Chesson's homestead exemption questioned

Christian Chesson, a candidate for Calcasieu district attorney, said that a homestead exemption he claims in Cameron Parish is the result of a mistake by the Cameron Parish Tax Assessor’s Office.

Troopers need help looking for hit and run driver

LACASSINE –Louisiana State Police Troop D is asking for the public's help in locating a hit and run driver.

Th  two-vehicle hit and run crash happened around 1:30 Oct. 20 on La. 101 in front of the Bayou Mart Convenience Store.  After the crash, the suspect and vehicle fled south toward Hayes.

A Republican Senate means changing chairmen

WASHINGTON — If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. John McCain, who has found fault with nearly every aspect of President Barack Obama's national security policies.

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario  — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for

Southwest Louisiana stat leaders through Week 7

Listed below are the individual statistic leaders through Week 7 of high school football in Southwest Louisiana. For daily updates and news follow our sports reporters Troy LaFleur (@TroyIsBatman), Rhett Manuel (@AmPressRhettM) and Warren Arceneaux (@AmPressWarrenA) on Twitter or use the hashtag #SWLaPreps.


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Rainbow chips and corn dogs

Got to admit, this was a new one on me.

But apparently this whole Katy Perry/corn dog fiasco has added some renewed vigor to the Ole Miss-LSU rivalry, oddly enough in a year when it finally didn’t really need any outside agitators.