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Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Cassidy spat points to wildly divergent interpretations of health law


WASHINGTON — A late-night skewering by comedian Jimmy Kimmel of the health care overhaul being pushed by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and the senator's round of replies on cable TV news painted two fundamentally different descriptions of the plan. Read more

Photos: Zuhause, Lafayette's new German bakery, wants customers to feel 'at-home'

Zuhause Bakery & Coffee has been serving customers in its soft opening since the beginning of September. An official grand opening is planned in about two weeks when all systems and preparations are complete. Thomas Peters, former owner of The Lab Handcrafted Coffees & Comforts, is a consultant and manager for the bakery. He wants to offer customers quality recommendations on pairing specialty coffee drinks with pastries when they order. "It becomes more of an experience," Peters said. "It's not just cranking out a bunch of pastries and handing them across in a box." He said the atmosphere is a slow-paced, family atmosphere where people can feel "at home", which is the English translation of the business' name. Read more

WBRZ: Video shows Kenneth Gleason, suspect in killings of 2 black men, asking to be removed from suicide watch

Advocate staff report

Accused killer Kenneth Gleason, at a bond hearing Wednesday, asked a judge if he could be taken off of suicide watch, according to a video posted by WBRZ-TV on Wednesday afternoon. Read more

Homicide victim Bruce Cofield recalled as well-dressed gentleman with song in his heart


Employees and clients at a Baton Rouge drop-in center for the homeless remember 59-year-old Bruce Cofield as a private, well-dressed man who would burst out singing gospel music for those who would listen. Read more

Amid tragedies, Gov. John Bel Edwards: 'It's never out of order to pray that things get better'


As Baton Rouge reels from recent high-profile tragedies, Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's struggling to make sense of it all but hopeful that things can get better. Read more

Report: New Orleans rapper Mystikal indicted on rape, kidnapping charges in Shreveport case

Advocate staff report

New Orleans rapper Mystikal has been indicted on charges of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping in connection to a sexual assault in Shreveport in October, according to a KSLA report. Read more

Ed Orgeron: LSU RB Derrius Guice to miss Syracuse game; DE Frank Herron to return against Auburn


Derrius Guice is a no go, but Frank Herron's return date is set.  Read more

'We were gassed': Ed Orgeron reverting to old fashioned running to whip his penalty-heavy LSU group into shape


Toby Weathersby is fine with running. Read more