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Louisiana Senate begins budget work

By Jim Beam / American Press

Two Senate committees and the full Senate will be meeting today, Memorial Day, to begin work on the state’s $24.3 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

House members won’t return until Tuesday when four committees will be meeting. Two major highway and bridge funding bill ...



Calcasieu sex offender dispute

The state Supreme Court has been asked to weigh whether a sex offender who was found guilty as a juvenile is required to list

his sex offender status ...


La. among states reducing test time

DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the

Common Core standards ...


Nelson, Ham Reid project on way

Within the next two to three months, crews will begin constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Nelson and Ham Reid

roads, Tim Conner, the Cal ...

In this March 4, 2015 file photo, demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo)

'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama' ...

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Thanks to them, we're free to watch

While viewing sports we often get lost in the wins and losses, standings or any other set of numbers that gets thrown at us.

Games are given extra me ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

A reason to smile

SUGAR LAND, Texas — Andrew Guillotte removed his blue jersey top for the final time and set it on his bag.

Then came the parade of teammates, e ...


LSU softball punches ticket to WCWS

BATON ROUGE — No. 8 LSU rode a four-run first en route to scoring double-digits and fending off multiple rallies by No. 16 Arizona in a 10-5 win ...

LSU huddles before their game against Florida during a Southeastern Conference college baseball tournament game at the Hoover Met, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo)<br />

No surprise: LSU to host regional

It was a formality, but No. 1-ranked LSU was one of 16 schools named as hosts for the NCAA baseball regional tournaments that begin this week.

The en ...

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A truck picks up an order at the PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans drive-thru window Wednesday. (Donna Price / American Press)

Crescent City-style coffeee house opens on Nelson Road

A sign has been over the front door at the new PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans on Nelson Road for months now, but the coffeehouse

only officially op ...

(Special to the American Press)

Living History Event & Grasshopper Fly-In returning to Beauregard

Spirits should be high when Friends of

the DeRidder Army Air Base host their Living History Event &

Grasshopper Fly-in at Beauregard

Regional A ...

(Special to the American Press)

'Playing With Fire' latest exhibit at Imperial Calcasieu Musuem

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum will host a public opening reception for the exhibit “Playing with Fire” 6-8 p.m. Friday, May

15, in the Gi ...

Hundreds of people crowded the 700 and 800 blocks of Ryan Street last year for the Downtown at Sundown concert. (American Press Archives)<br />

Downtown at Sundown: Annual summer concert series starts Friday

The only thing that can get in the way of the city’s 17th annual Downtown at Sundown concert series is bad weather. For event

organizers, this ...

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