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Obituaries

Obits published Monday, January 23, 2017

I.B. “Mike” Alford, 90, Johnson and Robison Funeral Home James Brewer, 81, Hixson Funeral Home, DeRidder, La. Yvonne Lois Campbell, 77, Johnson & Brown Funeral Home Michael Dartez, Johnson and Brown Funeral Home Betty Ann Duhon, 75, Lakeside Funeral Home Burklin Fontenot, 70, Combre ...

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US health officials cancel climate conference; don't say why

NEW YORK -- The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly.

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In this Nov. 14, 2012, photo, packages of synthetic drugs are displayed in the N ...

Changes mulled as synthetic drug sentences cause confusion

WASHINGTON -- The men who sold it called it Mr. Miyagi, a mind-altering chemical compound mixed with vegetable material and resembling marijuana.

It ...

Colorado moves to eliminate black-market Internet pot ads

DENVER --  Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on thos ...

In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan.  ...

Senators propose letting states keep Obamacare

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators say they're putting finishing touches on legislation that would let states keep President Barack Obama's he ...


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Sports

Poking around the Pokes' home turf: 2017 prospects pay McNeese campus visit

The biggest official visit weekend of the recruiting season ended Sunday with only social media to tell how McNeese State fared.

By NCAA rules, coach ...

Cowgirls keep Bea out of their bonnet: Limit Demon's top scorer to 13 points

The McNeese Cowgirls kept Northwestern State’s primary offensive weapon in check while cruising to a 68-52 Southland Conference win Saturday at ...

Stephen Ugochukwu goes to the rim in Monday's 69-54 win against Stephen F. Austi ...

'Mentally we weren't there': Mistake-prone Cowboys lose, 78-65, to Northwestern State

Unaware exactly where he was on the court, Jarren Greenwood readied himself for a 3-point shot in the far corner, squaring his shoulders toward the ...

Amber Donnes flings a pass during McNeese's 68-63 win against Northwestern State ...

Stopping Beatrice Attura the key as McNeese meets Northwestern State for a second time

One minute and 51 seconds after she took the court, two fouls forced Dede Sheppard to a seat on the bench. Sheppard, inserted into McNeese State&rsq ...


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Scene

A song goes viral after Women's March on Washington

A song by a Los Angeles singer-songwriter that was performed by a flash mob of women in pink, pointy-eared hats at the Women's March on Washington is ...

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'The Last Jedi' revealed as title for 'Star Wars' VIII

NEW YORK -- "Star Wars: Episode VIII" finally has a title: "The Last Jedi."

The Walt Disney Co. announced the title for the next chapter in the Skywa ...

Lewis receives 4 book awards for 'March: Book Three'

NEW YORK -- Rep. John Lewis is having quite a run in the literary world.

The American Library Association announced Monday that the Georgia Democrat ...

President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania walk out together after attend ...

Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble

First lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed so many Hillary Clinton pa ...


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