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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Stay smart and safe during Mardi Gras

By The American Press

The streets of Southwest Louisiana will once again be filled with lively patrons, bold colors, and exciting music as we celebrate Fat Tuesday. They may also be filled with pickpockets, scam artists and people preying on distracted revelers. As Mardi Gras gets into full effect, Attorney General Jef ...

News

Port Board approves licenses for all five stevedoring companies

The Lake Charles Port Board voted on Monday to approve year licenses for all five stevedoring companies that operate at the port after deferring the i ...

Welsh honoring memory of war hero

WELSH — A Vietnam war hero from Welsh will be honored by his hometown Saturday during a special ceremony to officially dedicate the interchange ...

Calcasieu Parish School Board member Chuck Hansen (background graphic by MGNonli ...

Former school board member pleads guilty to sex crimes

Former Calcasieu Parish School Board member Charles “Chuck” Hansen, 54, of Sulphur pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of indecent exposur ...

Sessions: More violence around pot than 'one would think'

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will try to adopt "responsible policies" for enforcement of federal anti-mari ...


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Sports

Fairview kept out of Class B finals for second year

HAMMOND — For the second straight season, the Fairview girls basketball team will be absent from the Class B state finals after suffering a 54-3 ...

The Cowgirl softball team waits to congratulate Erika Piancastelli after hitting ...

With 'Fa La Ma' in tow, McNeese softball looks to keep hitting

It’s called Fa La Ma.

Shelbi Strickland coined the name. Erika Piancastelli has little idea of its meaning.

“But I just went with it,& ...

Short road ahead: W-M’s second home playoff game against Edna Karr

The path back to Burton Coliseum for the state tournament won’t be a long one for Washington-Marion, which will get to play all three games prec ...

Fairview’s Callie Maddox puts up a layup past Lacassine’s Macey Guid ...

Fairview's big return: Panthers back in semifinals against Anacoco

After missing the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Top 28 basketball tournament for the first time in nearly a decade last season, the Fairv ...


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Scene

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best pictu ...

Oscar envelopes explained: How presenters get winning names

LOS ANGELES -- A look at how the Academy Awards' winners envelopes are handled before being opened live onstage:

— The consulting firm PwC, for ...

President Donald Trump speaks to a meeting of the National Governors Association ...

Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before 'sad' end

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump says the Academy Awards ceremony "focused so hard on politics that they didn't get the act together at the end."

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In this Dec. 20, 2015, photo, Steve Harvey holds up the card showing the winners ...

Steve Harvey to Beatty: 'I can help you get through this!'

LOS ANGELES -- If Warren Beatty needs someone to talk to following Sunday night's epic award mix-up at Sunday night's Oscars, Steve Harvey is open ear ...

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from,  ...

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' scares up big $30.5 million debut

LOS ANGELES -- Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller "Get Out," to a chart-topping ope ...


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