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Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Rebirth of High School Park

8:40 AM

The revitalization of High School Park underway in the 1700 block of Second Street between Second and Third avenues has a familiar feel to it. Not long ago, similar work occurred just up the road at 1901 Mill St. In an effort led by the Lake Charles Housing Authority in 2013, the city’s oldest public housing units were torn down and replaced with the more modern Mayfield Homes.

At High School Park, the authority is decreasing the units from 72 to 50 and increasing security measures, just l ...

CPSO: Carlyss man, 89, dies after being hit with baseball bat

8:37 AM

A 42-year-old man struck and killed his 89-year-old grandfather with a baseball bat during an altercation in Carlyss on Saturday, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso described the crime as “disturbing and a shame.”

Authorities said deputies received a call about a med ...

Cornerstone time capsule opened in Beauregard

9:03 AM

DERIDDER — A crowd gathered on Saturday afternoon to watch the opening of a time capsule that was discovered in the cornerstone of the historic Beauregard Parish Courthouse.

The capsule contained traditional Masonic heirlooms, including a Bible, a squaring compass and a Masonic coin. ...

CPSO: homicide in Carlyss currently under investigation

3:59 PM

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in Carlyss. 

Authorities said at around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, deputies received a call for a medical emergency at 3238 Rocky Lane in Carlyss.

When deputies arrived, they found Andy Phipps, 89, unconscious and not breathing. Au ...


Rebirth of High School Park

The revitalization of High School Park underway in the 1700 block of Second Street between Second and Third avenues has a familiar feel to it. Not long ago, similar work occurred just up the road at 1901 Mill St. In an effort led by the Lake Charles Housing Authority in 2013, the city’s oldest public housing units wer ...

Cowboys aim to get on par with elite

Over the last few years, McNeese State’s men’s golf team has taken big steps. Two years ago the Cowboys stepped up and earned a place in an NCAA regional. This past season they won the Southland Conference title and again qualified for the NCAA regionals. “Every year we’ve taken a step,” said C ...



Fast money: Banks making it easier to split the tab

NEW YORK -- Splitting the bill for those pizzas you shared with your buddies or that utility bill that is suddenly due is going to get easier and faster even if you don't all use the same bank.

JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and other big banks are upgrading their online payment services to let customers make instant transfers ...

Country music takes over Baton Rouge this weekend

NEW ORLEANS -- Country music fans descend on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the Memorial Day weekend to hear some of the hottest performers in the genre including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church as part of the 2016 Bayou County Superfest.

The star-studded three-day festival — in its seventh year — annually ...


Find money to balance budget

The Louisiana Legislature is making life difficult for over 50,000 college students and their parents because of its failure to fully fund the popular TOPS scholarship program. Administrators and other university officials are being bombarded with questions they can’t answer. Here are some examples:

When will we know ...

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