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Rabalais: LSU is in yet another SEC tournament final ... was there ever a doubt?

BY SCOTT RABALAIS | srabalais@theadvocate.com

HOOVER, Ala. — From the brink of its season ending, to the brink of yet another Southeastern Conference tournament title. Read more

Why didn't bizarre behavior block man accused in Lafayette police officer's death from buying a gun?

BY BEN MYERS | bmyers@theadvocate.com

While responding to a theft complaint at a grocery store last year, Lafayette Police discovered the suspect, 28-year-old Ian Howard, running frantically outside the store, reversing directions and stopping to stare at people. Read more

Dominant, gutsy Zack Hess carries LSU into the Southeastern Conference tournament championship

BY LUKE JOHNSON | ljohnson@theadvocate.com

HOOVER, Ala. — Rain and impossible fog, losers' brackets and lowered expectations, Gators and Razorbacks — none of these things could cancel out the magic that is LSU baseball in the Southeastern Conference tournament. Read more

Whether born of 'desperation' or 'stupidity,' Louisiana jailhouse phone calls a boon for law enforcement

BY JIM MUSTIAN | jmustian@theadvocate.com

The high-speed chase ended in his arrest in a man-made pond in Algiers, but Kidus Wodajo was sure he had outwitted the police.  Read more

In wake of mass shootings, law enforcement in Louisiana fielding influx of threats at area schools

BY TERRY L. JONES | tjones@theadvocate.com

The rash of school shootings around the country is creating fallout for law enforcement agencies in Louisiana and elsewhere as they increasingly find themselves called on to investigate threats of violence on school campuses. Read more

'We need more police officers': shortage of Baton Rouge detectives driving concern among residents

BY GRACE TOOHEY | gtoohey@theadvocate.com

In December, when Wanda Snowden’s brother was fatally shot in his Clayton Drive home — becoming one of the final homicides in an already markedly murderous year — she was hopeful Baton Rouge police would find his killer. Read more

Remembering WWI: LSU professor seeks to breathe new life into campus war memorial in disrepair

BY GEORGE MORRIS | gmorris@theadvocate.com

On a sunny afternoon, graduating senior Casey Nichol, of New Orleans, posed in cap and gown behind the LSU Student Union as her parents took photos. Two strangers asked if she knew the significance of the oaks towering above her. Her answer was a baffled expression. Read more

Four dead, many injured after crashes involving 18-wheelers, vehicles on I-12 in Covington

BY SARA PAGONES | spagones@theadvocate.com

Four people were reported dead and about a dozen more injured after multiple crashes Saturday afternoon involving two 18-wheelers and several passenger vehicles on the eastbound Interstate 12 overpass over La. 21 in Covington, authorities said. Read more

Here are three topics to watch for during the SEC's 2018 Spring Meeting

BY SCOTT RABALAIS | srabalais@theadvocate.com

1. Stronger punishment Read more

Subtropical Storm Alberto latest: Storm shifts further east, significantly lessening threat to Louisiana

Advocate staff report

It appears Louisiana is in the clear when it comes to the heavier amount of rainfall from Subtropical Storm Alberto, according to the National Hurricane Center. Read more

Denham Springs man accused of housing work release inmate who walked off job, deputies say

Advocate staff report

A Denham Springs man was accused of sheltering a work release inmate who walked off of his job site on Monday, according to an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrest report. Read more

Going to Bayou Country Superfest Sunday? Here's info on show times, parking, 'clear bag policy,' prohibited items

BY KEITH SPERA | kspera@theadvocate.com

Producers of Sunday's Bayou Country Superfest at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome have released additional details on performance times, parking and other logistical aspects. Read more

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