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Remember small businesses

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Attention, shoppers, don’t forget about our small businesses as you make your way through your Christmas shopping list. While we encourage you to shop at local businesses on Saturday, it’s important shoppers make a habit of making purchases locally as often as they can, all year. Small ...


Obama signs defense bill despite Guantanamo

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion defense policy bill despite his opposition to restrictions in the legisla ...

A community Thanksgiving

There is no simple way to explain the personal connection Lake Area residents have with a pair of local Thanksgiving dinner events. In some aspects, p ...

Holiday wrecks claim five lives in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana State Police say two highway wrecks killed five people in the opening hours of the Thanksgiving weekend.

Trooper Meliss ...

La. exhibit museum now comes as a hardback book

SHREVEPORT — Rice, sugarcane, dairy, beef and cotton — all are on display in miniature at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.

They’ ...

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Area sends three teams into Class 2A quarterfinals

For the second time in three years, Southwest Louisiana will be fielding three of the eight teams in the Class 2A football quarterfinals Friday night.


Cowgirls win third straight

A couple minutes of Allison Baggett magic was enough for the McNeese State Cowgirls to shake off a poor shooting afternoon and pull away from Rice in ...

Fobbs returns swagger to Grambling's strut

Not everything that is broken can be fixed. 

Sometimes in life you have to start anew.

The Grambling State football team learned that the hard ...

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians talks with referee Terry McAulay (77) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

NFL Briefs: Despite fewer reviews, NFL games running longer

NEW YORK — NFL games are taking 3 minutes, 40 seconds longer to play this season than last year.

A variety of factors contribute to the lengthi ...

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NBC puts on 'The Wiz Live!'

NEW YORK — Soon, a determined girl named Dorothy will ease on down that road in NBC’s “The Wiz Live!”

Hers is an odyssey that ...

In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, Brian Williams, then anchor and managing editor of

Brian Williams settles into job

NEW YORK — Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as Pres ...

In this July 30, 2015, file photo, actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees special envoy and co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, visits Jan Mai Kaung refugee camp in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar. The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Jolie Pitt. The Hollywood star, who is currently in Cambodia filming her latest movie, will serve as president of the festival's honorary committee, organizers said. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)

Jolie Pitt accepts honorary post at Cambodian film festival

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Angelina Jolie Pitt.


The Mines to bring "It's A Wonderful Life" to the stage

Sulphur’s The Mines community theater will bring the enduring and beloved “It’s A Wonderful Life” to the stage this weekend.


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