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In this March 20, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported early Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. He was 93. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In this March 20, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported early Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. He was 93. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace

By The Associated Press

LONDON -- Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East. President Barack Obama described Peres as "soldier for Israel, for the Jewish peo ...

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Federal judge blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood defunding

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Economist Scott says most areas in US would envy LC situation

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Sports

Nicholls coach Tim Rebowe

Nicholls State and coach Tim Rebowe's 'renewal' looks to continue on Saturday against McNeese

One coach in Nicholls State history has concluded his Colonels career with a winning record. The program’s made three playoff appearances sinc ...

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK -- It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show next year.

NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will ta ...

Cowboys center Mason Martin (Rick Hickman / American Press)

McNeese notebook: Kicker Gunnar Raborn will start again; Mason Martin expected to start against Nicholls State

For a second straight week, Gunnar Raborn will assume McNeese’s kicking duties.

Soon his little brother will be by his side.

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Acadiana test for unbeaten Tors

A week after each escaped with a one-point win in dramatic fashion, Sulphur and Acadiana will meet in Matt Walker Stadium with control of the District ...


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Scene

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Shops, galleries to open for night of art

Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SW La.’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns this Friday, September 30, from 5 - 9 p.m., and this ...

Beauregard Parish fair kicks off Tuesday

The 88th annual Beauregard Parish Fair, the state’s oldest running agricultural celebration, will kick off on Tuesday with a parade th ...

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Shriners plan shows in Beauregard and Calcasieu Parish this weekend

The Habibi Shriners circus will be hosting shows in both Beauregard and Calcasieu parishes this weekend, giving local residents ample opportuniti ...

Fiddle Competition will honor Arthur Leger

JENNINGS — Bust out your fiddle and rosin up the bow for the return of the Battle of the Bows Cajun Fiddle Competition.

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