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Senior citizens get good news

By Jim Beam/AmericanPress

Senior citizens who want Congress to

keep its hands off their Social Security and Medicare benefits were

given some powerful

ammunition this week from the trustees who oversee both programs.

The long-term future of both still isn’t good, but immediate

prospects look promising.

The Streng ...



Entergy discusses hurricane preparation plans with city council

As Southwest Louisiana gets deeper into

hurricane season, Entergy has increased its efforts to keep people safe

over the next

few months. Represent ...

(American Press Archives)

City, parish reviewing vicious-animal ordinance

Lake Charles city attorney Billy Loftin said Thursday that he is working with Calcasieu Parish officials to address issues

that Animal Services has w ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Police jury takes first step on managing drainage parishwide

Calcasieu Parish police jurors took the first step Thursday in reviewing a nearly 10-year-old report on managing drainage


Public Works C ...

Malcolm Jamar Zenon<br>

Lake Charles police searching for shooting suspect

Lake Charles Police are searching for a man wanted for a shooting on St. Mary Drive Sunday.

Malcolm Jamar Zenon, 23, is believed to have shot an 18-y ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Colston says foot won't hinder performance

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Marques Colston let out a laugh and shrugged his shoulders when the subject of his NFL longevity


“ ...

Former LSU pitcher to make MLB debut tonight

Former LSU star pitcher Anthony Ranaudo won’t have long to settle into his role as a Boston Red Sox.

Ranaudo was called up by the Red Sox Thurs ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Backs bring their teams to front

With every passing year a new wave of talent is brought to Southwest Louisiana in the form of high school football players.

Last season saw the area ...


Meaningless poll still food for fodder

Trust me, there is plenty yet to come. Tons of it. Wads more on the way. Truckloads of it just around the corner.

But the first bit of college footba ...

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Heather Williams of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office applies face paint to Madalynn Goodwin of Sulphur at last year's National Night Out. (Kirk Meche / American Press Archives)

Sulphur to host National Night Out Aug. 5

The city of Sulphur and the Sulphur Police Department will host their annual car show, food fair and organizational exhibition

in celebration of Nati ...

Artist opens Black Hertitage Gallery exhibit Friday

The Black Heritage Gallery will host an opening reception for artist Charles “Chuck” Siler at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.

The show, which is u ...

Veronica Woodward

Nursing professor to sign copies of book

Veronica Woodard, Ph.D will be signing copies of her book, “Faculty

Mentoring of Culturally Diverse Nursing Students: It Matters!”

on Fr ...

NBC announced Wednesday that Allison Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of

Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC's Peter Pan

NEW YORK — NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.

The network announced Wednesday that Williams will play the ...

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