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Early voting begins Saturday

By Doris Maricle / American Press

Early voting for the Oct. 24 primary elections begins Saturday in voter registrar offices and other designated locations in Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu, Jeff Davis and Vernon parishes. Voters can cast ballots 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily except Sunday through Oct. 17. In Calcasieu Parish, voting ...


FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) 38th Anniversary awards gala in Washington. Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business when she served as secretary of state was a mistake, but didn't endanger national security, said President Barack Obama during an interview that airs Sunday, Oct. 11, on CBS's

President Barack Obama interviews author Marilynne Robinson

NEW YORK — For this interview, President Barack Obama was the one asking the questions.

In a discussion held last month in Iowa and posted Mond ...

Steve Daletas, center, of Pleasant Hill, Ore., poses for photos with his his pumpkin, which weighed in Monday at 1,969 pounds to win the Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

California contest dubs 1,969-pound pumpkin the plumpest

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — A rippled white whopper weighing in at 1,969 pounds took the title Monday for plumpest pumpkin at an annual San Francisc ...

Judge: 16-year-old to be tried as adult in family stabbing

TULSA, Okla. -- A 16-year-old Oklahoma boy will stand trial as an adult in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings, a judge ruled Monday ...

Gun advocates challenge zoos' bans on possession around US

DALLAS -- Visitors to the Houston Zoo can now pack a little something extra besides a camera and picnic basket.

The nearly century-old institution re ...

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Sports High School Sports Podcast: Episode 6

In Episode 6 of the American Press Southwest Louisiana Preps podcast sports reporters Troy LaFleur and Warren Arceneaux look look back Week 6 of hig ...

Get those special teams under control, Tigers

BATON ROUGE — It turns out there’s a downside to all the touchdowns LSU has been scoring of late.

Football rules are pretty clear on the ...

This McNeese team is the real deal

Yes, Lake Charles, the Cowboys are back, and they’re for real.

Reasonable doubt was to be had after a historically strong start to the season w ...

Tiger Stadium's purple haze atmosphere

BATON ROUGE — So you want LSU football games without the weekend-long traffic snarls and knotted clusters?

Pretty simple.

Just don’t tel ...

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In a photo provided by the Vermont State Police, actor Randy Quaid stands in the Vermont State Police barracks in St. Albans, Vt., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. State Police say Quaid has been taken into custody while trying to cross from Canada into the United States. State Police say the

Randy Quaid, wife held in Vermont on fugitive charges

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont judge has ordered actor Randy Quaid held on $500,000 bail on charges that he and his wife skipped out of the co ...

In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 photo, curator and actor-comedian Steve Martin poses for a portrait in a gallery for the exhibit

Steve Martin gets serious as curator of artist Lawren Harris

LOS ANGELES -- Comedian, actor, writer, musician, and now we can add art curator to that long list of titles placed alongside Steve Martin's name.

Th ...

In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Vin Diesel speaks on stage at the 45th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Diesel said he took the role in the

Diesel says 'Witch Hunter' role cathartic to deal with grief

NEW YORK (AP) — Vin Diesel still struggles over the loss of his friend and "Furious" co-star Paul Walker, so taking on the role of an immortal i ...

The Cal Cam Fair Parade starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. The parade route begins at Willow Street and proceeds East on Cypress St. to Beglis Parkway. (Kirk Meche / American Press Archives)

Saddle up! Here comes the Cal Cam Fair

Expect more food and craft booths and a

music venue change at the 2015 Sulphur Cal Cam Fair. “Saddle Up and Hit

the Trail

to Cal Cam Fair&rdq ...

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