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Budget plan protects governor

By Jim Beam/American Press

The budget writers in the Gov. Bobby Jindal administration have come up with a complicated way to ensure their boss’ no-tax

national image isn’t tarnished. They have also proved that Grover Norquist, father of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, has

considerable political stroke in this st ...



Flood board to decide on 'Big Oil' lawsuit appeal

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans flood protection board is preparing for a vote on whether to continue to appeal the dismissal of a coastal erosion l ...

President Barack Obama, flanked by former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, left, and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, speaks during a meeting with members of the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo)

Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says now is the moment for police to make changes that build trust in minority communities.

The president o ...

(AP Photo)

Jindal budget links college financing to uncertain proposals

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget hasn't eased concerns that Louisiana's colleges could face steep cuts next year because the propos ...

Mike McNulty will be inducted into the Louisiana Tennis Association Hall of Fame next month in New Orleans. (Special to the American Press)

LC attorney being inducted into La. tennis hall of fame

Ground is expected to break in the next couple of months on a 10-court tennis facility at the Lake Charles Multi Sports Complex on Power Centre Parkwa ...

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McNeese State head men's basketball coach Dave Simmons. (Associated Press)<br>

Rise of Potier, McNeese bench could spark run

Has McNeese State found a magic Potier for a postseason run?

The unexpected rise of sophomore reserve forward Lance Potier has the Cowboys in a posit ...

After a rough sophomore season where he posted an earned run average over 6.00, McNeese junior starting pitcher Bryce Kingsley has rediscovered his groove so far this season going 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA in three starts. (Kirk Meche / American Press)

McNeese starter Kingsley no stranger to beating setbacks

No stranger to setbacks, or comebacks, Bryce Kingsley wasn’t about to let a little thing like a knee injury stop his dreams of playing baseball.


(AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Unemployed Bush flames out in Detroit

Reggie Bush was once the toast of New Orleans.

He was the Heisman Trophy-winning running back who rode into town on the back of great expectations.


Andrew Guillotte slides in safely at home scoring McNeese State’s first run of the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Texas-San Antonio. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Cowboys complete sweep of UTSA

Andrew Guillotte stepped to the plate for the first time Friday struggling with a .229 batting average.

Twenty-seven hours later all was well in his ...

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Performing in Assemblé 2015 are, from left, LCCB principal dancer Jaina Ange, John Ieyoub as The King, and LCCB soloist Abigail Milligan. (Danley Romero / Special to the American Press)<br />
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Assemblé fusion of ballet, music, original choreography

The Lake Charles Civic Ballet will present Assemblé 2015, which combines dance with different musicians and artists from the

Lake Area, in Mar ...

Lisa VanWinkle  portrays Pauline and Jeremy VanWinkle appears as John in a scene for this weekend's performance of " />

'Rejected' has simple, powerful message

First Apostolic Church of Moss Bluff will stage “Rejected,” a gospel drama, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the Lake Charles Civic Center&rs ...

Grupo Fantasma won a Grammy Award for its self-produced release, “El Existential.” The Latin genre group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in McNeese’s F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 23rd Banners series. (Special to the American Press)

Banners is back: Acclaimed program kicks off 23rd season

McNeese State University will open its 23rd Banners series with a preview party 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Isle of Capri.

The series — acclai ...

Leonard's smothered steak dinner comes with rice and gravy, green beans and slices of buttered bread.

Leonard's specializes in soul and comfort food

Winston Churchill once said, “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice,

honor, duty, mercy ...

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