The annual downtown Way of the Cross, hosted by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, the local Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and the community of St. Joseph Cathedral, was held on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. Starting at the Cathedr…
LSU alumnus and Baton Rouge native Scott Woodward will be the university's next athletic director, sources told The Advocate on Wednesday, replacing Joe Alleva, who announced that he's stepping down.
After decades on the back burner, the Comite River Diversion Canal finally began construction Wednesday morning, with a ceremonial groundbreaking and program.
The chief architect of Cologne cathedral says it could take decades to repair the damage caused to the Notre Dame cathedral by a massive fire.
After Saturday cancellations due to weather, festival goers enjoyed sunny weather Sunday for the final day of the Baton Rouge Blues Festival.
For the first time in a long time, Tiger Woods won a major golf title Sunday when he captured the 2019 Masters Tournament Crown in Augusta, Georgia.
Pews, bibles, and the pulpit are among the still-recognizable interior parts of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church following the fire that destroyed the house of worship on April 4. The church was one of three churches burned a string of intentionally …
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 was University of Louisiana System Day at the State Capitol, where over 1,200 students, alumni and faculty from nine universities showcased academic programs and performance groups for state leaders. Speakers included Gov…
The two month legislative fiscal session began Monday April 8, 2019, at high noon in Baton Rouge, La. The legislators are slated to adjourn June 6th at 6 pm.
The Advocate photography staff wins the top 6 of 7 photography categories at the AP Managing Editor's competition honoring the best in newspaper and broadcast journalism in Louisiana-Mississippi for 2018. See the full story here.
The congregation of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is holding Sunday service at Morning Star Missionary Baptist after their church burned down April 4.
Named "Festival of the Year" by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association and Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, Kite Fest Louisiane brings professional kite fliers and hobbyists alike to Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish.
LSU wins the NCAA Gymnastics Baton Rouge Regional with a final score of 197.500, Saturday, April 6, 2019, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. The Lady Tigers advance to the NCAA Gymnastics National Championships in Fort Worth.
LSU football's spring scrimmage went off as planned Saturday, April 6, avoiding rain and giving fans a taste of what's to come for the upcoming season.
Bayou Tree Service workers and local beekeepers worked together to cut down a massive dead cedar tree and relocate the hive of bees inhabiting it, Friday, April 5, 2019 at Baton Rouge’s Lutheran Benevolent Society Cemetery. The tree had threatened…
Pilot James Ritter, of Prairieville, landed his Piper Arrow airplane between the interstate and the treeline just off I-10 Eastbound,Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Officials were referring to the incident as a landing, but Ritter smiled and said it was…
LSU football began the final week of practices on Tuesday ahead of Saturday's spring game. The spring game kicks off at 1 p.m. and will be show live on the SEC Network.
LSU baseball defeated Grambling 9-0 Tuesday night, earning a 20th win on the season. Pitcher Clay Moffitt pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Tigers in the shutout victory.
We're one week away from the start of the 2019 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session with several hot button topics up for debate.
Bagpipes, whisky tastings, Highland Athletics, Irish and Scottish dancing are all part of the Louisiana Highland Games & Celtic Festival.
Baton Rouge firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a residence that appeared to be vacant on the corner North Eighth Street and Laurel Street Saturday, March 30, 2019. Authorities dubbed arson as the cause of the fire.
The Greater Baton Rouge Cat Club's 45th annual show was held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, with approximately 225 cats belonging to exhibitors from all over the country competing, giving spectators an opportu…
Friends, family and loved ones gather as the Louisiana Chapter of the Walk of Honor Foundation holds the 2019 Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service, Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Louisiana Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Baton Rouge, La.
Vietnam veterans were honored at a 'Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans' event hosted by the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, Friday, March 29, 2019 at American Legion Nicholson Post 38 in Baton Rouge. A 'Missing Man Table' and 'A Warrior's Fa…
East Ascension hosts Dutchtown in a District 5-5A game, Thursday, March 28, 2019 at East Ascension's Johnny Ambeau Park in Gonzales, La. The Spartans defeated the Griffins 6-2.
Traffic in East and West Baton Rouge Parish has been especially bad lately as commuters jam around the Mississippi River Bridge.
According to a Yahoo! Sports report posted Thursday morning, the middleman on the receiving end of LSU basketball coach Will Wade’s “strong-ass offer” for a recruit is Shannon Forman Sr.
Inmates at East Feliciana Parish Prison and some former inmates donned cap and gowns Wednesday, March 27, 2019 and received diplomas, in the prison’s first-ever GED graduating class. A total of nine qualified.
Volunteers from LSU fraternities and sororities wielded hammers, paint brushes and saws Tuesday, March 26, 2019, helping Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge on a project building two houses adjacent to one another on N. Acadian Thruway. Wo…
March Madness lived up to its hype in Jacksonville. The No. 3 LSU Tigers defeated Maryland in thrilling fashion. Tremont Waters' bucket with 1.6 seconds left put the Tigers up for good in a 69-67 victory.
Early Saturday morning, Baton Rouge police officers joined local volunteers to build a new fence at the department's Scotlandville station on Scenic Highway. The new, eight-foot-tall wooden fence replaces an older chain-link fence some officers ha…
Archie Williams stepped out of the 19th Judicial District courthouse and into the sunshine Thursday afternoon surrounded by relatives and lawyers — his first taste of freedom after more than 36 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
The 2019 Louisiana Small Farmers Conference was hosted recently by the Southern University Ag Center at the school's F.G. Clark Activity Center. Upcoming areas of interest in farming and the many challenges affecting small farming operations, incl…
Airline Highway at South Choctaw in Baton Rouge was temporarily closed Tuesday due to a crash involving a train and an 18-wheeler.
As the Mississippi River has swelled in Baton Rouge, the water has crept up the banks. By Monday, the massive red letters spelling the city's name on the side of the levee were almost completely covered.
St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in Baton Rouge with the city's 34th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' parade, complete with a rare appearance by the Southern University 'Human Jukebox' band and many others, a plethora of floats and marchers. Grand Ma…
LSU held their second spring practice featuring full pads Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Tigers' indoor practice facility on campus in Baton Rouge, La.