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Monday, October 24, 2016
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Calcasieu's Bethany Trahan crowned Miss Louisiana USA

9:27 AM

These last few weeks and months have been very busy for newly-crowned Miss Louisiana Bethany Trahan and her family.

When Trahan told her parents she wanted to compete in the Miss Louisiana Pageant competition, she said they were in utter disbelief.

“It was so spur of the moment,” said T ...


Two Republicans vying for the Louisiana Supreme Court justice seat for District 3 speak out

9:00 AM

Editor’s note: State Supreme Court Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll, who represents the 3rd District, announced in January that she will retire at the end of the year. The two candidates seeking her seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court are state district court Judge Marilyn Castle and appellate ...


Nearly $50,000 donated to school: PILOT program provides peer counseling

11:37 AM

MOSS BLUFF — The Sam Houston High School’s Peer Initiated Leaders of Tomorrow program has received a State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant of $49,937. State Farm and local officials joined PILOT representatives in a check presentation Friday on the Broncos’ football field before th ...


Frequent exams only treatment for pregnant woman with Zika

MIAMI -- Yessica Flores is getting ultrasounds more frequently than the average pregnant woman, but there's a cruel downside accompanying the joy of seeing how much her unborn daughter grows every few weeks: fear of possible defects caused by Zika.

Flores became infected early in her pregnancy, and frequent ultrasounds and ...


McNeese notebook: Gunnar Raborn named Southland special teams player of the week

Since taking McNeese’s placekicking duties from Trent Manuel, Gunnar Raborn has made four straight field goals. He has not missed an extra point, either, nailing all 22 attempts across the Cowboys’ first eight games. Monday, he was named with the Southland Conference’s special teams player of the week ...


Events offer two ways to learn, have fun at LC Civic Center this weekend


Children can show their creative side with a variety of art projects at this year’s ArtsFest, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall.

The free event, hosted annually by the Arts Council of Southwest Louisiana and the city of Lake Charles, is for children ages 4 throug ...


Readers seeking election help

“Don’t forget to tell me how you are voting on the amendments,” a reader hollered out the other day as I was leaving a local business place. It’s a common request anytime those often-complex state constitutional amendments are on the ballot.

Actually, the amendment list for the Nov. 8 presidential el ...


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