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Put safety first this Halloween

Halloween is one of the most fun and exciting holidays. Dressing up, collecting free treats and going to Halloween parties

all make some of the best childhood memories.

The word Halloween is derived from All Hallows’ Eve, the day before All Saints’ Day. It was on the liturgical calenda ...


DeRidder High School graduate Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Weathers was wounded in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan and died from his injuries on Sept. 30 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Friends from his alma mater and hometown raised nearly $5,000 in order to place a memorial in a DeRidder park.

Fallen soldier to be memorialized in DeRidder

DERIDDER — A recently deceased Army special forces soldier who once lived in DeRidder will be honored by a granite memorial in West Park.Sgt. 1s ...

Man sentenced to life in prison

A man found guilty of stabbing to death his live-in girlfriend and injuring her son was sentenced to mandatory life in prison Wednesday.Judge Ron Ware ...

Work on Juniper GTL begins next week

Construction on the Juniper GTL plant in Westlake will start next week, as workers begin planning foundations for the $100 million petrochemical facil ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Arrive Alive simulation teaches about dangers of distracted driving

Terrance Jauari hit and killed a pedestrian. Micah Bdeh was issued a DWI.

Jauari and Bdeh were two of hundreds of

McNeese State University students ...

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By Rhett Manuelrmanuel@americanpress.comWith the regular season nearing its end, ignoring the state’s playoff picture is no longer an option.In ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Battle for first place

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have to find a way to win on the road if they plan to take over first

place in the NFC ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Success breeds contempt

Kinder and Welsh may not be the oldest of rivals, but that doesn’t mean when they get together is doesn’t feel like their

towns have had ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Cowboys, Cowgirls picked for upper echelon of SLC

It’s a clean sweep for Stephen F. Austin when it comes to the Southland Conference expectations in basketball.

Both the men’s and women&r ...

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Holy Smoke Barbecue Cook-off this weekend in DeQuincy

Good food, family fun, music and friendly competition is the theme for the fifth annual Holy Smoke Barbecue Cook-off and Praise

Festival this weekend ...

LeBleu's Landing is located at 202 Henning Drive in Sulphur. <br>

LeBleu's Landing does boudin well

What do you call a meal consisting of boudin and beer? Cajun breakfast on a Saturday.

If you’re from Louisiana, you’ve

probably heard a ...

LoLo the Clown will be on hand to do face painting and balloon art at the annual Jennings Alive Arts Festival on Saturday. (American Press Archives)

Jennings Alive festival coming to Main Street

JENNINGS — Creative works of art, food, fun and entertainment will fill Main Street on Saturday as the city hosts the 34th annual Jennings Alive



Frightful fun for your family

Haunted Ship

The USS Orleck is hosting its fourth annual Bludd Vessel haunted ship Thursdays to Saturdays through Nov. 1. Gates open at

6 p.m.; the ...

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