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Funding for dredging must be priority

Continuous funding for dredging along the Calasieu Ship Channel must be a congressional priority.

A recent study has concluded the

channel’s existing infrastructure and operations has the capacity to

handle the forecasted

doubling in traffic over the next decade. Southwest Louisiana has

b ...


Karen Champagne, left, and and Angela Alef, members of The People LLC, host an anti-Common Core State Standards town hall meeting in Leesville on Thursday. (Lauren Manary / American Press)

Concerned Vernon parents host anti-Common Core town hall meeting

Evelyn Smith is worried about the way her grandchildren and nieces and nephews are being educated.

“I’m just concerned about the future. ...

State archaeologist Chip McGimsey said Thursday that SCT&E's LNG plant planned for the northwest corner of Monkey Island in Cameron Parish may encroach on a Civil War burial ground. (Donna Price / American Press)

Archaeologist says proposed SCT&E plant site may encroach on Civil War cemetery

A major LNG plant proposal for Cameron Parish met a veritable monkey wrench Thursday, with the revelation that the project,

as planned, may encroach ...


Louisiana Supreme Court urged to rule in same-sex marriage

NEW ORLEANS — Lawyers on both sides of a same-sex marriage case have urged Louisiana's Supreme Court to rule on the matter even though the U.S. ...

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Stock market rises after good news on earnings, job market

NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market is closing sharply higher after investors received encouraging news on corporate earnings and the jobs market.


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LSU guard Jalyn Patterson (15) tries to control the ball as he Vanderbilt guard Wade Baldwin IV (4) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. LSU won in overtime 79-75. (Associated Press)<br />

Basketball might be relevant again at LSU

BATON ROUGE — There had been some hints before.

And you always have to resist the urge to rush to judgment with LSU basketball.

There have eve ...

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, listens during his murder trial as defense attorney Charles Rankin, left, looks on, Thursday in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. (Associated Press)

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. — With his old team

about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron


went on trial on murd ...


Long, strange schedule ahead

With the Southland Conference moving to a nine-game league slate in 2015, the art of scheduling has become much more abstract.

That fact was demonstr ...

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Simmons hopes one win can right ship

Last season Dave Simmons said his team was lost in a storm.

This year his Cowboys appear to be searching for answers.

It was not supposed to be this ...

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The baked chicken dish came with rice and gravy. The mustard greens and baked beans are optional as sides.

Restaurant serves up homegrown classics

I am demanding that all restaurants serving

legitimate soul food — and not “southern cooking” — during lunch hours

put stati ...

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” cast members are Randy Partin, Gustavo Gutierrez, Kassidy Ortego, Kyle Thorne, Alex Landry, Darby Domingue, Chris Reeves and Rebecca Harris. (Rick Hickman / American Press)<br />

'Picasso at the Lapin Agile' performances start Feb. 4

McNeese State University’s theater department will open its spring season with a production of Steve Martin’s comedy “Picasso

at th ...

Barrel racing, calf roping, bareback bronc riding and bull riding competitions are some of the exciting highlights expected this weekend at the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo. (American Press Archives)

Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo tickets on sale today

The 76th annual Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo will be Feb. 5-7 at the Burton Coliseum Complex.

Nancy McCluskey, event marketing special ...


Bayou Corne sinkhole to be featured on LPB's 'Nova'

The sinkhole at Bayou Corne will be featured in a scientific look at what causes sinkholes and the destruction they can bring

when “Sinkholes & ...

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