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Motorists have political stroke

By Jim Beam/American Press

Speed limits are going up across the nation, and traffic enforcement cameras are going out. Safety advocates are fighting

the good fight, but motorists are winning more battles in the legislative arena.

A Republican state representative from Wisconsin introduced a bill to raise its speed limit fro ...



C-SPAN to send LC teacher to Washington

Lake Charles teacher Danette Manuel is one of 30 educators invited to Washington next week for C-SPAN Classroom’s Educators’

Conference, ...


US drone strike kills Islamic State leader

WASHINGTON — A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons f ...

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb (AP Photo)

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to run for president

WASHINGTON — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his presidential campaign on Thursday, opening a long-shot bid against Hillary Rodham Clint ...


US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job ...

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Gone fishin' for Fourth of July

On Saturday citizens of the United States celebrate the 239th birthday of this great nation.

To supplement that celebration, residents of Southwest L ...

John Smoltz (MGNonline)

John Smoltz the first HOFer to have Tommy John surgery

When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he'll be unique — the only player enshrined to

have undergone Tommy ...

U.S. goalie Hope Solo celebrates with defenders Becky Sauerbrunn, left, and Julie Johnston. Solo has record five consecutive shutouts in the Women's World Cup, not allowing a goal in 513 minutes. The U.S. will play defending champion Japan in the tile game in Sunday. (AP Photo)

Americans put up steel curtain

MONTREAL — It used to be that the U.S. women’s national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women’s World Cup in Cana ...

The Williams sisters clashed in the simi-finals of the 2000 Wimbledon. (MGNonline)

Williams sisters continue Wimbledon hot streak

LONDON — Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sa ...

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Glazed Confections is located on Ryan Street in the same building as CC's Coffee.

Glazed Confections specializes in bold flavors, unique combinations

I have no room left in my life for another favorite restaurant.

In Lake Charles alone there is already a list of places

where, throughout the week ...


Jennings to host Stars and Stripes celebration today

JENNINGS — The city of Jennings will host its 24th annual Stars and Stripes celebration on Friday, July 3, at the Louisiana

Oil and Gas Park.


(Special to the American Press)

23rd annual Red, White, Blue & You set for Saturday

As it does every year in Southwest Louisiana, Fourth of July will end with a spectacular display over the lake Saturday night.

Lake Charles will host ...

Henning Cultural Center presents 'The Works of Men'

The Henning Cultural Center in Sulphur will host a reception for the opening of the exhibit “The Works of Men” 6-8 p.m. July

9. The show ...

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