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Friday, April 28, 2017
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Politics and People

Legislators face three choices

By Jim Beam/American Press

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ controversial commercial activity tax is dead, and few — including the governor — are mourning its demise. Now, the ball is in the hands of House Republican leaders, and they have shown some willingness to try and find a better solution for closing a $1.4 bil ...

News

NYPD: Woman shot at point-blank range saved by her purse

NEW YORK -- Police say a New York City woman shot at point-blank range during a robbery was saved from a bullet wound thanks to her purse.

The New Yo ...

Police chief speaks out on daughter's drug arrest

DEQUINCY — DeQuincy’s police chief on Thursday said his department won’t tolerate crime “no matter where it comes from” ...

Five LNG companies form La. Energy Export Association

Five liquefied natural gas companies have partnered with the World Trade Center of New Orleans to form the Louisiana Energy Export Association to educ ...

Sterling shooting prompts measures for police training

BATON ROUGE — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved several measures aimed at addressing police training and one that would shorten ...


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Sports

Helping hand: Holmes steps in with HR in Cowgirls rout

McNeese State softball received contributions from virtually everyone on the field Thursday night in its 9-1, five-inning victory against Stephen F. A ...

South Cameron's Brilee Baccigalopi (7) legs out the throw to 1st as Delhi Charte ...

Tarpons overcome jitters, Delhi Charter

SULPHUR — Early in its Class 1A quarterfinal game on Thursday, nothing went No. 4 South Cameron’s way.

But after falling behind five runs ...

Rosepine's Haylee Brinlee (23) makes the catch in LF during their Class 2A quart ...

Eagles soar past Kinder, reach semis

SULPHUR — The top-seeded Rosepine Eagles flexed their muscles early, scoring five runs over the first three innings in a 6-1 Class 2A quarterfin ...

Cowgirls get early start: Can clinch SLC's No. 1 tournament seed

McNeese State will start its three-game Southland Conference series against Stephen F. Austin a day early in an effort to avoid the inclement weather ...


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Scene

Family, Fun and Food Festival this weekend

The famous Bosco burger is back, along with pony rides, live music, bingo, auctions, and carnival games galore.

All these will be available at this w ...

Gene Soucy rides on the wing of a modified Grumman Ag Cat purchases from a Welsh ...

High Flying Birds: Chennault International Airshow takes to skies this weekend

The excitement has been building for weeks and now the Chennault International Airshow, a show that promises plenty of awe-inspiring sights and sounds ...

REO Speedwagon rolling into Golden Nugget

A popular live act, rock band REO Speedwagon will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Golden Nugget.

The group, named after a light motor truck ...

200 vehicles expected at Jennings event

JENNINGS — The latest styles and trends in the custom car building scene will be on display this weekend during the sixth annual Pistons and Fla ...


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