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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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US first lady promotes learning to empower Moroccan girls

1:56 PM

MARRAKECH, Morocco -- Michelle Obama told Moroccan teenage girls that her parents knew the value of education, her brother set an example "and I thought if he can do it, then I can do it, because I know I am smarter than him!"Actresses Meryl Streep

Revival in Our Town (RIOT) taking place at Civic Center

9:37 AM

The 38th annual Revival In Our Town (RIOT) conference is being held at the Lake Charles Civic Center through July 1. The conference is sponsored by the Calcasieu Youth Organization and seeks to motivate children and adults to dream again and set goals, said director Pastor Larry Miles. He said they ...

Shooting suspect faces 2 counts attempted murder

9:06 AM

Shooting suspect David Breaux is facing multiple charges after he fled a Sulphur crime scene and led law enforcement officers in a high speed chase Saturday.

Sulphur Police have charged Breaux, 50, with two counts of attempted murder after he shot at a woman and man in the 200 block of Avilia Street ...

Westlake Veteran Harold Young

9:08 AM

Harold Young served his country in World War II as a pharmacist’s mate first class and will have the opportunity to serve his city as grand marshal in Westlake’s annual Independence Day parade.

Young, 92, served as a Navy hospital corpsman in the Marines. He joined the Navy at 17 and was ...

Monkey study finds Zika infection lasts longer in pregnancy

WASHINGTON -- Researchers infected pregnant monkeys with the Zika virus to learn how it harms developing fetuses — and in a highly unusual twist, the public can get a real-time peek at the findings.

Among the first surprising results: While most people harbor Zika in their bloodstream for only a week or so after infec ...


Nicholas sinks putt to win City Championship

As if the relentless heat was not enough on Sunday at Mallard Cove Golf Course, Matt Nicholas was faced with another high pressure situation with just a putt standing between him and another iBERIABANK Lake Charles City Championship. This time he made the putt to win by one stroke over Neithan Allen to claim his fourth cha ...



Restrictions added for proposed Dollar General

JENNINGS -- The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury amended a zoning change Wednesday to place additional restrictions on property for a proposed Dollar General store in Hathaway.

The Police Jury included stipulations that if a Dollar General is not built on the property before Dec. 31, 2017, the property will revert to its origi ...

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

CHICAGO -- "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city's prized lakefront.

The filmmaker said in a statement he would take his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to his home ...


TOPS big story from sessions

The failure of the Louisiana Legislature to fully fund the TOPS scholarship program for the first time in its history is the major story coming out of three lawmaking sessions. The consensus is that proves the state has a realistic budget for perhaps the first time in the last eight years.

The Council for a Better Louisiana ...

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