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$25M OK'd for local projects

By John Guidroz / American Press

The State Bond Commission last week approved $25 million for local projects, including $10 million in revenue bonds that the

Calcasieu Parish school system can use to buy buses.

Wilfred Bourne, district chief financial officer, said the school system will buy the buses over the next three years.



The proposed Lake Charles operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 was discussed by city officials during Tuesday’s City Council a ...

Potential litigation between Westlake city employees

Westlake city officials will meet in executive session today to discuss potential litigation between two city employees.City attorney John Van Norman ...


Crime Briefs / Arrest Reports

Officers find $80K worth of cocaine

The Combined Anti-Drug Task Force confiscated $80,000 worth of cocaine and codeine during a traffic stop at about ...


LC metro area has largest rate of growth in La.

With more than $78 billion in capital investments in the region, the Lake Charles metropolitan area had the largest one-year

rate of growth in Louisi ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

New era begins in Cowgirls volleyball

The Cowgirls volleyball program at McNeese State welcomes a new coach and will play on a new court this season.

Ashleigh Fitzgerald looks to continu ...

(Special to the American Press)

Way it should be: Meaningful first games

Oh, sure, LSU could be, say, the

Florida Gators right now. You know, having endured a summer desperate

for football; you’re

ready for the &ld ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Cowboys need depth on D-line

The names and faces might be different, but the story line for McNeese State’s defensive line in 2014 is virtually the same

as their counterpar ...

(Kirk Meche/Special to the American Press)

Look to end two-year playoff drought

Spirits and familiarity between players and coaches are up at Sulphur, with the Tors looking to return to the playoffs after

a two-year absence.

Las ...

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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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