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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

Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

WASHINGTON -- Scientists have created a robot that stitched up tissue in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.

Today many hospita ...

Body found in Bonnet Carre Spillway

NORCO -- Railroad work crews have found a body in Lake Pontchartrain, just west of the entrance canal to the lower section of the Bonnet Carre Spillwa ...

Police probe beating of black University of Iowa student

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A black University of Iowa freshman told police that he was severely beaten by three white men who called him racial slurs, investi ...

Governor wants to suspend state worker pay raises next year

BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration wants to scrap pay raises for Louisiana's state workers next year, saying the state can't afford ...


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Sports

McNeese State pitcher Emily Vincent of Sulphur records her fourth shutout of the ...

Cowgirls win final nonconference game

McNeese State closed its nonconference softball schedule in style, shutting out Houston 4-0 Tuesday night at Cowgirl Diamond.

Emily Vincent tossed a ...

Bong show could be new Pandora's box

There’s an important lesson to be learned from the Laremy Tunsil saga/nightmare at the NFL draft, and it is this:

They never learn.

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Armstead gets extension

Unable to address their needs on the offensive line in the draft, the Saints made sure they locked up one of their bright spots in that area.

Tuesday ...

Martin Eriksson has made the most of his senior year, becoming the first McNeese ...

Putting team first helped Eriksson to a championship

In Martin Eriksson’s native Sweden, the collaborative power of a collective effort is embraced ahead of individual achievement and bravado.

So ...


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Scene

Cyndi Lauper latest album is a country piece titled

Cyndi Lauper adds country record to her multifaceted career

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pop singer, songwriter and Broadway musical composer Cyndi Lauper added a little country twang to

her signature Queens accen ...

In this Feb. 17, 2016, photo, talk show host Craig Ferguson shows his

Craig Ferguson to host NBC's Red Nose Day charity telecast

LOS ANGELES -- Craig Ferguson will host NBC's second Red Nose Day telecast for children in need.

NBC said Wednesday that Ferguson will be joined by s ...

The Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guests Billy F. Gibbons, right, and Jimmie ...

President Obama celebrates jazz at the White House

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are celebrating International Jazz Day a day early with a concert at the White Hous ...

Obamas, Bidens to kick off USO comedy show next week

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are joining their wives next week for a USO comedy show in observance of Military Ap ...


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