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Special education may need overhaul

A new state law that overhauls special education may need its own overhaul if the wave of criticism from education specialists is any indication.

The cause of the uproar is concern that students will suffer because educators are not getting enough help from state officials.

“As a superi ...



CPSB hosts health fair for school employees, retirees

With Louisiana having one of the highest adult obesity rates in the nation, the Calcasieu Parish School Board is advocating health and wellness f ...


Program bids open for Lot Next Door

The Lake Charles North Redevelopment Authority is focusing on property bids as it works to implement the Lot Next Door program, which officials h ...


Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

NEW ORLEANS — Authorities say that Chevron is still releasing natural gas from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where

a Saturday incident kil ...


PDO faces $350,000 shortfall

A budget projection shows the Calcasieu Public Defenders Office restricting services next year and shutting its doors the next year, its district ...

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McNeese did the job Saturday night with a strong running game, going for nearly 400 yards. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

McNeese smashes way to 48-16 blowout of Prairie View A&M

McNeese State appears to be building itself on an old-school identity in a digital football world.

The Cowboys got the job done the smashmouth way in ...

<p>(Rick Hickman/American Press)</p>


Player Of The Week

Derrick Guillory, Sulphur: Had 42 carries for a school-record 340 yards and three touchdowns in Sulphur’s 34-27 loss to Holy ...

(Associated Press)

LSU Notebook

BATON ROUGE — LSU had two new starters at linebacker Saturday with Deion Jones and Duke Riley at the outside spot, replacing Kwon Alexander ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Milton the Monster: Runs for 109 yards, three TDs

McNeese State appears to be building itself on an old-school identity in a digital football world.

The Cowboys got the job done the smashmouth way in ...

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Bill Foltz and Cori Schlemmer, pastry chefs at L’Auberge Casino Resort, have been named National Showpiece Champions. (Special to the American Press)

Art that tastes as good as it looks

L’Auberge Casino Resort pastry chefs

Bill Foltz and Cori Schlemmer are National Showpiece Champions for their


sugar ...

The Ralph Beard exhibit at the RealArt DeRidder Gallery<span class= features bonsai trees thriving inside containers made of driftwood. (Special to the American Press)" />

Bonsai bonanza at RAD gallery

Texas artist Ralph Beard sees bonsai trees as a living art form.

The master gardener is showcasing his horticultural art through the weekend at Real ...

The Oakdale High School Band marches past the fairgrounds as they perform during 2012’s Allen Parish Fair Parade in Oberlin. This year’s fair will run Sept. 15-20. (American Press Archives)

Allen Parish Fair offers parade, rodeo, carnival rides and more

OBERLIN — The Allen Parish Fair will be Sept. 15-20, with grand opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the parish fairgrounds.

The theme for ...

(Special to the American Press)

Class cars & boudin wars

SULPHUR — Local restaurants and

smokehouses will battle this weekend for the coveted title of “Best

Boudin in Southwest Louisiana”


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