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Debate failed to inform voters

By Jim Beam/American Press

The WDSU-TV gubernatorial debate in New Orleans last week was a total bust. Louisiana voters still have no idea how the candidates would handle the state’s dismal financial problems. Large budget deficits are predicted for the next two or three years. U.S. Sen. David Vitter was the major benef ...


"Going Further: A New Boy Scouts" Man with a Mission

Mike Beer, Scout executive and CEO of the Boy Scouts of America Calcasieu Area Council, has been in Lake Charles for only six months, but the council ...

Food stamp changes take effect

More than 62,000 residents could see changes in their food stamp benefits based on state policy changes announced earlier this week by the state Depar ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Hundreds show support during Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the numbers associated with Saturday’s 13th annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk at Prien Lake Park. The e ...

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at Mount St. Mary's University's Knott Athletic Recreation Convocation Complex (ARCC) in Emmitsburg, Md., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, to honor 84 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2014 and three firefighters who died in previous years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama cites sacrifices made by fallen firefighters

EMMITSBURG, Md. -- President Barack Obama has paid tribute to firefighters who died in the line of duty and cited the sacrifices they made in service ...

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So much for Fournette's night off

Sorry, Leonard.

Maybe next game.

Yeah, you were promised a night off for LSU, or at the least a leisurely stroll through the park before relaxing, p ...

Jones lends Simmons helping hand

Johnny Jones remembers where he came from, but he also knows where he wants to go.

The LSU basketball coach spent some time in his old stomping groun ...

In this Sept. 27, 2015, file photo, New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees stretches before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Brees is trying to work his way back into the lineup after missing last week's game with a throwing shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Saints coach Payton expects QB Brees to start vs Cowboys

METAIRIE -- Drew Brees is expected to return as starter for New Orleans against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night in the Superdome, Saints coach Sean ...

LSU guard Maea Teuhema (75) looks to block during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Winning won't be an issue, how LSU achieves it - land or air - is the question

You can always tell when LSU is heavily favored in a game — to the point that a Tigers’ loss is all but unthinkable.

Suddenly, it’s ...

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Lady Gaga, right, kisses executive producer/director/writer Ryan Murphy as they arrive at the Los Angeles premiere screening of

Lady Gaga said she felt alive and 'like herself' on 'AHS'

LOS ANGELES — Appearing in the new season of "American Horror Story" was a life boost for Lady Gaga.

The singer raved about her experience on " ...

VIDEO: Meet Val the bartender: Hillary Clinton does an 'SNL' skit

WASHINGTON -- Set 'em up, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and lend an ear to the troubles of a presidential candidate.

The front-runner for the Democratic no ...

David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on

David Cassidy charged with leaving scene of crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former teen idol David Cassidy has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired tag after a ...

In this Jan. 20, 2014 photo, actress Keira Knightley attends the European Premiere of

Keira Knightley's Broadway debut interrupted by man, flowers

NEW YORK -- Keira Knightley's Broadway debut was interrupted when a member of the audience shouted at the actress and threw a bouquet of flowers at th ...

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