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Zoning board votes for closing Carlyss roads

By John Guidroz / American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Planning and Zoning Board voted 9-1 Tuesday to recommend abandoning parts of South Boudoin Road and Vincent Drive in Carlyss, a move that will assist in the expansion of Westlake Chemical’s facility. The vote was made despite protests from residents that closing part of So ...


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets supporters before speaking at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

Clinton: Saying 'illegal immigrants' was poor word choice

DENVER-- Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Tuesday her use of the term "illegal immigrants" was a "poor choice of words" and she pledged not to use it an ...

President Barack Obama, right, presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Steven Spielberg during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Washington. Obama is recognizing 17 people with the nation's highest civilian award, including one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a

Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more

WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American ...

Sanders outlines plan to overhaul immigration laws

WASHINGTON-- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vowed Tuesday to create a "humane" immigration system and said if elected he would expan ...

Agency: 19 people ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco

SEATTLE-- Nineteen people in seven states, including Montana, Utah and Colorado, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought ...

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Javelin champs signs with Oregon

Two-time state champion javelin thrower Alexis Rigmaiden of St. Louis Catholic has signed with the University of Oregon.

Rigmaiden has a personal bes ...

3 Doors Down to perform Saturday with LSU's Tiger Band

BATON ROUGE — Rock band 3 Doors Down is scheduled to perform with LSU’s Tiger Band during halftime of the football game against Texas A&am ...

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Viator finalist for national honor

Not every football coach in Louisiana is having a bad week.

In fact, two are being lauded among the best in the nation.

McNeese State coach Matt Via ...

 Anacoco versus Sulphur (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Anacoco's little big men beat Sulphur

WESTLAKE — Goliath may have been the underdog Monday evening in the opening round of the Lakeside Bank Holiday Classic at Westlake High School a ...

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In this May 14, 2014 photo, Sherri Shepherd attends

Court: Sherri Shepherd can't get out of surrogacy contract

PHILADELPHIA-- A Pennsylvania appeals court has declared Sherri Shepherd legally responsible for a child born to a surrogate before she and her ex-hus ...

Adele Mailer dead at age 90

NEW YORK -- Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg and Hans Hoffman, but found unwanted fame as the stabbing vict ...

FILE - In a Dec. 6, 2014 file photo, Berry Gordy arrives at Selma And The Legends That Paved The Way Gala, in Goleta, Calif. Producer Kevin McCollum said Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, that the musical that tells the story of how Motown Records rose and fell and then rose again will return to New York starting July 2016 for an 18-week stand. McCollum said the show has gotten stronger since opening cold on Broadway two years ago and Motown Records founder and book writer Berry Gordy has sharpened the story. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

'Motown the Musical' comes to Broadway

NEW YORK — We’ve heard it through the grapevine — “Motown the Musical” is coming back to Broadway.

Motown Records found ...

In this Oct. 22, 2015 photo, rapper Fetty Wap performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2015 at Barclays Center in New York. Fetty Wap tossed wads of cash over a balcony at a New Jersey mall to the delight of onlookers. Videos posted to social media show the Paterson, N.J., native throwing money as he walked through the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus on Saturday, Nov. 21. The rapper posted on Twitter that he was so happy to be shopping with his daughter that he threw $2,000 to fans. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Fetty Wap throws wads of money over balcony to fans at mall

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Rapper Fetty Wap gave fans a run for his money this weekend, tossing wads of cash over a balcony at a New Jersey mall to the delight ...

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