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Vitter describes strong support for Common Core

2:49 PM

BATON ROUGE — Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "strongly" supports the Common Core education standards. The position puts him at odds with GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal, but could bolster support from the business community as the senator raises money for the 2015 governor's race.

In an inter ...


Police jury takes first step on managing drainage parishwide

11:35 AM

Calcasieu Parish police jurors took the first step Thursday in reviewing a nearly 10-year-old report on managing drainage parishwide.

Public Works Committee members approved a recommendation allowing parish staff to present a plan of study on updating the Drainage Management Report at the Police Jur ...


Lake Charles police searching for shooting suspect

11:24 AM

Lake Charles Police are searching for a man wanted for a shooting on St. Mary Drive Sunday.

Malcolm Jamar Zenon, 23, is believed to have shot an 18-year-old man in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said in a news release.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Zenon, charging ...


Entergy discusses hurricane preparation plans with city council

As Southwest Louisiana gets deeper into hurricane season, Entergy has increased its efforts to keep people safe over the next few months. Representati ...


Colston says foot won't hinder performance

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Marques Colston let out a laugh and shrugged his shoulders when the subject of his NFL longevity arose.

“I& ...



Chennault receives $3.5M grant to rehabilitate runaway

Chennault International Airport has received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help rehabilitate its runway.

Randy Ro ...


Sulphur to host National Night Out Aug. 5

The city of Sulphur and the Sulphur Police Department will host their annual car show, food fair and organizational exhibition in celebration of Natio ...


Teacher, school evaluations don't add up

How Louisiana rates its teachers and public schools is again subject to debate.

Teacher and school evaluations do not line up, a Tulane professor sai ...

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