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SW La. students named to Northwestern State president’s list

NATCHITOCHES — Several Southwest Louisiana students were among the 598 named to the fall 2021 president’s list at ...

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Cowgirls look for first Southland win

Special to the American Press The McNeese State women’s basketball team will be in San Antonio tonight looking ...

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Cool-hand Guillory takes over in closing minutes of Rams’ win

WESTLAKE — The Westlake Rams were in a tight spot Friday night. They trailed St. Louis Catholic by ...

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All about defense: Iowa clamps down on Prep

IOWA — A quarter of shut-down defense gave Iowa control of its District 4-3A game against Lake Charles ...

education

Jeff Davis scales back on Elton Elementary renovations

High construction costs are forcing the Jeff Davis Parish School Board to scale back plans for renovations at ...

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Calcasieu Police Jury votes on zoning requests

Calcasieu Parish police jurors on Thursday took action on several rezoning requests, including the approval of an RV ...

Crime

Deputies searching for driver in Moss Bluff hit-and-run

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run that occurred at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in a ...

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United Way of SW La. sheltering community members in area hotels

United Way of Southwest Louisiana secured hotel rooms for hurricane victims and the homeless this week, registering nearly ...

National Sports

Scooter Hobbs column: Burrow has Cincy buzzing

Joe Burrow seems to have done it again. Around here, we’re familiar with the drill. Been there. Seen ...

crime

1/21: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: James Joesph Britt, 33, 426 Jefferson Drive — direct ...

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Moving day: Chance for 4-3A district leaders to break from pack

The early front-runner in District 4-3A could emerge tonight when Iowa’s veteran squad hosts an up-and-coming Lake Charles ...

crime

Sulphur man accused of stealing $367,000 from nonprofit

A Sulphur man was arrested Wednesday following a seventh-month investigation into accusations he was stealing from a local ...

economy

Cassidy touts SW La. benefits of infrastructure bill

U.S. Sen.  Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, recently announced a $643,360,450 allocation for the state from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment ...

Meet Your Neighbor

Hurst-Trahan: Job lets her focus on her passion – helping people

Velika Hurst-Trahan has spent the last 15 years in Lake Charles working to help people and improve the ...

education

Jeff Davis School Board declares critical shortage for several positions

JENNINGS — The Jeff Davis Parish School Board is having a hard time finding qualified teachers and support ...

Weather Watch

Below-freezing temperatures expected throughout weekend

Below-freezing temperatures are expected to move into the area Friday and persist throughout the weekend. Despite the freezing ...

Drivers Needed

Learn to Drive the Bus class scheduled for next week

The Calcasieu Parish School Board will host a preservice training and behind-the-wheel training for substitute school bus drivers beginning ...

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Jeff Davis school campuses closed Friday

Jeff Davis Parish schools will be closed Friday due to the weather. according to Superintendent Kirk Credeur. Students ...

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Tire fire at shuttered facility leads to prison evacuation

A tire fire burning at a shuttered waste tire processing facility since Sunday in Cottonport has prompted the ...

Redistricting

Redistricting plan would cost Jeff Davis minority district

JENNINGS — A new redistricting plan for the Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury would do away with one ...