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Former Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office staffer who cooperated with FBI in investigation sues over firing

BY RICHARD BURGESS | rburgess@theadvocate.com

A former Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office employee alleges in a lawsuit she was wrongly fired by Sheriff Louis Ackal for cooperating with the FBI in the investigation against him, including handing over audio recordings of the sheriff referring to a federal prosecutor as a "Jew bastard." Read more

Gap narrowing, time dwindling as Louisiana Legislature continues work to close $304M deficit

BY ELIZABETH CRISP AND TYLER BRIDGES | ecrisp@theadvocate.com tbridges@theadvocate.com

Louisiana lawmakers have less than a day left to decide how the state will close a $304 million mid-year budget deficit, and though negotiations appeared to be moving in a positive direction, the fight ultimately could come down to a battle over fewer than $10 million. Read more

'Full investigation' ordered by Gov. Edwards into State Police officials' Las Vegas side trip

BY JIM MUSTIAN AND KATIE MOORE | jmustian@theadvocate.com kmoore@wwltv.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday ordered an extensive audit of State Police travel practices, including trips taken by the agency's superintendent, as the fallout continued from the revelation that four troopers took a costly detour to Las Vegas last year while driving to a law enforcement conference in San Diego.  Read more

Despite Gov. John Bel Edwards' efforts to rein it in, tax break even more lucrative for manufacturers in 2016

BY MARK BALLARD | mballard@theadvocate.com

Despite Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempts to rein in a lucrative tax break, manufacturers were awarded more exemptions in 2016 than ever before. Read more

Tonia Cain, wife of former prison warden Nate Cain, turns self in on theft, other charges

BY EMMA DISCHER | edischer@theadvocate.com

Tonia Cain surrendered Tuesday to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office, Avoyelles Parish District Attorney Charles Riddle III said. Read more

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