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A toy bear is placed on charred plane fuselage parts at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week. (Associated Press)<br />

A toy bear is placed on charred plane fuselage parts at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week. (Associated Press)

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. intelligence

officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for “creating the

conditions” that

led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they

offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.

The intelligence official ...

News

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Bourbon Street shooting suspect appears in court

NEW ORLEANS  — A newly hired lawyer for the only suspect arrested in a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street

said Wednesday he be ...

(MGNonline)

Iberville tops state in improving graduation rate

By The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE — The Iberville Parish School District landed at the top of the class this year in the state’s gradua ...

(MGNonline)

Crime Briefs

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:

Deandre Carlos Johnson, 20, 524 Hilma St., Westlake — two counts o ...

(American Press Archives)

Leesville hopes golf course becomes recreational spot

LEESVILLE — The municipal golf course will become a premier recreational spot, if Mayor Rick Allen has his way.

“The past administration ...


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Sports

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Freshman mistake for LSU player

BATON ROUGE — LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his

arm punching through ...

(Special to the American Press)

McNeese Briefs

Fundraiser for soccer, volleyball

The McNeese State soccer and volleyball

teams have teamed to host the inaugural Boots & Bowling fundraiser,

s ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

One day at a time begins now

Media day is the first day of the college football Advent calendar.

That moment is here in the Southland Conference as league coaches and players wil ...

(Associated Press)

Learning to win away from home

By The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Sean Payton constantly searches for an edge, even if it means fiddling with a training camp formula that ...


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Scene

(Special to the American Press)

ACTS to hold 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' auditions

Artists Civic Theatre and Studio in Lake Charles announces a casting call for its 48th season opener, “Legally Blonde: The

Musical.”

Th ...

Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St. in Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Zigler Art Museum)

Zigler Museum to hold summer art camp based on recycling

JENNINGS — The Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St., will hold a Summer Art Camp, July 21-25.

The camp will be held at 10-11:30 a.m. at the museum ...

Big Shane, a DeRidder-based hip-hop artist, performs tracks from his album “Mixed Emotions” at the 101 Block Party in Austin, Texas, in May of this year. (Special to the American Press)

Big Shane DeRidder’s budding hip-hop star

Shane Peters is certain fame is within his reach.

“I don’t think it’ll be too long,” he said.

The 26-year-old DeRidder nativ ...

The Petite Scrubbers entertain festival-goers at a past Cajun Music and Food Fest. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Come pass a good time at Cajun Music and Food Festival

The Cajun French Music Association will hold its 27th annual Cajun Music and Food Festival this weekend, starting at 4 p.m.

Friday in Burton Coliseum ...


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