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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

Man arrested in case of Asha Davis, nursing student found shot to death Jan. 1, police say

Advocate staff report

A man was arrested in the Jan. 1 fatal shooting of 29-year-old Asha Davis, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department report. Read more

Video of Mike Epps' alleged Harrah's assault exists, NOPD says, but it won't be released

BY MATT SLEDGE | msledge@theadvocate.com

Actor and comedian Mike Epps was arrested along with another man for allegedly attacking a tourist at Harrah’s Casino early Saturday, New Orleans police said. Read more

Baton Rouge construction firm owner back in custody on fraud allegations

BY BRYN STOLE | bstole@theadvocate.com

The owner of a Baton Rouge construction company accused committing post-flood contractor fraud in Ascension Parish was back in jail in East Baton Rouge Parish for allegedly ripping off a 67-year-old woman in a storm repair deal back in 2014. Read more

Three women bring along child as they rob dollar store, police say

Advocate staff report

One woman was in custody after three women, who had a child with them, tried to steal goods from a store with one of them threatening an employee with a stun gun, Baker Police Department officials said. Read more

Baton Rouge man accused of pointing gun at sleeping children, sending photo to their mother

Advocate staff report

A Baton Rouge man is accused of pointing a gun at his sleeping children, taking a photo and sending it to their mother along with a threatening note, according to a Sheriff's Office report. Read more

Burger King, Tim Hortons parent company buys Popeyes, plans to speed up expansion

BY RICHARD THOMPSON | rthompson@theadvocate.com

The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons is buying Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. for $1.8 billion, with plans to accelerate the growth of the fried chicken chain. Read more

Four Louisiana State Police officials under investigation for Las Vegas 'side trip,' overtime

BY JIM MUSTIAN | jmustian@theadvocate.com

A group of Louisiana State Police officials, including the head of the agency's Internal Affairs Division, were paid thousands of dollars in overtime last year while driving across the country to attend a law enforcement conference in San Diego — a scenic but circuitous road trip that included overnight stays at the Grand Canyon and a Las Vegas resort and casino.  Read more

Rapper J. Cole coming to BR in the summer

BY MATTHEW SIGUR | msigur@theadvocate.com

He went double platinum with no features! And he's coming to Baton Rouge this summer.  Read more

Rock band Spoon coming to the Varsity Theatre

BY MATTHEW SIGUR | msigur@theadvocate.com

Baton Rouge will get some "Hot Thoughts" this April.  Read more

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