was arrested for allegedly threatening someone with a gun and placing them in handcuffs for threatening to steal from his store in Baton Rouge, WBRZ reported. Read more

World's oldest Ferrari leads 100-mile rally through New Orleans Saturday

By Brian Wollitz and Seán Brennan | Special to The Advocate

Giordano Mozzi is one of the most decorated Italian drivers in history, the winningest competitor alive in the famous 1,000-mile “Mille Miglia” rally in his home country. Read more