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Westlake residents pack Operation Christmas Child boxes during last year’s kickoff event. (Special to the American Press)

Westlake residents pack Operation Christmas Child boxes during last year’s kickoff event. (Special to the American Press)

Operation Christmas Child begins

By Trish Trejo / American Press

For the second straight year, Westlake has pooled resources from local churches and residents as a reminder that Operation Christmas Child, the global collection of children’s gifts, is starting soon. “This is to prime people to do the project in their churches and organizations,&rd ...


(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Alumna inspires help for orphans

Many orphans around the world do not have toys, comfortable beds or technology. That’s what students at Immaculate Conception

Cathedral School ...


Coushatta Tribe demands apology for sign

Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana leaders say a sign referring to the Trail of Tears displayed during a recent football game between

the Oberlin Tigers an ...


Oil spill settlement amount rises

The settlement amount announced Monday by the U.S. Justice Department that BP will pay for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico

oil spill is about $2 ...

(Special to the American Press)

48-year-old man took his own life at Oberlin High School

OBERLIN — Authorities say a body found early Tuesday at Oberlin High School was that of a 48-year-old Oberlin man who shot


Authoritie ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Acadiana tops Tors in straight sets

SULPHUR — The Acadiana Rams wrecked Sulphur’s party once again, sweeping the Tors in three sets in a Division I, District

2 volleyball ma ...

(Associated Press)

LSU moving mountains to play

Make no mistake about it.

Somehow, someway, but mostly somewhere (to be determined) and sometime (TBA) the LSU-South Carolina game will get itself pl ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Lions maturing into kings of SLC

On the surface the Southeastern Louisiana and McNeese State programs don’t seem to share much aside from the same state and

helmet color.

SLU ...

(Rick Hickman / American Press)

Conference showdown with Southeastern next for McNeese

For the first time since the season opener, there is a big-game feel entering the week for McNeese State.

The No. 22 Cowboys (4-0, 3-0 Southland) wil ...

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In this Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 photo, Jay Leno participates in the

'Jay Leno's Garage' rolls into prime-time on CNBC

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.-- Jay Leno says it's been easy to lure Francis Ford Coppola, Laurence Fishburne and other famous folks to his new car-centric TV ...

In this Nov. 6, 2014 photo, entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. Model Chloe Goins sued Cosby in a Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, claiming the comedian sexually assualted her in 2008 at the Playboy Mansion. Cosby's attorney has previously denied Goins' accusations, which are now also being reviewed by Los Angeles prosecutors for a possible criminal case. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Model sues Bill Cosby over alleged 2008 sexual assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 sued the comedian on Tuesday for sexual ass ...

This image by local photographer Jon Clayton — titled “Midnight Construction” — shows a group of men pouring concrete in the middle of the night by the light of a single bulb hanging from an electrical wire strung between two looming concrete trucks. (Special to the American Press)

Local photographer unveils Beijing photos at DeRidder art gallery

DERIDDER — The RealArt DeRidder Art

Gallery this month will feature “Chinography: China from the perspective

of an adopted

son,” ...

Lady Gaga, right, kisses executive producer/director/writer Ryan Murphy as they arrive at the Los Angeles premiere screening of

Lady Gaga said she felt alive and 'like herself' on 'AHS'

LOS ANGELES — Appearing in the new season of "American Horror Story" was a life boost for Lady Gaga.

The singer raved about her experience on " ...

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