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OGB members will pick up tab

By Jim Beam/American Press

The more than 230,000 state employees,

retirees and their dependents covered under a state health care plan

have to feel much

better now that the state commissioner of administration has told

them the loss of over half their $500 million reserve fund

is a good thing. Unfortunately, it’s l ...



Parish in need of school bus drivers

A shortage of substitute bus drivers is a problem the Calcasieu Parish School Board has faced for the past several years.

Gary Anderson, district ass ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

One person dies, two saved

IOWA, La. — One person was killed in a fire that burned through a two-story apartment complex at the 500 block of South Thomson

Road on Wednesd ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Sulphur, Lake Charles businesses searched

A Sulphur business and a Lake Charles

business were searched Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation

into Sulphur businessman

Joe Palermo, au ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Qualifying begins for Nov. 4 elections

Qualifying for the Nov. 4 election began Wednesday with candidates seeking public office in six Southwest Louisiana parishes

signing up at their pari ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Cowboys rich in wide receivers

McNeese State has a wide receiver sandwich on its hands this year.

At the top end, there’s a trio of seniors, two of whom weren’t suppose ...


La. Tech looks to bounce back

Skip Holtz believes his Louisiana Tech football team will be better this year.

After getting off to a 1-4 start in 2013 and finishing 4-8, 3-5 in Con ...

(LSU Sports Information/Special to the American Press)

Quinn stands out in young WR corps

By Scooter Hobbs

Trey Quinn didn’t have to click his heels for the epiphany.

No question. He’s not at Barbe Hi ...

(Associated Press)

Byrd eager to see if he can fly

MANDEVILLE — Saints safety Jairus Byrd

has rarely been so eager to hit and be hit, if only to reassure himself

that his surgically

repaired b ...

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Comedian Dan Kamin takes the stage as part of McNeese Banners Cultural Series.

Fall Arts Preview: Plan your artsy outings

After an exciting summer, local museums, theatres and other arts venues are gearing up to start the 2014-2015 arts season.

Lake Charles Civic Ballet


(Justin B. Phillips/American Press)

A taste of the East


of Our Lives” played on the television in the dining area of Yank Sing

Chinese Restaurant. The words spoken by late

cast member M ...

Robin Williams, left, and his daughter, Zelda, attend the premiere of

Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

NEW YORK — Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called

"cruel and unnecessary" ...

Josh Ledet. (Michelle Higginbotham / American Press)<br>

'Lake Charles Idol' tryouts Tuesday

KVHP-TV will present “Lake Charles Idol” — a preliminary competition for the “American Idol” auditions — 4-7 p.m. ...

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