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After nightmare loss to Georgia Southern, UL-Lafayette's NCAA tournament hopes faint

By DAN McDONALD | Special to The Advocate

STATESBORO, Ga. — The look on Tony Robichaux’s face said everything. Read more

Alton Sterling shooting: Key questions to answer as AG weighs charges against officers


After the U.S. Justice Department decided not to prosecute the two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling, his family members and others turned their attention to state charges, citing new details of the encounter revealed by federal authorities. Read more

'We're all in this together' is message at conference of law enforcement leaders in Baton Rouge

BY ROBERT STEWART | Special to The Advocate

The heads of Baton Rouge’s major law enforcement agencies gathered under one roof Saturday to preach a sermon bearing the same message: without each other, we are nothing. Read more

Angola corrections officer arrested Saturday after authorities say she tried to sneak in drugs, contraband

Advocate staff report

A 26-year-old corrections officer was arrested Saturday after a routine shakedown found drugs and contraband in her car inside the Angola state penitentiary, Louisiana Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick said.  Read more

Political Horizons: Legislators Vent, Universities Cry


Over his four decades of public service Bubba Rasberry has been through plenty of state Senate confirmation hearings. Read more

Task force says end tax exemptions, lower rates. Legislators say not so fast


A profusion of tax breaks and giveaways in Louisiana’s tax code means tax rates are too high. That’s a major reason why a task force appointed by the Legislature last year declared the system “broken and inefficient.” Read more

Jeff Sadow: Is Gov. Edwards irrelevant in Louisiana? Lawmakers appear to think so

Jeff Sadow

By hanging out with Republican Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Louisiana last week, Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards received affirmation that he actually matters. He doesn’t find that reassurance from the Louisiana Legislature, which in this regular session has largely treated him as if he doesn’t exist. Read more

Rabalais: Once the LSU Tigers were just playing around, but now they couldn't be playing better


HOOVER, Ala. — Mercy, mercy. Read more