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Sony wrong to bow to hackers' threats

Sony has decided to pull “The Interview,” a satire about North Korea, after theaters refused to show it. And the company plans

not to distribute it on DVD.

“Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film,” according to a company statement.

We get that threats have ...



DeRidder infant on life support; upgraded charges pending

A DeRidder couple charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile could face murder charges when the victim dies, authorities


Brittany D. Coo ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Phillips 66 gives Westlake $115k police, fire grant

Westlake’s police and fire departments got an early Christmas present Friday in the form of a $115,000 grant from Phillips


Steve Geiger, p ...


Tebow will lead clinic at Macifest

2007 Heisman Trophy winner and current ESPN college football analyst Tim Tebow will lead a football clinic at 3:30 p.m. April

10 at McNeese State Uni ...

(American Press Archives)

Coastal money urged for Cameron

For the first time, the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Technical Committee has recommended $88.1

million in coastal restor ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Barbe stuns Washington-Marion

The Barbe Bucs overcame a

fourth-quarter rally and survived overtime Friday night for a stunning

54-51 win over the Washington-Marion

Charging Indi ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Three McNeese players among nation's leaders

If people want to see “Top Five” this weekend, the movie theater won’t be the only place to find it.

The McNeese basketball team ha ...

New Orleans Saints free safety Pierre Warren (42) celebrates with defensive back Terrence Frederick (37) after intercepting a pass intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

New-look secondary working

METAIRIE (AP) — Saints cornerback Terrence Frederick and safety Pierre Warren spent offseason practices, minicamp and training

camp working tog ...

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges on Friday in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. (Associated Press)

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

BALTIMORE — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months

after he was arrested af ...

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Sounds of the season: Enjoy big band music of Partin's Christmas concert

Lake Charles native Rory Partin will perform a selection of big band and Christmas songs at 7 p.m. Friday in the McNeese State University’s Shea ...

The Lake Charles Children's Museum is located downtown on Broad Street. (Photo courtesy of Viral

Children's Museum ready for Christmas

The Children’s Museum in Lake Charles is helping local children get in the holiday spirit by planning a variety of Christmas events during the n ...


Jeff Davis, Allen Parish upcoming Christmas events

Live nativity

OAKDALE — A live nativity and concert will be 6-7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20, at the corner of 13th Street and

Sixt ...

Going's Barbecue Company at 2020 Ruth St. in Sulphur provides a variety of meats and sandwiches at a reasonable price.

New for meat lovers: Going's Barbecue Company

When it comes to tasting barbecue, I don't know that there are two better test subjects in Southwest Louisiana than Troy Lafleur

and myself. Honestly ...

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