Baton Rouge, La - Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar has come a long way since first opening its doors in Baton Rouge nearly a decade ago. Once criticized for its mediocre and inconsistent food, the chain of sports bars in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans has spent the last several years refining, streamlining and upgrading its menu as part of its "Food First Mentality." The ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Construction of a new Veterans Affairs hospital in New Orleans is $370 million over budget and 14 months behind schedule, according to a government ...
education ZACHARY, La. - The Zachary Community School Board will hire a private academy to provide programs for middle- and high-school students who are expelled from their regular schools. The Advocate reports that the district's alternative school has been at the Port Hudson Career Academy. Board members have plans to expand Port Hudson's operations to include vocational training ...
BATON ROUGE, LA - Incoming LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander was honored, along with three other Long Beach community leaders, with the California Conference for Equality and Justice, or CCEJ, Humanitarian Award on Wednesday, May 15. Alexander; Ivy Goolsby, marketing director and manager of the Long Beach Division of International Realty & Investments Inc.; J. Christopher ...
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WWL-TV) - A 13-year-old who said he was playing with a lighter, started a fire that destroyed his home Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred around 4:30 in the 3700 block of North Robertson. A fire department spokesman said the child called 911 and told dispatchers that his home was on fire. Five minutes later the first units arrived on the scene and were able to ...
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School for Scoundrels
In recent years, Billy Bob Thornton has been banking his career on playing a series of amusingly likable jerks, most notably (and hilariously) in Terry Zwigoff's Bad Santa (2003) and then again in Richard Linklater's limp 2005 remake of Bad News Bears, where he reimagined ... ...
(AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins). Armous Peterson figures out what numbers he is going to play in the Powerball lottery at Jimmy's Mart on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Columbia, ...
park WALKER, La. - Dogs in Walker will soon have a playground all to themselves. Mayor Rick Ramsey tells The Advocate that the city will donate land near the lake at Sidney Hutchinson Park to be used as a community dog park. The idea, the mayor says, was suggested by local SPCA president Terri Dunlap. Architect Jamie Seal surveyed the land with Dunlap and other SPCA members this past week ...
Baton Rouge, La - LSU junior Logan de La Barre-Hays, a native of Jackson, Miss., has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship, or CLS, to study a critical language during the summer of 2013. De La Barre-Hays is an Honors College and College of Humanities & Social Sciences student who is double majoring in both international studies and political science with ...
site DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - A religious organization has withdrawn an application seeking the city's consent to open a home for young women. The Advocate reports the facility had been proposed by Door of Hope Ministry for a site on 4-H Road. After suitability of the site drew questions from the City Council and residents in April, the City Council tabled a request for a zoning variance ...
brother BATON ROUGE - An 8-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 12-year-old brother in Baton Rouge, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks. Hicks says the boys were at their grandparents' house on the 400 block of Old Rafe Meyer Rd. when the 12-year-old accidentally shot the 8-year-old in the shoulder. He was transported to a local ...
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Gunmen fired shots during an informal Mother's Day afternoon parade in New Orleans in Louisiana state injuring 19 people, two of them children, according to police.
The wounded in Sunday afternoon's shooting in the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana, governed by Indian-American Bobby Jindal, included 10 men and seven women as well as a boy and a girl, both 10.
Local Nola.com citing police said both the 10-year-old victims had graze wounds to the body and were in good condition. A man and a woman were reported to be in surgery Sunday evening.
Immediately after the shooting on Frenchmen Street police reported seeing three suspects running from the scene.
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said the three gunmen likely worked together, and at least two different weapons were used. One of the suspects is described as a man between 18 and 22 years old with short hair and wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, Serpas said.
Many of the victims were grazed, some by bullets that ricocheted. "At this point, there are no fatalities, and most of the wounds are not life-threatening," Nola.com cited spokesperson Remi Braden as saying in an email.
"But all medical conditions are not known at this time as victims were rushed to nearby hospitals," Braden said. ...
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