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Friday, October 28, 2016
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Every reason to win: Bucs', Tors' postseason hopes on the line in rival match

2:14 PM

There are plenty of story lines this week that will add fuel to the biggest rivalry in Southwest Louisiana when the Sulphur Tors host the Barbe Bucs today at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium.

The biggest one is that the District 3-5A championship is on the line. A win for the Bucs would give them at least a share of the title while a win of the Tors, who are undefeated in district play, will keep them at the top of the heap and knock the Bucs out of the race.

“It is always a big game between B ...

Homicide in Jennings

2:02 PM

JENNINGS - A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead early Friday in a Spencer Street residence in Jennings.

Chief Deputy Danny Semmes said police received a call around 5 a.m. Friday reporting a shooting on Spencer Street.

When officers arrived they found a male subject inside ...

Haitians struggle for clean water weeks after hurricane

1:56 PM

COTEAUX, Haiti -- It's been nearly a month since Hurricane Matthew tore through southern Haiti and people like Kettley Rosier and many of her neighbors still have to spend their meager savings for water to drink.

Wells and piped networks that people depend on for clean water across the country's sou ...

Chemistry expo sparks young minds

1:47 PM

Nearly 3,000 area sixth-graders attended the Lake Area Industry Alliance’s annual Chem Expo at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Thursday.

The expo, a hands-on event that has been nationally recognized by the American Chemical Society, encourages students to take an interest in science. It was ...


Red Ribbon Week event held for drug and alcohol awareness

F.K. White Middle School students held a Red Ribbon Week event Wednesday to raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse.

During a ceremony, people were invited to place ribbons on a “Tree of Remembrance” — an oak tree on the school’s lawn — in honor of victims and survivors of substance abuse.

Or ...


Prep football this week

Barbe (7-1, 4-1) at Sulphur (6-2, 4-0) There is no shortage of story lines this week when the Tors host the Bucs at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium. The winner of the game gets at least a share of the District 3-5A championship. Barbe is playing its final regular season game before taking a week off before the playoffs. They a ...


Volkswagen introduces new American-built 7-passenger SUV

DETROIT -- Volkswagen took a big step toward recovering from its emissions-cheating scandal by introducing a new seven-passenger SUV.

The Atlas SUV gives VW an entry into the fastest-growing part of the U.S. market, something dealers had sought for years.

Volkswagen says the Atlas will have enough space for seven adults plu ...


New bakery is a dream come true

I learned a long time ago not to bring up my dreams or nightmares in conversation. No matter how interesting I find them, sharing them will only lead to public shame.

Maybe it’s because my dreams tend to be a tad more bizarre than other people’s. Driving on the wrong side of the road may qualify as a crazy dream ...

Are prison problems ever going to end?

Questionable activities at two state Department of Corrections facilities have finally resulted in efforts to hold prison officials accountable. The two facilities are the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and the Avoyelles Correctional Center at Cottonport.

Arrest warrants were issued this week for former Col. Shirley ...

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