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The LeBlanc home was landmarked in 2002 by the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. (Rita LeBleu / American Press)

The LeBlanc home was landmarked in 2002 by the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. (Rita LeBleu / American Press)

What makes a house a home? The people, says LeBlanc family

By Rita LeBleu / American Press

Some people spend a great deal of time planning for every detail of their lives, including where to live and when to live there. But for many people, “life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” The timing of unplanned events may even work in our favor on occasion. That ...


Judge: Case alleging Ohio 'segregates' disabled can proceed

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the sta ...

Man accused of keeping women to work in strip clubs indicted

ATLANTA -- A grand jury has indicted a man accused of holding women against their will in a million-dollar home near Atlanta and forcing them to dance ...

Jurors convict Missouri mother of poisoning 9-year-old son

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A Missouri mother has been convicted of repeatedly poisoning her son with prescription medications, risking his life in what authoriti ...

US imposes sanctions on China, North Korea entities, people

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration announced sanctions Friday on 30 foreign companies and people from 10 countries, including China, and accused t ...

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McNeese State men's head basketball coach Dave Simmons enter his 11th season. Th ...

McNeese athletic director Bruce Hemphill updates basketball program

McNeese State athletic director Bruce Hemphill gave an update on the status of the men’s basketball program and coach Dave Simmons to the Amer ...

Kinder cools off Vinton

VINTON — Kinder cooled off the red hot fifth-ranked Vinton Lions with a 5-0 victory Thursday.

Junior right-hander Trent Johnson (2-2) played a ...

Cowboys’ bats meet test in Nicholls’ arms

No one, Justin Hill says, gets excited by a shutout.

“Except a pitching coach,” the former LSU pitcher quickly adds.

It’s why, the ...

Cowboys secondary learns talk isn’t cheap: Hill’s return plugs communication void

Dominique Hill spent the first six weeks of last season buried in his playbook. Watched all the film he could, too. He’d sprint to the A.I. Ratc ...

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Lake Area Ballet Theatre Spring Gala: Performance will celebrate talents of over 50 local dancers

The Lake Area Ballet Theatre’s second Spring Gala is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Rosa Hart Theatre and will ...

Wild Beast Feast: Symphony fundraiser chefs cooking up some down-home goodness

Whet your appetites and get ready for the Lake Charles Symphony’s 17th annual Wild Beast Feast fundraiser on Saturday, March 25 in the courtyard ...

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Maplewood Discount: Home of the Stuffed Burgers

Sulphur’s Maplewood Discount is, well, a convenience store. There are neon beer signs in the windows, aisles of chips and candy, and a wall of r ...


Butterfly release to benefit Harbor Foundation

The Harbor Foundation will host its second annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Amphitheate ...

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