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Sulphur woman dodges 'IRS' scam

By Lance Traweek / American Press

Carolyn Stogner said she was suspicious when she received a phone call from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue

Service, threatening to sue her if she did not pay a large sum of money immediately.

The phone call came last week from an unknown number.

“A foreign-speaking man sai ...


(Doris Maricle/American Press)

Construction on Allen Parish jail about 40percent compete

OBERLIN — Work on the new 200-bed, $3.8 million Allen Parish jail is about 40 percent complete and should be done by early

2015, said Sheriff D ...

(Doris Maricle/American Press)

Mural commemorates Oakdale history


OAKDALE — A rustic mural is greeting visitors to the downtown area while offering a glimpse into the town’s early history.

The gi ...


Two-day event to re-enact '41 La. Maneuvers

DERIDDER — Beauregard Regional Airport

will host a weekend of events Sept. 26-27 to commemorate the Louisiana

Maneuvers, a

major Army trainin ...


‘Cake the mayor’ to raise money for community center

The Quad, a hangout for children, will mark its one-year anniversary on Labor Day by hosting a fundraiser for a local nonprofit.

Sulphur Mayor Chris ...

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(Associated Press)

Veteran CB, both kickers among cuts

By The Associated Press

METAIRIE — The New Orleans Saints included 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran receiver Robert Meachem an ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Miles pulls another one out of his hat

HOUSTON — Look at old Les Miles down there, would you?

They’re singing the alma mater again now, and he’s belting it out like this ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

LSU recovers from 17-point deficit

HOUSTON — Stealing a page from Muhammad Ali, LSU pulled out its own version of the rope-a-dope Saturday night.

And just like with the boxing le ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Big-play night

Heading into jamboree week, everyone knew that the Iowa Yellow Jackets could score on big plays, so it was no surprise when

they used two of them to ...

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Robert Grider and Greg Stratton appear as one of their many characters in

'Red, White and Tuna' opens this weekend

The Lake Charles Little Theatre returns to Tuna, Texas, with the opening show of the season, “Red, White and Tuna,” which

is the third in ...

“Past, Present and Future” is the theme of McNeese State University theater’s 75th season. (Special to the American Press)

McNeese State University Theatre Roundup tonight

Gearing up for it’s 75th season, McNeese State University’s theater department will hold its annual Theatre Roundup at 5:30

p.m. today, A ...

Matthew McConaughey, left, and Woody Harrelson from the HBO series

'Modern Family,' Cranston aim at Emmy record

LOS ANGELES  — Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV's top

awards and new rec ...

Comedian Dan Kamin takes the stage as part of McNeese Banners Cultural Series.

Fall Arts Preview: Plan your artsy outings

After an exciting summer, local museums, theatres and other arts venues are gearing up to start the 2014-2015 arts season.

Lake Charles Civic Ballet


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