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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
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We can do better tracking traffic offenses

Louisiana is hopefully on the road to improving its driving laws.

In Texas and Arkansas, drivers are assigned points each time they’re convicted of a traffic offense. Once they’ve received

a certain number of points, drivers face penalties — such as surcharges and license suspens ...

News

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

WASHINGTON — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, w ...

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Business groups oppose Jindal plan to scale back tax credits

BATON ROUGE  — Louisiana's business lobbying groups are calling a centerpiece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for next year a multim ...

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Lawyer: NSA leaker Edward Snowden wants to return home

MOSCOW — A Russian lawyer for former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden says he wants to return to the United States if he's guaranteed a fair t ...

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Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

WASHINGTON — A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department ...


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Sports

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A reunion worthy of watching

Last year McNeese’s baseball team started the season back to the future.

Thanks to bad weather in the midwest, the Cowboys rekindled the tradit ...

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State championships back at Burton

It’s not the kind of madness basketball fans have come to expect when March rolls around, but the madness is back in Lake

Charles nonetheless.

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Barbe rolls over St. Louis

SULPHUR — New look Brant McNease was in fine form in his first start at Barbe, holding his former teammates at St. Louis to

one hit in a 12-0 B ...

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Hardy makes game-winning shot in closing seconds help Cowboys win 15th straight at home over Lamar

There are some things logic just can’t explain.

McNeese State’s 70-69 win over Lamar at Burton Coliseum on Monday night — the Cowbo ...


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Scene

Reports of Maggie Smith's 'Downton' exit may be premature

LONDON — Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature.

"Downton Abbey" publicists say Maggie Smith was misinterpre ...

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Entries sought for Lake Charles Crawfish Festival art contest

The Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish

Festival is the spiciest event in Southwest Louisiana, and it continues

to grow every year.

Celebrating the clim ...

Performing in Assemblé 2015 are, from left, LCCB principal dancer Jaina Ange, John Ieyoub as The King, and LCCB soloist Abigail Milligan. (Danley Romero / Special to the American Press)<br />
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Assemblé fusion of ballet, music, original choreography

The Lake Charles Civic Ballet will present Assemblé 2015, which combines dance with different musicians and artists from the

Lake Area, in Mar ...

Lisa VanWinkle  portrays Pauline and Jeremy VanWinkle appears as John in a scene for this weekend's performance of " />

'Rejected' has simple, powerful message

First Apostolic Church of Moss Bluff will stage “Rejected,” a gospel drama, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the Lake Charles Civic Center&rs ...


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