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Hundreds gather at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers

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BATON ROUGE -- Hundreds of people gathered at a Baton Rouge church Thursday for a vigil honoring three law enforcement officers who were killed during a shootout with a lone gunman outside a convenience store.

Authorities say the gunman was targeting police officers in the July 17 shooting. The ambush happened during a period of racial tension in the city, following the death of a black man in a struggle with white police officers.

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch ...



Rikenjaks looks to transform local entertainment scene


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had a dream the other night that I had to eat my way out of a hamburger. I know, on the surface that sounds really pleasant — being trapped inside of quality beef patty and having to chew your way out of it.

I thought it was a great dream too, until I realized the burger was made by my ...

Law officers undergo shooter training in Welsh schools


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WELSH — Nearly two dozen officers from the Welsh Police Department and Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office took part in an eight-hour active-shooter exercise at Welsh Elementary and Welsh High schools Wednesday.

As part of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, offered by t ...

Witnesses paint picture of abuse


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Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday after painting a history of abuse in the trial of a Lake Charles man accused in the 2014 beating death of his girlfriend.

Mario Jamal Viltz, 36, is charged with the second-degree murder of A’Tasha LaShawn Hardy, 25. Hardy was found seriously injured in h ...

Forrest Mars Jr., who shaped global candy empire, dies at 84

SEATTLE -- Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He was 84.

Company spokeswoman Kelly McGrail says the retired Mars co-president died Tuesday in Seattle of complications following a heart attack. He ...

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Playoff loss drives Cowboys

Motivation shouldn’t be an issue for McNeese State in the first year of the Lance Guidry Era. The defending Southland Conference football champions are still stewing over the right-hand column of their 10-1 record last season, with the mood from the 34-29 second-round playoff loss to Sam Houston State carrying over to ...

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Whole Foods says key sales figure falls again

NEW YORK -- Whole Foods said quarterly sales at established locations fell for the fourth straight quarter, as it fights to distinguish itself from competitors that are also offering organic and natural foods.

The Austin, Texas-based company said Wednesday the figure was down 2.6 percent for the three months ended July 3 as ...

Band to film video in LC

Renn Loren and the Honky Tonk Surf Riders will be moving and grooving at Center Stage, 3426 Ryan St., Friday evening during their Hawaiian Luau Beach Party 9-11 p.m., with doors opening at 8 p.m.

Loren, a native of Hawaii who has lived in Norway for two decades, said his band is made up of several Lake Area musicians. He de ...

Where do your federal taxes go?

Have you wondered how the federal tax money collected from you is spent by Washington? Well, it’s very complex but the National Priorities Project website (www.nationalpriorities.org) breaks it down into broad categories for you. The National Priorities Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, nongovernmental group locate ...






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