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The inside walls of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit are decorated with more than 100 crosses, all given by people who are grateful for a place of beauty. “People come here to just sit,” said Billy Blake, above. “People just like to be here.” (Mary Richardson / Special to the American Press)

The inside walls of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit are decorated with more than 100 crosses, all given by people who are grateful for a place of beauty. “People come here to just sit,” said Billy Blake, above. “People just like to be here.” (Mary Richardson / Special to the American Press)

Entrepreneur, philanthropist Billy Blake remembered

By Vickie Peoples / American Press

Local entrepreneur and philanthropist William “Billy” Blake died Friday. He was 83. Blake, longtime manager of J.A. Bel Estate and Quatre Parish Company, was remembered Sunday for his giving nature to the region and people he loved. “Billy did many wonderful things for this communi ...

News

St. Mary's and Safe Kids Coalition uses a wireless monitor to record the tempera ...

Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents

DALLAS — The deaths of four children in

hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this

year to at

least 23, nearly match ...

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to delegates during the first day of
the Democ ...

First lady's apolitical image big part of her political draw

PHILADELPHIA -- Sorry, Democrats. #ElectMichelle will never be more than a wishful hashtag.

The same thing that made Michelle Obama such a powerful v ...

In this Monday, July 25, 2016 frame from video provided by Henrik Moltke, lightn ...

Video captures lightning bolt striking Empire State Building

NEW YORK -- A stunning video shows a lightning bolt striking the Empire State Building during a storm passing through New York City.

A frame of the v ...

Feds: NYC bank burglars stole $5 million in cash, diamonds

NEW YORK -- Bank burglars reminded New York's top police official of a Hollywood movie as they pulled off two nighttime heists, snatching about $5 mil ...


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Sports

Roger Federer of Switzerland receives medical attention July 8 during his men's  ...

Federer to miss rest of season, including Olympics, US Open

Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his

surgically repaired left kn ...

The Cajundome in Lafayette. (Associated Press)

Cajundome update includes new seats, interactive murals

LAFAYETTE — New seating and improved concession booths are some of the features of a major renovation underway inside

the Cajundome.

The Adver ...

Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, left, appears with his son River ...

Film review: In artful documentary 'Gleason,' a hero battles ALS

NEW YORK — Football star Steve Gleason was known for throwing caution to the wind. He'd launch himself down the field

with seemingly no regard ...

Weige named pitching coach

James Landreneau’s first coaching staff was made complete Monday.

The first-year McNeese softball coach named Candi (Kloecker) Weige as the Cow ...


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Scene

Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, left, appears with his son River ...

Film review: In artful documentary 'Gleason,' a hero battles ALS

NEW YORK — Football star Steve Gleason was known for throwing caution to the wind. He'd launch himself down the field

with seemingly no regard ...

Comedian Sarah Silverman speaks Monday during the first day of the Democratic Na ...

Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems ‘being ridiculous’

Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite — then stirred up Bernie San ...

Martha Guzman screams as she tries to pose for a photo with zombies at

'Fear the Walking Dead' introduces new cast member

SAN DIEGO -- The newest cast member of "The Walking Dead" spin-off was introduced to the zombie drama franchise in an overwhelming way.

Danay Garcia ...

Hackett's Cajun Kitchen is located at 5614 Gerstner Memorial Blvd., and just so  ...

Hackett's remains a regional favorite

Remember the old Sunny Delight commercials where the kids run home and dig through the refrigerator looking for something to drink? Containers of oran ...


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