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Obits published Friday, February 27, 2015

William Bruce Adams Jr., 85, Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville

Jerry “Pappa Bell” Bell Sr., 76, Fondel Memorial Chapel

Carolyn Ann Ballard, 60, Johnson Funeral Home

Percy Bellard Sr., 80, James Funeral Home

Barbara Hymel Benoit, 77, Miguez Funeral Home

J.D. Brooks, 81, Hixson-Sulphur ...


(AP Photo)

Jindal budget would cut spending on refundable tax credits

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to spend $526 million less on refundable tax credits next year, and direct that money to lessen the ...

(AP photo)

US stock indexes drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

U.S. stock indexes are drifting mostly lower, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average slightly below its latest all-time high.

The Dow fell 10 point ...

(AP Photo)

Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

ATLANTA — A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to g ...

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, to talk about the impasse over advancing the Homeland Security budget because of Republican efforts to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. (AP Photo)

House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

WASHINGTON — Sounding a likely retreat, House Republicans weighed short-term funding Thursday to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of ...

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(American Press Archives)

Hot-shooting Cowboys beat last-place Bears

CONWAY, Ark. — McNeese State rolled off 20 straight second half points and Keelan Garrett broke out of a slump with 25 points to help lead the C ...

Auburn's Cinmeon Bowers passes as LSU's Tim Quarterman, right, defends during a game Tuesday at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo)

LSU whips Auburn inside, out

AUBURN, Ala. — Jarell Martin and LSU peppered Auburn with dunks and layups, then added a barrage of three-point bursts when the game got tight.


Sam Houston's Miracle Simon drives to the basket as Pineville's RyDeja McQuorn tries to strip the ball during a Class 5A regional playoff game at Sam Houston High School Tuesday in Moss Bluff. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)

Simon helps Broncos steal win

MOSS BLUFF — It is Miracle Simon’s first year of varsity basketball with Sam Houston, and thanks to a little magic from her the Broncos li ...

Sulphur’s Kourtney Brooks shoots as she is fouled by New Iberia’s Urionne Jolivette Monday night. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)<br />

Sulphur stumbles to New Iberia

SULPHUR — After missing one of New Iberia’s two regular season losses to Sulphur, Kierra Anthony made her presence felt in

a big way Mond ...

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Leonard's smothered steak dinner comes with rice and gravy, green beans and slices of buttered bread.

Leonard's specializes in soul and comfort food

Winston Churchill once said, “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice,

honor, duty, mercy ...

(Special to the American Press)

Poetry Out Loud contest Feb. 26 at Central School

The Southwest Louisiana Poetry Out Loud

competition will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Central School

Arts and Humanities

Center’s B ...

Louisiana Choral Foundation members belt out a musical number at a recent practice. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Louisiana Choral Foundation fundraiser to include dinner, show tune performance

The Louisiana Choral Foundation will pair show tunes with dinner at its annual fundraiser, “Regards to Broadway,” at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, ...

The limited-time-only King Cake Cheesecake was the hottest item at SweetChic during Mardi Gras season.

'Get your sweet on' at SweetChic Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate icing and a chocolate-drizzled strawberry. King Cake Cheesecake with thick icing and

a crumble-batter base. D ...

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