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Legislature: La. House backs ban on tanning beds for minors

By The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE — The House has agreed to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana from using a tanning bed.

New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat, describes her bill as a cancer-prevention measure. She says it would lower risks

of skin cancer associated with exposure to ultraviolet ...

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DeQuincy police searching for two men

DeQuincy police are searching for two men in relation to a shooting late Saturday.

Harlen Leewayne Cole, 20, and Trayvon Shemar Watson, 18, are wante ...

(Special to the American Press)

Human resources position leads to debate in Sulphur

SULPHUR — The future hiring of a human resources director for the city of Sulphur sparked debate at Monday’s City Council

meeting, with c ...

Barbe High School student Kea Bell reads a book she wrote in a fine arts survey class to students at J.D. Clifton Elementary. (Kara Carrier / American Press)

Barbe students make, donate books to library

Students from a fine arts survey class

at Barbe High School spent Monday reading books they wrote and

illustrated to children

at J.D. Clifton Eleme ...

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Easter egg drop scheduled in Jennings

JENNINGS —  Our Savior’s Church, 1830 S. Lake Arthur Ave., will hold an Easter EggDrop Eggstravaganza 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 19 with mo ...


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Michael Phelps competes in the 2012 Olympic trials. (MGNonline)

Olympic great Michael Phelps to swim again

Don't expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement.

Even if Phelps' comeback is a success, it will be ...

New coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald has her eyes on the future of the McNeese State volleyball program. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Fitzgerald returns to volleyball program

The last time Ashleigh Fitzgerald took a job at McNeese, it was under slightly different circumstances.

She was offered her first coaching gig in 200 ...

Francis Comeaux of New Orleans, left, hands out  beads to Tulane fan Dan Loch of Chicago, ahead of the College World Series game between Oregon St. and Tulane. (Associated Press)

McNeese, LSU travel to New Orleans

Things have been pretty good for McNeese under first-year coach Justin Hill, but last week the Cowboys hit a bit of a funk

and lost three of four gam ...

Joe Dumars is expected to resign from the Pistons general manager post after 14 seasons. (Associated Press)

Dumars out as team president of Detroit Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Detroit Pistons have decided not to renew Joe Dumars’ contract as president of basketball operations,

a person ...


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Paul Walker’s brothers are filling in to help finish shooting on “Fast & Furious 7.” Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that Caleb and Cody Walker are filling in for their late brother to complete some remaining filming. (Associated Press)

Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

NEW YORK — Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the

midst of making whe ...

The intense rides at Universal Studios Florida, a theme park in Orlando, are not suitable for small children, said travel agent Sonny Duplantis. (Special to the American Press)

Family fun available close to home, in neighboring states

Summer break is about six weeks away. Families desiring to enjoy some rest and relax together have plenty of options available,

from nearby sites tha ...

Watercolor artist interprets images taken by photographer friend

Some friends just do everything together.

Sue Zimmermann and Corene Soileau will be opening their newest exhibit, “Shared Inspirations,” ...

Barbe's show choir, The Last Hour, was named for the class time taught during the school day. (Special to the American Press)

Barbe show choir to perform Friday

Barbe High School’s show choir, known as The Last Hour, will showcase its talent for the public Friday, April 11, during its

end-of-year &ldquo ...


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