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Taxes aren't only hot topic

By Jim Beam/American Press

“Jim, maybe people are tired of reading about taxes,” a friend said to me Friday after asking if I had a topic for Sunday. Thinking he was probably right, I ditched plans to write about the Louisiana Legislature’s failure — so far — to come up with a plan to replace $1. ...



Three indicted for Tulip Street shooting

Three people, including a 16 year-old who will tried as an adult, were indicted Thursday in connection to a fatal shooting

April 6 on Tulip Street.



La. considers constitutional convention

BATON ROUGE — Some legislators who are expressing a reluctance to reform the state’s budget and tax systems at the current

fiscal session ...

Officers prepare early Thursday morning to begin a large warrant sweep conducted ...

Warrant sweep: Officers arrest 14 for parole, probation violations in Calcasieu, Jeff Davis

A large warrant sweep of probation and parole violators was conducted Thursday in Calcasieu and Jeff Davis parishes.

More than 60 officers from the



Lawmakers decide not to bill TOPS students who leave state

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana students who receive TOPS scholarships won’t have to stay in the state after graduation to avoid paying

back 50 p ...

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Dr. Daryl Burckel has been named the seventh president of McNeese State
Univers ...

Burckel named McNeese State's seventh president

Dr. Daryl Burckel on Thursday was named the seventh president of McNeese State University in a unanimous vote by the Board

of Supervisors for the Uni ...

(Special to the American Press)

Kinder blanks DeQuincy, can clinch title tonight

KINDER — Kinder ran away with a 5-0 win against DeQuincy Tuesday night in a District 4-2A baseball game.

The matchup was a battle for first pla ...

McNeese State University's Joe Miller Ballpark. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Ignore polls and just play ball

Not to rain on the Blue and Gold parade but …

No, no. This isn’t raining on anybody’s parade.

I will just tell you up front that ...

Jeanne Trahan, left, gets a high-five from Ka'le Guillory after scoring the Bucs ...

Bucs perk up, pull away from New Iberia in sixth inning

A familiar foe caused Barbe to sweat a little, but the Bucs advanced to the regional round of the high school softball playoffs

with a 4-0 win over D ...

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Cuba Gooding Sr. lead vocalist of the legendary r&b/pop group The Main Ingre ...

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died.

Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father o ...

Glad Tidings Church will host a car and truck show 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Ap ...

Glad Tidings revs up for annual car and truck show

Glad Tidings Church will host a car and truck show 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

The third annual event has become a labor of love for event ...

ACTS Theater will perform

ACTS Theatre presents musical 'lovingly ripped off' from 'Holy Grail' movie

ACTS Theatre will bring its 50th season to a close with the Tony Award-winning musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” based on

the cult ...

The dragon boat races take place Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center seawa ...

Dragon Boat teams gear up for annual race

Christus St. Patrick Foundation’s 5th Annual Dragon Boat Race, a free event open to the public, will get under way at 9 a.m.

Saturday, April 22 ...

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