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LaGrange falls to state champs

By Troy LaFleur / American Press

The LaGrange Gators gave the

Natchitoches Central Chiefs their best punch early Thursday evening, but

it wouldn’t be enough

as the defending Class 5A state champions would eventually pull

away for a 65-37 win to advance in the 2014 Iberia Bank Holiday

Hoops Invitational at Barbe High Scho ...


(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Lawmakers back Jindal plan to close $170M deficit

By The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan

to use a mix of patchwork financing and modest cuts to close a budget

de ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Students practice French by Skype

SULPHUR — Fourth-grade students at Maplewood Elementary got to test their French-speaking skills Thursday during a Skype session

with fourth-gr ...

(Special to the American Press)

CPPJ reflects on the life of James Mayo

Calcasieu Parish police jurors on Thursday reflected on the life and public service of District 2 Police Juror James Mayo,

who died Dec. 12.

Mayo, 5 ...


LC City Council approves pay raise

The City Council on Wednesday approved a pay raise for all Lake Charles city employees. City officials had been ironing out

the details of the raise ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

LaGrange falls to state champs

The LaGrange Gators gave the

Natchitoches Central Chiefs their best punch early Thursday evening, but

it wouldn’t be enough

as the defending ...

(Associated Press)

Saints right where they expected

This is no joke, the Saints are playing for the playoffs.

It doesn’t matter the record, just the final outcome.

To that end, the Saints find t ...

(Kirk Meche/Special to the American Press)

After 500 wins no slowing down for Oertling

For 22 years Jason Oertling has been the man leading a highly successful St. Louis soccer program.

It’s a run that has included 21 district tit ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Hemphill's toughest fight

It started with an earache. It is now the fight of his life.

McNeese State athletic director Bruce Hemphill will begin a medical leave of absence nex ...

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The Lake Charles Children's Museum is located downtown on Broad Street. (Photo courtesy of Viral

Children's Museum ready for Christmas

The Children’s Museum in Lake Charles is helping local children get in the holiday spirit by planning a variety of Christmas events during the n ...


Jeff Davis, Allen Parish upcoming Christmas events

Live nativity

OAKDALE — A live nativity and concert will be 6-7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20, at the corner of 13th Street and

Sixt ...

Going's Barbecue Company at 2020 Ruth St. in Sulphur provides a variety of meats and sandwiches at a reasonable price.

New for meat lovers: Going's Barbecue Company

When it comes to tasting barbecue, I don't know that there are two better test subjects in Southwest Louisiana than Troy Lafleur

and myself. Honestly ...

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

Christmas coming to Zigler Art Museum

JENNINGS — After more than three decades of winter wonderlands and magical holiday displays, Christmas at the Zigler Art Museum

is coming to an ...

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