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Joe Joslin's fishing report

By Joe Joslin / Special to the American Press

Big Lake

I contacted several Big Lake sources and they all sung the same song, which was the weather has made it impossible to fish most days the past couple of weeks.

Water temperatures were very cold (upper 40s/low 50s) and high winds were the norm. Hopefully we will have better news next week. ...


(Special to the American Press)

Young adults take advantage of job fair summit

Students and young adults from

throughout the area had a chance to meet with businesses to prepare for

future employment Wednesday

at the Youth Sum ...

Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden, hosts a town hall meeting in New Llano on Tuesday. (Lauren Manary / American Press)

Health care law topic at New Llano town hall

NEW LLANO — U.S. Rep. John Fleming,

R-Minden, held a town hall meeting here Tuesday, speaking on a variety

of topics and answering

constituen ...

Law enforcement is investigating a possible murder-suicide at a house fire on Dolphin Street. (Johnathan Manning / American Press)

Authorities release causes of death in apparent murder-suicide

A woman and man found in a burning house Monday both had gunshots to

the head in what was an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.

Calcasiue Pa ...


CRIME ROUNDUP: Lake Charles man arrested for fourth-offense DWI, child endangerment

A Lake Charles man was arrested for drinking and driving with a 4-month-old child in the vehicle, authorities said.

Brian K. Williams Sr., 35,7624 Sp ...

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Louisiana-Lafayette second baseman Natalie Fernandez is late on the tag allowing McNeese State’s Alanna Divitorrio to steal second base Wednesday at Lamson Park in Lafayette. (Leslie Westbrook / Special to the American Press)

ULL walks off with victory

LAFAYETTE — Just like the schools’ baseball teams a week before, the McNeese State and Louisiana-Lafayette softball teams

traded runs unt ...

The McNeese State football team makes its first visit to LSU’s Tiger Stadium on Oct. 16, 2010. The Cowboys will make a return trip in 2015. (American Press Archives)

LSU invites McNeese for 2015 season opener

The Cowboys are going big-game hunting.

McNeese State will open the 2015 football season at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. The game is set for Sept. 5 ...

Sam Hosuton High School fell to the Acadiana High Tuesday night. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Errors, stranded runners doom Broncos against Rams

MOSS BLUFF — Stranded runners were the story of the night at Sam Houston High School as the Broncos fell 2-1 to District 3-5A

foe Acadiana.

Th ...

Sulphur outfielder Jayleen Lantier reaches for the grab in the fourth inning of the Lady Tors 7-4 win over Barbe Tuesday afternoon. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Lady Tors claim share of title by beating rival

Sulphur claimed a share of its first District 3-5A title since 2007 with a 7-4 win against rival Barbe Thursday at Frasch

Park in Sulphur.

The Lady ...

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Preparing for Friday’s Mozart concert are, front row from left, Ava Brown, Marlene Mullenix, organist, and Lamar Robertson. Back row from left are George Hutchinson, Abbie Fletcher and Bret Smithey, director. (Special to the American Press)

First UMC choir to present Mozart's Requiem in D minor

The First United Methodist Church chancel choir will present Mozart’s Requiem in D minor at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, in a free


&ldquo ...

Funny girls Vanessa Bayer, left, and Kate McKinnon share a secret in passing during Thursday's McNeese performance. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Live from Lake Charles it's 'The Girls of SNL'

In celebration of McNeese State University’s 75th anniversary, two cast members from NBC’s Saturday Night Live performed comedy

acts Tues ...

Pat Louviere and Erik Jessen unveil the 2014 Contraband Days festival poster Tuesday. (Special to the American Press)

Contraband Days festival set for May 1-11

Family fun will be atop the agenda for the annual Contraband Days festival, which will be May 1-11 along the Civic Center


The festival will ...

Paul Walker’s brothers are filling in to help finish shooting on “Fast & Furious 7.” Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that Caleb and Cody Walker are filling in for their late brother to complete some remaining filming. (Associated Press)

Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

NEW YORK — Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the

midst of making whe ...

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