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Baton Rouge election 2016 guide: What's on the Nov. 8 ballot, the candidates, the issues, quizzes, more

Advocate staff report

In the Nov. 8 general election, voters will choose a new president, a new senator from Louisiana, a new Baton Rouge mayor and much more. Read more

LSU lawsuit against John Chavis must go to jury; Baton Rouge judge refuses to toss suit


A Baton Rouge state judge refused Monday to throw out LSU's lawsuit against former Tigers defensive coordinator John Chavis, saying a jury should decide whether either side breached his contract. Read more

How realistic are mayoral candidates' plans for BRPD?


The Baton Rouge Police Department is one of the most frequent topics on the mayoral campaign trail, with citizens and forum moderators asking how the parish's prospective leaders will heal the deep divides between residents and police that caught the attention of the country this summer. Read more

Pair wanted in flood contractor fraud scheme in Tangipahoa Parish

Advocate Staff Report

A man and a woman with numerous aliases are wanted in a flood contractor scheme that has taken more than $35,000 from two victims already in the Ponchatoula and Robert areas, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Monday. Read more

Prime time: CBS picks LSU-Alabama for nighttime time slot for 6th straight season


LSU and Alabama will kickoff at 7 p.m. on CBS, landing the network's only prime-time regular-season time slot of the season — again. Read more

New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux feels 'pretty good' testing leg for first time since injury; milk might have something to do with it

BY MIKE GEGENHEIMER | Special to The Advocate

Milk builds strong bones, as the saying goes. Read more