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Baton Rouge man dies after speeding vehicle causes wreck with motorcycle on I-10

Stephen Blackwell, 27, was killed in the crash, which occurred about 3:30 p.m. near mile marker 217 on I-10 in St. Charles Parish.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-06-23 15:15:00

Report: Train collides with back of a 18-wheeler on Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge

An image of the scene showed the truck sitting partially across the tracks, with the front of the train appearring the be butted up against it. East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies were on scene, and neither the damage to the truck or the train appeared significant.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-06-23 19:51:00

Unsolved Baton Rouge slayings leave crushed families

But over the past several months, she has spent hundreds of hours combing through social media, interrogating her own family members and pleading with potential witnesses — hoping her words will resonate enough for someone somewhere to come forward with information. She has become, in essence, an am

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-24 04:05:16

Five booked on suspicion of DWI in Baton Rouge on Saturday

Thomas Bernhardt, 43, 4597 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.Gregory Bloom, 42, 12723 Buhler Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper lane usage.Caron Michael, 25, first-offense DWI, careless driving, driver's license suspended or revo

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-06-23 22:50:00

St. George is attacking Baton Rouge on transportation, but are their claims ‘misleading?’

St. George hammers Baton Rouge libraries, pensions, schools during Press Club presentation

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-06-23 22:21:00

'Shame on you,' Baton Rouge woman's mother says as driver in fatal Lamborghini wreck sentenced

Jason Adams surrendered to authorities and was booked on a charge of vehicular homicide Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (Photo via WWL-TV)


Final passage expected Sunday of Louisiana sales tax deal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's third special legislative session this year is nearing an end, with a deal on track that will avert hefty cuts to public colleges, tuition aid and public safety programs.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-24 19:09:18

Man robbed at gunpoint leaving French Quarter daiquiri shop, New Orleans police say

Just before 5 a.m., the man was leaving the Mango Daiquiri Shop at Iberville and Bourbon streets when two armed men approached him, police said in a preliminary offense log.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-06-24 16:32:00

Two cars hit and kill pedestrian overnight in Baton Rouge

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New Miss Louisiana to be crowned Saturday

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Laryssa Bonacquisit, Miss Louisiana 2017, will relinquish her crown at the conclusion of the Miss Louisiana 2018 finals Saturday night.

BRPROUD.COM - 2018-06-23 18:42:40

Denham Springs man dead after driving vehicle off roadway Thursday without seat belt on, State Police says

Bradley Bozeman, 32, died at the hospital after the crash, which happened about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dwight said.


Ex-Scotlandville High principal should not have been fired for breaking up student fight with a stick, appeals court says

"Score one for the good guys!" Nicholas' attorney, Jill Craft, proclaimed in response to the appeals court ruling.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-06-22 20:55:00

Suspect in Tuesday night homicide turns himself into police Friday, BRPD says

Witnesses told police that Paul and Joseph got into an argument over a dice game, and Paul took off his shirt as if preparing to fight, his arrest report says. Then Joseph pulled out a gun and fired, the report says.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-06-22 22:31:00

Hammond PD officer shoots himself in the foot, rushed to Baton Rouge hospital

WALKER - A police officer is recovering after he accidentally shot himself in the foot while getting ready for work Friday.Hammond Police Chief James Stewart confirmed an officer was loading his shotgun into his car for duty when he dropped the weapon and it went off around 6:30 p.m.Stewart said the


Man arrested in fatal shooting of 20-year-old on College Drive

Billy G. Pettice, 38, will be booked in Parish Prison on first-degree murder and theft of a firearm, Coppola said. Officers do not have an address for Pettice.


Tax deal reached, passed by Louisiana House

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -The Louisiana House broke through its tax logjam, agreeing to renew part of an expiring sales tax to avoid deep cuts to colleges and state programs.


Breakthrough: Louisiana House reaches sales tax renewal deal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House smashed through its gridlock Friday, bridging disagreements about fractions of a penny and backing a sales tax proposal that could keep colleges and state services from seeing steep budget cuts in July.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-22 21:07:38

Baton Rouge man arrested in Capital One Bank robbery

Shannon Mumphery, 40 of 2046 N. 18th St., was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of simple robbery, Police Department spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said in a news release.


Don't miss these events in the Baton Rouge area (June 22-28)

MOVIES AT MAIN — "DESPICABLE ME 3": 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Free screening of the popular kids' film.


The Rundown: 'Groundhog Day' again at the Capitol as House rejects another tax bill, plus more Louisiana politics news

Buy NowCory Stewart, House Communications Director, at lectern right, sings the National Anthem before Gov. John Bel Edwards addresses the joint session during the opening of this year's third Special Legislative Session to address the state budget Monday June 18, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La.ADVOCATE S