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Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

By The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE — A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by Common Core supporters, lifting

a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state education standards.

Judge Todd Hernandez issued a written ruling Tuesday.

He said Jindal's suspension of cont ...



Vernon to raise fees to help 911 hotline

The Vernon Parish Police Jury will increase fees and surcharges to help its floundering 911 hotline, and will be seeking other

ways to help curb cost ...


Rehabilitation Hospital opens facility in Beauregard Hospital

DERIDDER — TriParish Rehabilitation Hospital opened a $500,000 new facility within Beauregard Memorial Hospital earlier this

month, using a who ...


Bid law may have been violated by Allen Fire District 6

Allen Parish Fire District 6 may have violated the state’s public bid law when it failed to get quotes to buy $13,583 in bunker

gear for firefi ...


Crime Briefs / Arrest Reports

LC man accused of sex crime

A Lake Charles man wielding a weapon forced a woman to perform sex acts, authorities said.

Javonta Harrison, 18, 1613 Se ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Running back duo gives South Beau hope

South Beauregard has had good success recently. The Golden Knights made the playoffs the last couple years, including in Class

3A last season.

Howev ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Hetrick leads group of tight end hopefuls

In both a literal and figurative sense, tight end is the biggest void McNeese State’s offense has to fill this year.

When Nic Jacobs took his 6 ...

(Associated Press)

Race to be Brees' backup is interesting

The Saints have a quarterback controversy.

One thing is perfectly clear: after two otherwise meaningless victories, there is a real battle going on u ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Nicholas wins Westlake city title

WESTLAKE — It became an even better summer for Matt Nicholas here Sunday afternoon when he shot a six under par 66 to win

the Westlake city gol ...

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(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" ...

Josh Ledet. (Michelle Higginbotham / American Press)<br>

'Lake Charles Idol' tryouts Tuesday

KVHP-TV will present “Lake Charles Idol” — a preliminary competition for the “American Idol” auditions — 4-7 p.m. ...

Special to the American Press

The Molly Ringwalds to perform at L'Auberge

The Molly Ringwalds are coming back to L’Auberge to play during Liquid Society’s Party by the Pool summer concert series.

The Molly Ringw ...

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