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Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival set for July 14-15

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:47:56 GMT

The 38th annual Natchitoches-Northwestern Folk Festival will be held July 14-15 in Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus. Festival hours are 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.




America is on its way to divorce court

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:08:53 GMT

There is a place for contempt in our public discourse. We should have contempt for a regime in North Korea that brutalized a young American student named Otto Warmbier .




'Modern-day slavery': Many southern states have prison...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:43:04 GMT

When activist Sam Sinyangwe was awaiting a meeting with the governor's office at the Louisiana state capitol building in Baton Rouge, he noticed something odd. A black man in a dark-blue jumpsuit was printing papers while a correctional guard-with a badge and gun-stood watching over him.




Boil advisory issued for East Feliciana

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:35:45 GMT

According to officials, Water District #7 has experienced problems with their water supply system. Those problems have led the water produced by the system "of questionable microbiological quality."




Man killed in Evangeline Parish crash

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:33:23 GMT

Troopers say McDaniel was traveling southbound on Harrison Road when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle veered off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree near the driver's side door. McDaniel was not wearing a seat belt and sustained fatal injuries, according to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police Troop I. According to the report, it is unknown if impairment is a factor in the crash.




School district secessions more difficult in Louisiana, but other...

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:23:13 GMT

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Chris Allsup, left, and Clay LeGrande, center, answer questions from Christina Franks, right, who signs the petition as St. George organizers collect petition signatures on Jones Creek Road during the campaign in 2015 to create a new city. Advocate staff file photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Jane Patton with Better Together Baton Rouge announces during a June 2015 press conference how residents who signed a petition to break away from East Baton Rouge Parish to form the city of St. George can remove their signatures.




Our senators must protect Medicaid for Louisianians: Editorial

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:13:30 GMT

Cancer survivor Monika Calderon, 23, chats with Governor John Bel Edwards as he, Mayor Mitch Landreau and DHH Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee mark the one-year anniversary of Medicaid expansion in Louisiana at University Medical Center in New Orleans, January 12, 2017. Cancer survivor Monika Calderon, 23, chats with Governor John Bel Edwards as he, Mayor Mitch Landreau and DHH Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee mark the one-year anniversary of Medicaid expansion in Louisiana at University Medical Center in New Orleans, January 12, 2017.




Laryssa Bonacquisti named Miss Louisiana 2017

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:03:04 GMT

Bonacquisti won the swimsuit competition on the second night of preliminaries and the talent competitions on preliminary night one before taking the crown. Miss Cain River Jo Hilliard was first runner up in the competition and was followed by Miss St. Tammany Parish Emily Randon.




Louisiana congressional district lines don't favor GOP, analysis shows

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:01:03 GMT

A Democrat occupies only one of Louisiana's six seats in the U.S. House of Representatives , but that's a fairly accurate reflection of the state's political leanings, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. Louisiana's congressional district maps are even slightly advantageous to Democrats.




Bruce: Flash Flood Watch through the day, Saturday

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:00:18 GMT

Plenty of moisture keeps rain chances elevated through the weekend. The National Weather Service placed the entire area under a Flash Flood Watch early Saturday morning through midnight.




The Miss Louisiana Pageant: Where to watch it live on TV?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:52:28 GMT

Miss Louisiana 2015 crowns Justine Ker, the winner of Miss Louisiana 2016, with the help of Miss Outstanding Teen Louisiana Sarah Katherine McCallum at the Monroe Civic Center on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Miss Louisiana 2015 crowns Justine Ker, the winner of Miss Louisiana 2016, with the help of Miss Outstanding Teen Louisiana Sarah Katherine McCallum at the Monroe Civic Center on Saturday, June 25, 2016.




Students to pay more at most University of Louisiana schools

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:36:33 GMT

Students will be paying more out of pocket to attend seven of the University of Louisiana System's colleges in the next school year, under $19 million in fee hikes approved Friday. An increase of $212.36 per semester for students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the biggest hike approved for the 2017-18 school year, a 4.5 percent bump over last year that is estimated to raise $7 million annually for the campus.




Former Louisiana Heart Hospital to become post-acute care center

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:26:13 GMT

Former Louisiana Heart Hospital & Medical Center north of Lacombe, whcih was purchased earlier this year by Stirling Properties of Covington, will reopen as a post acute care hospital. during which officials spelled out details of a partnership involving Ochsner Health System, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Slidell Memorial Hospital to operate what was described as a first of its kind facility in the parish.




High school graduation rates in Baton Rouge-area high schools slide along with rest of Louisiana

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:00:20 GMT

Mirroring the state as a whole, Baton Rouge area public high schools slid in May 2016, as smaller percentages of their students landed diplomas compared with the year before, according to numbers released Friday. The decline, similar to rest of Louisiana, reversed a trend of steady, year-after-year increases in high school graduation rates.




Louisiana jobs picture still mixed among metro areas: five cities down, four up

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:45:43 GMT

The jobs picture remained mixed for Louisiana in May, with the state posting a slight increase in employment but the majority of metro areas once again posting year-to-year losses. The state's nonfarm employment was up 6,300 jobs, or 0.3 percent from May 2016, to 1,987,100, according to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission .




Restore Louisiana: For first time a few households with flood...

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:27:26 GMT

Pat Forbes, a top state official behind Louisiana's 2016 flood recovery program, broke the bad news at meetings in late 2016 and early 2017. Barring changing circumstances and additional money, he said, less than full funding from Congress meant the state had to focus on those most in need, and homeowners with flood insurance wouldn't be eligible for the federally funded recovery program.




Hammond man arrested on more than 600 counts of child porn charges; bond more than $70M

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:58:41 GMT

A Hammond man has been arrested and is facing more than 600 counts of child pornography charges. His bond has been set at more than $70 million, reports Louisiana State Police.