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Medicaid privatization may need more tweaking

Medicaid needs reform that works.

A legislative auditor’s report indicates the Jindal administration’s positive report on its efforts to reform Medicaid lacks

information supporting “global assertions” of cost savings and improved health outcomes. Whether the state is on th ...



DeRidder man seeks answers after two school bus mishaps

DERIDDER — Mike Fligg and his wife, Kristen, are at a loss.

The Fliggs’ 6-year-old son was driven home from K.R. Hanchey Elementary by st ...


Legis-Gator luncheon touches on economic, environmental

Economic development and environmental

regulations were among the topics state and federal lawmakers talked

about during Friday’s

Legis-Gator ...


Oakdale murder trial recessed until Tuesday

OBERLIN — The second-degree murder trial of an Oakdale man accused of fatally shooting his grandfather is expected to continue

Tuesday in 33rd ...


Lawmakers tackled EPA ozone proposal

Three lawmakers from Capitol Hill met in Lake Charles on Friday to gain a local perspective on the Environmental Protection

Agency’s proposal t ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Steinbeiser goal gives Cowgirls win

An early goal by senior midfielder Krista Steinbeiser proved to be the winner as she rocketed a shot past the goalkeeper in the 22nd minute to deliver ...


Fresh faces, same championship goal

The Southeastern Conference finally got knocked off the mountaintop.

Now, Alabama and other aspiring national contenders are trying to begin the clim ...

(Associated Press)

Colts WR wants on field

INDIANAPOLIS — Reggie Wayne and Drew Brees spent most of August following the same script.

They tried to get healthy, stay on the practice fiel ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Scrimmage sumulates game week

If last week was the midterm, today is the final exam for McNeese State football players looking to solidify their spot on

the depth chart before the ...

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Comedian Dan Kamin takes the stage as part of McNeese Banners Cultural Series.

Fall Arts Preview: Plan your artsy outings

After an exciting summer, local museums, theatres and other arts venues are gearing up to start the 2014-2015 arts season.

Lake Charles Civic Ballet


(Justin B. Phillips/American Press)

A taste of the East


of Our Lives” played on the television in the dining area of Yank Sing

Chinese Restaurant. The words spoken by late

cast member M ...

Robin Williams, left, and his daughter, Zelda, attend the premiere of

Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

NEW YORK — Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called

"cruel and unnecessary" ...

Josh Ledet. (Michelle Higginbotham / American Press)<br>

'Lake Charles Idol' tryouts Tuesday

KVHP-TV will present “Lake Charles Idol” — a preliminary competition for the “American Idol” auditions — 4-7 p.m. ...

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