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Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

5:42 PM

CAPE CHARLES, Va. — The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.

A tree fell on a New Jersey couple's tent, killing them, and their 13- ...


Three arrested in 10th Street shooting

5:37 PM

Three people have been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred Wednesday night on 10th Street in Lake Charles.

Lake Charles Police Department officers were dispatched to 2206 10th St. in reference to a shooting.

“Upon arrival officers learned that two males had been shot and they ...


UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

5:31 PM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard.

Pal ...


SW La. school registration list

Southwest Louisiana schools have announced registration dates for the 2014-15 school year:

A.A. Nelson Elementary: New student registration 8 a.m.-1 ...


SLC welcomes newbies

The fresh football season means new teams for the Southland Conference.

As the college landscape continues to shift and teams shuffle from conference ...



Casinos major source of employment for Lake Charles

Casinos in Southwest Louisiana are not only destinations for out-of-towners looking for a weekend getaway, they’re also the workplaces for hundr ...


Make a mad dash to the Marshland Fest

Put on your rubber boots.

The 25th annual Marshland Festival is back this year.

The event, in the Lake Charles Civic Center, will begin at 5 p.m. Fr ...


Time to fix Louisiana's poverty problems

Louisiana has received a double whammy of bad news in the past few weeks that makes our state continue to look bad in the eyes of the nation.

In earl ...

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