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Church of the King in Lake Charles spreads Vacation Bible School over a month and a half instead of the traditional week. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Church of the King in Lake Charles spreads Vacation Bible School over a month and a half instead of the traditional week. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

LC church hosts VBS all summer long

By Emily Fontenot / American Press

A Lake Charles church put a twist on vacation Bible school this year, holding weekly classes over a month and half rather

than the traditional weeklong arrangement. And church leaders said the new format brought teachers and students closer to

one another and to Jesus.

“What makes it unique ...



Man pleads guilty in wife's shooting death

A Longville man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his wife and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Randal J. Langley, 52, was charged w ...


Police: Man tried to buy 10-year-old

LEESVILLE — State police on Monday arrested a Leesville man they say tried to buy a 10-year-old child to be used for sex.

Ernest “Ernie&r ...


Judge puts age rules on hold

Southwest Louisiana justices of the peace and constables facing new age restrictions that could boot them from office will

be permitted to qualify ne ...


Vernon to raise fees to help 911 hotline

The Vernon Parish Police Jury will increase fees and surcharges to help its floundering 911 hotline, and will be seeking other

ways to help curb cost ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Running back duo gives South Beau hope

South Beauregard has had good success recently. The Golden Knights made the playoffs the last couple years, including in Class

3A last season.

Howev ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Hetrick leads group of tight end hopefuls

In both a literal and figurative sense, tight end is the biggest void McNeese State’s offense has to fill this year.

When Nic Jacobs took his 6 ...

(Associated Press)

Race to be Brees' backup is interesting

The Saints have a quarterback controversy.

One thing is perfectly clear: after two otherwise meaningless victories, there is a real battle going on u ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Nicholas wins Westlake city title

WESTLAKE — It became an even better summer for Matt Nicholas here Sunday afternoon when he shot a six under par 66 to win

the Westlake city gol ...

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(Justin B. Phillips/American Press)

A taste of the East


of Our Lives” played on the television in the dining area of Yank Sing

Chinese Restaurant. The words spoken by late

cast member M ...

Robin Williams, left, and his daughter, Zelda, attend the premiere of

Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

NEW YORK — Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called

"cruel and unnecessary" ...

Josh Ledet. (Michelle Higginbotham / American Press)<br>

'Lake Charles Idol' tryouts Tuesday

KVHP-TV will present “Lake Charles Idol” — a preliminary competition for the “American Idol” auditions — 4-7 p.m. ...

Special to the American Press

The Molly Ringwalds to perform at L'Auberge

The Molly Ringwalds are coming back to L’Auberge to play during Liquid Society’s Party by the Pool summer concert series.

The Molly Ringw ...

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