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Boustany bashes VA 'bureaucracy'

John Guidroz / American Press

Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, said he is going to keep a close eye on the six-month timeline that Department of Veterans Affairs officials said is needed in order to break ground on VA clinics in Lake Charles and Lafayette.“I’m going to hold them to it,” Boustany told the Ame ...



TS Cristobal slowly moves away from Bahamas

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The center of Tropical Storm Cristobal was slowly moving away from the Bahamas on Monday, leaving behind

flooded communitie ...

Boustany bashes VA 'bureaucracy'

Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, said he is going to keep a close eye on the six-month timeline that Department of Veterans Affairs officials said ...

(Doris Maricle/American Press)

Allen libraries to promote sharing recipes

KINDER — The Allen Parish libraries are hoping women will soon be sharing laughs and building their recipe collections as

part of the new Ladie ...


Audit: Fire district depositing checks late

One Beauregard Parish fire protection district has routinely failed to make deposits in a timely manner, according to a report

released Monday, with ...

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(Associated Press)

Saints focused on position questions

METAIRIE — With Drew Brees back

healthy, the New Orleans Saints are free to work on the little things

that can make the difference

between a ...

(Kirk Meche/Special to the American Press)

Sam Houston's goal: Playoffs

The transition from 4A to 5A wasn’t an easy one for the Sam Houston Broncos, but if last season was any indication they are

ready to compete wi ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Rags to riches story could see Ellefsen at next level

When Everett Ellefsen arrived on campus he went hardly noticed.

Now he is on everybody’s watch list.

Ellefsen is the perfect example of making ...


Recruiting process a grind for McNeese

Every college football player has a story, not just all of them are that exciting.

For every four-star national sensation like Barbe grad Trey Quinn, ...

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Matthew McConaughey, left, and Woody Harrelson from the HBO series

'Modern Family,' Cranston aim at Emmy record

LOS ANGELES  — Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV's top

awards and new rec ...

Comedian Dan Kamin takes the stage as part of McNeese Banners Cultural Series.

Fall Arts Preview: Plan your artsy outings

After an exciting summer, local museums, theatres and other arts venues are gearing up to start the 2014-2015 arts season.

Lake Charles Civic Ballet


(Justin B. Phillips/American Press)

A taste of the East


of Our Lives” played on the television in the dining area of Yank Sing

Chinese Restaurant. The words spoken by late

cast member M ...

Robin Williams, left, and his daughter, Zelda, attend the premiere of

Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

NEW YORK — Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called

"cruel and unnecessary" ...

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