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Obituaries

Obits published Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Susan Ardoin, 53, Johnson Funeral Home

Ora Bertrand, 81, Ardoin Funeral Home of Kinder

Shandel D. Broussard, 49, Johnson Funeral Home

Henry Norris Chustz, 91, Johnson Funeral Home

Edward Joseph Gotreaux, 80, Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Iota

Mary Haddock, 86, Johnson and Robison Funeral Home

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News

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, left, R-Fort Wayne, and House Speaker Brian C. Bosma R-Indianapolis, discuss their plans for clarifying the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo)

Indiana plans language to 'clarify' religious objections law

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's Republican legislative leaders said Monday they're working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that ...

President Barack Obama listens during the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo)

Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy

BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of comp ...

Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke (AP Photo)

Bernanke rejects charge of Fed 'throwing seniors under bus'

WASHINGTON — Ben Bernanke no longer leads the Federal Reserve, but he's hardly letting up in his defense of the ultra-low-rate policies he engin ...

Defense Secretary Ash Carter (AP Photo)

Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

ABINGTON, Pa. — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened ...


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Sports

Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks to the media during a press conference for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Defensive back Geno Smith and defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor are facing legal trouble again. (Associated Press)

2 Alabama players arrested in separate weekend cases

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Nick Saban and the Alabama football program are dealing with the weekend arrests of two Crimson Tide

players in separate inc ...

LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri. (Associated Press)

Weird, wild series ends with LSU dropping first series in SEC play

BATON ROUGE – LSU coach Paul Mainieri was scratching his head.

Baseball can be a mind-boggling game.

Just ask Jared Foster.

He was still sitt ...

Workers complete the Final Four match ups on a 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship bracket that is displayed on the side of the JW Marriott, in Indianapolis, Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo)

2015 Final Four offers similarities to 2014

If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition.

One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a ...

Kinder catcher Bryce Baker applies the tag on St. Louis' Kyle Godeaux in the bottom of the third inning Saturday at Legion Field in Lake Charles. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Kinder's one big inning

In baseball, it often comes down to a big inning or a timely hit.

Saturday afternoon, Kinder used a six-run second inning to gut out a 7-4 win over S ...


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Scene

‘Ernest & Celestine’ will be screened at 6 p.m. March 30 in Stokes Auditorium on the McNeese State University campus. (Special to the American Press)

French film festival offers family-friendly selection

McNeese State University’s Banners Series will show a free screening of the French animated film “Ernest & Celestine” at 6

p.m. ...

The fire that ravaged the old Nina P's building is a distant memory and the newly renovated location has been welcoming back old customers and meeting new ones for only about a week now. <br />

Locals happy to see Nina P's back in action

Tuesday, I had a flat tire, my washing machine broke, a pen snapped in my pocket, I spilled a cup of water on my desk at work,

I accidentally broke m ...

The Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Historic Cash and Carry Building. (Kirk Meche / American Press Archives)

Symphony to serve up authentic Louisiana cusine at Wild Beast Feast

Authentic Louisiana cuisine will be on the menu at the Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser at

5 p.m. Saturday, Marc ...

Sean Chen. (Special to the American Press)

Award-winning pianist Sean Chen to perform tonight at McNeese

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Award-winning pianist Sean Chen will

perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in ...


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