Kelly P. Kissel, Baton Rouge Advocate

Kelly P. Kissel

Baton Rouge Advocate

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Past articles by Kelly:

Tornado watch extended for Louisiana; forecasters say it's 'particularly dangerous'

Weather conditions deteriorated quickly in southeastern Louisiana ahead of a cold front Wednesday, producing supercell thunderstorms and prompting at least a dozen tornado warnings. → Read More

Tornadoes, heavy rains expected in Baton Rouge as cold front approaches, then stalls

Weather forecasters issued a tornado watch for portions of northern and western Louisiana on Tuesday afternoon as a strong cold front advanced toward the state from Texas. Conditions were expected → Read More

Store clerk stabs customer who cannot prove he's old enough to buy cigarettes, sheriff says

A store clerk stabbed a customer during a fight that started when the man couldn't prove he was old enough to buy a pack of cigarettes, the East Baton Rouge → Read More

Can Senate veto certain gubernatorial appointments? It's on ballot as early voting opens

Three more proposed constitutional amendments await as early voting opens Saturday, and every parish in the Baton Rouge area has at least one local race or ballot issue to consider → Read More

Baton Rouge-area Catholics can receive wine at communion soon, ending last COVID precautions

The Roman Catholic bishop of Baton Rouge has asked pastors to make communion wine available to parishioners again, beginning on the first weekend of Advent, but churches have permission to → Read More

Amendments, congressional seats, mosquito and rodent control to greet voters Tuesday

Eight proposed constitutional amendments, a U.S. Senate race and contests for five of Louisiana's six congressional seats await voters statewide Tuesday, while local races feature judicial elections, school board races → Read More

LSU fans made the earth shake twice during win over Alabama, seismograph shows

The bigger the game, the bigger the earthquake. → Read More

Louisiana United Methodists to have new bishop at start of 2023

Louisiana's 100,000-plus members of the United Methodist denomination will soon have a new bishop. → Read More

Did DA's trial prep after 1998 homicide go out of bounds? Federal jury could decide

For a third time, a federal court has ruled that a man who eventually pleaded guilty in the 1998 death of a Livingston Parish teenager who was delivering pizza can → Read More

East Baton Rouge official at heart of stormwater flap, and controversial fee, steps down

The city-parish official at the center of a weekslong flap over how quickly East Baton Rouge had to address shortcomings within its stormwater removal system has resigned. → Read More

Southern condemns off-campus shooting that mars Homecoming celebration

Southern University is strongly rebuking those responsible for an off-campus shooting that marred this week's Homecoming festivities. → Read More

Sometimes it takes a hurricane to bust a mini-drought, but current streak should end peacefully

The Baton Rouge area has gone more than a month without rainfall, and if the mini-drought ends as expected with the approach of a cold front Wednesday night or Thursday → Read More

More accusations for ex-LSU Foundation employee fired amid child porn investigation

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office made more accusations Friday against a former employee of the LSU Foundation who had been named in child pornography allegations earlier in the → Read More

Robbers enter Donaldsonville Walmart, walk out with a pair of cash registers, authorities say

Ascension Parish officials say a pair of men walked into a Donaldsonville Walmart in the middle of the day and walked out with a pair of cash registers. → Read More

Why LSU says traffic after Mississippi State game will be better than snafu after Southern

The LSU-Southern football game last week was historic for a number of reasons. → Read More

In shooting, robbery attempt near LSU dorm, suspect arrested, university says

LSU said Wednesday that a 19-year-old man surrendered to campus police in an attempted armed robbery and attempted first degree murder case following a shooting near a dormitory last month. → Read More

LSU vs. Southern: What you need to know about traffic, security, tickets and more

Typically a non-conference football game in Tiger Stadium isn't the biggest game of the year, but the LSU-Southern contest Saturday is expected to strain resources as though it were a → Read More

Sheriff's office: 1 dead, 4 wounded after St. Helena Parish convenience store shooting

A shooting early Friday at a convenience store in St. Helena Parish has left one person dead and four wounded, the sheriff's office said. → Read More

Sunshine Bridge lane closed after inspectors find 'significant crack' in support system

State highway crews closed a westbound lane of the Sunshine Bridge and will keep certain heavy loads off the span until repairs are made to a "significant crack." → Read More

Southern reimposes mask mandate to protect against coronavirus; policy effective Monday

Southern University has reimposed a mask mandate for the fall semester, effective Monday. → Read More