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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

Then- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, right, talks with David Thoma ...

2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

LOS ANGELES -- Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in C ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and United States Vice President Mike Pen ...

Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

MUNICH -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountabl ...

In this Feb. 10, 2017 photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson smiles while greet ...

As Trump makes foreign policy, Tillerson avoids spotlight

WASHINGTON -- When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. ...

Westlake Mayor Bob Hardey says the city's finances are becoming more stable. (Do ...

Westlake financial fortunes improve: City still in uncertain position

Westlake’s finances are more stable than they were over two years ago when, Mayor Bob Hardey said, the city was “one month away from bankr ...


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Sports

Nate Fisbeck hits his third home run of the Lake Area Classic in Sunday's 4-3 wi ...

McNeese bullpen stifles Missouri State in 4-3 win, sealing Lake Area Classic

Returning a bullpen as deep as it does, McNeese State’s afforded almost an unheard of luxury. A quick hook for its starting pitchers is accept ...

Nick Montefusco (courtesy Stony Brook Athletics)

'Thank God he's OK': Stony Brook pitcher Nick Montefusco rejoins team following collapse

Nick Montefusco, the Stony Brook pitcher who collapsed at Joe Miller Ballpark and required chest compressions and an automatic external defibrillato ...

Area loaded with championship contenders

Barbe will be looking for more of the same while South Beauregard will be looking to take one more step after reaching the state championship game las ...

McNeese Cowgirl's Victoria Rachal (33) is fouled during Cowgirl's and Lady Colon ...

It still counts: Cowgirls content with ugly victory

It was bowling-shoe ugly and needlessly difficult, but the McNeese State Cowgirls hung on for a 59-52 Southland Conference win over Nicholls State Sat ...


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Scene

Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, in a scene from

'Lego Batman' stays No. 1, conquers 'The Great Wall'

NEW YORK — "The Lego Batman Movie" commanded the Presidents Day weekend box office, staying No. 1 for the second straight

week, while the China ...

James Charles. (MGNonline)

CoverGirl male model apologizes for Ebola comment

NEW YORK -- The first male spokesperson for CoverGirl cosmetics is apologizing for saying he was scared to be traveling to Africa because he was afrai ...

Digital artist featured in Capital One exhibit

An art exhibit highlighting the work of digital artist Parris D. Duhon will be on view through the end of March in the lobby of Capital One Downtown.

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Library exhibit highlights black pioneers of aviation

JENNINGS — The Carnegie Public Library, 303 N. Cary Ave., will host an exhibit on African-American pioneers of aviation.

Photos, books and othe ...


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