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2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

LOS ANGELES -- Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in C ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and United States Vice President Mike Pence arrive at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

MUNICH -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountabl ...

In this Feb. 10, 2017 photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson smiles while greeting the media during a meeting with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the State Department in Washington. In his first weeks as America's top U.S. diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has gone to great lengths to avoid attracting attention. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

As Trump makes foreign policy, Tillerson avoids spotlight

WASHINGTON -- When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. ...

Westlake financial fortunes improve: City still in uncertain position

Westlake’s finances are more stable than they were over two years ago when, Mayor Bob Hardey said, the city was “one month away from bankr ...

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Area loaded with championship contenders

Barbe will be looking for more of the same while South Beauregard will be looking to take one more step after reaching the state championship game las ...

McNeese Cowgirl's Victoria Rachal (33) is fouled during Cowgirl's and Lady Colonels Southland Conference matchup Saturday at Burton Coluseum in Lake Charles, La. (Dennis Babineaux/Special to the American Press)

It still counts: Cowgirls content with ugly victory

It was bowling-shoe ugly and needlessly difficult, but the McNeese State Cowgirls hung on for a 59-52 Southland Conference win over Nicholls State Sat ...

Golf dog fight to support cancer battle

There was a wave of purple showing during a recent tournament at Mallard Cove.

The event was the Billy LaRocca par-3 super dog fight and the color pu ...

New LDWF secretary asking for input

Jack Montoucet, Louisiana’s new secretary for the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, was in town last week giving a short talk to a conventio ...

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CoverGirl male model apologizes for Ebola comment

NEW YORK -- The first male spokesperson for CoverGirl cosmetics is apologizing for saying he was scared to be traveling to Africa because he was afrai ...

Digital artist featured in Capital One exhibit

An art exhibit highlighting the work of digital artist Parris D. Duhon will be on view through the end of March in the lobby of Capital One Downtown.


Library exhibit highlights black pioneers of aviation

JENNINGS — The Carnegie Public Library, 303 N. Cary Ave., will host an exhibit on African-American pioneers of aviation.

Photos, books and othe ...

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Jeanne's Bourbon Street BBQ

Jeanne’s Bourbon Street BBQ truck rolled into Westlake from eastern Ohio two years ago. Jeanne Rose, who launched the truck in 2012, said she an ...

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