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Looking back on a storied career: Dick Gremillion talks about his years serving as Calcasieu OHSEP director

Three tornadoes touched down in Calcasieu Parish Monday. For the first time in 28 years, Dick Gremillion watched ...

Local News

PHOTO GALLERY: SW La. Veterans Home Memorial Day observance

The Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home hosted a Memorial Day ceremony on Friday, honoring and remembering those who died ...

Local News

12-year-old Hadlei Self a finalist in ICMA talent search

A 12-year-old from Welsh is on her way to Nashville to perform after winning the Inspirational Country Music ...

Crime

Local man found guilty in fatal assault of roommate

An Oakdale man has been found guilty in the March 2022 brutal attack and fatal assault of his ...

McNeese Sports

Nicholls ends Cowboy run

The Cowboys’ surprising postseason run came up a game short of extending to the NCAA Tournament. Second-seeded Nicholls ...

weather

Triple-digit heat index possible Memorial Day weekend

Southwest Louisiana is heating up for Memorial Day weekend. It is going to be hot and humid, said ...

Local News

Jim Beam column:Louisiana governors have stroke

Never underestimate the power of Louisiana governors. Republican Gov. Jeff Landry proved once again this week that if ...

McNeese Sports

Lamar outslugs McNeese

If McNeese State is to win the Southland Conference title, it will have to do it the hard ...

McNeese Sports

SFA set to return to SLC

Stephen F. Austin is heading back to the Southland Conference. The American Press has confirmed that a report ...

Crime

5/24: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Tamika Monique Turpin, 38, 4305 Cristina St. Apt. 2 ...

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VIDEO: Washington-Marion Marching Jukebox parades through store

The Washington-Marion High School Marching Jukebox Band parades through Walmart SuperCenter on Nelson Road Friday morning in celebration ...

Local News

SW La. nightlife calendar: There’s always something to do

Nightlife Bodega Wine Dive, 3505 Country Club Road — The Cooley’s, 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Bon Temps Bar & ...

Scene

Calcasieu Parish Short Film Festival offers day of free film watching

The 7th annual Calcasieu Parish Short Film Festival is happening this Saturday, May 25, at the Brimstone Museum ...

Business

Sowela offering free fiber optics training in partnership with Venture Global

In partnership with Sowela Technical Community College, Venture Global is offering Calcasieu and Cameron Parish residents free Fiber ...

Business

Search committee formed to find new Chamber CEO

The SWLA Chamber/Economic Development Alliance Executive Board has formed a Search Committee Task Force to select a new ...

Local News

41st Avenue of Flags Memorial Day display planned

American flags will line the roads of Orange Grove-Graceland Cemetery, 2023 Broad St., for the 41st Avenue of Flags ...

Teacher of Week

Teacher Beth Mouton: ‘I am here to love them and love them well’

In Beth Mouton’s, 48, classroom, love is the most important element. It is her job to provide students ...

McNeese Sports

LeJeune powers Pokes past UIW

It has not been the best of seasons for Peyton LeJeune. Like the Cowboy offense itself, LeJeune struggled ...

Scene

Downtown at Sundown returns on Friday

The 26th annual Downtown at Sundown concert series begins this Friday. From 6-9 p.m. each Friday until June ...

State News

Bill to put air conditioning, heat in school buses fails

By Maddie Scott | LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE — A Senate bill that would have ...