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More not merrier with polls

By Scooter Hobbs / American Press

BATON ROUGE — It’s been a little more than a year now since this lemonade stand first warned of the unchecked proliferation

of college baseball polls.

Sadly, there is no end in sight.

The plague runs rampant still, a domino theory run amuck, a blight on our sensibilities.

As LSU and ...



La. House votes to limit diversions on gasoline tax spending

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana House wants to put the brakes on spending state gasoline tax money for items other than roadwork.

Lawmakers voted 9 ...

A Maryland State Trooper walks through a business damaged during an evening of riots following the funeral of Freddie Gray on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo)

National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smoldering blazes T ...

(AP Photo)

Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy joined conservative colleagues in asking skeptical questions Tuesday as the high court heard ...


Judge approves jury trials for medical lawsuits over spill

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ruled oil spill cleanup workers who sue BP for medical problems that surface later in life have the right to m ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Sulphur earns Class 5A's top seed in playoffs

After biding its time, Sulphur finally has its day in the sun.

The Golden Tors, who won the District 3-5A championship, were rewarded Sunday with th ...

(Associated Press)

Despite playoffs Pelicans still have work to do

The week-long sweep by the Golden State Warriors was an educational eye opener for the young Pelicans.

They learned how to win by losing.

They saw i ...

John Batiste jumps to make the catch between two defenders during Mcneese State’s annual spring game. (Kirk Meche / American Press)

Walk-on turns in run of game

There were two common threads running

through McNeese State’s entire spring practice schedule: defensive

dominance, and previously

unknown fa ...

The city of Chicago prepares to host the NFL draft this weekend. The New Orleans Saints say they intend to use some of their nine picks to patch their beleaguered defense. (Associated Press)

Saints to emphasize defense in draft

Having maneuvered their way into nine draft picks this season, including two in the first round, it is now up to the Saints

to make good on those sel ...

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The McNeese State University Steel Band, left, is set to perform for the An Evening with MusicMakers concert May 3. (Special to the American Press)

An Evening with MusicMakers concert May 3

Local students who received donated musical instruments through a local nonprofit organization will perform for the public

during the second annual A ...

A roadside colony with herons, ibis, spoonbills, anhinga and grackles. (Special to the American Press)

Shorebird Extravaganza kicks off April 29

JENNINGS — Bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts will have a chance to take advantage of Southwest Louisiana’s spring birding opportunitie ...

(Doris Maricle / American Press)

Color your world at Lake Arthur's Art in the Park

LAKE ARTHUR — The third annual Art in the Park returns Saturday to Lake Arthur Park.

The annual event transforms the

downtown waterfront park ...

The Masterworks Chorale of the Louisiana Choral Foundation rehearse for their upcoming “Revolution” performance. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

'Revolution' relived: Concert celebrates 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War

To mark the 150th anniversary of the

Civil War ending, the Masterworks Chorale of the Louisiana Choral

Foundation is presenting

a concert “Re ...

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