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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Lawmakers resisting change

By Jim Beam/American Press

The Council for a Better Louisiana makes an excellent point in its latest “CABL Wire” about the state’s effort to fix its broken budget and tax systems. The problem isn’t the lack of information or solutions; it’s the will of the Legislature to do the hard things requir ...


St John Parish jailer arrested on drug charges

HAHNVILLE -- A St. John the Baptist Parish deputy sheriff has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested in neighboring St. Charles Parish on a ...

South Carolina Gov. signs 20-week abortion ban

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed legislation outlawing most abortions at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.

The law took effe ...

Lenny M. McLendon. (Background photo by MGNonline)

Westlake church employee arrested for stealing $166,700 over four-year period

A Westlake church employee has been arrested for forgery and theft, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokewsoman Kim Myers said he ...

Ohio airport to be named in honor of astronaut John Glenn

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport named in his honor in his home state of Ohio.

In a gesture of bipartisan cooperation, th ...

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Cowboys, Demons rise early

The only mystery when No. 6 McNeese State meets No. 3 Northwestern State this morning in the first round of the Southland Conference baseball tourname ...

Savoy named Player of the Year

South Beauregard junior pitcher/first baseman Logan Savoy was named Gatorade Player of the Year for Louisiana after leading the Golden Knights to thei ...

Cowgirls looking ahead to next year

After a landmark season in which the Cowgirls put together their best season in program history, head coach Joanna Hardin said there are plenty of rea ...

No. 6 McNeese will open the double-elimination event against No. 3 Northwestern  ...

Hill: Cowboys getting in right mindset

Up around the land where Lewis and Clark once journeyed, the McNeese baseball team may have found itself as it prepares for the Southland Conference t ...

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This image released by Disney shows Elizabeth Olsen, left, Chris Evans and Sebas ...

GLAAD responds to #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend

LOS ANGELES -- Captain America snags a kiss from Sharon Carter in the latest Marvel pic, "Captain America: Civil War," but many fans are wishing it wa ...

Maroon 5, citing morality, cancels North Carolina concerts

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The pop group Maroon 5 on Friday joined the list of entertainers canceling appearances in North Carolina because of its law that deni ...

East Texas electronic bingo venue opens on tribal site

LIVINGSTON, Texas -- Feel like gambling?

Now you can head to East Texas where, on a more than 10,000-acre Indian reservation south of Livingston, is ...

In this May 7, 2016 photo, Kesha attends

Dr. Luke gives OK for Kesha to perform at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK -- Dr. Luke and his record label say they are giving Kesha the OK to perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.

In a statement to the Assoc ...

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