Cajuns back to work in preparation for Jaguars in home opener

Thursday, 21 August 2014 23:48
Information provided by UL-Lafayette Athletics LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football team returned to practice after a deserved day off, working out in full gear for over two hours on Thursday in the Moncla Indoor Practice Facility. Louisiana, which began installing its game plan for its Aug. 30 opener against Southern, will return to work on Friday with a light workout at Cajun Field. “We want to make sure we're clean with all of…
Cinderella project helps young women prepare for college
Thursday, 21 August 2014 23:48
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A program run by the Cinderella project in Baton Rouge is helping underserved young women get better prepared to go to college. Students can get help from Exxon-Mobil on how to apply for the Cinderella Leadership Academy. The program will run three days in October and will teach the young girls how to get ready to apply for college. But leaders say that's not the only important thing being taught.…
Ascension council creates tax break
Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:56
Problem arose after revenue-sharing agreement ended Aaron E. Looney| Special to The Advocate Aug. 21, 2014 Comments GONZALES — The Ascension Parish Council on Thursday agreed to amend the way it collects sales tax revenues in portions of taxing districts annexed by municipalities, creating a small tax break for some shoppers.
Hearing officer pool selected
Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:56
Heidi R. Kinchen| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 21, 2014 Comments LIVINGSTON— The Livingston Parish School Board approved 10 attorneys Thursday to serve in the district’s pool of disciplinary hearing officers. The pool was established to comply with Act 570 of the 2014 legislative session, which changed the way teacher discipline cases are handled, Superintendent John Watson said.
Zachary residents say bridge repair taking too long
Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:47
ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - It has been a year since the Milldale Road Bridge in Zachary was first closed. Last year, the closed bridge caused headaches for people in that area. A year later the story is still the same as “road closed” signs are still out. The pastor of Milldale Baptist Church Jason Robertson and neighbors says they've felt the impact of the bridge being closed for too long. “There's dangers involved,” said Robertson.…
Proposed ordinance will protect residents from 'dangerous' dogs
Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:47
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - The Ascension Parish Council introduced a measure Thursday that will force the owners of dogs labeled dangerous to meet requirements before leaving the dog unattended outside. The ordinance, which uses current state guidelines for classifying dogs as dangerous was recommended by the Ascension Parish Animal Control Department. “We want the owner to be completely responsible for the safety of the public,” said Michael Leblanc, director of Animal Control. Leblanc says requirements…
Portico closes Coursey location
Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:54
Advocate staff report Aug. 21, 2014 Comments Portico, a casual dining restaurant, has closed its Coursey Boulevard location. An employee at the Portico location at 4205 Perkins Road said the decision was made to close the restaurant at 11777 Coursey Blvd. in order to concentrate on the Southdowns eatery. Portico, based in Monroe, entered the Baton Rouge market in 2012 with a location in the old Calendar’s, near Coursey and Sherwood Forest Boulevard.
5-year-old boy dies from apparent beating
Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:54
Father, Day, booked on first-degree murder Daniel Bethencourt| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 21, 2014 Comments Vernell Day faces a first-degree murder count after his 5-year-old son succumbed to injuries from an apparent beating, authorities said. The child, Jay’v’une Bergin, died shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, said Cpl.
Teaching positions open in EBR
Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:54
Hiring on hold as need assessed by Charles Lussier | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 21, 2014 Comments Even after holding two teacher job fairs in recent days, including one in Pittsburgh, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system still has roughly 50 vacant teaching positions nearly two weeks into the 2014-15 school year.
BR Zoo cuts ribbon on new rhino exhibit
Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:46
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Thursday morning ribbon-cutting officially welcomed Anala to her new home at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo. The 2,570 pound Indian rhinoceros from Zoo Miami arrived in June. This 2-year-old female is the second species of rhino living at the Baton Rouge Zoo and is the only Indian rhino in Louisiana. According to officials with the zoo, the new Indian rhino exhibit was made possible by a $150,000 donation from Friends…
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