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Obits published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Katherine “Kate” Brewer, 53, Johnson Funeral Home

James Patrick Cockrill Sr., 83, Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home

Jean Frances Craddock, 82, Johnson Funeral Home

Lotita Crochet, 74, Matthews & Son Funeral Home

Cynthia Louise Penna Fontenot, 52, Ardoin Funeral Home of Kinder




Guillory found guilty of rape, indecent behavior

A jury found a Lake Charles man guilty

of raping a 13-year-old girl and molesting her 12-year-old friend

while the girls were having a sleep ...

(Alex Onken / American Press)<br>

LCPD respond to robbery call on Belden Street

A police standoff at the Valero gas station on Belden Street in Lake Charles ended peacefully.

At 2:40 p.m., city police received a call about a rob ...


Jury deliberating in Guillory rape trial

A jury in state district court is

deliberating in Michael Paul Guillory's rape trial.

Guillory, 32, is accused of raping a

13-year-old girl and mol ...

Leesville to receive $16 million for new water system

Leesville announced Monday it will be the beneficiary of some $16.18 million in combined grants and loans that would go directly to modernizing its be ...

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Youth movement springs Iota into postseason

What a difference a year makes.

A year ago, the Iota Lady Bulldogs stumbled into the playoffs as a No. 30 seed in Class 2A. Their reward was playing ...


DeQuincy weathers Kinder storm, advances to regionals

DEQUINCY — The third time wasn’t the charm after all for the Kinder Lady Yellow Jackets, as they fell in heartbreaking fashion

to the DeQ ...

McNeese, which has lost its last five games, hopes to end that streak against No. 2 Louisiana-Lafayette tonight at M.L.

McNeese hopes to finish strong against ULL

When McNeese hosted Louisiana-Lafayette almost two weeks ago, the Cowboys were atop the Southland Conference standings, winners

of five of their last ...

LSU's JaCoby Jones catches the ball at second base as Tulane's Brandon Boudreaux slides into the bag during a 2012 game in Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge. (Associated Press)

Now on a roll, LSU out to avenge Tulane loss

The last time LSU faced Tulane, it was the start of the unquestioned low point of the season for the Tigers.

The rematch tonight finds LSU riding hig ...

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Actress Lindsay Lohan addresses reporters during a news conference at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of Sunday’s final episode of her OWN cable channel reality TV series, “Lindsay.

Lohan says on reality show she had miscarriage

LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series.

The 27-year-old actress made the disclo ...

The gospel group Lindley Creek will perform in several churches over the next two weeks. (Special to the American Press)

Gospel group to perform in Beauregard churches

The gospel bluegrass music group Lindley Creek will perform in several area churches in Beauregard Parish over the next two


The group consist ...

Lauren Stuller and her horse Lavasco make a jump at last year's Derby for Dollars. (Special to the American Press)

'Hat's on' for a great cause to benefit Shannon Cox Counseling Center

Mint juleps, extravagant hats and beautiful horses will be on display May 3 as The Stables at Le Bocage holds its second annual

Derby for Dollars to ...

Preparing for Friday’s Mozart concert are, front row from left, Ava Brown, Marlene Mullenix, organist, and Lamar Robertson. Back row from left are George Hutchinson, Abbie Fletcher and Bret Smithey, director. (Special to the American Press)

First UMC choir to present Mozart's Requiem in D minor

The First United Methodist Church chancel choir will present Mozart’s Requiem in D minor at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, in a free


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