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Friday, March 24, 2017
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New Congress, all-GOP, same political divisions

4:25 PM

WASHINGTON --With control of the White House and Senate and a commanding majority in the House, Republicans were supposed to brush off any challenge from the hardline Freedom Caucus and work their will with impunity.But something happened on the way

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

3:04 PM

SEOUL, South Korea  — A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface Thursday nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters.

Bu ...

Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster

3:00 PM

WASHINGTON -- The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reaching implications for futur

Police: Two people and K-9 dead, officer wounded in Crowley shooting

10:39 AM

CROWLEY — Authorities say two people and a police dog are dead and a police officer is wounded after a shooting in south Louisiana.

State Police Trooper Brooks David says the Crowley Police Department officer was shot late Wednesday night while responding to reports of shots fired at a residen ...


New Congress, all-GOP, same political divisions

WASHINGTON --With control of the White House and Senate and a commanding majority in the House, Republicans were supposed to brush off any challenge from the hardline Freedom Caucus and work their will with impunity.

But something happened on the way to governing.

Now, House Republican leaders are struggling with the same d ...

Wade's way: LSU will go high energy

If LSU’s new basketball leader coaches anything like he talks, far better days are ahead for the Tigers. Certainly the Tigers will be energetic, fast-paced, intense and, above all, extremely confident. Will Wade was introduced by LSU Wednesday, and the 34-year-old bundle of youthful energy who jogs at least a mile eve ...



Verizon sought $925 million penalty for Yahoo's lax security

SAN FRANCISCO -- Verizon demanded a $925 million discount on its acquisition of Yahoo's online services to help offset the damage from the biggest data breaches in internet history. It ultimately settled on a $350 million concession.

Yahoo disclosed new details about its negotiations with Verizon in a regulatory filing Mond ...

Lake Area Ballet Theatre Spring Gala: Performance will celebrate talents of over 50 local dancers

The Lake Area Ballet Theatre’s second Spring Gala is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Rosa Hart Theatre and will feature more than 50 local dancers performing classical, modern and contemporary ballet.

Colleen Cannon Benoit, the theatre’s artistic director, said the event includes ...


Edwards fighting uphill battle

Evidence that conservative Republicans in the Louisiana House are determined to thwart Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards at every turn became clear with two recent appointments by Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia. Barras named two of the most anti-tax representatives to the Ways and Means Committee that decides the fate o ...

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