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Chesson's homestead exemption questioned

By Johnathan Manning / American Press

Christian Chesson, a candidate for Calcasieu district attorney, said that a homestead exemption he claims in Cameron Parish

is the result of a mistake by the Cameron Parish Tax Assessor’s Office.

Chesson has claimed the exemption in Cameron Parish since 2008, although he has lived in Calcasi ...


LC airport takes Ebola precautions

Lake Charles Regional Airport has been in contact with state officials since shortly after the first Ebola case in Dallas was discovered, said Heath A ...

(American Press Archives)

LC airport takes Ebola precautions

Lake Charles Regional Airport has been in contact with state officials since shortly after the first Ebola case in Dallas

was discovered, said Heath ...


Democratic chair addresses women's issues during McNeese stop

More than 20 people gathered at McNeese State University on Tuesday to hear state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans,

discuss women’s is ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

DeRosier draws criticism with PSAs

The Calcasieu Parish District

Attorney’s Office has this year spent more than twice as much money on

public service announcements

as it did i ...

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Elton's Marcus Lemoine has passed Derrick Guillory for the lead in both the local and statewide rushing yardage. Lemoine ended 2013 with the state high in rushing yards. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Southwest Louisiana stat leaders through Week 7

Listed below are the individual statistic leaders through Week 7 of high school football in Southwest Louisiana. For daily updates and news follow our ...

(Associated Press)

Rainbow chips and corn dogs

Got to admit, this was a new one on me.

But apparently this whole Katy Perry/corn dog fiasco has added some renewed vigor to the Ole Miss-LSU rivalry ...


Incarnate Word taking its lumps

Incarnate Word coach Larry Kennan can’t be accused of taking the easy way out.

The Cardinals (1-6, 1-3 Southland) have been built to win someda ...

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LSU sprinter accused of forcible rape

BATON ROUGE — An All-American sprinter on LSU's track team has been arrested after a woman told investigators he allegedly

raped her at an off- ...

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Abigail Andrus, as Mrs. Boyle, and Baleigh Derouen, as Giles Ralston, rehearse a scene from “The Moustrap.” (Special to the American Press)<br />

'The Mousetrap' at Westlake High this fall

Westlake High School’s theater department will perform Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” this fall. The performance is set

fo ...

A still from an upcoming episode of “American Horror Story,” in which DeRidder resident Celise Reech-Harper plays a featured background character. She will appear in two Halloween-theme episodes, set to air on FX on Oct. 22 and 29. (Special to the American Press)<br />

DeRidder resident to offer casting workshop

DeRidder resident Celise Reech-Harper wants to tell you about the time she spent among the rich, famous and undead.

The associate director of the

Be ...

Berenstain Bears coming to Lutcher Theater

The classic Berenstain Bears book series will come to life next week onstage at the Lutcher Theater Center for Performing

Arts. Three books from the ...

Dennis Manuel nails an N to Hootenanny above the barn door. (Frank DiCesare / American Press)<br>

Moss Bluff church will 'raise the roof' for charity Oct. 19

Moss Bluff United Methodist Church will add a special event to their annual Pumpkin Patch Sunday, with a performance worthy

of Roy Clark and Buck Owe ...

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