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Fake tickets to Woodlawn High graduation possibly sold to unsuspecting parents, loved ones  WAFB

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Someone may have sold fake tickets to Woodlawn High School's graduation. WAFB received numerous calls from parents and ...

The Livingston Parish News: Sales Tax, Cases of Hepatitis A and more

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Here is your Thursday Livingston Parish News: Sales tax totals for Livingston Parish lag behind last year with ...

Final act: Woodlawn soccer coach Andrew Barnes hopes for one more title run  The Advocate

About 35 former players turned out Friday to celebrate the successful 18-season tenure of Woodlawn High School boys soccer coach Andrew Barnes.

Woodlawn's Elmo Fernandez retires as boys basketball coach, will remain as athletic director  The Advocate

Basketball coaches have to make timely decisions in game situations all the time. Woodlawn High School's Elmo Fernandez has made a decision based on a ...

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame introduces the class of 2019  KTBS

Gratitude. Humility. Appreciation.One listen to the 10 members of the 2019 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction class during Thursday afternoon's news ...

St. Michael the Archangel High School names athletes and coaches to Warrior Wall of Honor  The Advocate

Exceptional athletes and coaches at St. Michael the Archangel High School in Baton Rouge will be added to the school's Warrior Wall of Honor during an ...

Four local soccer teams set for LHSAA semifinals this weekend  The Advocate

Mention the words “final four” and sports fans always think about a basketball tournament. However, a group of local high school soccer teams will go on the ...

Check out Wednesday's prep report for basketball scores  The Advocate

East Ascension 46, Broadmoor 41. Broadmoor 10 5 17 6-41. East Ascension 10 4 17 7-46. SCORING: EAST ASCENSION: Tre Joseph 9, Hovert Grayson 9, ...

Woodlawn-area schools launching new magnet program to blunt St. George interest  The Advocate

In a bid to make southeast Baton Rouge public schools more competitive with private schools — and also to head off interest in creating a city of St. George —

Nearly $2 million in scholarships awarded through Woodlawn High's Compete 2B a Scholar  The Advocate

Woodlawn High School's Compete 2B a Scholar scholarship competition has awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships to graduating students.

Louisiana DECA High School Association chooses leadership team  The Advocate

Deondrais Boxley of Vidalia High School in Concordia Parish was elected president of the executive leadership team of the Louisiana DECA High School ...

Woodlawn High selected for new Pre-AP program to help students get ready for Advanced Placement exams  The Advocate

Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge is planning to add a battery of new courses this fall that will allow ninth and 10th graders to prepare to take the ...

Plaquemine boys to take on Leesville in basketball quarterfinal  The Advocate

The Plaquemine High boys' basketball team is out once again to break through the ceiling that has stopped them for the last 10 years — the quarterfinal round of ...

Students test engineering skills in robotics competition at Baton Rouge's Woodlawn High School  The Advocate

Future engineers descended upon Woodlawn High School on Saturday, toting 100-pound robots and armed with the imaginations that allowed them to design ...

Baton Rouge native serving with Navy in Hawaii  The Advocate

Seaman Elijah Sykes, a 2017 graduate of Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal ...

Community: Six high school students win DAR Good Citizen Awards  The Advocate

The Baton Rouge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Good Citizens Award certificates and pins to six local high school students on ...

ExxonMobil-funded program credited with expansion of AP at capital region high schools  The Advocate

Educational leaders from throughout the capitol region converged on Woodlawn High School Monday to highlight a $13 million ExxonMobil grant they credit ...

McKinley hires veteran coach Richard Oliver as its head football coach  The Advocate

Veteran coach Richard Oliver is now a head football coach in a new place.

Baton Rouge school board member signed St. George petition so 'we can move forward'  The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Jill Dyason, who represents much of what could become the city of St. George, passed on the first petition but ...

In second round of St. George fight, schools downplayed but nevertheless a driving force  The Advocate

During its first go-round, leaders of the petition drive to create a City of St. George vigorously and repeatedly attacked the East Baton Rouge Parish school ...

Neighbors FCU awards $30k in scholarships to 13 students  WAFB

Thirteen students received scholarships as part of the annual event.

Broadmoor High School team comes out on top in Trust Your Crazy Idea Challenge  The Advocate

The Broadmoor High School team TopC-TurV received top honors at the fifth Trust Your Crazy Idea Challenge at Baton Rouge Community College's Magnolia ...

Special Olympics leads campaign to end the 'r-word'

Special Olympics Louisiana is encouraging people to take the pledge to stop using the 'r-word.'

Area powerlifters place high at Woodlawn Invitational  Houma Courier

Several area powerlifters dominated their respective weight classes at the Woodlawn High School Panther Invitational in Baton Rouge on Saturday.Powerlifters ...

34th Star of Stars honors area's top athletes, teams and coaches to conclude 2018-19 seasons  The Advocate

Titles were won and records set. Teams and individuals spent time in the spotlight during a 2018-19 high school sports season that was as memorable as any in ...

Victim in Baton Rouge stabbing is former Olympic volleyball player who expects full recovery  The Advocate

Former Olympic volleyball player Danielle Scott-Arruda is expected to make a full recovery after she was critically injured while trying to protect her sister in a ...

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members spar Saturday over redrawing high school zones, with St. George overtones  The Advocate

With several potentially controversial proposals before them, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members concentrated Saturday on a debate over a ...

Broken Bronco ‘Bots seize first battle championship  The Advocate

Armed with a small band of teachers, mentors, parents and an alumnus, the Zachary's Bronco Robotics team won its first alliance championship Saturday at the ...

Baton Rouge High, Lee and East Iberville go undefeated in Greater Baton Rouge Jamboree  The Advocate

Baton Rouge High, Lee High and East Iberville finished 3-0 in their respective pools at the Greater Baton Rouge Volleyball Jamboree at Woodlawn on ...

Baton Rouge HS student sets himself on fire  WBXH

A 16-year-old Woodlawn High School student is recovering from minor injuries after he set his own shirt on fire Monday morning.

Lady Pels powerlifting finishes third at Woodlawn Invitational

The Lady Pelicans had only seven lifters in action for the Woodlawn High School Invitational Meet, but still powered their way to a third-place finish, behind ...

Darryl Wilson Tutt  The Livingston Parish News

Darryl Wilson Tutt, age 41, entered Heaven's Eternal Gates on April 10, 2019, at his residence in St. Amant, Louisiana. Darryl was born March 1, 1978, to David ...

Youth outreach effort focuses on Baton Rouge's Gardere neighborhood that 'has so much potential'  The Advocate

As a parade wound its way through the streets of Gardere Saturday morning, families appeared on doorsteps and front porches, the children eager to catch ...

St. George Catholic School's rookie robotics team is off to a strong start  The Advocate

The Dragon Bytes robotics team at St. George Catholic School, in Baton Rouge, earned a Judges Award during two recent FIRST Lego League competitions.

Baton Rouge High leads Louisiana in growth in number of AP test-takers, high scores  The Advocate

Baton Rouge Magnet High School led the way in Louisiana this past year when it came to Advanced Placement with more students taking the college placement ...

Chris Beckman Sr. gets 600th win, all-star ceremonies set for Derek Stingley Jr., Christian Harris  The Advocate

Think the high school sports scene is slowing down after the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic is over? Not at all.

Check out the East Regional Powerlifting meet results  The Advocate

Saturday's results from the LHSAA East Regional Powerlifting meet at Woodlawn High School. Results listed in the following order: squat, bench, dead lift and ...

Our Lady of the Lake blood center honors donors and supporters  The Advocate

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 2807, got special recognition from the Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center during a recent award ...

Unifying or dividing? St. George city movement draws mixed reviews from residents, Mayor Broome  The Advocate

The movement to create a new city in the southeastern part of East Baton Rouge Parish was resurrected Friday after a two year waiting period, bringing back ...

New principals named to 18 schools in Baton Rouge  The Advocate

Almost a quarter of the schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system have new principals as they approach the start of the 2014-15 school year in ...

20 BR Metro Students awarded $1,000 Scholarships from Burger King

GPS Hospitality, a rapidly growing franchisee with nearly 400 Burger King restaurants, will proudly award 173 Burger King McLamore Foundation scholarships ...

Quiz Bowl tests knowledge at St. Paul's  The Advocate

Fourteen teams from eight Louisiana schools came together at St. Paul's on Feb. 2 to compete in the Brother Bill Parsons Quiz Bowl Tournament.

'Once a tiger, always a tiger': Nation's top 2019 recruit Derek Stingley Jr. commits to LSU  The Advocate

The Dunham School's Derek Stingley Jr. celebrated his 17th birthday Wednesday. He gave LSU football fans a reason to celebrate, too.

Olympics qualifier for women’s volleyball is coming to Shreveport-Bossier City  KSLA

Head coach explains the rarity of such an occurrence.

National Merit semifinalists announced | Mid City  The Advocate

The officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced the names of approximately 16000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship ...

2 men found dead in 2 separate homes in LA, TX in wake of hostage situation  WAFB

One was found at a house in East Texas. The other was in a Shreveport residence.

East Feliciana students compete in 2017 Special Olympics Capital Area Athletic Meet  The Advocate

Students from Clinton Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School and East Feliciana High School participated in the 2017 Special Olympics Capital Area ...

Louisiana Tech kicker Jonathan Barnes, a Woodlawn graduate, is enjoying 'really special' season  The Advocate

The day after Louisiana Tech's season-opening 21-20 loss at Arkansas, junior kicker Jonathan Barnes was all alone inside Joe Aillet Stadium.

Educator, coach honored for 43 years of perfect attendance  WBXH

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Can you imagine going 15 years without missing a day of work? What about 20 years? What about not missing a day of class?

Baton Rouge-area high school football Week 1 schedule  The Advocate

Games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Thursday. Broadmoor (5-5A) vs. Tara (6-4A) at Broadmoor. Salmen (8-4A) vs. Madison Prep (6-3A) at Memorial ...

Check out who beat out record number of nominees for Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame  The Advocate

One of the NFL's all-time greats, two Baton Rouge coaching legends and a five-time Olympian headline the 2019 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction class ...

EBR superintendent unveils plans for better schools as St. George incorporation effort refuels

Organizers behind a refueled effort to form a city splitting away from East Baton Rouge Parish are starting to come out of their shell.

Check out the latest Louisiana Sports Writers Association high school football polls  The Advocate

First-place votes are listed in parenthesis: CLASS 5A. Record Pts Prv. 1, West Monroe (7) 9-0 115 1. 2, John Curtis (2) 8-1 109 2. 3, Evangel (1) 6-1 104 3.

Report: Louisiana's student-counselor ratio suffered rapid decline in decade, among worst in U.S.  The Advocate

Louisiana's ratio of counselors to students worsened more than any state over a 10-year period, according to a national review.

Friends mourn Baton Rouge sailor lost at sea

Whenever they hear the name Matthew Chialastri, friends say many things come to mind.

Check out a list of high school football players, others set to sign Wednesday  The Advocate

Broadmoor: LB Sean Beauchamp II (William Penn), 2 p.m.. Central: DL Todd Lasseigne (Millsaps), 1 p.m. in library. Central Private: S/LB Cole Averette (Houston ...

Justin Hutchinson resigns as St. Michael head football coach to become Central coordinator  The Advocate

St. Michael the Archangel is in the market for new head football coach. Justin Hutchinson has resigned after one season as head coach of the Warriors to ...

Pam's Party Line: Literature, antiques and dance filled calendar  The Advocate

On Jan. 24, a lovely luncheon at the Baton Rouge Country Club was held for attendees of Friends of Magnolia Mound Plantation's 19th annual Petite Antiques ...

Two men killed in separate shootings late Monday in Baton Rouge, part of night's violent spree  The Advocate

UPDATE: Two dead, four injured during spree of five shootings in two-hour span Monday night.

Baton Rouge native among three sailors killed in Philippine Sea plane crash, Navy says  The Advocate

A Baton Rouge native and Woodlawn High graduate was among the three U.S. Navy sailors killed when a plane crashed into the Philippine Sea Wednesday, ...

Baton Rouge Community College shares options with high school juniors, seniors  The Advocate

Baton Rouge Community College chemistry professor Patrick Kolniak performs a chemical demonstration for visiting high school students in the Chemis-TRY ...

Runnels senior powerlifter earns gold at East Regional Powerlifting Meet  The Advocate

Runnels High School senior Sam Day, the reigning state powerlifting champion, won gold in the super heavy weight class at the East Regional Powerlifting Meet ...

New branch manager also a fan, patron of the library  The Advocate

Lauren Tomlin's life, at least the last 16 years of it, has been viewed with a backdrop of books. Now the librarian who found life, purpose and the love of.

NHS Autism Center opening in Baton Rouge

Tia Williams-Edwards is the mother of twin boys, Blaine and Bryce, born prematurely and soon diagnosed with autism. The new, yet to open, NHS Autism Center ...

Runnels High School powerlifters bring home gold from Panther Invitational  The Advocate

The Runnels High School powerlifting team turned in a golden performance Jan. 13 at the Panther Invitational Meet at Woodlawn High School.

Spree of Monday night violence adds to concern about Baton Rouge's rising homicide rate  The Advocate

In the span of two hours on Monday night, five shootings rang out through Baton Rouge, claiming the lives of two people and injuring four others — a spree of.

Check out the High School Volleyball Top 5s  The Advocate

1, East Ascension (9-3): Winning Dutchtown's tourney last weekend was a key step for the Division I Spartans. 2, Lee (7-0): Strength of schedule may be ...

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area Business Honors for Oct. 1, 2017  The Advocate

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. presented annual Craft Workforce Development Awards to industrial construction and maintenance contract ...

Chasing a fix: Loving an addict  WAFB

Families share stories and struggles of loving an addict.

Video with former USA Volleyball stars Danielle Scott, Kim Willoughby  Volleyball Magazine

Good friends and former USA Volleyball teammates Danielle Scott and Kim Willoughby served as public-address announcers Saturday for the Louisiana High ...

'I don't want their deaths to be in vain.' Family, friends remember I-12 crash victims -

Family and friends remember the victims who died in I-12 crashes on May 26.

East Baton Rouge Parish students explore health care careers at medical program  The Advocate

Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center and Our Lady of the Lake College-A Franciscan University in Baton Rouge recently presented the CI: ...

Lights, camera, commit: Derek Stingley Jr. to choose LSU, Florida or Texas using video on Wednesday  The Advocate

A week ago, The Dunham School's Derek Stingley Jr. was deemed the nation's No. 1 prospect for 2019 by one recruiting *service*.

Woodlawn student charged with arson in school bathroom fire  KSLA-TV

Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a student at Woodlawn High School today for setting a fire in the girl's restroom, according to Sheriff Steve Prator.

Louisiana's 2019 class stacked with talent, but LSU must fight off Nick Saban, others  The Advocate

Kardell Thomas shut down his recruitment two weeks ago.

Trey Prather remembered for much more than athletics  Shreveport Times

Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Barnes kicking his way into La. Tech history  The Advocate

No matter what happens the rest of this season, Jonathan Barnes will go down as one of the greatest kickers in Louisiana Tech history.

Nothing else to remember him by, Purple Heart medal finds veteran's family 68 years later

Strangers sat around a dining room table, brought together by a man who died nearly 70 years ago and never came home.

The Numbers Behind Abinusawa's 7.33 60 Meters  MileSplit

The Germantown Academy freshman put herself in the record books with a remarkable Millrose run.

Zachary sports for March 8, 2017  The Advocate

The Zachary Broncos powerlifting team continued the Zachary sport list of strong performances for the 2017-2018 year with a runner-up finish at the East ...

2019 BOXTOROW HBCU FCS Recruiting Rankings: Southern sits at the head of the BOXTOROW recruiting rankings for the first time ever

This is the 13th year of BOXTOROW's Top 10 HBCU FCS Recruiting Classes. I must say that this year is one of the years where there were a lot of really good ...

Neighbors awards $15,000 tuition assistance to nine students  The Advocate

Earlier this year, the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation announced its newest initiative, the Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Award, and recently announced ...

'Business as usual'? Flood-wary residents blast approval of Sanctuary development along Amite River  The Advocate

A swell of worried residents who spoke Wednesday about extensive flooding around the Amite River last August was not enough to stop the Metro Council from ...

Louisiana Tech snags a pair of three-star commits  Underdog Dynasty

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have gotten commitments from a pair of three-star players for their 2018 class over the past two days. Commits nine and 10 come ...

Candidates for Baton Rouge BESE slot air views on Common Core, suspensions and closing schools  The Advocate

Standardized testing, out-of-school suspensions and closing troubled public schools all came under fire Wednesday night during a forum in the race for an open ...

St. Amant high student stabbed, killed by teen at Gonzales residence  The Advocate

An 18-year-old Ascension Parish man was stabbed to death by a teen when he went to pick up a friend in Gonzales Saturday before going to the St. Amant High.

Southern University School of Nursing hosts students for 'Simulation Day'  The Advocate

Students interested in nursing got hands-on experience Friday during the Southern University School of Nursing's annual Simulation Day.

Arthritis Foundation wants you to Walk for a Cure

The Arthritis Foundation has scheduled their upcoming walk in Baton Rouge to raise money to help find a cure.

Madison Prep's Tyrese Walker achieves two milestones by signing with Idaho  The Advocate

Long before he entered high school, Madison Prep running back Tyrese Walker embraced the role of an underdog.

Livingston Parish teacher, DeSoto Parish principal take top honors at educators symposium Friday night  The Advocate

Joni Smith, a 7th-grade science teacher at Albany Middle School, received the 2017 Teacher of the Year award Friday night at a celebration honoring the state's ...

Runnels robotics club wins top honors in debut competition at Woodlawn  The Advocate

The Runnels Raiders Robotics team captured two top honors during its inaugural meet recently at Woodlawn High School.

Never fear, Green Phantasm is here: Baton Rouge's newest superhero spotted around city  The Advocate

The Green Phantasm is on a lunch break. Baton Rouge's resident superhero sips on a Dr Pepper and waits for his hamburger, his green-banded fedora and ...

The best of the Boot: Louisiana's top hoops players  Shreveport Times

Louisiana's basketball roots may be much deeper than you think.

Teen suspect in 'bizarre' Ascension Parish stabbing case identified, will be tried for murder as adult  The Advocate

GONZALES — A 16-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a St. Amant teen on Saturday will be tried as an adult on a count of second-degree murder, ...

Downtown Kiwanis Club announces winners of annual student art show  The Advocate

The Downtown Kiwanis Club, of Baton Rouge, has announced the winners of its 43rd annual art show for middle and high school students, held in conjunction ...

Teachers taught lessons to drive more students to science and technology careers  The Advocate

A succession of middle and high school science teachers on Friday climbed the bleachers at Capitol Middle School carrying Barbie or Ken dolls tied to long ...

East Baton Rouge school audit finds 'uncommon,' 'troubling' discrepancies in district's academic records  The Times-Picayune

The state Department of Education has finished its audit of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System's academic records, and found significant problems with ...

Body of missing Zachary boater recovered from Bayou Bienvenue

CHALMETTE, LA (WAFB) - Search and rescue crews say they have recovered the body of a Zachary boater reported missing near Chalmette on Thursday.

Community column for April 10  The Advocate

John James Audubon Chapter members attended the Louisiana Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference on March 15-17 at the Renaissance ...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to present 17 debutantes at special ceremony  The Advocate

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Nu Gamma Omega Chapter, will present 17 debutantes Aug. 27 during a Rites of Passage Ceremony at the Mount Pilgrim ...

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