Judge rules no federal sanctions for parish attorney Mary Roper
East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper and Assistant Parish Attorney Tedrick Knightshead were ordered in federal court Wednesday with Judge Brian Jackson demanding an answer on why the parish attorney's office missed filing deadlines.
Felona s DNA found at home invasions targeting elderly women
A convicted felon's DNA was found at the scenes of four of the five Baton Rouge home invasions in December and January targeting elderly women, including on the wrist of a 73-year-old woman he molested and hit with a piece of luggage, a detective testified Tuesday.
In Kenner, Annie Washington's faded legacy is brought back to life
On Veterans Memorial Boulevard, just across from Kenner 's $10 million police headquarters and blocks from Louis Armstrong International Airport 's proposed $826 million passenger terminal, another public building sits empty, its windows shuttered.
EBR School Board agrees to downsize to 9 members
Shrugging off threats of litigation, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday narrowly approved a new map that reduces from 11 to nine the number of representatives serving on the School Board starting Jan. 1. The winning plan, known as Freeman 9 Member 7, one of six introduced, was approved in a 6-5 vote after more than six hours of ... (more)
2 arrested in truck stop armed robbery
Two Zachary men accused of robbing a truck stop in West Feliciana Parish at gunpoint early Monday morning were arrested and are still being held on additional charges, according to deputies.
Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis -- School Board vice president ...
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- School Board vice president Tarvald Smith, speaks during discussion of a motion to authorize the Superintendent to contract for professional services to complete a separate audit by the Board to address the findings in the Louisiana Department of Education's EBR schools audit during a meeting of the East ... (more)
Louisiana Teacher of the Year Carla Jackson: Finding the spark in each student
Bains Elementary 3rd-grade teacher Carla Jackson hugs her husband, John, after being named Louisiana's Teacher of the Year.
St. Francisville teacher named Louisianaa s teacher of the year
A West Feliciana Parish elementary teacher took top honors as Louisiana's teacher of the year at an awards ceremony for outstanding educators Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for July 8, 2014
Baton Rouge police on Sunday arrested a man and woman accused of leaving their children alone in a hotel room for several hours while they were gambling.
Leo Jackson and Cornerstone Builders of New Orleans help the formerly incarcerated
The day Leo Jackson, then age 27, walked into the Louisiana State Penitentiary to begin a double-life sentence term, the Angola prison was known as the "bloodiest" in the nation.