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Let no one ever question Mark Ingram’s toughness.

After fracturing his left hand the third time he touched the ball in Sunday’s 26-24 defeat at Cleveland on Sunday, the New Orleans Saints running back had 11 more touches, gaining 90 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown before the game was finished.

But the Saints (0-2) now know they’ll have to do without that toughness for a while after coach Sean Payton on Wednesday revealed that Ingram required two screws to be surgically placed above a thumb that was broken and displaced.

DEVELOPING: Woman shot in Shreveport
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 16:19
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police say a 47-year-old woman was shot in the city's Allendale neighborhood after a argument with two men got out of control.

Police were called to the 1900 block of Anna Street in relation to the shooting. Officers said after the argument, one of the men went to his truck and grabbed a possible rifle and fired at least three shots.

Council delays vote on hiring policy
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 21:49
BOBBY ARDOIN| Special to The Advocate

OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish Council agreed Wednesday to delay voting on any proposed revisions to a policy manual that covers employee hiring practices by parish government.

Council member Pam Gautreau said it is not clear whether the parish is following a policy manual adopted by a 2004 resolution or another policy she said parish government is using without council authority.

Port Allen clashes detailed in filings

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 21:49

PORT ALLEN — New court filings in the lawsuit Port Allen Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain lodged against former Mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter reveal some of the behind-the-scenes drama that played out at City Hall before the controversial mayor was ousted from office.

Louisiana sinks to 40th in review of roads

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 21:49
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Interstate 10 through Baton Rouge, including the Horace Wilkinson Bridge, also known as the New Bridge, over the Mississippi River, remains closed Wednesday morning due to ice accumulation from Tuesday.
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Interstate 10 through Baton Rouge, including the Horace Wilkinson Bridge, also known as the New Bridge, over the Mississippi River, remains closed Wednesday morning due to ice accumulation from Tuesday.
Pictured from left, Leroy George III, Terri Lynn Larrieu and Regina Ann Alfred
Pictured from left, Leroy George III, Terri Lynn Larrieu and Regina Ann Alfred

Advocate staff report

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested three people — including an aunt and nephew — hours after a Wednesday morning robbery at Chase Bank on Jones Creek Road.

A home on Three Rivers Island burned, along with two golf carts, on Aug. 3. The home lies within Livingston Parish but can be reached only by boat or by golf cart from Ascension Parish. The St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department, which has a fire response boat, assisted Livingston Parish fire districts 8 and 9 in putting out the fire.
A home on Three Rivers Island burned, along with two golf carts, on Aug.

Chapelle senior Natalie Comardelle only had one thought on her mind when she recorded the final two points of the Chipmunks thrilling five-set, road victory over

You wouldn't think a size 14 shoe could fit in an average size mouth.

But here's proof: "No, I don't think South Carolina can beat Georgia

MAVEN spacecraft close to entering Mars orbit
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 21:41
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This artist's concept shows the MAVEN spacecraft with Mars in the background.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Why did ancient Mars change so dramatically? MAVEN sent to get answers
  • MAVEN stands for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution craft
  • It's scheduled to enter orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday night
  • Mars will be having plenty of other visitors: a spacecraft from India and a comet
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