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Smoke billows from a building in New York's East Village neighborhood at the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse. (AP Photo)

Smoke billows from a building in New York's East Village neighborhood at the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse. (AP Photo)

New York City fire, building collapse injure 2 critically

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK — A building on fire near New York University collapsed on Thursday, and at least two people were critically injured, firefighters said.

Orange flames and black smoke billowed from the facade and roof of the five-story building in Manhattan, near several NYU buildings and the Washing ...



Garrick takes plea deal, avoids murder trials

A Lake Charles man charged with attempted second-degree murder in separate cases reached a plea deal Thursday in state district


Frankie Josep ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Tireless animal champion dies in auto crash

A fatal car accident in Iowa on Tuesday claimed the life of 44-year-old Molly Frank, a dog trainer who worked with a number

of local animal rescue or ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Voters headed back to polls today

Voters in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu and Jeff Davis parishes head to the polls today to decide on the renewal and continuation

of a number of tax p ...

(American Press Archives)

Westlake's annual bond payment delayed

Westlake’s financial woes prompted city officials on Thursday to approve delaying an annual bond payment.

At a special meeting at City Hall, co ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Records tumble at Taussig Relays

It didn’t take long for things to get hopping at the St. Louis/Taussig Relays Friday with Hamilton Christian’s Nique Griffin

and Washingt ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Knights Awfu-Lee tough to beat

IOWA — South Beauregard’s horse gave the Golden Knights the early lead in the race for the District 4-3A crown.

Golden Knights starter Ni ...

(Associated Press)

Jones can't take foot off accelerator

Johnny Jones is getting there with LSU basketball.

Before this season began, whatever tribunal it is that decides such things, was pretty much in agr ...


Payton: Brees not blowing town

Drew Brees is going nowhere.

That’s the word from Saints head coach Sean Payton, who tried to kill all the rumors surrounding his All-Pro quart ...

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The fire that ravaged the old Nina P's building is a distant memory and the newly renovated location has been welcoming back old customers and meeting new ones for only about a week now. <br />

Locals happy to see Nina P's back in action

Tuesday, I had a flat tire, my washing machine broke, a pen snapped in my pocket, I spilled a cup of water on my desk at work,

I accidentally broke m ...

The Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Historic Cash and Carry Building. (Kirk Meche / American Press Archives)

Symphony to serve up authentic Louisiana cusine at Wild Beast Feast

Authentic Louisiana cuisine will be on the menu at the Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser at

5 p.m. Saturday, Marc ...

Sean Chen. (Special to the American Press)

Award-winning pianist Sean Chen to perform tonight at McNeese

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Award-winning pianist Sean Chen will

perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in ...

Imperial Calcasieu Museum. (Photo courtesy of

'Feathers and Fins' latest exhibit at Imperial Calcasieu

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum and the art department of the Calcasieu Parish School System will host an opening reception

5-7 p.m. tonight in the mus ...

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