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Oil prices jump almost 5 percent as tensions mount in Yemen

By The Associated Press

The price of oil rose sharply on Thursday as mounting tensions in Yemen got traders worried that the flow of crude from the Persian Gulf region could be disrupted.

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states launched strikes on key military installations in Yemen. They aim to oust Shiite rebels who forced t ...



Parish voters renew law enforcement tax

Calcasieu Parish residents voted to renew a one-half percent sales tax for the Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement District.

The tax renewal passed by a ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Vietnam veterans honored

Saturday’s Vietnam Veterans Honor Day at Veterans Memorial Park featured speakers praising the sacrifice of service members

while others shared ...


Grade 5: Concrete visuals help students master fractions

Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment of a nine-part Sunday series that will highlight one Common Core standard in English language

arts ...


Garrick takes plea deal, avoids murder trials

A Lake Charles man charged with attempted second-degree murder in separate cases reached a plea deal Thursday in state district


Frankie Josep ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Records tumble at Taussig Relays

It didn’t take long for things to get hopping at the St. Louis/Taussig Relays Friday with Hamilton Christian’s Nique Griffin

and Washingt ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Knights Awfu-Lee tough to beat

IOWA — South Beauregard’s horse gave the Golden Knights the early lead in the race for the District 4-3A crown.

Golden Knights starter Ni ...

(Associated Press)

Jones can't take foot off accelerator

Johnny Jones is getting there with LSU basketball.

Before this season began, whatever tribunal it is that decides such things, was pretty much in agr ...


Payton: Brees not blowing town

Drew Brees is going nowhere.

That’s the word from Saints head coach Sean Payton, who tried to kill all the rumors surrounding his All-Pro quart ...

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The fire that ravaged the old Nina P's building is a distant memory and the newly renovated location has been welcoming back old customers and meeting new ones for only about a week now. <br />

Locals happy to see Nina P's back in action

Tuesday, I had a flat tire, my washing machine broke, a pen snapped in my pocket, I spilled a cup of water on my desk at work,

I accidentally broke m ...

The Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Historic Cash and Carry Building. (Kirk Meche / American Press Archives)

Symphony to serve up authentic Louisiana cusine at Wild Beast Feast

Authentic Louisiana cuisine will be on the menu at the Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser at

5 p.m. Saturday, Marc ...

Sean Chen. (Special to the American Press)

Award-winning pianist Sean Chen to perform tonight at McNeese

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Award-winning pianist Sean Chen will

perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in ...

Imperial Calcasieu Museum. (Photo courtesy of

'Feathers and Fins' latest exhibit at Imperial Calcasieu

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum and the art department of the Calcasieu Parish School System will host an opening reception

5-7 p.m. tonight in the mus ...

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