Sheriff: Man takes own life outside Oberlin High School

OBERLIN — Authorities say a body found early Tuesday at Oberlin High School was that of an older man who took his own life.

LC man arrested in Sunday night shooting

A Lake Charles man has been arrested in a Sunday night shooting, authorities said.

Lake Charles Police Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said Anthony Wayne Baker, 50, 2043 Katherine St., was involved in an altercation

G2 LNG to build $11 billion plant in Cameron

CAMERON — Officials with G2 LNG, a Baton Rouge-based company, announced Monday plans to build an $11 billion LNG plant on 776 acres of privately-owned vacant property in Cameron Parish.

US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

WASHINGTON -- Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in northern Afghanistan over the weekend, the top commander of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan said Monday, correcting an initial U.S. statement that the strike had been launched because U.S. forces were threatened.

The strike wasn't sought by U.S. forces, Gen. John F. Campbell said at a hastily arranged Pentagon news conference.

Syria presidency condemns destruction of Palmyra's arch

BEIRUT -- The office of Syria's president condemned on Monday the destruction of the 2,000- year-old iconic Arch of Triumph in Palmyra by the Islamic State group which controls the ancient city.

The rare statement of condemnation comes amid an intensive air campaign launched by Russia, which says it is helping the Syrian government combat the threat of the Islamic State group. The airstrikes, which started Wednesday, have spared the city of Palmyra but reportedly hit another area nearby controlled by the group in the central province of Homs. College & Pro Podcast: Episode 2 High School Sports Podcast: Episode 4

Tiger pulling wool over voters' eyes

BATON ROUGE — Is this a wonderful country or what?

Just ask LSU.

College football is the bomb.

These McNeese Cowboys have look of past glory

The old-timers who don’t hate me usually feel sorry for me.

“I wish you could have seen McNeese when we were great,” they lament. “Those were the days...” (cue Archie and Edith singing).

The Cowboys have been good throughout my tenure covering the team, never suffering a losing season. It certainly makes writing features a lot easier than some of my colleagues across the Southland have it. And in 2009 and 2013, the Cowboys were very good.

So much for Fournette's night off

Sorry, Leonard.

Maybe next game.

Yeah, you were promised a night off for LSU, or at the least a leisurely stroll through the park before relaxing, perhaps with an umbrella drink for the doldrums.