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Dignitaries: SW La. residents should be proud

By John Guidroz / American Press

After touring one of Southwest

Louisiana’s industrial economic development projects Thursday, one

Canadian lawmaker said residents

should be proud of the money being invested in the region.

Mike Ellis, a member of the legislative

assembly in Alberta, Canada, was one of several officials w ...



US stocks drop, led by another fall in the energy sector

NEW YORK — Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday.

Energy stocks slumped as the price of oil dropped to its lowest ...


US-China nuclear agreement passes congressional review

WASHINGTON — An agreement allowing American involvement in China's civilian atomic industry is set to be renewed for 30 years despite some stiff ...

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (AP Photo)

Jindal canceling state contracts with Planned Parenthood

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal is ousting Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program.

The Jindal administration announced Monday tha ...


Little-claimed Citizens insurance rebate lowered

BATON ROUGE — Everyone in Louisiana who buys property insurance will lose 28 percent of a tax credit they can get for covering the debt of the s ...

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (AP Photo)

Bus stop; Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

PITTSBURGH — By the end of 2004, Jerome Bettis was done. Finished. Burned out.

A dozen years in the NFL, most of them as the perpetually smilin ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

McNeese dealing with identity crisis

Matt Viator signed a three-year contract extension with McNeese State, so any talk about his seat as the school’s head football

coach being hot ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

QBs bail teammates out of trouble, not to get them into it

Yeah, we all get the message.

The charges against three suspended LSU football players were never particularly serious, the circumstances certainly m ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Blazing new football trails

High school football practice gets underway Monday. The first day of practice is a landmark event at established programs

but will be a new one for L ...

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A boy looks on as Louisiana state troopers parade through the West Cal Arena on motorcycles at the 2014 National Night Out in Sulphur. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

National Night Out returns

Coming together to take a stand against crime is the theme for Sulphur’s annual National Night Out community event, set for 6-8 p.m. Aug. 4 at t ...

Bray Harris and Lacey Harrison compete in last year's Mad Hot Ballroom Gala. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

Mad Hot Ballroom: Local celebrities strut their stuff for charity

It’s blazing hot outside, but on

Saturday, it promises to be even hotter inside. That’s the night of the

Mad Hot Ballroom Gala,

when so ...

A plush “Cat in the Hat” toy is displayed next to “What Pet Should I Get?,” the latest book by Dr. Seuss. The book, released 24 years after the author’s death, includes the same pair of siblings featured in Seuss’s 1960 classic “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.” (Associated Press)

Dr. Seuss book explores what came before 'One Fish Two Fish'

HANOVER, N.H. — Move over mockingbirds and watchmen. There's a new Yent in a tent in town.

Dr. Seuss' new book, "What Pet Should I Get?", featu ...

Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of his thanked fans for his support through a series of tweets this weekend after being released from Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (Associated Press)

Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties

NEW YORK — Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties with him

amid a report that the ...

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