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US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK  — Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night

dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami.

But the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro and the subsequent Cold War embargo of the communist ...



Iowa man facing cruelty to juvenile charges

LACASSINE — A 17-year-old Iowa man is facing cruelty to a juvenile charges after a Lacassine High School student was found

with marks and bruis ...

Allen Parish Library to start using collection agency

OBERLIN — The Allen Parish Library board enacted a policy at its December meeting to use a collection agency to help encourage patrons with over ...

Mardi Gras 2015 events announced

Mardi Gras Southwest Louisiana organizers on Wednesday announced the slate of 2015 Carnival events.“Each year our celebration continues to grow, ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Mardi Gras 2015 events announced

Mardi Gras Southwest Louisiana organizers on Wednesday announced the slate of 2015 Carnival events.

“Each year our celebration continues to gro ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Lemoine named tops in Class 1A

Elton running back Marcus Lemoine led the way for Southwest Louisiana on the 2014 Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class

1A all-state football te ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

McNeese's Everett earns top honor

The Associated Press has recognized a McNeese State offensive lineman as a Football Championship Subdivision all-American

for the second straight yea ...

(Associated Press)

Players know risks, rewards of football

Football is a violent sport.

It is not meant for everyone.

Players are bigger, stronger and faster than ever before, making for greater impacts.

Ev ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

LSU-A proves pesky before McNeese pulls away

f the film didn’t convince McNeese how good LSU-Alexandria is, the Generals were able to do that job on the floor Tuesday

night at Burton Colis ...

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The Lake Charles Children's Museum is located downtown on Broad Street. (Photo courtesy of Viral

Children's Museum ready for Christmas

The Children’s Museum in Lake Charles is helping local children get in the holiday spirit by planning a variety of Christmas events during the n ...


Jeff Davis, Allen Parish upcoming Christmas events

Live nativity

OAKDALE — A live nativity and concert will be 6-7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20, at the corner of 13th Street and

Sixt ...

Going's Barbecue Company at 2020 Ruth St. in Sulphur provides a variety of meats and sandwiches at a reasonable price.

New for meat lovers: Going's Barbecue Company

When it comes to tasting barbecue, I don't know that there are two better test subjects in Southwest Louisiana than Troy Lafleur

and myself. Honestly ...

Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St. in Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Zigler Art Museum)

Christmas coming to Zigler Art Museum

JENNINGS — After more than three decades of winter wonderlands and magical holiday displays, Christmas at the Zigler Art Museum

is coming to an ...

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