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Obits published Thursday, April 24, 2014

Katherine "Kate" Bel Brewer, 53, Johnson Funeral Home

Irene A. Lopez Courville, 84, Johnson Funeral Home

Lorita Marie "Tee" Crochet, 74, Matthews & Son Funeral Home

Samuel Fisher, 85, Hixson Funeral Home

Cynthia Louise Penna Fontenot, 52, Ardoin Funeral Home

Jean-Paul Fontenot, 67, Rush Fun ...


Daniel Wayne Duplechin<br>

Man who vandalized churches ordered into mental health court

A man who broke statues and vandalized churches in Sulphur was ordered Wednesday to enter mental health court.

Daniel Wayne Duplechin was set for sen ...

(Special to the American Press)

Major crime down in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE  — Violent crime in Baton Rouge decreased 15 percent in 2013 from 2012, according to statistics released Tuesday

by the city's ...


McDonald's locations sell American Press papers

Residents who want a copy of the American Press can pick one up at any of the 10 McDonald’s restaurants in Calcasieu Parish.

Doug Gehrig, owner ...

Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles. (American Press Archives)<br>

Legislature: Geymann moves to protect coastal funds

BATON ROUGE — Rep. Brett Geymann

continued his efforts Tuesday to reform the state’s budget process when

he got committee

approval of a ...

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Saints head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees. (Associated Press)<br>

Prime-time schedule likes Saints

The New Orleans Saints have as many as five night games on their regular-season schedule, which begins with road games in

Atlanta and Cleveland.

The ...

The McNeese State University Cowgirls softball team. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Cowgirls not taking Jags lightly

McNeese State’s softball matchup with Southern at 6 p.m. today at Cowgirl Diamond doesn’t look like much on paper.

The Cowgirls (32-13) ...

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram, right, carries into the end zone in front of Dallas Cowboys inside linebacker Ernie Sims (59) and free safety Barry Church (42) on a touchdown carry in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

Saints ponder Ingram's future

AVONDALE — The New Orleans Saints have

not decided whether to exercise a 2015 team option on running back Mark

Ingram’s contract,

head ...

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis, right, confers on the mound Wednesday with New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda, left; shortstop Derek Jeter (2); and others in the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Pineda was ejected after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck. (Associated Press)

Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

BOSTON — The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.

He got both.

The Yankees' right-hander spok ...

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The Our Lady of Prompt Succor's and Our Lady's School's second annual Family Fest will feature food, rides, talent show, Zydeco music and a concert by Christian musician Joseh Blakesley. (Special to the American Press)

Family Fest starts Friday

SULPHUR — Great food and wholesome family fun will be the theme this weekend during Our Lady of Prompt Succor’s and Our Lady’s

Scho ...

The 3rd annual Allen Parish Canoe Festival will be this weekend at the Allen Parish Fair Grounds. (Special to the American Press)

Allen Canoe Festival this weekend

OBERLIN — For a weekend of family fun,

head to Allen Parish for the Canoe Festival at the parish fairgrounds.

The festival

will open at 4 p.m ...

Justin Beiber with rapper friend Lil Za. (MGNonline)

Bieber trial delayed to July on DUI, other charges

MIAMI — A South Florida judge has delayed the trial of pop star Justin Bieber on charges of driving under the influence,

resisting arrest and d ...

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 ...

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