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Voters looking for right man

By Jim Beam/American Press

“Who do you like in the governor’s race?” As the Oct. 24 gubernatorial primary gets closer, more and more people are asking me that question. I have been stopped while walking the track at a local recreation center, at church, at meetings I’ve attended, by my friends whenever ...


Thad Wimberly, left, and Jonathan Berry inspect the damage to a field of peanuts following record rainfall and flooding in Branchville, SC., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Wimberly, co-owner of Wimco Farms in Branchville, said he expects to lose 75 percent of his crop. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)

Farmers look at devastating losses as flood rolls downstream

BRANCHVILLE, S.C. -- Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can d ...

In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, photo, Marin County Sheriff's members investigate a homicide near the top of White's Hill on Old Railroad Grade near Fairfax, Calif. A tantra teacher who made DVDs on yoga for lovers and taught classes at a clothing-optional retreat was found shot to death on a hiking trail in Northern California, still holding onto the leash of his wounded dog, authorities said. Detectives are looking for three people of interest in the killing of Steve Carter, 67.(Robert Tong/Marin Independent Journal via AP)

Suspects in death of backpacker, teacher won't fight move

SAN FRANCISCO -- Three young people were on the run after killing a backpacker and a yoga teacher in California when they were arrested outside a soup ...

Authorities gather outside a student dormitory in Flagstaff, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, after an early morning fight between two groups of college students escalated into gunfire leaving one person dead and three others wounded, authorities said. The shooting occurred near the Northern Arizona University campus. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona Unive ...

Officials: Broken rail caused West Virginia train derailment

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. -- A fiery oil train derailment in southern West Virginia last February resulted from a broken rail that started with a crack that s ...

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Prep football tonight

Barbe (2-3, 1-1) at Lafayette (2-3, 0-1)

Barbe’s offense has averaged 42 points per game in district play after scoring a total of 40 in three ...

South Beauregard running back Shea Holland is upended by the Saints' Michael Mack in the second quarter Thursday night at Cougar Stadium. (Rick Hickman/American Press)

St. Louis defense trips up Knights

St. Louis Catholic head coach Charlie Cryer wanted to slow down South Beauregard’s offense, but his defense all but completely

stopped the Gold ... High School Sports Podcast: Episode 5

In Episode 5 of the American Press Southwest Louisiana Preps podcast sports reporters Troy LaFleur and Warren Arceneaux look forward to Week 6 of hi ...

Brees declares himself 100 percent healthy

No longer worried about his wounded wing, Drew Brees now is getting ready for the Eagles.

Wednesday he declared him “full” and off the in ...

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The Cal Cam Fair Parade starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. The parade route begins at Willow Street and proceeds East on Cypress St. to Beglis Parkway. (Kirk Meche / American Press Archives)

Saddle up! Here comes the Cal Cam Fair

Expect more food and craft booths and a

music venue change at the 2015 Sulphur Cal Cam Fair. “Saddle Up and Hit

the Trail

to Cal Cam Fair&rdq ...

In this Aug. 12, 2013 photo, Stephenie Meyer attends a screening of Sony PIctures Classics'

'Twilight' author says new book is 'not a real book.'

NEW YORK -- Stephenie Meyer acknowledges her new book isn't exactly "new."

Appearing Thursday at New York Comic Con, the author spoke of the 10th ann ...

Marvel announces 'Ant-Man' sequel for 2018

LOS ANGELES -- Marvel is going microscopic again. 'Ant-Man' is getting the sequel treatment with 'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' set for release on July 6, 20 ...

In this Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015 file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses during a photo call for the latest James Bond movie 'Spectre', in Rome. Actor Daniel Craig has said he wants to

Actor Daniel Craig: I'm over James Bond

LONDON -- Actor Daniel Craig has said he wants to move on from the James Bond franchise and that, for now, he would rather slit his wrists than do ano ...

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