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Rabalais: Penalties the root of all evil tormenting LSU football

BY SCOTT RABALAIS | srabalais@theadvocate.com

BYU and Chattanooga weren’t good enough to expose the cracks in the facade of LSU football, but Mississippi State certainly was. The Bulldogs shook the Tigers to their foundations with Saturday’s 37-7 rout. Read more

Players explain LSU's major struggles in its worst performance under Dave Aranda

BY ROSS DELLENGER | rdellenger@theadvocate.com

This is a weekly tradition for Will Clapp and KJ Malone. Read more

Marcus Spears: LSU 'no longer a championship team,' has become 'very average' program

Advocate staff report

After LSU's worst loss to Mississippi State in the series' 110-game history Saturday, former Tiger and SEC Network analyst Marcus Spears summed up his pointed feelings about the state of the Tiger program in less than a minute. Read more

Louisiana Supreme Court lets Baton Rouge man's life sentence stand in paralyzing of pregnant wife, death of child

BY JOE GYAN JR. | jgyan@theadvocate.com

Kayla Atkins said Monday the Louisiana Supreme Court gave her peace of mind when it denied her former husband's appeal of his convictions and life sentence in the 2012 shooting and paralyzing of the then-pregnant Atkins and the killing of their child. Read more

Report: Acclaimed New Orleans chefs Alon Shaya and John Besh 'parting ways'

BY IAN MCNULTY | imcnulty@theadvocate.com

Chef John Besh and his partners have built a collection of restaurants that have different culinary identities and different personalities. Soon, one of the most acclaimed in the Besh Restaurant Group, Shaya, may have a different owner. Read more

Massive live oak tree may be sacrificed for proposed new Baton Rouge subdivision

BY STEVE HARDY | shardy@theadvocate.com

Though they were unhappy to essentially sign the death warrant for an old live oak tree, the parish Planning Commission on Monday waved through a new subdivision in the Inniswold area. Read more

Man shot Monday evening on Crestwood Street in Baton Rouge; one in custody

Advocate staff report

One man was taken into custody and another transported to the hospital following an argument that ended in gunshots about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 3000 block of Crestwood Street, police said. Read more

Fraternity shuts down LSU chapter after pledge's death, urges prosecution of those involved

BY LEA SKENE | lskene@theadvocate.com

Though questions about the recent death of an LSU freshman fraternity pledge remain unanswered, hundreds of students and faculty gathered Monday evening to remember Maxwell Gruver as a “gentle giant” whose outgoing personality and unconditional love defined his 18 years of life. Read more

Baton Rouge police advise residents to 'remain vigilant' as investigation continues into recent killings

BY GRACE TOOHEY | gtoohey@theadvocate.com

Police say they are continuing to investigate two connected Baton Rouge homicides, while the Baton Rouge man named a person of interest in the killings was released from Parish Prison late Sunday after posting bail on two unrelated drug counts. Read more

Mayor-President Broome commends Baton Rouge police for work investigating recent homicides

Advocate staff report

In a statement released Monday night, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome commended the Baton Rouge Police Department for its work investigating two connected Baton Rouge homicides that happened Sept. 12 and 14. Read more

Good to grow: LSU finalizes contract for medical marijuana operations

BY TED GRIGGS | tgriggs@theadvocate.com

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Governor cites progress in Corps of Engineers meeting on Comite River Diversion project, but no commitment yet on cash

BY BRYN STOLE and STEVE HARDY | bstole@theadvocate.com, shardy@theadvocate.com

WASHINGTON — A meeting between top brass at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Gov. John Bel Edwards Monday on the long-stalled Comite River Diversion flood-control project left the governor feeling encouraged — but left open key questions over project funding. Read more

Search firm helping Mayor Broome find CAO applicants; outside groups helping pick up tab

BY ANDREA GALLO | agallo@theadvocate.com

A search firm is helping Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's administration identify candidates for chief administrative officer after nine months of looking for somebody to permanently fill the No. 2 position at City Hall. Read more

Baton Rouge group to correct oversight, allow indoor shooting ranges in rural areas

BY STEVE HARDY | shardy@theadvocate.com

Shooting ranges are being allowed in more places in East Baton Rouge Parish. Read more

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