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For Louisiana's largest tax break, John Bel Edwards is pushing for these tweaks

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is pushing back against certain local rules for the state’s largest tax incentive program, in an effo… Read more

LSU picks up commitment from 4-star running back Kevontre Bradford; first RB in 2020 class

LSU coach Ed Orgeron said that running back was still a need in recruiting for the team as the program headed toward signing day. Read more

Two dead after drag racing accident on Lobdell Boulevard; Baton Rouge man arrested

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested for his alleged role in a drag-racing crash Saturday evening on North Lobdell Boulevard that resulted i… Read more


Beloved Louisiana music teacher captures Grammy Music Educator Award

Mickey Smith Jr., the lead band director at Maplewood Middle School in the Lake Charles area, was honored as a Grammy-winning teacher Sunda… Read more

'It could happen to any one of us:' Saints QB Drew Brees reflects on life, legacy of Kobe Bryant

ORLANDO, Fla. — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees spoke for five minutes at his locker after Sunday's Pro Bowl. Read more

Watch: After Kobe Bryant's death, Pelicans honor him with special pre-game, on-court tributes

Just hours after former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed in a California helicopter crash, NBA teams are pa… Read more


Ask The Advocate: Differences between weather forecast models; requirements on blinding headlights

What's the difference between American and European weather reports. Is one more accurate or reliable than the other? Read more

New water treatment coming after complaints of brown water, chlorine smell in West Feliciana

Following months of complaints of brown tap water that stank of chlorine coming out faucets in West Feliciana, the parish is set to change … Read more

One injured in shooting during home invasion on Lee Drive, BRPD reports

A man was injured in a shooting during a home invasion Sunday morning on Lee Drive, Baton Rouge officials reported. Read more