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Suspect arrested in killing of 18-year-old McKinley High student in November

By BRYN STOLE AND EMMA DISCHER | bstole@theadvocate.com edischer@theadvocate.com

Baton Rouge police on Tuesday arrested the alleged teenage gunman in the killing of an 18-year-old McKinley High School student, an up-and-coming rapper who was shot to death on Nebraska Street in early November, police said. Read more

Woman accused of contractor fraud over improper repairs at flooded East Baton Rouge home

Advocate staff report

An unlicensed contractor accused of doing incomplete and improper work on a flooded home in East Baton Rouge was arrested Monday on a felony count of residential contractor fraud. Read more

Judge decries 'lousy leadership' of Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office in sentencing seven former deputies

BY RICHARD BURGESS | rburgess@theadvocate.com

Seven former deputies who agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in a broad federal probe of abuse and coverup in the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office were sentenced yesterday in a case that missed its main target: Sheriff Louis Ackal. Read more

Report: 101-year-old woman's Bogalusa home burglarized six times in 18 months

Advocate staff report

Rosemary Marx, who turns 102 in April, likes her Bogalusa home, and she's not going to be chased away by a burglary. Read more

Baton Rouge Zoo guests briefly brought to secure areas after rhino strays from main exhibit

BY ANDREA GALLO | agallo@theadvocate.com

Guests at the Baton Rouge Zoo were briefly ushered into the gift shop and other secure areas on Tuesday morning when a rhino meandered through an open gate into a buffer zone. Read more

Opinion: After profoundly personal rejection, here's how Trump can get his groove back

By MICHAEL GERSON

WASHINGTON — The central promise of the Trump administration — the repeal and replacement of Obamacare — has failed. The central premise of the Trump administration — that Donald Trump is a brilliant negotiator — has been discredited. In the process of losing a legislative battle, Trump has lost the theory of his presidency. Read more

Grace Notes: Ex-Rep. Jim McCrery's comments show how much GOP has shifted on health

BY STEPHANIE GRACE | sgrace@theadvocate.com

Jim McCrery, who retired from Congress in 2009 and now works as a lobbyist, could be called Louisiana's original Republican health care wonk. He's the guy who once hired a summer intern named Bobby Jindal, asked him to research ways to reform the Medicare system, and well, we all know the rest of that story. Read more

Former North Texas coach Tony Benford joins Will Wade's staff at LSU

BY SHELDON MICKLES | smickles@theadvocate.com

New LSU basketball coach Will Wade has made the first hire for his coaching staff: former North Texas head coach Tony Benford. Read more

See the 2017 New Orleans Jazz Festival 'cubes,' full schedule of performance times and stages

BY KEITH SPERA | kspera@theadvocate.com

The 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's full schedule was released Tuesday, kicking off the one-month countdown to the fest's opening day. Read more

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