Emily Burleigh, Author at American Press


Black Heritage Gallery opens exhibit of works by Brandon V. Lewis

The Black Heritage Gallery will be premiering their new exhibition “Visual Griot: The Art of Brandon V. Lewis” this Friday, August 5 at the Historic ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Friday, August 5, 2022 10:24 am

Local News

CPSB transportation director keeps things moving along

Calcasieu Parish School Board Transportation Director Aaron McDonald came to Southwest Louisiana to attend McNeese in the fall of 1993, and never left. The first ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Friday, August 5, 2022 7:47 am


Biden administration declares monkeypox public health emergency

President Joe Biden’s administration officially declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency on Thursday during a media teleconference hosted by the Department of Health ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Friday, August 5, 2022 5:32 am


BREAKING: Homicide cause of death for man discovered in 11th Street home

The death of a man found in a home at 1118 11th St. on Wednesday has been ruled a homicide. The victim has been identified ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:49 pm


UPDATE: Police investigating possible homicide after body found in home

Lake Charles Police are investigating a possible homicide after the body of a man was discovered inside his 11th Street address Wednesday afternoon. Police were ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:34 pm


LEAP Score growth: CPSB performance in state’s Top 10

Calcasieu Parish Elementary Schools exhibited impressive growth during the previous school year. According to the 2021-2022 LEAP 2025 results that were released by the Department ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:50 pm


A new state program will help homeowners receive funding to make their home’s roof stronger to better withstand storms

In 2023, many Louisiana homeowners will be granted funding to fortify their home’s roofs through the new Louisiana Fortify Homes Program. Ron Camarota of the ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 4:55 pm

Local News

Lorenna Higgins: Offers smiling face, kind words

Treasured local volunteer Lorenna Higgins lends her time to help patrons at the Calcasieu Parish Law Library at the Southwest Louisiana Law Center. She has ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Monday, August 1, 2022 5:45 am


Free breakfast, lunch this school year for Calcasieu students

Calcasieu Parish students will have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch for free at their respective schools this upcoming academic year. After the destruction ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Friday, July 29, 2022 5:41 am


W.W. Lewis Middle to get $5.7M in FEMA hurricane funds

W.W. Lewis Middle School will be receiving $5,796,062.96 in recovery funding for repairs needed after Hurricanes Laura and Delta made landfall nearly two years ago. ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:15 pm

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