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Pay day lures likes of Lukas

By Jim Gazzolo / American Press

Vinton may be off the beaten path, but the road to Churchill Downs runs through this small Lake Area town Saturday.

Some of the biggest names in thoroughbred racing, and promising horses as well, have come to run in the 12th annual Delta

Downs Jackpot.

The $1 million dollar 11⁄16-mile race ...


From left, outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama,Vice President Joe Biden and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, put their hands over their heart as the National Anthem is played during the farewell tribute in honor of Hagel. (AP Photo)

At farewell, Obama praises Hagel as 'true American patriot'

FORT MYER, Va. — President Barack Obama says outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a true American patriot who devoted his life to the Unite ...

(AP Photo)

Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

WASHINGTON — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

Numbe ...

(AP Photo)

Jindal says he'll suggest 'options' to reduce budget cuts

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal says his budget cut proposal for next year will be presented to lawmakers with a list of "options" for lessening ...


Pentagon docs: Obama to request big Pentagon budget hike

WASHINGTON — Pentagon documents show that President Barack Obama is going to ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Defense De ...

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NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

BOSTON — NFL veterans who started

playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have

cognitive difficulties

after their car ...


LSU seeks big home win

LSU finds itself in an odd position, and it has nothing to do with a five-way tie to be the best non-Kentucky team in the

Southeastern Conference.

T ...


NFL will leave no can unchecked

Just a hunch here, but do not expect the kind of swift justice that would get Tom Brady, Bill Belichik, Robert Kraft or even

an unnamed assistant loc ...

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Gators can't contain W-M front court

Washington-Marion used two first-half surges to pull away from the Gators 96-63 in a District 4-4A game at LaGrange Tuesday


The Charging Indi ...

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Barrel racing, calf roping, bareback bronc riding and bull riding competitions are some of the exciting highlights expected this weekend at the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo. (American Press Archives)

Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo tickets on sale today

The 76th annual Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo will be Feb. 5-7 at the Burton Coliseum Complex.

Nancy McCluskey, event marketing special ...


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 ...

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