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Education crucial to meet job demands

Jobs abound not only here in our corner of the state, but across Louisiana.

The most recent report from the

Louisiana Workforce Commission showed that the Lake Charles metropolitan

area had a record

102,000 jobs. Job numbers in Louisiana have grown every month

since December 2010, giving Louisi ...



Natural gas alliance wants quicker approval process

America’s Natural Gas Alliance released

a white paper Thursday encouraging U.S. policymakers to expedite the

process of approving

terminals t ...


Beauregard a leader in graduation rates

The Beauregard Parish school system has the second-highest cohort graduation rate — the number of students graduating on time

and in four years ...


New hearings for man convicted of killing two women

Even though Mark Wayne Thibodeaux of

Lake Charles has already been found guilty of two counts of

second-degree murder, pretrial

motions will be hea ...

(Associated Press)

Kleckley, Morrish, Smith file tax, education bills

BATON ROUGE — House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has filed legislation dealing with the TOPS program, sales tax compensation, Sowela

Technical Commun ...

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LSU pitcher Alex Lange throws against Houston during the first inning of an NCAA college baseball  in Houston. (Associated Press)

Mainieri adjusts starting rotation

The message boards and Twitter have spoken.

And LSU coach Paul Mainieri has listened.

Or, more likely, it’s just a coincidence.

But Mainieri ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Rain halts Sam Houston ballgame

SULPHUR — There better be a whole lot of flowers blooming next month if the old saying “April showers bring May flowers” rings

true ...


Memory of Spieth will never fade

Katie Vincent might have had the most valuable left arm in Louisiana since Ron Guidry.

But it’s fading fast, a mere shadow of its former glory.


(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Each series looms larger for Cowboys

It is no longer too early for McNeese State to take a look at the conference baseball standings.

The Cowboys (22-15, 12-6 Southland) head to Southeas ...

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Bruce Pickett prepares Bosco burgers during a previous Westlake Family Fun and Food Festival. (American Press Archives)<br />

It's Bosco burger time: Westlake festival this weekend

The Westlake Family, Fun and Food Festival is back, Friday-Sunday, April 17-19, with bingo, “Bosco burgers” and much more.

The festival b ...

Leslie Harless, seated, rehearses a scene for Lake Charles Little Theatre's production of

Friendship takes center stage in LC Little Theatre's "Steel Magnolias"

The final show of the Lake Charles Little Theatre’s 88th season reminds audiences of the importance of friends and helps give

expression to the ...

James Bond (Special to the American Press)

Boogaloo & 007 — 'Nobody does it better'

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum’s annual Boogaloo event will roll into the Lake Area at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Historic

Cash and Carry ...

An Edward Scissorhands fan attends last year's ChPhaCon at the Lake Charles Civic Center. (Special to the American Press)

Fantasy crowd for fantasy event: CyPhaCon returns to LC

Get ready, Lake Charles. An invasion is coming. April 17 to 19 will see the hardiest anime, gaming, fantasy and science fiction

fans gather for CyPha ...

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