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Driving Grand Isle

The Advocate’s outdoors sportswriter Joe Macaluso and photo editor John Ballance were in Grand Isle for the annual Tarpon Rodeo. While there, they took a driving tour of the island. Continue reading→


NOPD officer suspended without pay after arrest on assault, battery charges

A New Orleans police officer was suspended without pay after she was arrested during the weekend on charges including aggravated assault, simple battery and hit-and-run, authorities said Monday.In a news release, the NOPD said the arrest of Stephanie Caldwell stemmed … Continue reading→


Payton says Meachem, Grubbs could be back "in the next day or so"

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Saints  CB Patrick Robinson (21) provides coverage as WR Robert Meachem (17) goes out for a pass  during the afternoon walk-through practice Saturday in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. At left is S Rafael Bush (25) .

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Veteran Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem is expected to be back “in the next day or so” after missing practices Sunday and Monday, and the same is true of Pro Bowl left guard Ben … Continue reading→


Practical Health

Photo provided by Keneritz Media --Turshá Hamilton, a naturopathic physician, focuses on natural remedies and preventative therapies for patients.

Many people feel powerless to affect their own health. They look to doctors to fix problems but do very little to prevent illness in the first place, says Turshá Hamilton, a naturopathic physician from New Orleans. She wants to … Continue reading→


Review: Braff’s fan-funded film doesn’t pay off for audiences

Associated Press photo provided by Focus Features/Merie Weismiller Wallace -- Kate Hudson stars in 'Wish I Was Here.'

When Zach Braff took to Kickstarter to fund his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” he explained to fans where their money would go: It would ensure his creative control, allow him to cast the actors he wanted, and enable … Continue reading→


A day at the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Advocate staff photo by John Ballance -- International Grand isle Tarpon Rodeo sunset. with all the boats in after a day of fishing.

A gallery of images of the ongoing International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, held each year in Grand Isle Louisiana. The International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo is the oldest fishing tournament in the country. Continue reading→

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