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Erick G. Gragg

Sulphur man arrested for molestation

Special to the American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Sulphur man after investigating a report of inappropriate contact with

a 6-year-old girl.

Deputies received a complaint on Aug.

21 from the victim claiming she had awaken to find Erick G. Gragg, 35,

of 6887 Earl

Ellender Road, Sulphur ...



Officers to begin enforcing cellphone law after signs put up

LEESVILLE — The city will begin putting up signs in the next few days to remind drivers that a new state law prohibits them

from using cellphon ...


Suicide preventation walk Saturday

In conjunction with Suicide Awareness Month, a suicide prevention walk will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in Prien Lake


The Suicide Prevent ...

(American Press Archives)

Chennault board OKs $1M for projects

The Chennault International Airport

Board on Wednesday approved nearly $1 million worth of expenditures for

airport improvements.

The board gave au ...

(American Press Archives)

Restoration projects aimed at creating marsh in Cameron

Members of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board on Wednesday were updated on the status of several

coastal protection pro ...

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(Associated Press)

Prescott Mississippi State's do-it-all QB

The key to the offense in Tiger Stadium Saturday night will have Southwest Louisiana roots.

Former Barbe High stars Trey Quinn and DeSean Smith could ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Looking for good in NFL's Law & Disorder

To whom much is given much is expected.

That’s how it is supposed to be, but when it comes to our athletes those words often get lost in transl ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Another chapter in West Fork rivalry

It’s not rivalry week in high school football, but that’s not keeping a pair of the oldest and newest rivals from getting

together for th ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Baseball team secures quality home games

McNeese State baseball coach Justin Hill has fulfilled a pair of goals with his 2015 schedule, which was released on Wednesday.

One of those goals wa ...

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Garland Peck's 2007 C6 LS2-generation Corvette will be on display at the Midnight Fantasies Car, Truck and Bike Lakefront Tour this weekend. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Car loads of fun: Midnight Fantasies Lakefront Tour this weken

The Midnight Fantasies Car, Truck and Bike Lakefront Tour will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday,

Sept. 21, in the Burt ...

Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is featured in the South Charleston, W.Va., Christmas Parade. Lynch has landed a lead role in a Christian film. Morgantown-based JC Films is producing

Ex-POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former prisoner of

war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian

movie currently

in production.


U2 lead singer Bono. (MGNonline)

Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining

Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a

half-billion iTunes users ...

Bill Foltz and Cori Schlemmer, pastry chefs at L’Auberge Casino Resort, have been named National Showpiece Champions. (Special to the American Press)

Art that tastes as good as it looks

L’Auberge Casino Resort pastry chefs

Bill Foltz and Cori Schlemmer are National Showpiece Champions for their


sugar ...

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