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Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

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WASHINGTON -- Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former



Fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Jennings


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JENNINGS — A pedestrian was killed late Monday or early Tuesday when they were struck in a hit-and-run at the La. 97 overpass, police said.

Police were called to the scene around 6 a.m. Tuesday after someone reported seeing a body lying on La. 97, said Deputy Chief Danny Semmes.

Officers arr ...

Iowa, La., teen missing for over a month found safe in Texas


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The Iowa, La. teen missing since mid-February is back at home.

Charlotte Mathis, mother of 16-year-old Gavin Beazer, confirmed her son was found safe and sound Friday in Texas.

She said he had been missing since Feb. 17 after running away from home following a disagreement.

Mathis said the Iowa pol ...

Vegetables and flowers come courtesy of student garden


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JENNINGS — Students at Jennings Elementary School are getting their hands dirty planting vegetables, flowers and herbs in the school’s garden.

The garden is part of an effort to help students learn where their food comes from and good work ethics, said special education teacher and 4-H l ...

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Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

WASHINGTON -- Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports.

Jamie Dantzscher, a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, and three-time national champion rhythmic gymnast Je ...

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Pitching prowess: Sam Houston braces for Sulphur's staff

MOSS BLUFF — The hard-hitting, third-ranked Sam Houston Broncos will host No. 6 Sulphur and its loaded pitching staff today in a District 3-5A showdown. The rivalry between the Tors and Broncos has been a tight one in recent years with the two teams splitting the last 10 games. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. Sulphur ( ...

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Uber resumes self-driving car program after brief suspension

NEW YORK -- Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend.

The company had also grounded self-driving cars in San Francisco over the weekend but they resumed operating earlier on Monday. The difference between the California program ...

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George Lucas gives another $10M to USC for student diversity

NEW YORK -- George Lucas has given another $10 million to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts to fund the student diversity program he helped establish.

The donation was announced Monday by USC, Lucas' alma mater. Last fall, USC established a foundation in Lucas' name to support students from un ...

Unexpected opportunity turns career tide

This is not how, or when, I envisioned it ending.

Today’s baseball game against Nicholls State is my last assignment for the American Press. Tomorrow I’ll be moving to Tuscaloosa, where I’ll begin covering Alabama athletics for the Anniston Star.

The plan was never to leave this soon. I signed a yearlong l ...






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