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Cowgirls' rise started with ASU

By Jim Gazzolo / American Press

It was the dead of winter — February 2012 — when all this got started. Since then the McNeese State softball program has come full circle. Friday the Cowgirls return to NCAA regional play for the first time since 2010, against the same team they announced their new status — Arizona ...

News

Governor says tax rewrite should be fair and predictable

BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards is looking ahead to next year's legislative session, saying the state needs to enact a tax structure that is fair ...

In this Dec. 7, 2016 photo, Iraqis from the Yazidi community inspect their house ...

US official: 50,000 Islamic State militants killed to date

WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-led coalition has killed 50,000 Islamic State militants in the last two years in Iraq and Syria, a senior U.S. military officia ...

A Reno police officer stands guard outside Hug High School on the north side of  ...

Reno school boss praises quick police response in shooting

RENO, Nev. -- The head of the Nevada school district where a campus officer shot a knife-wielding high school student praised the quick police respons ...

Colleges pushed to note sexual misconduct on transcripts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the ...


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Sports

McNeese forward Stephen Ugochukwu skies to block a shot against Louisiana Colleg ...

Now fully healthy, McNeese forward Stephen Ugochukwu looks to bolster frontcourt

Stephen Ugochukwu entered FedEx Forum brimming with confidence. Two days earlier, McNeese State played perhaps its most complete game of the season, ...

Maddison Martin gets fouled during her layup by Sissy Saucier during the 1st qua ...

Lady K's rally to beat Fairview: Saucier, Derouen spark third-quarter run

South Beauregard opened its play in Barbe’s Southwest Shootout with a big 71-62 victory against Fairview Wednesday night.

The Lady K’s (1 ...

McNeese State’s Jasmyn Carswell shoots over Nicholls State’s Jovana  ...

'We're going to make it work': Decimated by injuries, Cowgirls start to move forward

Sitting near the back door of Memorial Gymnasium, Kacie Cryer speaks with a certain resignation in her voice, wondering aloud what other calamities ...

Richard leads Tors to fourth straight win

SULPHUR — After a rocky start to the season, the Sulphur Lady Tors seems to be finding their stride after beating St. Louis Catholic 34-29 Tuesd ...


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Scene

This image released by NBC shows Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin, center left, an ...

Viewership dips for NBC's live showing of 'Hairspray'

NEW YORK -- NBC's live presentation of the musical "Hairspray" reached 9 million viewers, making it the least-watched of the four musicals it has aire ...

Dillon cookie, top left, made with freshly ground whole-wheat flour, steel-cut o ...

Great Harvest Bread Co: Delicious goodies handcrafted each day from scratch

There’s just something about the smell of baking bread.

Sure, you could mark it off as the inevitable result of a heat-induced succession of su ...

Christmas Festival in Leesville set Dec. 10

LEESVILLE — The Friends of Leesville Main Street will hold their second Christmas Festival along Third Street Saturday, Dec. 10.

A gu ...

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Over 30 vendors setting up shop at Holiday Art Market

Holiday shoppers will be able to find an assortment of handmade items from local artists at the annual Holiday Art Market on Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11, ...


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