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Rain, storms moving through Baton Rouge area today; flooding reported in several parishes

Advocate staff report

Rain and storms are in the forecast for much of southeast Louisiana on Sunday. Read more

Many lose power in Baton Rouge, south Louisiana after storms, strong winds on Sunday

Advocate staff report

Many were without power in Baton Rouge and south Louisiana on Sunday after a line of showers and thunderstorms with heavy winds. Read more

Saints vs. Packers recap: See what New Orleans players, coaches say about 26-17 victory

Advocate staff report

After a crazy win over the Detroit Lions in Week 6, the New Orleans Saints hit the road to take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.  Read more

'Much-needed off week' could allow LSU's two stars to reach full strength before Alabama


LSU coach Ed Orgeron noticed a difference about his team during Tuesday’s practice. Read more

LSU climbs to No. 23 in both major polls this week after win at Ole Miss

BY MIKE GEGENHEIMER | Special to The Advocate

It wasn't much but LSU saw a rise in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls on Sunday. Read more

Man arrested on second-degree murder in fatal shooting in Zachary on Saturday

Advocate staff report

A man was arrested Sunday after the fatal shooting Saturday afternoon in Zachary that officials now believe was connected to a house burglary, Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said.  Read more

Louisiana casino gambling laws haven’t changed in years, but that could soon change


After a bitter name-calling debate in 1991 that pitted arguments of “good and evil” against practical economics, Louisiana legislators haven’t revisited the laws governing casino gambling. Read more

8-year-old twin girls killed in 'tragic' fire at Gretna home early Sunday, officials say


Two young girls died in a fire at a Gretna home early Sunday, according to state and local fire officials who were on the scene. Read more