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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 ...


(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Lake Charles Housing Authority receives approval for High School Park demolition

The Lake Charles Housing Authority has received approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to begin

the demolition process fo ...


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A Lake Charles man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday in state district court in connection with the shooting death of

his mother’s someti ...

(Associated Press/American Press)

House committee approves two Lake Charles lakefront bills

BATON ROUGE — A House committee on Thursday approved two Lake Charles lakefront bills, which now move to the full House. Other

Southwest Louisi ...


Nodier volunteering in Nepal

When 22-year-old David Nodier first arrived in Nepal in March, his mission was to teach English at a Buddhist monastery near

the village of Dollu, on ...

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Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA. (MGNonline)

Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

ZURICH — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite

separate U.S. and Swiss ...

(Associated Press)

Tigers more sure-footed on base paths

BATON ROUGE — The new, livelier NCAA baseballs have been the prime suspect when any college team starting generated more offense

this year.

Bu ...


First step back to CWS begins with unknown Lehigh

BATON ROUGE — When the NCAA baseball

tournament selection show was complete, LSU coach Paul Mainieri rushed

straight his computer.

“I w ...


Bach says FIFA can learn from Salt Lake scandal

ZURICH — IOC President Thomas Bach says Sepp Blatter and FIFA can learn from the way the Olympic body cleaned itself up after the Salt

Lake Cit ...

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(Special to the American Press)

'Where Chaos Meets Order': LeMieux exhibit latest feature at Art Associates Gallery

Tracy LeMieux first became interested in ceramics while volunteering as a parent aide for a third-grade art project.

LeMieux said she had always thou ...


Get to Know Snakes event at Tuten Park

A program designed to introduce children ages 10-14 to snakes will be hosted by the Friends of Tuten Park beginning at 10

a.m. Saturday, May 30.

Get ...

U.S actress Lindsay Lohan performs a scene from the play, " />

Judge closes book on last Lindsay Lohan criminal case in LA

LOS ANGELES — For the first time in nearly eight years, Lindsay Lohan is not on probation.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Young on Thurs ...

(Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

Having a heart for a cause: Heart Ball May 30

The American Heart Association of Southwest Louisiana will host their annual Heart Ball 6-11 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in Chennault International Airport ...

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