Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary cities must end

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is continuing its tough talk against "sanctuary cities," which shelter people living in the country illegally by refusing to help the federal government enforce immigration laws.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he is "urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws."

Family pays tribute to American slain in terror attack

LONDON -- The family of an American slain in last week's terror attack in London expressed gratitude for the kindness of strangers on Monday, offering hope and resolve that some good would result from the tragedy.

Kurt W. Cochran, 54, of Utah, was on the last day of a European trip celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary when a man in an SUV mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, then fatally stabbed a police officer on the grounds of Parliament.

Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have forced a one-week delay for the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Judge Neil Gorsuch is still on track for confirmation, with solid backing from the Republican majority.

Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati police searched for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 15 other people injured and sent club patrons diving to the ground to dodge bullets in what they described as a chaotic and terrifying scene.

A gunfight broke out inside the crowded Cameo club early Sunday after a dispute among several patrons escalated into a shootout, authorities said. Some 200 people were inside the club near the Ohio River, east of downtown Cincinnati at the time.

Seniors make their on-stage debut at the Sulphur Mines Theater

James Shay is a retired construction supervisor. Sometimes, he’s also a ghost.

The 84-year-old made his theatrical debut in The Mines Theater’s dinner theater production of “Swamps, Savoies and Santa” last November. His character? The ghost Uncle Boudreaux.

McNeese moves to 9-0 in Southland play with 11-8, sweep-clinching win against Nicholls

Baseball’s inherent fickleness dictated things would, at some point, get difficult for McNeese State. It’s made winning look rather simple during this eye-popping 24-game stretch, receiving a plethora of timely hits and more than adequate pitching while opponents wilted in oppression.


Unexpected opportunity turns career tide

This is not how, or when, I envisioned it ending.

Today’s baseball game against Nicholls State is my last assignment for the American Press. Tomorrow I’ll be moving to Tuscaloosa, where I’ll begin covering Alabama athletics for the Anniston Star.

The plan was never to leave this soon. I signed a yearlong lease at my apartment. I was already planning travel for the Southland Conference baseball tournament, a potential softball regional and next football season’s road games — ya know, those games that haven’t been “released” yet — when this offer was extended.

NISH wins pitchers' duel

By Rodrick Anderson

randerson@americanpress.com

SULPHUR — New Iberia scored the game’s lone run and three Yellow Jackets pitchers combined to make it stand up, outdueling Sulphur’s Andrew Sheridan for a 1-0 District 3-5A victory Saturday at McMurry Park.

McNeese throttles Nicholls, 12-3, moving to 8-0 in Southland play

They came by the tens, congregating in the beer garden along the left field line to watch what has become Lake Charles’ hottest ticket. A baseball game pushed back three hours due to inclement weather was suddenly a destination, filling Joe Miller Park’s chairbacks and bleacher seats. Groups were three and four-deep along each base line.


Barbe sweeps Relays

WESTLAKE — It is rare that a track meet comes down to the final event, but it has happened two years in a row at the St. Louis/Taussig Properties Relays.

Last year the boys team title came down to the wire with Barbe holding off Sulphur. This time it was Barbe holding off Sulphur again, but for the girls title.

Sulphur’s Latyana Berry and Madison Sallier took second and third, respectively, in the 200-meter dash to give Sulphur a 120-114.4 lead heading into the 4x400-meter relays. But when the point standings were announced over the public address system, Barbe rose to the challenge.