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American Press sports wins best story, best columnist, sweepstakes

From staff reports

Alex Hickey of the American Press won the coveted Story of the Year award and Scooter Hobbs was named the state’s Sports Columnist of the Year in contest results

announced Sunday by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

The American Press sports section also won the sweepstakes in Divisi ...



As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm

WASHINGTON — Worried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for mor ...


Spacecraft closing in on Pluto hits speed bump, but recovers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a "speed bump" that temporarily ...


Crude oil tumbles 8 pct, points to low gas prices this fall

NEW YORK — A slew of global economic and geopolitical factors are working to pummel the price of oil and set up U.S. drivers for very low gasoli ...

Captain Randal Glasgow of the 5th Aviation Battalion shows Alex Garret how to pilot a LUH72 chopper on display Saturday at Fort Polk's FreedomFest celebration. (Pamela Sleezer / American Press)

Rain dampens, but does not stop FreedomFest

FORT POLK – An evening of thunderstorms shook up the schedule of Fort Polk’s FreedomFest celebrations on Saturday, but the show still went ...

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Serena Williams of the United States makes a return to Venus Williams of the United States, during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday July 6, 2015. (AP Photo)

Serena beats Venus in 2 sets in 4th round at Wimbledon

LONDON — Serena Williams watched her opponent's shot land beyond the baseline on match point.

She did not let out a shout, pump a fist or even ...

From left, United States' Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, and Carli Lloyd celebrate after Lloyd scored her second goal of the match against Japan during the first half of the United States' 5-2 thrashing of Japan to win its third Women's World Cup and first since 1999. (AP Photo)

Hat trick propels early onslaught to win Women's World Cup

ANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times.

And with it came the Americans' elusive third Women's World Cup title.


Adam Dautriel shows off his 33.05-lb. dolphin Sunday at the 77th annual Southwest Louisiana Saltwater Fishing Rodeo. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Making memories at fishing rodeo

The Calcasieu Parish Boat Club is nestled off to the side of Interstate 210, right along the water. You have to drive underneath the bridge to get to ...

Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in

Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee'

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The

Dukes of Hazzard" tele ...

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Armed with binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes, bird watchers take to the rice fields in Thornwell on Thursday for the fifth annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival. The festival, which attracted more than 100 birders from 27 states and two Canadian provinces, continues through Sunday. (Doris Maricle / American Press)<br>

Registration open for Yellow Rails and Rice Festival

JENNINGS — Registration is now open for the annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival.

The festival will be held Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in Jeff Davis Paris ...

(Photo of Universal Pictures)

Movies Under the Stars remembers the 80s

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury will showcase 1980s-era films this month with Movies Under the Stars, in Prien Lake Park,

at 3700 West Prien Lake Ro ...

Glazed Confections is located on Ryan Street in the same building as CC's Coffee.

Glazed Confections specializes in bold flavors, unique combinations

I have no room left in my life for another favorite restaurant.

In Lake Charles alone there is already a list of places

where, throughout the week ...


Jennings to host Stars and Stripes celebration today

JENNINGS — The city of Jennings will host its 24th annual Stars and Stripes celebration on Friday, July 3, at the Louisiana

Oil and Gas Park.


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