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Jeff Aguillard shows off his 171.55-pound yellowfin tuna caught during the Fourth of July Saltwater Fishing Rodeo on Sunday. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Jeff Aguillard shows off his 171.55-pound yellowfin tuna caught during the Fourth of July Saltwater Fishing Rodeo on Sunday. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Area anglers weigh in during Fishing Rodeo

By Albert Burford / American Press

Fishermen are pragmatic by nature. There are any number of things that can go wrong with a boat, the weather or equipment,

so the ability to work around any issues comes second nature to most anglers.

So highway construction that made the path to the weigh station of the Southwest Louisiana Fishin ...


A Mardi Gras parade in downtown Sioux City, Iowa. (Blane Bourgeois / Special to the American Press)

Bond between Lake Charles, Sioux City growing stronger every year

In a way, Lake Charles has grown up with

its sister city, Sioux City, Iowa. In fact, 2014 marks the friendship’s

20-year anniversary.

A chanc ...

Church of the King in Lake Charles spreads Vacation Bible School over a month and a half instead of the traditional week. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

LC church hosts VBS all summer long

A Lake Charles church put a twist on vacation Bible school this year, holding weekly classes over a month and half rather

than the traditional weeklo ...

(Associated Press)

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars

TOREZ, Ukraine — Pro-Moscow rebels

piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four

refrigerated boxcars

Sunday in easter ...


DNC raises almost $9M in June, cuts debt to $3M

WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just

$3 million, down fro ...

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Dominguez powers Astros to victory

CHICAGO — Even with three errors, the Houston Astros managed to beat the Chicago White Sox 11-7 Sunday.

Matt Dominguez hit a two-run homer and ...

(Associated Press)

McIlroy never trails while winning open

By The Associated Press

HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats ...

ULL unanimous pick to win Sun Belt

From staff reports

No longer the league’s doormat, Louisiana-Lafayette now has the Sun Belt spotlight all to itself.

The Ragin’ Cajuns w ...

Winners and losers among SEC coaches at Media Days

There is such a thing as “winning the press conference.”

Face it, SEC Media Days is over and it’s still almost a month and half unt ...

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(Special to the American Press)

ACTS to hold 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' auditions

Artists Civic Theatre and Studio in Lake Charles announces a casting call for its 48th season opener, “Legally Blonde: The


Th ...

Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St. in Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Zigler Art Museum)

Zigler Museum to hold summer art camp based on recycling

JENNINGS — The Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St., will hold a Summer Art Camp, July 21-25.

The camp will be held at 10-11:30 a.m. at the museum ...

Big Shane, a DeRidder-based hip-hop artist, performs tracks from his album “Mixed Emotions” at the 101 Block Party in Austin, Texas, in May of this year. (Special to the American Press)

Big Shane DeRidder’s budding hip-hop star

Shane Peters is certain fame is within his reach.

“I don’t think it’ll be too long,” he said.

The 26-year-old DeRidder nativ ...

The Petite Scrubbers entertain festival-goers at a past Cajun Music and Food Fest. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Come pass a good time at Cajun Music and Food Festival

The Cajun French Music Association will hold its 27th annual Cajun Music and Food Festival this weekend, starting at 4 p.m.

Friday in Burton Coliseum ...

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