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Obits published Monday, July 28, 2014

Penney M. Bertrand, 59, Johnson & Brown Funeral Home

Natalie Nicole “Nat” Berzas, 2, Christensen Funeral Home

Steve Brister, 62, Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder

Edward P. “Boo” Esthay, 52, Johnson Funeral Home

Bessie Marie Hebert, 88, Johnson Funeral Home

Alvin &ldq ...


The entrance to the Louisiana State Penitentiary has a guard house that controls entry into the compound. (Special to the American Press)

Attorney fees at issue in death row heat case

NEW ORLEANS — Attorneys for three condemned killers who filed suit over hot conditions on Louisiana's death row are asking

a federal judge to m ...


Stalking predators online stressful for La. cyber cops

SHREVEPORT — A man in his 50s wanted to get detective Bryan Montgomery pregnant.

They’d flirted online. The man sent

roses, delivered to ...

John Poché shows off his track and field medals displayed in his living room. (Special to the American Press)

National track champion at 85

John Poché long-jumped into pits of sawdust as a kid growing up in New Orleans. More than seven decades later, he is still

going strong, compe ...

Sulphur hotel shooting

Three Lake Charles residents have been arrested in connection with the shooting at a local hotel on Mallard Street in Sulphur.Richard Harrell, spokesm ...

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McNeese State’s Damion Dixon make a leaping catch for the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter against LSU on oct. 16, 2010, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. the Cowboys, who count on money from playing larger Football Bowl Subdivision teams, open the 2015 season at LSU. (American Press Archives) <br />

Like it or not, FBS needs FCS

If you listen to some college football experts tell it, Northwestern State could have an impact on the national championship

picture this season.

Th ...

(Associated Press)

Conque explains jump to rival Southland school SFA

Barring the unexpected, the biggest game on this year’s Southland Conference schedule figures to take place when McNeese visits

Southeastern Lo ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

New season begins with hope and questions

It has been a long eight months, but the wait is almost over. Football season is just around the corner and high school teams

in Southwest Louisiana ...

Southland Conference commissioner Tom Burnett. (Associated Press)

Schedule part of SLC growing pains

There will be extra servings of red beans and rice in Lake Charles this fall.

The annual “Red Beans and Rice Bowl” between McNeese State ...

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Ian Ziering,as Fin Shepard battles a shark on a New York City subway in a scene from

Review: 'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

NEW YORK — Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower

Manhattan, smack in th ...

Robbie Dubois and Angie Savant dance to the sounds of the Twangsters Union at a previous Marshland Festival. (American Press Archives)

Make a mad dash to the Marshland Fest

Put on your rubber boots.

The 25th annual Marshland Festival is back this year.

The event, in the Lake Charles Civic Center, will begin at 5 p.m. ...

(Special to the American Press)

ACTS to hold 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' auditions

Artists Civic Theatre and Studio in Lake Charles announces a casting call for its 48th season opener, “Legally Blonde: The


Th ...

Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St. in Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Zigler Art Museum)

Zigler Museum to hold summer art camp based on recycling

JENNINGS — The Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St., will hold a Summer Art Camp, July 21-25.

The camp will be held at 10-11:30 a.m. at the museum ...

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