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The Advocate's Top Headlines

with Matthew Albright | Assistant metro editor

Good morning! Let's get you caught up on all the biggest news from yesterday.


Oil pipelines can be hacked? You may have read in the national news that hackers forced the shutdown of a major pipeline that funnels fuel between the Gulf Coast and the East Coast. Well, it turns out that pipeline runs through South Louisiana.

This story includes both local information and national context, including what refineries in our area connect to the pipeline, what the hack means for the security of American infrastructure, and whether the ruckus could drive up gas prices. 


Crime spree in Denham Springs: Police have been investigating a string of car break-ins in the Denham Springs area, but things escalated Sunday night when a woman who witnessed one of the burglaries was shot in the shoulder. 

Police say they've traced the incidents to one man, who they are now searching for. This story has all the details.


The 2016 floods are still causing heartache: It's been five years since the floods that caused so much misery in our region, but the problems still aren't over. Reporter David Mitchell has uncovered that some 1,800 residents of East Baton Rouge Parish are still required to elevate their homes or sell them to the government under FEMA rules — but the parish administration refuses to send out letters informing those homeowners.

This story has all the details about the sensitive situation.