Transit workers staying in LC arrested in rape of juvenile

Two out-of-state men who lived in Lake Charles while working at a local job site have been arrested in the rape of a juvenile following a three-month investigation.

Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83.

Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor

Weiner's wife leaving him amid a new sexting scandal

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that she is leaving her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former New York congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal.

Warm welcome for Moss Bluff 9-year-old

Three months ago, 9-year-old Grayce LaRocca was the “queen of diamonds” as she hit and scored runs for the softball all-star team in Moss Bluff.

On Saturday, she was the “queen of hearts” as dozens of friends and family welcomed her home for the first time in over two months.

Former MSU QB arrested

Former McNeese quarterback Daniel Sams, 23, was arrested Saturday in connection to the Aug. 12 home invasion at 1315 Lewis St., where former Cowboys defensive back Aaron Sam was also fatally shot.

Police investigating the Aug. 12 incident found the home’s front door kicked in and Aaron Sam, 23, dead of a gunshot wound inside. Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles police spokesman, stated at the time that Sam was part of an armed group that had committed the home invasion.

Though the official depth chart is out, Lance Guidry's still tinkering with McNeese's rotations

Asked to clear up one discrepancy on McNeese’s first official, two-deep depth chart, Lance Guidry paused.

“I don’t know who’s going to get the start,” Guidry said, referencing two receivers. “It really doesn’t matter.”

McNeese notebook: School declines comment on Daniel Sams, Anthony Yruegas nearing return

Prior to introducing Lance Guidry for his weekly press luncheon, McNeese State spokesman Matthew Bonnette issued a brief statement on behalf of the school, disassociating the current team from former starting quarterback Daniel Sams.

“Daniel is not a part of the 2016 football team, he is not a part of the university,” Bonnette said to the assembled crowd. “So we have nothing to comment on about that issue. Neither coach Guidry, (athletic director) Bruce Hemphill, athletic staff or players will entertain any questions from the media.”

With a little 'New Orleans swag,' McNeese quarterback James Tabary relishes more freedom at the end of a winding road home

James Tabary removes his shoulder pads 15 minutes after Thursday’s practice. Receivers Kent Shelby and Parker Orgeron remain on the field while offensive coordinator Landon Hoefer lingers behind.


Great expectations: National title, Heisman on LSU's wish list

You’d think a team that came within an eye lash of getting its head coach fired last November would enter the new season with a certain amount of trepidation.

Not so for LSU.

Les Miles survived the coup attempt — he’s now the dean of Southeastern Conference coaches ?— and, if anything, the Tigers enter the season with even higher expectations than usual.

Three-time SLC champs reunite

Six players who were members of McNeese State’s three-time Southland Conference golf championship teams in the late 1970s (’77-’78-’79) were in town last week, renewing friendships and playing a little golf.

Hubert Boales, who was coach of the team for two of those title years, got a good look at the six while they played rounds at Mallard Cove and at the Lake Charles Country Club.

“All of them can still hit the ball pretty good,” said Boales of Tim Graham, Mac Blanchard, Larry Marshall, Billy Trent, Bill Smith and James Leitz. “And, they all looked to be in pretty good shape.”