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Obituaries

Obits published Monday, March 27, 2017

Luna Merle Barnett, 69, Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Glenda Peveto Dyson, 79, Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. Mollie Faye Doyle, 97, Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale. John Fontenot, 67, Rush Funeral Home of Oakdale. Ronald Janies, 63, Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. Jimmy Johnson, 70, Rush Fu ...

News

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Comm ...

Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

WASHINGTON -- Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommen ...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.,  ...

Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans and the White House sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, at least for ...

In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, U.S. Navy veteran Stephen Matthews sits for a ...

Homeless veterans: Trump's budget could hurt efforts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. --The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elim ...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, center, liste ...

McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off high court

WASHINGTON -- A showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Senate rules loomed as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Go ...


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Sports

Sulphur's Andrew Sheridan pitches against Barbe in the season opener at McMurray ...

Pitching prowess: Sam Houston braces for Sulphur's staff

MOSS BLUFF — The hard-hitting, third-ranked Sam Houston Broncos will host No. 6 Sulphur and its loaded pitching staff today in a District 3-5A s ...

Peyton McLemore (30) throws a pitch during the Cowboy and Lumberjacks Southland  ...

Hill: 'We expect a good crowd' tonight: Cowboys to put up a good fight with rival UL-Lafayette

McNeese head baseball coach Justin Hill said he expects a packed Joe Miller Ballpark this evening when the Cowboys host in-state rival Louisiana-Lafay ...

LSU's comeback helps keep team among top 10

LSU’s biggest baseball road rally in five years was enough to keep the Tigers ranked in the nation’s top 10 in all but one poll.

But that ...

Robbie Podorsky hits a home run in McNeese's 11-8 win against Nicholls State on  ...

McNeese moves to 9-0 in Southland play with 11-8, sweep-clinching win against Nicholls

Baseball’s inherent fickleness dictated things would, at some point, get difficult for McNeese State. It’s made winning look rather simp ...


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Scene

In this June 9, 2016 photo, filmmaker George Lucas appears at the 2016 AFI Life  ...

George Lucas gives another $10M to USC for student diversity

NEW YORK -- George Lucas has given another $10 million to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts to fund the student diversi ...

Barry Jenkins' next project? 'The Underground Railroad'

NEW YORK -- "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins will follow up his Oscar-winning film with a drama series for Amazon based on Colson Whitehead's "The U ...

In this Feb. 19, 2017 photo, Beyonce sits at court side during the second half o ...

Houston student dies days after FaceTime with Beyonce

HOUSTON -- A Houston high school student has lost her battle with terminal cancer days after having a dream come true in a talk with Beyonce over a vi ...

In this Oct. 10, 2016 photo, actress Shailene Woodley, left, is led to a transpo ...

Actress Shailene Woodley reaches deal in pipeline protest

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley has reached a plea deal that calls for no jail time over her involvement in protests against the ...


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