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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.

Jindal announces $12 million investment for Essen Lane widening project

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a $12 million investment to widen approximately one mile of Essen Lane from Perkins Road to I-10.

Coast Guard rescues two from airplane crash 28 miles east of South Pass

Two men were rescued by the Coast Guard after their airplane crashed 28 miles east of South Pass in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. Rescued were Theodore Wright and Raymond Fosdick of Baytown, Texas.