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Biden says too many Americans are saddled with school debt as he cancels federal loans for 153,000

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that while a college degree was still a ticket to a better life, that ...

McNeese Sports

BREAKING: Southland suspends 8 for brawl

Southland Conference Commissioner Chris Grant came down hard on those at the center of Monday night’s postgame bench-clearing ...

Crime

Local nurse arrested on multiple sex charges

A former nurse at the Oakdale Community Hospital was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly sexually assaulted two patients ...

Local News

Visit Lake Charles launches Resident Sentiment Survey to gauge community perceptions of tourism 

Special to the American Press Visit Lake Charles, the official destination marketing organization for Southwest Louisiana, announces the ...

Local News

McNeese women head to Beaumont

With all hope of the postseason gone, the Cowgirls look to find a way to gain some momentum ...

Local News

LDH confirms two measles cases in New Orleans

Special to the American Press The Louisiana Department of Health  is reporting that two individuals were diagnosed with ...

Local News

Old Sulphur Kroger store will be demolished

The building known as the old Sulphur Kroger store at the southwest corner of Napoleon Street and Beglis ...

life

Burton Complex to transition to cashless facility on March 1

Special to the American Press The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury announced today that the Burton Complex will be ...

Local News

School routine will change for many Beauregard students

All Beauregard Parish School Board students will begin the 2024-25 school year on Thursday, Aug. 8, and end ...

Local News

UPDATE: West Prien Lake Road Widening Project on schedule

The West Prien Lake Road Widening Project, which is a joint project between the city of Lake Charles ...

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Crime

Sheriff’s Office: High-speed chase ends in gunfire

An investigation is continuing after a Lafayette man allegedly fired shots at police officers as he attempted to ...

Crime

2/21: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Terrell Deon Fontenot, 42, 3563 Monroe St. — possession ...

Sports

Homestand continues tonight, Cowgirls pass stress test of Top 25 stretch

The Cowgirls continue their season-opening 14-game homestand tonight with a game against Boise State. The first pitch at ...

Sports

Feb. 20 Southwest La. prep baseball scores/stats

Tuesday Baseball Nondistrict Hackberry 14 Elton 0 RECORDS: Hackberry — 1-0. Elton — 0-1. Lacassine 19 Reeves 7 ...

State News

FBI investigates after letter with white powder sent to House Speaker Johnson’s La. church

Federal and state authorities are investigating suspicious mail containing a white powder that was received by a north ...

Sports

Feb. 20 Southwest La. prep softball scores/stats

Tuesday Softball Nondistrict South Cameron 17 Elton 3, 5 inns. EHS 300 00 — 3-2-0 SC 621 8x ...

Local News

Jim Beam column:Republicans have total control

Some may find it hard to accept, but Republican Gov. Jeff Landry and a supermajority GOP Legislature are ...

Crime

Landry: Carjackers ‘will spend a long time in jail’

In the moments before Linda Frickey was dragged to her death during a fatal carjacking, the 73-year-old had ...

McNeese Sports

Bad start sinks Cowboys in home opener

One bad inning can ruin an otherwise good night. For the Cowboys, that inning came right off the ...

Jim Gazzolo

Jim Gazzolo: A chance to send a message

I have always believed that in chaos there is opportunity. Well, Southland Conference, let’s see if you can ...