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Monday, February 08, 2016
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La. financial hole has no easy answers

Gov. John Bel Edwards is telling all who will listen that Louisiana state government is in a financial predicament like none other in its history and that none of the solutions are popular. While he appears to be right on both points, there are some who obviously don’t agree his suggestions ar ...


Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush throws a snowbal ...

Candidates sprint to NH finish, but brace for long campaign

SALEM, N.H. — Eyeing their first wins

in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his

opponents Monday

while Democrat Ber ...

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Life Oak Society: Tree preservation group inducts five local specimens

Five Lake Charles locals have recently joined the ranks of high society. Talton, Touchet, Tupper, Ferguson and Freed, of the

genus quercus and of the ...

Debbie Broussard has researched the abstract of her home, which was the residenc ...

Portrait of a home: Helen Street residence boasts rich history

Lynn and Debbie Wilson Broussard’s home

is a natural extension of the warmth and creativity of its owners. It

will come as

no surprise to the ...

Crowds fill the streets of downtown Lake Charles on Sunday for the annual childr ...

Lake Charles plans several Fat Tuesday celebrations

Several events, including the Krewe of Krewes Parade, will be held in Lake Charles on Fat Tuesday. They are:

Motor Gras Parade – 11 a.m.

Siste ...

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Johnny Manziel, left, sits with Colleen Crowley during a baseball game on April  ...

Manziel’s troubles keep mounting

DALLAS — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend says in an affidavit that he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that

she lost hear ...

Scooter column: No preference who wins, as long as my number comes in

We will figure out who to fake a rooting interest for in today’s NFL extravaganza in due time, but first a word about football boards and square ...


Gazzolo column: Super Bowl transcends game itself

The first one ever played wasn’t even called Super.


 It wasn’t sold out and 30-second commercials didn’t cost a millio ...

Keith Ortego, a former McNeese State football player, spends time reminiscing ab ...

Super memories: Ortego's once-in-a-lifetime experience

Immortality is an odd thing for a mere mortal to experience. Keith Ortego knows this better than most.


 This week the 52-year-old former ...

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This image provided by Audi shows a scene from the company's

Super Bowl ads winners & losers: Audi tearjerker, 'Puppymonkeybaby' among winners

NEW YORK  — With 30-second Super Bowl

ads costing up to $5 million, it's a huge gamble to advertise. As the

Denver Broncos

defeated the ...

In this photo provided by HGTV, punch up the Super Bowl party fun with a few han ...

Craft some last-minute Super Bowl party fun

It’s more than a football game. For many, the Super Bowl is a giant party.

Punch up the party fun and win accolades with these quick, do-it-you ...

Lauren Gunderson appears at her home in San Francisco. Gunderson, who recently w ...

Lauren Gunderson enjoys wave of interest

NEW YORK — Lauren Gunderson is such a rare theatrical talent, you might be tempted to approach her very quietly, so as not to frighten her away.


In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, Joseph Simmons, left, and Darryl McDaniels of Run D ...

Run-DMC to open for Chili Peppers at pre-Super Bowl concert

ATLANTA -- Run-DMC will open up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a pre-Super Bowl concert in San Francisco.

The famed rap group is expected to hit th ...

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