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McKnight family members gather at memorial Saturday night as controversy continues over release of killer

BY KATY RECKDAHL, MATT SLEDGE AND RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS | The Advocate

On Saturday night, the McKnight family gathered in Kenner to mourn their son and brother, Joe McKnight, at the gym where he first played ball. Read more

Suspect in custody following manhunt, report of shots fired near Woman's Hospital

ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT

A Baton Rouge man who fired a gun into the air outside his Pecue Lane residence during an argument with a neighbor was arrested Saturday following a manhunt in the area surrounding the nearby Woman's Hospital, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. Read more

Teen at center of Mike Yenni sexting scandal reveals identity to rebut claims he is lying

BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS | rvargas@theadvocate.com

The teenager at the center of the sexting scandal that has rocked Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni's administration has revealed his identity so that he can defend claims he made about Yenni in a blog post as well as to WWL-TV. Read more

Vice President-elect Mike Pence rallies GOP crowd in New Orleans for John Kennedy's U.S. Senate bid

BY TYLER BRIDGES | tbridges@theadvocate.com

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For Sharon Weston Broome, a legislative career that ranges from children and family issues to anti-abortion bills

BY ANDREA GALLO | agallo@theadvocate.com

Over Sharon Weston Broome's two decades in the state Legislature, she developed an interest in children and families, victims of domestic violence and anti-abortion issues. Read more

At the Legislature, mayor candidate Bodi White focused on education and crime

BY STEVE HARDY | shardy@theadvocate.com

These days veteran legislator Bodi White might be best known for his role in trying to shepherd through bills related to the St. George movement. Read more

'As is' home sales take off in wake of flood

BY TIMOTHY BOONE | tboone@theadvocate.com

Leann Fontenot was all set to sell her home in Greystone Golf & Country Club in Denham Springs. She had met with a real estate agent to list the house for sale in mid-August. Read more

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