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At LSU, 3 teams turn profit last year, and 1 sport the financial king, audit shows

BY ROSS DELLENGER | rdellenger@theadvocate.com

LSU’s disappointing 2015 football season and three-game losing skid didn’t hurt the program’s bottom line. Read more

After troopers' Las Vegas 'side trip,' big changes for Louisiana State Police

BY JIM MUSTIAN | jmustian@theadvocate.com

The State Police superintendent on Monday reassigned the head of the agency's Internal Affairs Division and announced departmental policy changes in response to the revelation that four troopers made an expensive detour to Las Vegas — while being paid overtime — as they drove to a law enforcement conference last year in San Diego.  Read more

Vickie Williams-Tillman -- small in stature but big in heart -- credited with saving Baton Rouge officer's life

BY GRACE TOOHEY | gtoohey@theadvocate.com

Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Billy Aime believes his Good Samaritan and new friend, 56-year-old Vickie Williams-Tillman, saved his life Sunday morning. Read more

Time running out, but legislative deal in works to help close Louisiana's budget deficit

BY ELIZABETH CRISP AND TYLER BRIDGES | ecrisp@theadvocate.com tbridges@theadvocate.com

The Louisiana Legislature appears to have struck a tentative agreement to closing the state's $304 million mid-year deficit as the clock winds down on the nine-day special session. Read more

Concerns, worries about racial tensions and Baton Rouge police surface at public TV event

BY ANDREA GALLO | agallo@theadvocate.com

Dezmion Barrow recounted Monday night how unnerved he had been when a Baton Rouge Police officer pulled him over in Perkins Rowe during the holiday season. Read more

Faced with questions about job, LSU coach Johnny Jones: 'I’m worried about the Auburn Tigers'

BY SHELDON MICKLES | smickles@theadvocate.com

Having watched his team’s losing streak climb to 13 games Saturday, one shy of tying the school record for consecutive setbacks, LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones is thinking about only one thing. Read more

Unique Central advanced model to give residents more time to prep for impending floods

BY STEVE HARDY | shardy@theadvocate.com

The next time a flood threatens, residents in Central plan to be the first to know. Read more

Six weeks later, proposal to cut TOPS quietly shelved

BY WILL SENTELL | wsentell@theadvocate.com

A revised draft of possible TOPS changes Monday no longer includes a controversial recommendation that college freshmen and sophomores get less TOPS aid than juniors and seniors. Read more

'Killing Fields' wraps up second season with Louisiana arrest

BY JUDY BERGERON | jbergeron@theadvocate.com

Law enforcement officers from the Iberville and Lafayette Parish Sheriff's offices surround suspect Tommy Francise's rig at a Crowley truck stop. Guns drawn, they shout for him to exit the vehicle, the camera zooms in on Francise's face and then … Read more

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