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Economic boom won’t be first

By Jim Beam / American Press

The $65 billion that will be invested

in Southwest Louisiana over the next five years is reminiscent of

similar events that

occurred 75 years ago. Unprecedented industrial growth at that

time made this area one of the country’s major petrochemical

centers.

Will we be ready this time? The ...

News

(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 ...

(MGNonline)

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 ...

Kinder High School. (Special to the American Press)

Taxes to support Allen schools up for vote

OBERLIN — Allen Parish voters will go to the polls Saturday, May 3, to decide on the continuance of a parishwide property

tax to help provide a ...


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Sports

LSU pounded out 14 hits for the game and scored six runs on 12 hits against Tulane Tuesday night. (Associated Press)

LSU records 13th shutout of season

BATON ROUGE — Sixth-ranked LSU defeated Tulane 6-0 Tuesday night for its 13th shutout of the year.

Seven LSU pitchers combined to limit the Gre ...

McNeese baseball coach Justin Hill encourages his team at the mound. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Cowboys lose sixth straight

LAFAYETTE — McNeese State lost its sixth consecutive game as Matt Hicks and Ben Carter combined to throw a two-hitter in No.

2 Louisiana-Lafaye ...

Sam Houston's Kennedy McLemore slides in safely at home, scoring the 10th run and final run as Fontainebleau pitcher Shelby Rome tries to corral the throw from catcher Brooke Bergeron after a wild pitch during the Class 5A bi-district playoff game Tuesday in Moss Bluff. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Broncos get their cuts against Fontainebleau

MOSS BLUFF — It wasn’t the type of

walk-off play that you will ever see on a highlight reel, but it got the

job done nonetheless.

In th ...

(Special to the American Press)

Big inning keys Iota rout of Westlake

IOTA — Iota head coach Leah Andrus thought going into Tuesday’s game there was no way Westlake was pitching to her big bat,

junior McKenz ...


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Scene

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 ...

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

weeks.

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 ...


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