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Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Cassidy spat points to wildly divergent interpretations of health law

BY BRYN STOLE | bstole@theadvocate.com

WASHINGTON — A late-night skewering by comedian Jimmy Kimmel of the health care overhaul being pushed by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and the senator's round of replies on cable TV news painted two fundamentally different descriptions of the plan. Read more

New Orleans City Council, DA trade barbs over budget; Cannizzaro is 'fearmongering,' councilman charges

BY MATT SLEDGE | msledge@theadvocate.com

A City Council hearing on the budget of the District Attorney's Office sparked a heated debate Wednesday, with council members and the city's top prosecutor trading accusations over who has the best interests of New Orleans at heart. Read more

Jeff School Board member wants superintendent suspended during investigation

BY FAIMON A. ROBERTS III | froberts@theadvocate.com

Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd, who has already called for the board to consider firing Superintendent Isaac Joseph, said Wednesday he will ask it to suspend Joseph while an investigation into as-yet unreleased allegations against Joseph proceeds. Read more

Boil-water advisory for east bank of New Orleans expected to last until Thursday afternoon

BY JEFF ADELSON | jadelson@theadvocate.com

New Orleans residents from Carrollton to Village de l'Est once again found themselves clutching bottled water, taking great care as they brushed their teeth and questioning the competency of the Sewerage & Water Board as a boil-water advisory went out Wednesday morning across the entire east bank. Read more

FBI names its new top agent in New Orleans, beginning in November

BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS | rvargas@theadvocate.com

The FBI on Wednesday named its new top agent in New Orleans. Read more

'It’s their turn to get theirs,' prosecutor says at start of second trial in Iberville killing

BY MATT SLEDGE | msledge@theadvocate.com

Prosecutors painted a dark picture of retaliatory violence at the old Iberville housing development during opening statements Wednesday in a trial over the death of a teenager killed outside his grandmother's home in 2012.  Read more

Report: New Orleans rapper Mystikal indicted on rape, kidnapping charges in Shreveport case

Advocate staff report

New Orleans rapper Mystikal has been indicted on charges of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping in connection to a sexual assault in Shreveport in October, according to a KSLA report. Read more

After year of silence, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra ready to move on without founder Irvin Mayfield

BY KEITH SPERA | kspera@theadvocate.com

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, dormant for more than a year, is finally ready to embark on its post-Irvin Mayfield era. Read more

Like beer? Like dogs? You'll love NOLA on Tap, a pup-friendly brewfest in City Park

BY SUZANNE PFEFFERLE TAFUR | Special to The Advocate

What started out as a fundraiser for the local animal shelter has turned into a huge beer-tasting event that will take over the City Park Festival Grounds Saturday afternoon. Read more

With Saints offense's decade of success, 2017 3rd-down conversion rate just won't cut it

BY NICK UNDERHILL | nunderhill@theadvocate.com

During the past decade in the NFL, only two teams have converted more than half of their third-down attempts. Read more

Marshon Lattimore, Sterling Moore out of action for the Saints on Wednesday

BY NICK UNDERHILL | nunderhill@theadvocate.com

The Saints were without a number of key players during Wednesday's practice. Read more

Ed Orgeron: LSU RB Derrius Guice to miss Syracuse game; DE Frank Herron to return against Auburn

BY ROSS DELLENGER | rdellenger@theadvocate.com

Derrius Guice is a no go, but Frank Herron's return date is set.  Read more

'We were gassed': Ed Orgeron reverting to old fashioned running to whip his penalty-heavy LSU group into shape

BY ROSS DELLENGER AND SHELDON MICKLES

Toby Weathersby is fine with running. Read more

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