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Body identified in apparent murder-suicide

Body identified in apparent murder-suicide

12:03 PM

Lake Charles Police Department has identified the body of the 22-year-old Lake Charles woman, who was allegedly murdered Sunday by her boyfriend.

Octavia Nicole Jack suffered from multiple stab wounds, authorities said.

The victim’s boyfriend, Christopher White, 30, was identified as the suspe ...


La. jobless rate rises even as job totals hit record highs

11:21 AM

Louisiana's economy keeps creating jobs, but it can't keep up with the state's growing workforce.

The state's unemployment rate rose in December for the eighth straight month, to 6.7 percent from 6.5 percent in November. Louisiana now ties for the sixth-highest jobless rate among the states.

But at ...


Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

11:15 AM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects followi ...


Walker forms group to boost possible Walker 2016 bid

MADISON, Wis. — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016 ...


Deflategate: Flat footballs won't take air out of game

As if the Super Bowl needed any more hype.

It is the biggest game of each year, with millions of viewers tuning in for the pregame, halftime and comme ...



La. jobless rate rises even as job totals hit record highs

Louisiana's economy keeps creating jobs, but it can't keep up with the state's growing workforce.

The state's unemployment rate rose in December for t ...


Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo tickets on sale today

The 76th annual Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo will be Feb. 5-7 at the Burton Coliseum Complex.

Nancy McCluskey, event marketing speciali ...


Cheap gas a mixed blessing for Louisiana

The dramatic drop in the price of gasoline over the past six months is a mixed blessing for Louisiana.

Consumers are enjoying the lowest gasoline pric ...

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