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Obits published Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mamie Alfred, 50, Braxton Funeral Home Jimmy Ray Braxton, 81, Braxton Funeral Home Cloud Lester Clark, 73, Braxton Funeral Home Tommy Fawvor, 59, Hixson Funeral Home Sandra Fay Fowler, 74, Myers-Colonial Funeral Home James Friesen, 83, Fondel Memorial Chapel Brittany Joy Kopnicky, 29, Miguez Funeral ...


WDBJ-TV7 news morning anchor Kimberly McBroom, center, gets a hug from visiting anchor Steve Grant, left, as meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner reflects after their early morning newscast at the station on Thursday in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (Associated Press)<br />

On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm

MONETA, Va. — The fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers ...

April Miller, left, and her partner Karen Roberts read the decision of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals refusing to hear Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' appeal ordering her to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs in Morehead, Ky., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

MOREHEAD, Ky. — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Second murder charge filed

The man charged with fatally shooting a state trooper now faces a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a Moss

Bluff man, authorities ...

(Jennifer Nassar/American Press)

Funds raised for family

Since the death of Trooper Steven Vincent, organizations and businesses statewide have mounted fundraisers to support his

family. Jill Leonard, owner ...

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UCA football Coach Steve Campbell. (Photo courtesy of University of Central Arkansas)<br />

College Football Countdown: Bears need defense to awaken

It sticks out like a sore thumb.

Despite sitting at sixth place in the Southland Conference coaches preseason poll, Central Arkansas also has a first ...

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College Football Countdown: Wildcats could be Southland wild card

If you’re looking for a potential dark horse in the Southland Conference race, allow your eyes to wander far west to Abilene,


While Abi ...

Kinder and Welsh will clash in Week 10 on television this season. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)

Area gets two television games

The Louisiana High School Athletic

Association announced on Friday that it had renewed its partnership with

the New Orleans

Saints who will once ag ...

Last year Kelvin Bennett was a running back, this year he is taking his skills to the Cowboys’ defensive secondary. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Moving season: Bennett shifts to defense as Jones settles into backfield

By moving just one player this spring, McNeese State may have made itself stronger at two positions.

Kelvin Bennett was unquestionably McNeese’ ...

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Lake Charles Little Theatre (Randy Partin / Special to the American Press)

Fall arts preview: Lake Charles Little Theatre

The Lake Charles Little Theatre will

begin its 89th season with “Nunsense A-men!” — a musical comedy

described as “Mrs. Doub ...

(Associated Press)

Fall arts preview: Lake Charles Civic Ballet

On the heels of completing its intensive, six-week span of summer training, the Lake Charles Civic Ballet is excited to put

its focus on the upcoming ...

The Masterworks Chorale of the Louisiana Choral Foundation rehearse for their upcoming “Revolution” performance. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Fall arts preview: Louisiana Choral Foundation

The 39th season of the Louisiana Choral Foundation’s Masterworks Chorale will begin with a fall concert, “English Roses and

American ...

A Banksy piece depicting an orca whale jumping out of a toilet is displayed at Banksy's biggest show to date, entitled 'Dismaland', during a press viewing in Western-super-Mare, Somerset, England, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (Yui Mok/PA Wire via AP)

Artist Banksy opens derelict 'Dismaland' theme park

LONDON — The elusive British graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest project — a parody of a seaside theme park called "Dismaland" ...

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