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Judge candidates state their views at forum

By John Guidroz / American Press

Candidates for the two Lake Charles

City Court divisions discussed their views on certain issues and spoke

of their qualifications

during a forum Monday hosted by the League of Women Voters of

Southwest Louisiana.

Participating candidates for Division A were Jamie Bice, Brent Hawkins and Rob Mc ...



Judge candidates state their views at forum

Candidates for the two Lake Charles

City Court divisions discussed their views on certain issues and spoke

of their qualifications

during a forum M ...

(Kirk Meche/Special to the American Press)

Forum draws foes of new standards

MOSS BLUFF —Sam Houston High School’s gymnasium was filled almost to capacity Monday night with Lake Area residents wanting

information a ...


United Way cuts funding to Red Cross

United Way of Southwest Louisiana has cut funding for the American Red Cross in half after the agency failed to register as

a nonprofit with the stat ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Grant means more officers for LCPD

A federal grant will allow the Lake Charles Police Department to hire new officers for its community policing unit, which

seeks to build relationship ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Adams Tour returns to Lake Charles

Starting today the Adams Pro Tour Kohl’s Open Championship festivities kickoff at Gray Plantation for the second consecutive


The profess ...

(Associated Press)

Harris named starting QB for Tigers

LSU head coach Les Miles minced a few words, as usual, but did get around to officially announcing that true freshman Brandon

Harris will start at qu ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

McNeese State wants to avoid letdown when Nicholls comes calling

While the stats indicate an ice cream social will be held at Cowboy Stadium on Saturday night, the schedule says it is the

Southland Conference opene ...

(Associated Press)

Big statement by Houston's little slugger

When his team wanted him to sit, Jose Altuve never stood taller.

The Astros wanted to give their 5-foot-5 hitting sensation the final game of the sea ...

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A large crowd was on hand at Prien Lake Park in April for a Movies Under the Stars viewing of the film “Frozen.” (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Families can watch the big screen against the big sky

Movies Under the Stars, hosted by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, will begin next month with the “Muppets Most Wanted,”

set for 7 p.m. ...


Cal-Cam Fair to be held at West Cal Event Center

Remember when a big part of the fun of going to the Cal-Cam Fair was walking through the displays of the hand-crafted, the

homegrown and the cleverly ...

Monica Mere and Daniel Bride are Doc and Mrs. Gibbs in the Bayou Players production of ”Our Town.” (Rick Hickman / American Press)

MSU Bayou Players bring back 'Our Town'

In a bow to the past, McNeese State University’s Bayou Players will begin the fall theater season with “Our Town,” the first

theate ...

Attendees of last year's Calca-Chew Food Festival peruse through goodies. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)

Find live music, Cajun cuisine at Calca-Chew Food Fest

The 30th annual Calca-Chew Food Festival will be 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, in the family center at St. Margaret Catholic

Church, on the corner ...

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