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'Hiring Our Heroes' holds job fair for vets

Over 150 veterans were on hand today at the Baton Rouge River Center for a job fair to help those who served our country. More than 50 potential employers set up to help not just the veterans find work, but their spouses as well.

LSU to test emergency text messaging service tomorrow

LSU will conduct a test of the university’s emergency text messaging system on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 9:00 a.m.

Dog left for dead in trash gains first round of treatment

A dog thrown away in a trash bag while he was still alive will get a second chance at life. However, he will need life-long medications that will not come cheap for his future owner.

Mardi Gras World to host fundraising event for injured Tulane football player

Mardi Gras World, in partnership with a number of local businesses and supporters, is planning a fundraising event for injured Tulane University student Devon Walker from 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Texas Brine reached top of brine cavern preparing to begin testing

At 8:05 p.m. Saturday evening, the drilling of the Observation Well reached and penetrated plugged brine cavern #3. Drilling continued into the cavern where neither gas pressure nor brine pressure was initially observed.

DSNAP locations open this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish

People living in East Baton Rouge Parish who were effected by Hurricane Isaac can get a little help covering groceries starting Monday.

Driver dies in single-car crash, impairment suspected

Shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, a Greensburg resident was involved in a single vehicle fatal crash on LA 43 approximately half a mile north of LA 10 in St. Helena Parish.

The Advocate begins printing daily in New Orleans

This week, The Advocate newspapers are free as they encourage people to test them out and subscribe.

Early morning fire causes massive damage to Baker home

An early morning fire caused $150,000 worth of damage to a home in Baker on Monday, Sept. 24.

Driver dies in early morning, single-car crash

An early morning crash claimed the life of a Baton Rouge man, but investigators are unsure of how, exactly, he died.