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Give taxpayers some answers

By Jim Beam/American Press

The Legislature has only four days left in its special session that is aimed at wiping out a $304 million mid-year state budget deficit, and there are some issues that are long overdue for clarification. The House sent its first major supplemental appropriations bill to the Senate Friday, but didn&r ...


President Donald Trump, center, speaks while seated with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMa ...

Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known

as a creative thinker, ...


Iowa man charged with indecent behavior with juvenile

A 48-year-old Iowa, La., man who was indicted in September for the aggravated rape of a juvenile was arrested Friday on another sexual charge involvin ...


Sex offender arrested for child desertion, other charges

A call about two children found unattended in a running vehicle has led to the arrest of a sex offender on multiple charges,

authorities said.

The L ...


Motorcycle crash kills 56-year-old LC man

The cause of a motorcycle crash that killed a 56 year-old Lake Charles man Sunday has yet to be determined, said authorities.

Lake Charles police Lt. ...

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Nate Fisbeck hits his third home run of the Lake Area Classic in Sunday's 4-3 wi ...

McNeese's Nate Fisbeck named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

Nate Fisbeck’s weekend garnered national attention.

Fisbeck, who hit three home runs, a triple and had 11 RBI in McNeese State’s undefe ...

24 teams representing SW La. in regionals

The regional round of the girls basketball playoffs will be held today with 24 teams from Southwest Louisiana looking to take the next step towards th ...

Power, speed: Tigers living up to hype

BATON ROUGE — Almost lost amidst the pomp, circumstance and multiple Alex Box Stadium parachute jumps honoring the military this weekend, LSU wa ...

Nate Fisbeck hits his third home run of the Lake Area Classic in Sunday's 4-3 wi ...

McNeese bullpen stifles Missouri State in 4-3 win, sealing Lake Area Classic

Returning a bullpen as deep as it does, McNeese State’s afforded almost an unheard of luxury. A quick hook for its starting pitchers is accept ...

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In this Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Country music singer Eric Church pe ...

Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But h ...

Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, in a scene from

'Lego Batman' stays No. 1, conquers 'The Great Wall'

NEW YORK — "The Lego Batman Movie" commanded the Presidents Day weekend box office, staying No. 1 for the second straight

week, while the China ...

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CoverGirl male model apologizes for Ebola comment

NEW YORK -- The first male spokesperson for CoverGirl cosmetics is apologizing for saying he was scared to be traveling to Africa because he was afrai ...

Digital artist featured in Capital One exhibit

An art exhibit highlighting the work of digital artist Parris D. Duhon will be on view through the end of March in the lobby of Capital One Downtown.


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