The Advocate - Baton Rouge Daily News
Clear81°
Clear
Forecast
Advertisement

Baton Rouge News Updates

Denise Amoroso appointed to her husband's council seat amid contentious debate at Baton Rouge Metro Council

BY ANDREA GALLO | agallo@theadvocate.com

The contentious battle over who should fill Buddy Amoroso’s Metro Council seat ended Thursday evening as his widow, Denise Amoroso, secured the appointment amid flareups and emotions. Read more

Dangerously hot temperatures for south Louisiana this weekend, Weather Service says

Advocate staff report

It’s going to be hot and humid in south Louisiana, and it’s going to last all weekend. Read more

Rabalais: Is the SEC East finally ready to measure up against the West once again?

BY SCOTT RABALAIS | srabalais@theadvocate.com

ATLANTA — Once upon a time, the Eastern Division was the Southeastern Conference’s Camelot. Its power base. Its football fortress. Read more

Walt Handelsman's latest animation offers up a list of fun (?) political summer camps

BY WALT HANDELSMAN | whandelsman@theadvocate.com

Advocate cartoonist Walt Handelsman's "Political Summer Camp Guide" imagines summer camps the two political parties might hold. Spoiler alert, one of them had to close. Read more

Edwards, Landry continue spat over death penalty: 'Families of victims are not well served by politicians who spout off'

BY ELIZABETH CRISP | ecrisp@theadvocate.com

The spat between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry over Louisiana's long-stalled use of capital punishment continued to play out on Thursday, as Edwards accused Landry of "deliberately misrepresent(ing) the facts" about why the state will not resume the death penalty at least for another year. Read more

French Settlement man found guilty of attempted 2nd degree murder in stabbing

BY CAROLINE GRUESKIN | cgrueskin@theadvocate.com

LIVINGSTON — A 34-year-old French Settlement man was found guilty Thursday of stabbing another man 15 times outside an Albany convenience store last year. Read more

Photos: Gov. Edwards, Ag & Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain visit with sugar cane farmers

Gov. John Bel Edwards and La. Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry Mike Strain visited Alton Landry, Inc. sugar cane farm in Plaquemine to speak to sugar cane farmers, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The visit was a continuation of the listening tour held last November when the two visited farms across the state covering the state’s major commodities. Read more

By wide margin, Ascension Parish Council kills proposed ballot measure to abolish elected parish president position

BY DAVID J. MITCHELL | dmitchell@theadvocate.com

GONZALES — After nearly a year of public debate, it appears Ascension Parish voters won't get to decide this December whether to keep its elected parish president-council government or try a new parish council-appointed manager. Read more

Shakedown searches, 100-plus officers, K9s at Angola after 2 inmates die from possible drug OD

BY LEA SKENE | lskene@theadvocate.com

Two Angola inmates died Wednesday night from apparent drug overdoses, raising concerns in the Department of Corrections about guards smuggling drugs — in particular synthetic marijuana or "mojo" — inside prison walls, officials said.  Read more

LSU's Ed Orgeron is 'awesome,' doesn't coach like he's 'splitting the atom,' says Tulane's Willie Fritz

Advocate staff report

In-state rivalries need not apply when it comes to LSU and Tulane football, at least not in the summer.  Read more

Advertisement