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64,000 liquid IV packs donated for weary firefighters – American Press

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www.americanpress.com Staff – 2023-08-26 10:26:27

SUMMARY: The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana has launched its Emergency Relief Fund and received donations from LyondellBasell, Sasol, and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. The first donation will be 64,000 IV Fluid Packs, requested by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, to help firefighters and first responders stay hydrated. LyondellBasell and Sasol have also contributed skilled staff, money, and supplies to assist in responding to the wildfires. The Sasol Fund at the Community Foundation has directed $10,000 to the Emergency Relief Fund, while LyondellBasell contributed $25,000 and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation donated $60,000. Donations can be made online or by mail.

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LC Symphony presents ‘the best songs of the MTV generation’ – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Emily Burleigh – 2024-06-20 04:03:47

SUMMARY: The Lake Charles Symphony's annual Summer Pops concert will celebrate 1980s music with a “Totally Awesome 80s” theme on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. The high-energy event features vocalists from Jeans ‘n Classics and aims to attract multigenerational audiences. Executive Director Beth Dawdy and Conductor William Rose highlight the diverse orchestration and nostalgic value of live performances. Guests are encouraged to wear 80s attire and engage as if it were a rock concert. Tickets are available online, with various pricing options, including general admission and reserved tables, at www.lcsymphony.com.

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Poll: Nearly half of Americans struggling because of higher prices – American Press

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www.americanpress.com Staff – 2024-06-19 22:21:17

SUMMARY: A recent Monmouth University poll indicates that nearly half of Americans are struggling with the financial strain caused by inflation, marking the highest recorded level since President Biden's term began. Currently, 46% of respondents report difficulty making ends meet, a notable increase from the 20-29% range during President Trump's tenure. Inflation has driven prices up by approximately 20% since Biden took office, though the rate of inflation has recently slowed. Despite economic improvements, financial concerns remain influential for voters. The poll, conducted from June 1 to June 6, sampled 1,106 adults, highlighting continued economic discontent among the American public.

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BREAKING: CPSO searching for man who escaped custody – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Crystal Stevenson – 2024-06-19 21:46:54

SUMMARY: The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for Malik D. Williams, 23, who escaped custody on June 19, 2024. Williams fled on foot during an investigation on Gulf Highway after slipping out of handcuffs. He was being detained for domestic abuse charges and was last seen wearing gray Nike shorts, black and white Nike shoes, and no shirt. Despite setting up a perimeter, deputies have not located him. A warrant for $375,000 has been issued for his arrest on charges of domestic abuse battery and simple escape. Public assistance is requested for information on his whereabouts.

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