African American supporters back Mary Landrieu’s comments

Advocate staff file photo by BRYAN TUCK -- U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu

As Republicans piled on Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu for racially tinged comments they claimed insulted the people of Louisiana, black elected officials and others Friday said Landrieu simply stated the obvious. At issue was Landrieu’s response Thursday to an NBC News interviewer who asked her why the Louisiana electorate is so hostile to Barack… Continue reading →

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Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Lead by Quarterback Tyler Gaspard, the Carencro Bears take the field to battle Northside High School Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in Carencro.

The regular season is winding down with some high school football teams positioning themselves for the postseason and… Continue reading →

La. Supreme Court dismisses suit over 7,000-plus post-Katrina school firings

Advocate file photo -- The Louisiana Supreme Court building, New Orleans.

The Louisiana Supreme Court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit challenging the firing of more than 7,000 public school… Continue reading →

‘Pill mill’ operators to testify against ex-cop charged with taking cash, sex bribes

Donald Nides

Federal prosecutors have set their sights on a former New Orleans police officer charged with accepting envelopes of… Continue reading →



Handelsman animation: Heads up, New Orleans! Negative campaigns ads flying at you

Watch out for those negative campaign ads, Walt Handelsman says. Continue reading →

Scenes from Poche Plantation Arts and Crafts Show

The Poche Plantation Arts and Crafts Show, Oct. 25-26, 2014, in Convent featured cooking competitions, music, a pig roast, more than 30 food choices, more than 125 arts… Continue reading →


One arrested, brother sought in two deaths, and other area police news

New Orleans police have arrested 22-year-old Dereck Meyers in connection with the deaths of 17-year-old Troy Maxwell and 24-year-old Jaunice Shine, the department said Friday. Officers are still seeking his brother, Michael… Continue reading →


Franklinton-East Jefferson

Advocate staff photo by Rusty Costanza --  East Jefferson running back Kalib Brown (15) is chased by Franklinton's Jonathan Crain (58) and Josh Magee (6) during a football game at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

On n a windy Friday night, East Jefferson found plenty of ways to lose to Franklinton. Be it a missed tackle, missed field goal, ill-timed penalty or muffed punt, the Warriors exited Joe Yenni Stadium with nobody to blame but themselves following… Continue reading →


History rests peacefully among tombs of 19th-century cemetery

Photos by R. Stephanie Bruno -- Details from St. Roch Cemetery No. 1.

Where I’m walking: St. Roch Cemetery No. 1, 1725 St. Roch Ave. The 1873 cemetery is in Faubourg St. Roch, called “New Marigny” on the National Register of Historic Places. The rough boundaries of the neighborhood are North… Continue reading →


Review: Jake Gyllenhaal, tightly coiled and creepy

Open Road Films photo by CHUCK ZLOTNICK -- Jake Gyllenhaal stars as the creepy Lou Bloom in 'Nightcrawler.'

The most frightening thing about Jake Gyllenhaal in “Nightcrawler” — even more than those sallow, sunken cheeks, those googly eyes, and that unkempt hair tied into a greasy bun — is his smile. They invented the word “creepy” for that smile, a… Continue reading →


New Orleans prep football

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Slidell's Terry Baham picks up yards against a Fontainebleau defender during the first quarter Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Slidell High.

Images from New Orleans area prep football on Friday Oct, 31, 2014.… Continue reading →

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