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  • Agencies Join Together to Help Flood Victims Recover

    March 29, 2012 11:56 PM

    The recovery effort is far from over for victims of recent flooding in Acadiana. With over 1,200 homes affected, it could take months until families get their lives back on track. So to help in the flood recovery, the United Way of Acadiana has formed the Long Term Recovery Coalition... more »
  • Woman given 12-year term in toddler's death

    January 25, 2012 10:37 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A state judge has sentenced a Walker woman to 12 years in prison following her manslaughter conviction in the death of her 15-month-old daughter. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux tells The Advocate in a news release that 29-year-old Johnnie Garner pleaded guilty to the crime Oct. 24.... more »
  • Gov. Jindal begins 2nd term in office Monday

    January 9, 2012 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is beginning his second term in office with a focus on education and a pledge not to rest on the accomplishments of his first four years. Jindal will be sworn in Monday at the Old State Capitol, in a ceremony overshadowed by... more »
  • Obama to Call for Attack on Long-Term Deficits

    April 13, 2011 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Barack Obama outlines his plan to reduce federal deficits later today, he's risking anger from liberals along with scorn from Republicans. He's been briefing congressional leaders today on his plan, which will include increased taxes while targeting some politically-sensitive health care programs. The White House... more »
  • 6th Term for Baldwin Mayor

    August 9, 2010 10:57 AM

    BALDWIN, La. (AP) - When Baldwin Mayor Wayne Breaux first stepped into office, the Soviet Union was still going strong, Americans only knew of one President Bush and Bobby Hebert was taking snaps for the New Orleans Saints. A lot has changed since Breaux first took the oath of office... more »
  • Inmate Gets Life Term in Slaying

    May 21, 2010 10:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has sentenced a Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate to life in prison in the death of another inmate. The Advocate reports 31-year-old Andre Leday acted as his own attorney in a March trial for the 2004 beating death of inmate Michael Bradford.... more »
  • Man gets 45-year Term Attempted Rape

    May 20, 2010 10:28 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - A state district judge has sentenced an Ascension Parish man convicted of attempted aggravated rape to serve 45 years in prison. The Advocate reports 27-year-old John Ryan Stephens of Prairieville, who remained a fugitive more than five years, was featured on the "America's Most Wanted" TV... more »
  • House Floor Debate On Term Limits

    April 7, 2010 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bill that would place term limits on Louisiana's statewide elected officials is headed to the House floor for debate. The proposal by Rep. Simone Champagne, a Democrat from Jeanerette, would limit the time in office of the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general,... more »

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