Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

NEW ORLEANS — Authorities say that Chevron is still releasing natural gas from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker.

PDO faces $350,000 shortfall

A budget projection shows the Calcasieu Public Defenders Office restricting services next year and shutting its doors the next year, its district defender said.

A budget shortfall of $350,000 is expected for the current fiscal year, which ends next summer.

Community Center renamed after fallen Vietnam soldier

Standing at the podium in the center of the stage, Cleveland Paul read aloud a quote he felt fit the moment:

“War drew us from our homeland, in the sunlit springtime of our youth,” he said as he adjusted his microphone. “Those who did not come back alive remain in perpetual springtime — forever young — and a part of them is with us always.”

Service dog bonds quickly with veteran

Scott Schubert reached down and softly scratched the ears of Octavius, a stocky bull terrier sitting near his feet. He stared at the dog for a second, took a deep breath and admitted that for the first time in a long time, he recently had a good night’s sleep.

At first glance, it’s hard to imagine Schubert suffering from bouts of anxiety and sleepless nights. The military veteran is big. His voice is deep and his demeanor is calm.

McNeese smashes way to 48-16 blowout of Prairie View A&M

McNeese State appears to be building itself on an old-school identity in a digital football world.

The Cowboys got the job done the smashmouth way in Saturday night’s home opener, rushing for 379 yards and adding a defensive touchdown for the second consecutive week to beat Prairie View A&M 48-16.

PREP STARS OF THE WEEK

Player Of The Week

Derrick Guillory, Sulphur: Had 42 carries for a school-record 340 yards and three touchdowns in Sulphur’s 34-27 loss to Holy Cross. His TD runs were from 80, 63 and 11 yards.

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