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Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., is facing pressure to resign following the release of a video showing him kissing a former staff member. (Associated Press)

Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., is facing pressure to resign following the release of a video showing him kissing a former staff member. (Associated Press)

Next move is up to McAllister

By Jim Beam / American Press

Now that some of the dust has settled,

where are we on the Vance McAllister situation? The Republican

establishment wants

the U.S. congressman from north Louisiana to resign, but it has a

credibility problem. Many of his constituents are willing

to give him some slack. Others are reserving judg ...


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Colorado deaths stoking worries about pot edibles

DENVER — A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husban ...

(American Press Archives)

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the Nov ...

(American Press Archives)

LC Regional opens passenger lounge

In anticipation of the area’s projected economic boom, Lake Charles Regional Airport has opened its expanded passenger lounge — a business ...

(American Press Archives)

Working with La. fishermen to reduce bycatch

NEW ORLEANS — One way to get anglers and commercial fisherman to use devices to save sea turtles, dolphins and off-limit fish is to have them he ...

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Louisiana-Lafayette second baseman Natalie Fernandez is late on the tag allowing McNeese State’s Alanna Divitorrio to steal second base Wednesday at Lamson Park in Lafayette. (Leslie Westbrook / Special to the American Press)

ULL walks off with victory

LAFAYETTE — Just like the schools’ baseball teams a week before, the McNeese State and Louisiana-Lafayette softball teams

traded runs unt ...

The McNeese State football team makes its first visit to LSU’s Tiger Stadium on Oct. 16, 2010. The Cowboys will make a return trip in 2015. (American Press Archives)

LSU invites McNeese for 2015 season opener

The Cowboys are going big-game hunting.

McNeese State will open the 2015 football season at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. The game is set for Sept. 5 ...

Sam Hosuton High School fell to the Acadiana High Tuesday night. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Errors, stranded runners doom Broncos against Rams

MOSS BLUFF — Stranded runners were the story of the night at Sam Houston High School as the Broncos fell 2-1 to District 3-5A

foe Acadiana.

Th ...

Sulphur outfielder Jayleen Lantier reaches for the grab in the fourth inning of the Lady Tors 7-4 win over Barbe Tuesday afternoon. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Lady Tors claim share of title by beating rival

Sulphur claimed a share of its first District 3-5A title since 2007 with a 7-4 win against rival Barbe Thursday at Frasch

Park in Sulphur.

The Lady ...

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Preparing for Friday’s Mozart concert are, front row from left, Ava Brown, Marlene Mullenix, organist, and Lamar Robertson. Back row from left are George Hutchinson, Abbie Fletcher and Bret Smithey, director. (Special to the American Press)

First UMC choir to present Mozart's Requiem in D minor

The First United Methodist Church chancel choir will present Mozart’s Requiem in D minor at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, in a free


&ldquo ...

Funny girls Vanessa Bayer, left, and Kate McKinnon share a secret in passing during Thursday's McNeese performance. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Live from Lake Charles it's 'The Girls of SNL'

In celebration of McNeese State University’s 75th anniversary, two cast members from NBC’s Saturday Night Live performed comedy

acts Tues ...

Pat Louviere and Erik Jessen unveil the 2014 Contraband Days festival poster Tuesday. (Special to the American Press)

Contraband Days festival set for May 1-11

Family fun will be atop the agenda for the annual Contraband Days festival, which will be May 1-11 along the Civic Center


The festival will ...

Paul Walker’s brothers are filling in to help finish shooting on “Fast & Furious 7.” Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that Caleb and Cody Walker are filling in for their late brother to complete some remaining filming. (Associated Press)

Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

NEW YORK — Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the

midst of making whe ...

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