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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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CPSO sees no uptick in crime

By John Guidroz / American Press

While crime and traffic are expected to

increase as more people move into the Southwest Louisiana area to work

on the announced

multi-billion dollar industrial expansion projects, law

enforcement agencies have not seen an uptick related to that growth,

authorities said.

“There’s al ...



5 years after BP spill: What's changed in offshore drilling

NEW ORLEANS — As oil gushed from BP's ruptured well five years ago and public outrage built by the day, the Obama administration issued a six-mo ...

President Barack Obama meets with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, Monday, April 20, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo)

Crown prince of United Arab Emirates visits US for talks

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to discuss top issues ...

Gov. Bobby Jindal (American Press)

Unpopular at home, Jindal getting little traction for 2016

BATON ROUGE — Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's focus on states important in the presidential campaign is drawing lots of criticism at home and doi ...

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is running for governor for Louisiana. (Photo courtesy of The Wahington Post)

Vitter brings in another $1.1M for governor's race campaign

BATON ROUGE — U.S. Sen. David Vitter continues to draw hefty sums for his campaign to be Louisiana's next governor. His campaign said Monday the ...

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LSU quarterback Brandon Harris. (Associated Press)

Miles deems spring drills 'productive'

BATON ROUGE — LSU’s spring football game was probably decided when the rosters were split up.

With its lineup stocked with most of next y ...

McNeese State receiver Brian Walker is grabbed by defensive back Erik Jones after making a reception during Saturday’s scrimmage. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Defense doesn't take eye off ball, keeps offense on its toes

The distance between McNeese State’s offense and defense looked as if it could be measured in light years during Saturday morning’s scrimm ...

(AP Photo)

AP Sources: Tim Tebow expected to sign with Eagles on Monday

PHILADELPHIA — It's Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love.

Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles on Monday, acco ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Sam bucks Barbe

Sam Houston blitzed Barbe early and hung on late for an 11-7 District 3-5A baseball win Sunday at Barbe.

The Broncos (22-9, 7-4) took a 10-0

lead in ...

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Willie Nelson performs at the 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

SPOKANE, Wash. — Country music star

Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of

marijuana, capitalizing

on his associat ...

Bruce Pickett prepares Bosco burgers during a previous Westlake Family Fun and Food Festival. (American Press Archives)<br />

It's Bosco burger time: Westlake festival this weekend

The Westlake Family, Fun and Food Festival is back, Friday-Sunday, April 17-19, with bingo, “Bosco burgers” and much more.

The festival b ...

Leslie Harless, seated, rehearses a scene for Lake Charles Little Theatre's production of

Friendship takes center stage in LC Little Theatre's "Steel Magnolias"

The final show of the Lake Charles Little Theatre’s 88th season reminds audiences of the importance of friends and helps give

expression to the ...

James Bond (Special to the American Press)

Boogaloo & 007 — 'Nobody does it better'

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum’s annual Boogaloo event will roll into the Lake Area at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Historic

Cash and Carry ...

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