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Department of Education says PARCC testing successful

By Kara Carrier / American Press

The second phase of the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, which test students in grades 3-8 on their English and math knowledge, began Monday in schools across the state and will continue throughout the week.

Phase one of PARCC was administered Marc ...


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2 pairs of endangered whooping cranes lay eggs; no chicks

NEW ORLEANS — Two young whooping crane couples have laid eggs this year, bringing both hope and disappointment to biologists working to establis ...


Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

CAIRO — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting carto ...


Tax hikes for roadwork begin advancing in Louisiana House

BATON ROUGE — Pothole-riddled roads, traffic congestion and a never-addressed wish list of transportation projects are driving Louisiana's lawma ...


Department of Education says PARCC testing successful

The second phase of the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, which test students in grades 3-8 on their ...

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Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, hits Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. (AP Photo)

Mega fight lacked punch for the bucks

Proving there is more than one sucker born every minute, a record number of folks plopped down big bucks for the latest fight of the century.

It deli ...

LSU starting pitcher Austin Bain (18) throws during the second inning during an NCAA college baseball game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, May 2, 2015. (AP Photo)

Despite loss LSU remains No. 1

LSU remained No. 1 in the six college baseball polls for the third straight week on Monday.

Getting atop the Southeastern Conference standings is tur ...

Cameron Toole celebrates after scoring the winning run for McNeese Sunday in the bottom of the 12th inning. (Rick Hickman / American Press.)

Cowboys ride winning streak to Houston

Nine days ago Justin Hill was hopeful his team was ready to make a run.

His McNeese State baseball team had just beaten Nicholls State at home thanks ...

McNeese golf coach Austin Burk watches as the Cowboys here their name called Monday. (Photo courtesy of McNeese State)

McNeese State golfers make history

For the first time in the school’s Division I history, the NCAA is reserving a tee time for the McNeese State golf team.

The Cowboys earned an ...

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Johnny’s Pizza House began as a small pizza shop in Monroe and has become one of the largest locally owned pizza chains in that part of the state. (Justin Phillips / American Press)

Johnny's Pizza House expands into Lake Charles

As a kid, I remember going to a certain entertainment venue for birthday parties. At this place, I’d eat an unholy amount

of pizza, play whack- ...

Miss Trunchbull, played by Hope McDaniel, left, believes fear is best for the children, played by Clay Corley and Zoe LeBleu. (Rick Hickman / American Press)<br />
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Children's Theatre to stage 'Matilda' this weekend

The Children’s Theatre Company will bring a literary classic to life when it presents a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel

“Mat ...

Workers set up booths and carnival rides Thursday in preparation for Contraband Days. The festival continues through May 10. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

ALERT: Pirates threaten to take over Lake Charles tonight

Contraband Days is gearing up for its first weekend, starting tonight.

“Things are coming together beautifully,” said Susan Arimura, C ...

The McNeese State University Steel Band, left, is set to perform for the An Evening with MusicMakers concert May 3. (Special to the American Press)

An Evening with MusicMakers concert May 3

Local students who received donated musical instruments through a local nonprofit organization will perform for the public

during the second annual A ...

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