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Follow live: City Council set to take decisive vote on short-term rentals in New Orleans

BY JEFF ADELSON | jadelson@theadvocate.com

A package of ordinances legalizing and regulating short-term rentals in New Orleans appears poised for approval by the City Council on Thursday, though it remained unclear Wednesday whether there will be last-minute tweaks to the plan. Read more

500 shots fired, 40-mile police chase ended with shootout in Avondale; see map of chase

By JIM MUSTIAN | jmustian@theadovcate.com

A man accused of abducting a woman on the north shore surrendered to authorities late Tuesday night following a police pursuit that zigzagged more than 40 miles and an intense gun battle in which law enforcement unleashed more than 500 rounds. Read more

NOPD officers shot at twice in 14 hours in 7th Ward; three arrested

BY MATT SLEDGE | msledge@theadvocate.com

Two people are in custody, and authorities are searching for another after shots were fired at New Orleans Police officers on Wednesday afternoon. Read more

New Orleans Rep. Cedric Richmond wins race to chair Congressional Black Caucus

BY MARK BALLARD AND JESSICA WILLIAMS | mballard@theadvocate.com jwilliams@theadvocate.com

When the votes were tallied Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond of New Orleans had become chairman-elect of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, giving him an important role in shaping the political agenda for black Americans at a time of heated debate over race relations and serious electoral setbacks for the Democratic Party.     Read more

Baton Rouge man accused of killing, dismembering parents in 'gruesome' Tennessee slaying

BY BRYN STOLE | bstole@theadvocate.com

A 28-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of killing and dismembering his parents, and trying to dissolve their bodies in an acid solution at their Tennessee home over the Thanksgiving holiday, was arrested Tuesday afternoon outside his Nicholson Drive apartment. Read more

Not a 'de-commit' from LSU, but Myles Brennan is ready to hear new offers

BY ROSS DELLENGER | rdellenger@theadvocate.com

LSU's quarterback recruitment took a turn Wednesday. Read more

Anthony Davis belongs to you city of New Orleans; appreciate what you're watching

BY ROD WALKER | rwalker@theadvocate.com

I’ll be honest. Read more

'More than a game': Fans flock to Superdome to reach pre-Katrina levels at Bayou Classic

BY JESSICA WILLIAMS | jwilliams@theadvocate.com

The Bayou Classic football game saw its attendance continue to grow this year, with more than 67,800 fans turning out for the annual match-up between Southern University and Grambling State University, nearly reaching pre-Katrina levels.  Read more

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