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Baton Rouge man accused of killing, dismembering parents in 'gruesome' Tennessee slaying

BY BRYN STOLE | bstole@theadvocate.com

A 28-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of killing and dismembering his parents, and trying to dissolve their bodies in an acid solution at their Tennessee home over the Thanksgiving holiday, was arrested Tuesday afternoon outside his Nicholson Drive apartment. Read more

Not a 'de-commit' from LSU, but Myles Brennan is ready to hear new offers

BY ROSS DELLENGER | rdellenger@theadvocate.com

LSU's quarterback recruitment took a turn Wednesday. Read more

Gov. John Bel Edwards returning to Washington, D.C. to lobby for additional flood relief

BY ELIZABETH CRISP | ecrisp@theadvocate.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards is returning to Washington, D.C. to continue lobbying for more federal funds to aid the recovery from catastrophic floods that swept the state this year. Read more

Settlement with Alton Sterling protesters a 'slap in the face,' 'ransom money,' Baton Rouge Union of Police says

BY BRYN STOLE | bstole@theadvocate.com

The president of the union representing Baton Rouge police officers is lambasting Metro Council members for approving a settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by protesters who were arrested in July, calling the deal of up to $100,000 a "slap in the face" to officers. Read more

New Orleans Rep. Cedric Richmond wins race to chair Congressional Black Caucus

BY MARK BALLARD AND JESSICA WILLIAMS | mballard@theadvocate.com jwilliams@theadvocate.com

When the votes were tallied Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond of New Orleans had become chairman-elect of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, giving him an important role in shaping the political agenda for black Americans at a time of heated debate over race relations and serious electoral setbacks for the Democratic Party.     Read more

State lands $10 million federal grant for preschool classes

BY WILL SENTELL | wsentell@theadvocate.com

Louisiana is getting $10 million from the federal government to improve preschool programs for children from low-income families, officials announced Wednesday. Read more

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