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Parlez-vous francais? French table group meets to practice their French-speaking skills

For local attorney David Marcantel, French is more than a language. It is the culture of Louisiana. One ...

life

Exchange project allows teenagers to visit different states for free

Last week marked the end of six teenagers’ first (but not last) time in Lake Charles. The American ...

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Jim Beam column: Assassination turmoil averted

Every American was lucky Saturday when a would-be assassin failed in his attempt to kill former President Donald ...

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Candidates begin qualifying for November election today

The Nov. 5 election ballot starts taking shape Wednesday as candidates begin qualifying for local municipal and special ...

Business

UPDATE: Tower implosion will take less than 30 seconds

The Hertz Tower is scheduled for demolition Saturday, Sept.  7.  A tentative time has been set for 8 ...

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Capital One Tower to come down in September

The Hertz Towner — formerly known as the Capital One Tower — is a privately owned company that ...

Crime

Alleged gunman in gang-related shooting arrested

A third suspect has been arrested on an attempted first-degree murder charge following what police say was a ...

weather

Perfect Friday weather claim might not be so perfect in SW La.

 A “perfect” forecast is not necessarily an accurate forecast. An email to the American Press claiming Friday, July ...

Crime

7/16: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Kirk Isaac Mcpherson, 45, 2208 Ory Road — two ...

weather

In beachy Galveston, locals buckle down without power after Beryl’s blow during peak tourist season

Vacuums sucked the water out of the seaside inn run by Nick Gaido’s family in Galveston since 1911 ...

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