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Cowboys overpower Champion Christian – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2023-11-13 23:31:38

SUMMARY: The McNeese State Cowboys secured their third consecutive victory of the season by thrashing Champion Christian 110-46 at the Legacy Center. With head coach Will Wade suspended, assistant coaches Brandon Chambers and Vernon Hamilton took turns leading the team. During the game, McNeese displayed a dominant performance including a record 41-0 scoring run against the Tigers and showcased strong teamwork with 24 assists. Christian Shumate stood out with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The win highlighted McNeese's potential to reach a 4-0 start for the first time since 1972, continuing their five-game winning streak against Champion Christian.

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UPDATE: Bond set for Jennings High gunman – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Doris Maricle – 2024-04-16 13:21:46

SUMMARY: Dillion M. Champagne, 37, from Duson, was arrested after entering Jennings High School and firing a shot. His bond is $600,000 with numerous charges including aggravated assault and possession of a stolen firearm. The incident, which occurred before students arrived, led to a 13-hour manhunt ending near Jennings. Champagne, who was on a meth binge, had stolen a crawfish truck, then a BMW, before targeting the school for another vehicle. Classes were canceled during the search utilizing drones and helicopters. Police Chief Semmes praised the multi-agency effort, and School Superintendent Hall acknowledged the teamwork in a challenging situation.

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Conviction, life sentence stands for man who killed then burned body in DeQuincy – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Crystal Stevenson – 2024-04-16 11:02:01

SUMMARY: Nathaniel Mitchell III's life sentence for the murder of Zacchaeus Hakim Burton in 2019 will remain. Mitchell killed Burton and burned his body in DeQuincy, a fact supported by co-defendant George Buck's testimony and corroborating evidence such as phone records and surveillance. Mitchell bought a gun before committing the crime, as testified by Buck. Despite claims of trial errors and ineffective counsel, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal rejected Mitchell's appeals, stating there was no evidence to suggest the inclusion of certain evidence or counsel's actions prejudiced the trial's outcome. Mitchell was convicted on October 3, 2022, of second-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

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University UMC to host National Faith and Climate Forum – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Emily Burleigh – 2024-04-16 08:41:38

SUMMARY: University United Methodist Church (UUMC) is hosting the livestream of the National Faith and Climate Forum 2024 on April 16, focusing on the impact of climate change on church communities and action steps for sustainability. This hybrid event is a collaboration with For a Better Bayou and Blessed Tomorrow, aiming to connect congregations and promote environmental stewardship rooted in faith. Over 50 churches will serve as hosts for discussions on building resilient congregations and caring for creation, with key speakers from various religious organizations. The event is free, includes lunch, and open to all, with registration available online.

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