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Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON  — GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness


The company alerted U.S. customers Tuesday

that the vaccine can lose potency over time and fail to adequately

protect against

some strains of the flu. Th ...


(Associated Press)

Kleckley, Morrish, Smith file tax, education bills

BATON ROUGE — House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has filed legislation dealing with the TOPS program, sales tax compensation, Sowela

Technical Commun ...


Cafeteria worker at Maplewood Elementary School caught on surveillance camera

A cafeteria worker at Maplewood Elementary School was arrested Wednesday after she was caught on a school surveillance camera

striking and punching h ...


Early voting for May 2 elections begins Saturday

Early voting begins Saturday, April 18, for the May 2 elections in Calcasieu and Vernon parishes. There are no elections in

Allen, Beauregard, Camero ...

(Associated Press)

Johns' bill would allow CPPJ to use funds to landscape, beautify Interstates 10, 210

BATON ROUGE — Sen. Ronnie Johns has filed legislation that authorizes the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury to use part of the

Parish Transportation ...

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LSU pitcher Alex Lange throws against Houston during the first inning of an NCAA college baseball  in Houston. (Associated Press)

Mainieri adjusts starting rotation

The message boards and Twitter have spoken.

And LSU coach Paul Mainieri has listened.

Or, more likely, it’s just a coincidence.

But Mainieri ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Rain halts Sam Houston ballgame

SULPHUR — There better be a whole lot of flowers blooming next month if the old saying “April showers bring May flowers” rings

true ...


Memory of Spieth will never fade

Katie Vincent might have had the most valuable left arm in Louisiana since Ron Guidry.

But it’s fading fast, a mere shadow of its former glory.


(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Each series looms larger for Cowboys

It is no longer too early for McNeese State to take a look at the conference baseball standings.

The Cowboys (22-15, 12-6 Southland) head to Southeas ...

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Bruce Pickett prepares Bosco burgers during a previous Westlake Family Fun and Food Festival. (American Press Archives)<br />

It's Bosco burger time: Westlake festival this weekend

The Westlake Family, Fun and Food Festival is back, Friday-Sunday, April 17-19, with bingo, “Bosco burgers” and much more.

The festival b ...

Leslie Harless, seated, rehearses a scene for Lake Charles Little Theatre's production of

Friendship takes center stage in LC Little Theatre's "Steel Magnolias"

The final show of the Lake Charles Little Theatre’s 88th season reminds audiences of the importance of friends and helps give

expression to the ...

James Bond (Special to the American Press)

Boogaloo & 007 — 'Nobody does it better'

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum’s annual Boogaloo event will roll into the Lake Area at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Historic

Cash and Carry ...

An Edward Scissorhands fan attends last year's ChPhaCon at the Lake Charles Civic Center. (Special to the American Press)

Fantasy crowd for fantasy event: CyPhaCon returns to LC

Get ready, Lake Charles. An invasion is coming. April 17 to 19 will see the hardiest anime, gaming, fantasy and science fiction

fans gather for CyPha ...

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