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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 ...



Fontenot, 89, retires from CPSO after 37 years

After 37 years of employment at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lillian Fontenot handed in her keys this week.

“I’m on my fi ...


Professors urge Kleckley to fight education cuts

A small group of McNeese State

University professors and residents hand-delivered a letter to House

Speaker Chuck Kleckley’s

local office Fri ...

(American Press Archives)

City slates action plan meetings

The city will host public hearings and neighborhood meetings later this month to discuss the Lake Charles 2015 action plan.

The plan details the city ...

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. (Associated Press)

Jindal says he'd veto budget tied to tax break suspensions

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't support any legislative effort to temporarily suspend tax breaks to drum up quick cash to patch to ...

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Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) catches a 50-yard pass against Mississippi State defensive back Kendrick Market (26) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. There will be several noticeable absences when the three-day draft starts Thursday night, including potential top picks. (Associated Press)<br />

Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft

The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft

night is not for everybo ...


US Olympic wrestling trials headed back to Iowa City

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials is returning to Iowa City, Iowa, in 2016.

USA Wrestling spokesman Gary Abbott told The Associated Press on Wednesday tha ...


More not merrier with polls

BATON ROUGE — It’s been a little more than a year now since this lemonade stand first warned of the unchecked proliferation

of college ba ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Kinder perfect in district

WELSH — Welles Cooley was nearly perfect from the mound Thursday evening as the Kinder Yellow Jackets beat the Welsh Greyhounds

4-0 to finish D ...

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(Doris Maricle / American Press)

Color your world at Lake Arthur's Art in the Park

LAKE ARTHUR — The third annual Art in the Park returns Saturday to Lake Arthur Park.

The annual event transforms the

downtown waterfront park ...

The Masterworks Chorale of the Louisiana Choral Foundation rehearse for their upcoming “Revolution” performance. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

'Revolution' relived: Concert celebrates 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War

To mark the 150th anniversary of the

Civil War ending, the Masterworks Chorale of the Louisiana Choral

Foundation is presenting

a concert “Re ...

Participants race to the finish line during the 2014 Dragon Boat Races on Lake Charles. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

The dragons are coming: Dragon Boat race this weekend on Lake Charles

The Christus St. Patrick Foundation’s third annual Dragon Boat Races will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Lake Charles

Civic Center Sea ...

Willie Nelson performs at the 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

SPOKANE, Wash. — Country music star

Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of

marijuana, capitalizing

on his associat ...

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