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Angola officials: 70-year-old man convicted of 1963 killing of East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy is trustworthy inmate; wants opportunity for parole


Through a stream of tears, Becky Wilson told a courtroom how the 1963 killing of her father — East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy Charles Hurt — shattered her tranquil childhood and rocked the lives of her family for decades. Read more

After removing Liberty Place monument, Mitch Landrieu: Others coming down 'sooner rather than later'


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu insisted that security concerns justified taking the obelisk down in the early morning hours and without warning, rather than scheduling any kind of public ceremony... Read more

LSU QB Danny Etling's minor back procedure 'went all right,' Ed Orgeron says


The leader in LSU's open quarterback competition underwent a back procedure Monday. Read more

This controversial, outdated law could be revived under Gov. John Bel Edwards' prison reform package


After a Parole Board last week was set to release a man who pleaded guilty in 2000 to raping a woman, tying her to a tree and fatally shooting her in the eye, Gov. John Bel Edwards tried to calm fears by telling reporters the law that allowed the convict to be freed 50 years before the end of his sentence was no longer on the books.  Read more

Latest: One arrested in shooting of man at fundraiser for his brother’s funeral; man shot six times in stable condition

Advocate staff report

Update: 6:05 p.m.: GONZALES — A man shot six times Sunday evening during a fundraiser for his brother's funeral expenses remained in stable condition Monday, city police said.   Read more

Think you can fix Louisiana's busted budget? Give it a try!

Advocate staff report

Everyone in Louisiana thinks they're smart enough to tackle our state's two most prominent jobs: governor and LSU football coach. We can't help you with your playcalling, but if you think you've got what it takes to be governor, check out our Solve The Budget feature. Read more

Your guide to New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017: Top music, best food, more

Advocate staff report

The countdown is on: New Orleans Jazz Festival 2017 begins Friday. Read more