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Friday, September 30, 2016
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Did anyone win first debate?

By Jim Beam/American Press

Most political analysts believe Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton won Monday night’s first presidential debate. However, supporters of Republican Party nominee Donald Trump aren’t conceding that their man lost. A friend of mine said Wednesday he didn’t think either candidate ...


In this Sept. 3, 2016 photo, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson spe ...

Brain freeze? Gary Johnson can't name favorite world leader

WASHINGTON -- Call it a brain freeze or another "Aleppo moment," but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign.

The third ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a camoaign rally, Thurs ...

Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bi ...

Federal judge blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood defunding

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A federal judge on Thursday temporarily prohibited Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, expanding her ...

Economist Scott says most areas in US would envy LC situation

The economic future remains bright for the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area, with more than $45 billion in industrial projects being built a ...

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Nicholls coach Tim Rebowe

Nicholls State and coach Tim Rebowe's 'renewal' looks to continue on Saturday against McNeese

One coach in Nicholls State history has concluded his Colonels career with a winning record. The program’s made three playoff appearances sinc ...

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK -- It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show next year.

NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will ta ...

Cowboys center Mason Martin (Rick Hickman / American Press)

McNeese notebook: Kicker Gunnar Raborn will start again; Mason Martin expected to start against Nicholls State

For a second straight week, Gunnar Raborn will assume McNeese’s kicking duties.

Soon his little brother will be by his side.

Raborn’s ...

Acadiana test for unbeaten Tors

A week after each escaped with a one-point win in dramatic fashion, Sulphur and Acadiana will meet in Matt Walker Stadium with control of the District ...

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Top Left: Ted, Bertrand,

Shops, galleries to open for night of art

Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SW La.’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns this Friday, September 30, from 5 - 9 p.m., and this ...

Beauregard Parish fair kicks off Tuesday

The 88th annual Beauregard Parish Fair, the state’s oldest running agricultural celebration, will kick off on Tuesday with a parade th ...

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Shriners plan shows in Beauregard and Calcasieu Parish this weekend

The Habibi Shriners circus will be hosting shows in both Beauregard and Calcasieu parishes this weekend, giving local residents ample opportuniti ...

Fiddle Competition will honor Arthur Leger

JENNINGS — Bust out your fiddle and rosin up the bow for the return of the Battle of the Bows Cajun Fiddle Competition.

The event takes place 9 ...

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