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Friday, July 29, 2016
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Crime

Man accused of killing sister to stand trial

By Marilyn Monroe / American Press

A Lake Charles man accused in the stabbing death of his sister has been found competent to stand trial, according to the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office. Ernest Glover, 53, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to a second-degree murder charge Wednesday, said Melissa Sonnier, a ...

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Forrest Mars Jr., who shaped global candy empire, dies at 84

SEATTLE -- Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and ...

Man convicted in Chandra Levy's death won't be retried

WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors say they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy.

The U.S. Attorney's office said in a sta ...

Members of the Baton Rouge Police Department salute as a member of the Louisiana ...

Hundreds gather at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers

BATON ROUGE -- Hundreds of people gathered at a Baton Rouge church Thursday for a vigil honoring three law enforcement officers who were killed during ...

Missing: Cast-iron tub, 1 of last 'hanging jail' artifacts

DERIDDER -- The head of the Beauregard Parish tourism commission says a cast-iron tub — one of the few original artifacts in the century-old jai ...


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Sports

First-year McNeese State head coach Lance Guidry fields questions during Wednesd ...

Playoff loss drives Cowboys

Motivation shouldn’t be an issue for McNeese State in the first year of the Lance Guidry Era.

The defending Southland Conference football champ ...

Local athletes showcase talents in summer league

Summer on the Cape is providing more than rest and relaxation for a couple of college baseball players from Southwest Louisiana who starred in the Cap ...

Bucs pitcher Goree commits to McNeese

 

Barbe High pitcher Adam Goree committed Monday to play at McNeese State.

Goree led Barbe to its third consecutive state championship this pa ...

Livingston joins LSU staff

Randy Livingston, one of Louisiana’s prep basketball legends whose LSU career was hampered by a devastating injury, is returning to the Tigers a ...


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Scene

Band to film video in LC

Renn Loren and the Honky Tonk Surf Riders will be moving and grooving at Center Stage, 3426 Ryan St., Friday evening during their Hawaiian Luau Beach ...

Beatles vs. Stones: A musical shootout in Rosa Hart Theater

Tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash will face off in “Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Shootout” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, A ...

Proceeds from annual Marshland festival benefit youths of Cameron Parish

or nearly three decades, the Marshland Festival has served as a fundraiser for a variety of Cameron Parish community and service organizations, showca ...

Yellow Rails and Rice Festival registration opens Aug. 1

JENNINGS — Early registration opens Aug. 1 for the eighth annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival, which will be Nov. 2-6.

The festival offers bi ...


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