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Breakfast and football on the Bayou

By Jim Gazzolo / American Press

If a college football bowl game starts long before noon can it still be called a classic?

Officially the New Orleans Bowl doesn’t hold the phrase classic in its title, though some like to put the word after every

college football postseason contest.

The Rose Bowl is a classic. Same with the ...

News

A pro-Russian rebel speaks on the phone as a refrigerated train loaded with bodies of the passengers departs the station in Torez, eastern Ukraine, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from  the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Monday, July 21, 2014. Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed last week, killing all 298 people aboard. International indignation over the incident has grown as investigators still only have limited access to the crash site and it remains unclear when and where the victims' bodies will be transported. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Rebels release train with bodies

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Bowing to

international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train

packed with bodies

and handed over t ...

(Lauren Manary/American Press)

Back to School Bash gets students excited about school

LEESVILLE — Ten-year-old Keyera Brown cannot wait for school to be back in session.

When asked what she likes most about going to West Leesvill ...

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Vernon Police Jury works to make 911 sustainable

Vernon Parish Police Jurors will consider financially assisting the parish communications district, after 911 hotline revenues

have failed to keep up ...

(Special to the American Press)

Jennings High alums plan return to hometown

JENNINGS — Jennings High School alums from all over the country will converge back in their hometown this weekend for the

annual alumni softbal ...


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Sports

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Witness: Sterling needs $500M for loans

By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — The

chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday

that the billionaire may ...

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Breakfast and football on the Bayou

If a college football bowl game starts long before noon can it still be called a classic?

Officially the New Orleans Bowl doesn’t hold the phra ...

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Dominguez powers Astros to victory

CHICAGO — Even with three errors, the Houston Astros managed to beat the Chicago White Sox 11-7 Sunday.

Matt Dominguez hit a two-run homer and ...

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McIlroy never trails while winning open

By The Associated Press

HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats ...


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Scene

(Special to the American Press)

ACTS to hold 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' auditions

Artists Civic Theatre and Studio in Lake Charles announces a casting call for its 48th season opener, “Legally Blonde: The

Musical.”

Th ...

Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St. in Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Zigler Art Museum)

Zigler Museum to hold summer art camp based on recycling

JENNINGS — The Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St., will hold a Summer Art Camp, July 21-25.

The camp will be held at 10-11:30 a.m. at the museum ...

Big Shane, a DeRidder-based hip-hop artist, performs tracks from his album “Mixed Emotions” at the 101 Block Party in Austin, Texas, in May of this year. (Special to the American Press)

Big Shane DeRidder’s budding hip-hop star

Shane Peters is certain fame is within his reach.

“I don’t think it’ll be too long,” he said.

The 26-year-old DeRidder nativ ...

The Petite Scrubbers entertain festival-goers at a past Cajun Music and Food Fest. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Come pass a good time at Cajun Music and Food Festival

The Cajun French Music Association will hold its 27th annual Cajun Music and Food Festival this weekend, starting at 4 p.m.

Friday in Burton Coliseum ...


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