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Union training program free for students

By Frank DiCesare / American Press

The region’s welders and pipefitters union is seeking to train craftsmen for the industry work that will come online in the

next few years, all at no cost to its students.

Roy McGraw, training director of United

Association Local 198, said individuals who want training in crafts

such as we ...



Obama administration tightens smog standards

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung

damage and other heal ...


Fox given 40 years for killing girlfriend

Judge Clayton Davis on Wednesday sentenced Dwane Edward Fox to the maximum 40 years in prison for killing Mychel Cleaver on Jan. 9, 2013.

A jury in S ...

(Special to the American Press)

DeQuincy charity grows to help hundreds

DEQUINCY — Since 1981, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving Day has been a labor of love for Sharon Mueller and her family.

More than 30 years ago, ...

(American Press Archives)

Hearing set to decide charge for Karey

A judge in state district court on Wednesday scheduled a hearing for next month to consider whether to quash a second-degree

murder indictment agains ...

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(Kirk Meche/Special to the American Press)

Grateful to be playing Thanksgiving week

When the season began, the Vinton Lions were out to prove that 2013 was no fluke.

And when their bus pulled out of

Winnfield High School last Friday ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Dual threat in pocket is must-have

When one looks at the factors behind McNeese State’s 6-5 season, the discussion starts with injuries. But it does not end


It’s tr ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

SLC leaves Cowboys in mediocrity

Matt Viator is going nowhere.

For those McNeese State fans who want that not to be the case, it is time to get over it.

Unless he chooses to move o ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Five try to stay alive

Twelve weeks ago today the high school football season began with 29 teams from Southwest Louisiana.

Today five of those teams remain as they embark ...

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The Light Up the Lake Christmas boat parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 along the Lakefront Promenade. (Special to the American Press)

Calling for all parade entries by land or sea

The city of Lake Charles is calling for entries in two annual parades scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, as part of the Light

up the Lake Christmas Cele ...

St. Nicholas Center for Children will sell hot chocolate and cookies Nov. 24 during its St. Nick's Sweet Shoppe event. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

Sweet treats at St. Nick's Sweet Shoppe

St. Nicholas Center for Children, 2519 Ryan St., is hosting a fundraiser benefitting United Way of Southwest Louisiana 10

a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 ...

(Frank DiCesare / American Press Archives)

Reins of Hope to benefit Family and Youth

Unique endeavors and coming up with creative methods to better serve the community are things the Family and Youth Counseling

Agency is known for in ...

Members of the Pride of McNeese Cowboy Marching Band will perform during McNeese’s Fall Band Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre. (Rick Hickman / American Press)<br />

McNeese Fall Band Spectacular Concert on stage tonight

McNeese State University’s Department of Performing Arts annual Fall Band Spectacular is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.

21, in the Shearm ...

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