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Spring is always eagerly anticipated, but here in the Southwest Louisiana arctic air — a Lenten season sans the prior celebration and the expectation of lifted restrictions on March 3 — has intensified the promise of a new beginning, as well as opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

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Wednesday marked five months since Hurricane Laura razed a swath of south Louisiana. Nearly six weeks later, Hurricane Delta followed much the same path. The storms left behind more than a million tons of debris in Calcasieu Parish, the last of which is currently being hauled away.

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Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso announced 2020 property taxes notices are currently being mailed. Taxpayers can choose to pay their 2020 property taxes online on the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office website at www.cpso.com by using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express cre…

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking President Joe Biden for $3 billion to help Louisiana with its ongoing recovery from the 2020 hurricanes, saying Tuesday that he's filed a request with the new White House similar to what he asked of the prior administration.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday. He was 86

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About a dozen people gathered in the parking lot of the Sulphur Senior Center Tuesday to gather information about COVID-19 vaccines from June McBride, RN, Infection Prevention Coordinator with West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Federal officials have changed their guidance to states for distributing and administering the coronavirus  vaccine, but that doesn't mean Louisiana is rushing more of its residents to the front of the line for shot eligibility.

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The state’s health department, on Wednesday, reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations since March — with 6,882 new cases reported over a 24-hour period and 1,993 total hospitalizations.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, marching through the building, shouting and waving Trump and American flags and forcing a halt to congressional deliberations over challenges to Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

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Like much of Calcasieu Parish, the last several months of 2020 were a blur of recovery and rebuilding after the summer hurricanes for Westlake.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's health department encouraged hospitals on Tuesday to use their extra doses of the coronavirus  vaccine to immunize people aged 70 and older, bidding to boost the limited supply available to hundreds of thousands of people newly eligible for the vaccine under st…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government advisory panel endorsed widespread use of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine Thursday, putting the country just one step away from launching an epic vaccination campaign against the outbreak that has killed close to 300,000 Americans.

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Most U.S. residents won’t have access to a COVID-19 vaccine until around May or June of 2021, according to Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Much like the holidays that preceded it in 2020, Thanksgiving figures to be different this year. An ongoing pandemic has changed the way much of the world lives their lives, including how holidays are celebrated.

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VINTON — Gov. John Bel Edwards joined state transportation officials and legislators Tuesday to break ground on a $152 million project that will widen a nearly 11-mile stretch of Interstate 10 from four lanes to six.

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With a youthful lineup under first-year head coach Carol Turner, the Sulphur Tors girls basketball team will lean on a trio of seniors to guide them this season.

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The Sulphur Tors overcame a pair of destructive hurricanes to get back on the football field this season, but the coronavirus pandemic finally caught up with them.

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After being pummeled by both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, the 105-year-old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot that housed the Brimstone Museum was deemed too structurally unsound to repair by the museum’s board.

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Sulphur native Leroy Ballou, Jr., left his hometown at the age of 17, but his love for the city remains strong after 50 years away.

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A representative from the Small Business Administration spoke to the Sulphur City Council Monday regarding low-interest loans they offer to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

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While most of the Division I field at the LHSAA volleyball state tournament are regulars, the Sulphur Tors are the new kids on the block, making their first appearance since 2003. But that doesn’t worry head coach Bridget Coppels.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of states remained in play Friday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. The outcome of contests in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Nevada will determine whether Democrat Joe Biden or President Donald Trump wins.