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Louisiana State Capitol (American Press Archives)

Louisiana State Capitol (American Press Archives)

Louisiana Senate begins budget work

By Jim Beam / American Press

Two Senate committees and the full Senate will be meeting today, Memorial Day, to begin work on the state’s $24.3 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

House members won’t return until Tuesday when four committees will be meeting. Two major highway and bridge funding bill ...



Deputies: Man arrested for 3rd DWI; had young son in car

LAKE CHARLES — The Calcasieu Parish sheriff's office says a 37-year-old man with his 5-year-old son in his car was arrested after he was so drun ...


House backs pension hike for retired teachers, state workers

BATON ROUGE — Retired state employees, public school workers and teachers would get a boost to their pension checks, under a bill advancing to t ...

The Lake Charles City Council Chambers at City Hall. (American Press Archives)

City considers new sales tax

Mayor Randy Roach led a presentation on a possible 15-year, quarter-cent sales tax during a special public meeting Tuesday.

The City Council will vot ...


La. lawmakers advance Medicaid expansion financing tool

BATON ROUGE — A proposal to help pay for Louisiana to expand its Medicaid program if its next governor is interested continues to zip through th ...

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Leger brings grit to ULL

The moment for Gunner Leger — the one when he felt at home on the diamond for Louisiana-Lafayette — came early in his freshman


T ...

(Associated Press)

LSU mojo missing in postseason

It’s usually refreshing the way baseball is different.

Coaches routinely throw players under the bus, so to speak, without consequence or secon ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Hackberry, Elizabeth dominate Class C

Hackberry won the Class C state softball title for the fourth straight year. And for the first time since 2001, Elizabeth

reigned supreme on the base ...

(Associated Press)

No. 1 LSU enters tourney behind top-seeded UCLA

LSU’s baseball team may have dodged a major bullet.

The consensus No. 1 “ranked” Tigers were not the No. 1 national seed for the NC ...

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Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard has been booked into the Santa Fe County jail on suspicion of aggravated drunken driving. (Associated Press)

Actor Sam Shepard arrested for drunken driving in Santa Fe

SANTA FE, N.M. — Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken

driving after a Santa Fe r ...

A truck picks up an order at the PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans drive-thru window Wednesday. (Donna Price / American Press)

Crescent City-style coffeee house opens on Nelson Road

A sign has been over the front door at the new PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans on Nelson Road for months now, but the coffeehouse

only officially op ...

(Special to the American Press)

Living History Event & Grasshopper Fly-In returning to Beauregard

Spirits should be high when Friends of

the DeRidder Army Air Base host their Living History Event &

Grasshopper Fly-in at Beauregard

Regional A ...

(Special to the American Press)

'Playing With Fire' latest exhibit at Imperial Calcasieu Musuem

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum will host a public opening reception for the exhibit “Playing with Fire” 6-8 p.m. Friday, May

15, in the Gi ...

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