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I-10 widening? Some residents fear project's potential effect on Baton Rouge businesses

BY WILL SENTELL | wsentell@theadvocate.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards' $350 million plan to widen Interstate 10 from the Mississippi River bridge to the I-10/I-12 split in Baton Rouge has rekindled anxiety among business owners who have fought similar proposals for nearly two decades. Read more

Man injured in shooting in downtown Baton Rouge early Sunday, police say

Advocate staff report

A man was injured in a shooting in downtown Baton Rouge early Sunday, according to police. Read more

Formations to plan, people to enlist: A look into Steve Ensminger's plans now that he's LSU's OC

BY ROSS DELLENGER | rdellenger@theadvocate.com

Amy Ensminger waited outside. Read more

Bicyclist struck by two vehicles, killed on highway in Labadieville Saturday night, State Police say

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A bicyclist was killed Saturday after he was struck by two vehicles on a highway in Labadieville, according to Louisiana State Police. Read more

Walker: It won't be easy Saints fans, but here's a reason or 2 to watch NFC, AFC title games

BY ROD WALKER | rwalker@theadvocate.com

Trust me, Saints fans, I understand. Read more

Flood insurance safe after government shutdown, but some home sales in danger

BY DAVID J. MITCHELL | dmitchell@theadvocate.com

The federal government’s shutdown won’t affect payment of flood insurance claims, and the insurance that people have remains in effect. But it’s threatening to impede some home sales in Louisiana from going forward. Read more

Crew cleaning Baton Rouge sewer line discovers fetus in Woodlawn area; authorities investigating

BY EMMA DISCHER | edischer@theadvocate.com

A crew cleaning out a sewage drainage line found a fetus Saturday afternoon, according to East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks. Read more

Louisiana State Police lack basic tool that could better track officers, help avert scandals

BY JIM MUSTIAN | jmustian@theadvocate.com

The first tryst happened on a frigid night four years ago, when Lt. John Cannon parked his State Police unit so far off the side of U.S. 61 that it became stranded in wooded West Feliciana Parish.  Read more

Do young killers deserve chance at parole? Baton Rouge case grapples with question in court

By Katy Reckdahl | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

More than 23 years ago, 15-year-old Damien Riley browsed through the Legends Comics and Sports Cards store on Highland Road, then aimed his gun at the back of the head of 41-year-old store owner Michael Kleban, who was sitting at the counter listening to the radio. Read more

Ordinance proposal seeks to curb marijuana possession-related arrests, soften laws in Baton Rouge

BY ANDREA GALLO | agallo@theadvocate.com

People found with small amounts of marijuana by police in Baton Rouge soon could avoid arrest and jail if local government officials approve a proposed ordinance.  Read more

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