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Rabalais: 2017 LSU baseball team has already delivered its 'big diamond moment'

BY SCOTT RABALAIS | srabalais@theadvocate.com:

OMAHA, Neb. — In the convention hall rising behind TD Ameritrade Park’s center-field stands is a cross section of memorabilia from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, a movable feast of the game’s greatest feats and most memorable players. It's making a layover here during the College World Series. Read more

LSU vs. Florida in College World Series finals: Game times, scouting the Gators, more

Advocate staff report

So they meet again ... the LSU Tigers and Florida Gators. Read more

Despite bipartisan support, some challenges remain as lawmakers wrestle with flood insurance proposals

BY TED GRIGGS | tgriggs@theadvocate.com

While Louisiana has just lived through Tropical Storm Cindy and the anniversary of last August's devastating floods is fast approaching, Congress is wrestling with proposals for revising the flood insurance program that have cost-saving measures clashing with fears of skyrocketing premiums. Read more

New Orleans mayor's race has an unusually small field, at least for now

BY JEFF ADELSON | jadelson@theadvocate.com

It’s just a few weeks until the field for the 2017 New Orleans mayor’s race will be set, and many of those watching the race develop still seem to be holding their breath. Read more

Should Gov. Edwards punish uncooperative Republicans for thwarting his initiatives? Here's how he can

BY TYLER BRIDGES | tbridges@theadvocate.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards is facing the first of several key decisions centered on a single question: Should he try to gain more leverage over the Legislature by selectively punishing several of the lawmakers who thwarted his initiatives on the budget and taxes this year? Read more

AG Jeff Landry quietly disbands anti-crime task force in New Orleans

BY MATT SLEDGE | msledge@theadvocate.com

Citing opposition from Mayor Mitch Landrieu, state Attorney General Jeff Landry has quietly abandoned his much-hyped effort to fight crime in New Orleans using a special task force of state agents. Read more

Meet the 2017 New Orleans debutantes

Today, another coterie is presented. Flip through the gallery for more... Read more

Saints rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore is working to learn new techniques and a new system

BY NICK UNDERHILL | nunderhill@theadvocate.com

It was a scene that probably played out in Columbus countless times. Read more

Volunteers attack pretty but destructive water hyacinths in Bayou St. John

BY KATY RECKDAHL | Special to The Advocate

Armed with pitchforks, Stacy McGaha and Pat Willging climbed into a canoe Saturday, ready to do battle with an invasive plant growing along the edges of upper Bayou St. John, not far from Lake Pontchartrain. Read more

New law requires signs warning drivers within 500 feet of Lousiana speed cameras

The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Cities and towns that use cameras to catch speeders will soon have to post signs notifying drivers about the monitoring. Read more

Fugitives in abduction, shooting of South Carolina college student arrested in Kenner, police say

Advocate staff report

Two people wanted in connection with a shooting of a college student in South Carolina were taken into custody in Kenner on Friday, police said.  Read more

New Orleans teen arrested in connection with another teen's shooting death in 2016

Advocate staff report

A New Orleans teen has been arrested in connection with another teen's shooting death in 2016, according to New Orleans police.  Read more

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