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Sunday, October 23, 2016
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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 court Judge Jimmy Genovese.

Judge Marilyn Castle


What has been your top achievement during your career in law?

I’ve worked to provide a fairer, simpler system that reduces cronyism, gives ti ...

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 ...

Clinton campaign: No health issues after mailed powder found

10:55 AM

NEW YORK -- The Hillary Clinton campaign says four people have been examined by medical personnel after a white powdery substance arrived at a New York campaign office and they have reported no health issues.

Campaign spokesman Glen Caplin said federal and local officials determined the substance wa ...

Elton dominates South Cameron in 36-14 win

11:52 PM

ELTON — The Elton Indians and South Cameron Tarpons went into Friday’s night matchup both coming off big games last week.

Elton lost a close battle with East Beauregard after winning their previous two games while South Cameron had won two games in a row, including a victory over parish ...

Posting ballot selfies: Personal choice or illegal act?

TRENTON, N.J. -- You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot?

While secrecy in the voting booth has become a thing of the past for those ready to ...

Lacassine found lacking for bass

The consensus among bass and bream fishermen about the past season at Lacassine Reserve, which closed for the year last Saturday, was that it wasn’t one of the better ones. It started off good ,but by midseason vegetation had taken a good hold and by the closing day it wasn’t easy to find open water. “I w ...



T-Mobile fined $48M over slowing 'unlimited' data plans

NEW YORK -- T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how "unlimited" data plans weren't really, well, unlimited.

The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that T-Mobile had a policy to slow down the speeds of customers who were the heaviest data users. ...


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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