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Bad and good news with education ranking

When it comes to education in Louisiana, there is some good news and there is some bad news.

On the surface things look to be getting better.

Last week the new Education Week analysis came out and Louisiana was ranked 44th in the country for overall public education.

That is up from other years ...


(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Foreman-Reynaud attends to homeless people

The limousine that pulled up in front

of the Foreman-Reynaud Community Center on Saturday afternoon idled for a

second before

the back door opened. ...

Gov. Bobby Jindal. (American Press)

Jindal headlines Baton Rouge prayer rally

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally Saturday that the nation needs

a “spiritu ...

Morning Star Cemetery in Mossville. (Rick Hickman/American Press)

Sasol to improve, keep open cemetery

Dorothy Felix says she will fight to make sure Mossville’s Morning Star Cemetery will remain open long after Sasol’s massive

plant expans ...

Doris Maricle/American Press)

Fairview High marks school's centennial

GRANT — Former educators, alumni and students came together Friday to mark Fairview High School’s centennial.

“This school hasn&rsq ...

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A sign displays at Wrigley Field in honor of Ernie Banks in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2014. Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died at the age of 83. 'Mr. Cub' passed away Friday night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Hope sprang eternal with Mr. Cub

Ernie Banks wasn’t just Mr. Cub, nor was he Mr. Chicago either.

With all due respect to Bob Uecker, who owns the title, Ernie Banks was Mr. Bas ...


Mainieri believes Omaha's always within reach

It’s one of the really refreshing things about college baseball.

Friday was the LSU team’s first spring practice, although a drizzly 45-d ...

(Roddy Johnson/Special to the American Press)

Cowgirls' growing pains continue

NATCHITOCHES — Talented teams have a way of exposing your flaws in a hurry, and McNeese State’s were made evident in a 75-54

loss at firs ...

(Roddy Johnson/Special to the American Press)

Cowboys hot, but Northwestern sizzles

NATCHITOCHES — McNeese State shot like

it was in a 3-point contest at Northwestern State’s Prather Coliseum on

Saturday afternoon.

Unfo ...

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Bayou Corne sinkhole to be featured on LPB's 'Nova'

The sinkhole at Bayou Corne will be featured in a scientific look at what causes sinkholes and the destruction they can bring

when “Sinkholes & ...

The turf and surf poboy option comes with deli-quality sliced roast beef and Cajun seasoned shrimp.

Options are endless at Old School Poboys' new location

Do you have friends who can be very

indecisive when it comes to figuring out what they want to eat? Do they

always tell you

it doesn’t matter ...


Patron's Art Show to showcase new artists

New and upcoming artists will have a chance to feature their work during Stellar Beans Coffee House and Edibles’s third annual Patrons’ Ar ...


Western Heritage Trail Ride leaves Jan. 31

The third annual Western Heritage Trail Ride will be Jan. 31-Feb. 6. The Gueydan-to-Lake Charles trek is done in conjunction

with the Southwest Distr ...

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