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A blue Christmas for Amazon?

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK — It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider

loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.

Thursday's financial results could end investors' patience wit ...



Karey denied release

A judge in state district court declined a request Wednesday to release a man accused of killing a pastor in church.

Woodrow Karey asked Judge Clayto ...


Jeff Davis offering homework resources

JENNINGS — Parents and students in Jeff Davis Parish now have a little extra help when it comes to dealing with homework.

The Jeff Davis Parish ...


Grades for La. teachers released

One day after releasing letter grades

for districts and schools, the state Department of Education on

Wednesday released results

of the Compass tea ...

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 ...

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Jim Thorpe of the Carlisle Indian School gets off a kick during warm-ups before a game in this 1912 photo. Thorpe scored 25 touchdowns and 198 points that year in leading his team to the national collegiate championship. (Associated Press)<br />

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe's body

Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court

on Thursday threw out a ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Iowa quietly takes control of 4-3A

While the rest of Southwest Louisiana has been focusing on South Beauregard and Jennings in the District 4-3A race, the Iowa

Yellow Jackets have put ...

(Associated Press)

Jekyll or Hyde?

You’ve heard about the Good Bo/Bad Bo dilemma facing the LSU defense this week.

That’s Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace, once notorious fo ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Milton has no regrets about move

Fully focused on his new team, Derrick Milton can’t help but notice what his former team is doing.

The McNeese State tailback has helped lead t ...

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Frightful fun for your family

Haunted Ship

The USS Orleck is hosting its fourth annual Bludd Vessel haunted ship Thursdays to Saturdays through Nov. 1. Gates open at

6 p.m.; the ...

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 ...

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