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Cole Lavergne from Sulphur High and Matthew Devillier from Sam Houston High. 

Cole Lavergne from Sulphur High and Matthew Devillier from Sam Houston High. 

Area products help Gents break ground

By Rodrick Anderson / American Press

For the first time in school history, the Centenary Gents baseball team is headed to NCAA Division III playoffs. And it is probably no coincidence that two of the Gents’ top players, Matthew Devillier and Cole Lavergne, hail from Southwest Louisiana, a hot bed for producing college prospects. ...

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$10K bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.

The accid ...

In this July 12 2016 photo, a member of the Dallas Police Choir passes the portr ...

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than a dozen states this year have passed "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforc ...

Volunteer curator Bill Dodd, walks through the Nash Farm Battlefield Museum as h ...

Civil War museum closes after feud over Confederate spat

ATLANTA -- This much everyone can agree on: A small Civil War museum, nestled in an old farmhouse at the site of a purported battlefield, has closed i ...

Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips

Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend.

The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Ame ...


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Sports

McNeese State's Robbie Podorsky (1) gets tagged out by Central Arkansas SS #3 at ...

Unbearable: Central Arkansas sends Cowboys into losers' bracket

SUGAR LAND, Texas — The top-seeded McNeese State baseball team took a step back in its quest for a Southland Conference baseball tournament cham ...

LSU rains down runs on Missouri

From staff reports

HOOVER, Ala. — Cole Freeman went 4-for-4, including a three-run home run through the rain in the eighth inning that sealed t ...

McNeese State's Austin Nelson (43) watches the ball leave the park for a homer d ...

Whoa, Nelly: Nelson HR helps Cowboys advance

SUGAR LAND, Texas — No. 1 McNeese State led most of its first-round Southland Conference Tournament baseball game against No. 8 Lamar, but the C ...

Winning Game 1 at all costs

The top-seeded McNeese State baseball team will begin its postseason against a team it should be familiar with in No. 8 Lamar at 4 p.m. today in the S ...


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Scene

Cajun music trio Nee de Traditionne is set to perform. (Special to American Pres ...

Fundraiser concert will benefit music museum

A concert and fundraiser to benefit the Music Museum of Southwest Louisiana will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27, in Sloppy’s Downtown.

Cajun ...

Works of Women: Sulphur exhibit features over 200 works by female artists

An opening reception for the exhibit “Works of Women 2017” will be 5-7 p.m. today, May 25, in the Henning Cultural Center, 923 Ruth St. in ...

Help yourself to a free cup of coffee at Havens General Store in Fields. While y ...

Havens General Store: Fields establishment offers old-fashioned, one-stop shopping and dining experience

The Beauregard Parish community of Fields isn’t what you’d call a thriving metropolis. The school, Hyatt High School, closed in 2008. The ...

Canadian connection: Drake meets Celine Dion at Billboards

LAS VEGAS— Even on a record-setting night at the Billboard Music Awards, Drake appeared a bit star-struck in meeting fellow Canadian performer C ...


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