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Sheriff: Man takes own life outside Oberlin High School

10:39 AM

OBERLIN — Authorities say a body found early Tuesday at Oberlin High School was that of an older man who took his own life.

Authorities were called to the school around 5:30 a.m. to investigate after a maintenance worker found the body near a canopy area at the front entrance just outside the high school, Sheriff Doug Hebert said.

The body has been identified as a 48-year-old man from Oberlin, Hebert said.

Authorities have ruled the death as a suicide and said foul play is not suspected. A note was found on the front windshield of the man's car which was also parked at the school, Heb ...


LC man arrested in Sunday night shooting

5:56 PM

A Lake Charles man has been arrested in a Sunday night shooting, authorities said.

Lake Charles Police Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said Anthony Wayne Baker, 50, 2043 Katherine St., was involved in an altercation at around 9:21 p.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of Katherine Street.

During the argument, Kra ...


G2 LNG to build $11 billion plant in Cameron

4:20 PM

CAMERON — Officials with G2 LNG, a Baton Rouge-based company, announced Monday plans to build an $11 billion LNG plant on 776 acres of privately-owned vacant property in Cameron Parish.

Thomas Hudson, G2 LNG president/CEO, said the plant will be built on the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Cha ...


US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

1:28 PM

WASHINGTON -- Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in northern Afghanistan over the weekend, the top commander of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan said Monday, correcting an initial U.S. statement that ...

Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

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'Natural' cigarette maker subject of class-action lawsuit

SANTA FE, N.M. -- The company behind a line of cigarettes touted as natural is being targeted in a class-action lawsuit.

The Santa Fe New Mexican repo ...


Lady Gaga said she felt alive and 'like herself' on 'AHS'

LOS ANGELES — Appearing in the new season of "American Horror Story" was a life boost for Lady Gaga.

The singer raved about her experience on "A ...


Debate failed to inform voters

The WDSU-TV gubernatorial debate in New Orleans last week was a total bust. Louisiana voters still have no idea how the candidates would handle the st ...

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