JDPJ votes to approve ‘substantial completion’ of new jail

The Jeff Davish Parish Police Jury voted their long-awaited, new jail is “substantially complete” at their meeting Wednesday night.

  Trump faces questions over hush money payments as inauguration spending comes under investigation

Reports Thursday said that President Trump was at a 2015 meeting where hush money payments were arranged on his behalf, and that there is now a federal investigation into how his inauguration funds were spent.
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  Bomb threats sent to businesses, universities and media nationwide

Threats are being sent in to create mass disruption.


  Lake Charles city employees recognized for service at luncheon

Multiple wrecks on I-210 Westbound near Lake St.

Protecting children from RSV and other viruses during holidays

At least five area businesses receive threats as similar bomb threats reported across state, nation

First Alert Forecast: Cooler tonight and rain still likely for Friday ahead of a nice weekend

Later this evening, the rain chances will be a little lower. I cannot rule out some drizzle in a couple areas. Therefore, I am not taking the rain chances completely out. It will still be cloudy, and it should not be a pretty sunset with too much cloud interference. Temperatures will be dropping rat
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Girl, 7, died in Customs and Border Protection custody last week, report says

The girl died of dehydration and shock hours after being taken into CBP custody while crossing into the U.S. illegally with her father in New Mexico.

Protecting gift packages

Mickey Smith Jr. named Grammy finalist

Middle school teachers go caroling

LCPD says overall juvenile crime rate down this year

  LCPD looking for suspects in house shooting

Del Monte canned corn recalled

Sheriff: 73-year-old man robbed, left on side of road with ‘severe laceration’ to head

The City of Lake Charles breaks ground on new golf course

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Gun deaths hit highest level in almost four decades last year

A new analysis of data done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 40,000 people were killed by guns last year.


  McNeese rallies past NCCU, picks up first non-conference D1 win since 2016

LSU outscored by 16 points in the 2nd half to nationally-ranked Houston, lose on the road

Houston is ranked No. 24 by the AP


SWLA based company, Waitr, expanding with new partnership

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

CPSO asking for help identifying hit & run driver

Legal Corner: Can I have Christmas displays in my classroom?

Countdown ‘til Christmas: Here’s what’s going on in SWLA

See what SWLA has to offer during this holly, jolly season!
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  Holiday shoppers, beware of these three identity theft risks

While Holiday shopping, protect yourself from falling victim to identity theft by recognizing the sources of scams.

LCPD searching for suspects accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of alcohol

Malfunction causes gas to sell for 2 cents a gallon

Sunrise Birthdays

RECALL: Achdut’s Tahini, component of hummus, recalled due to salmonella concerns


Consider This: Power Outage

  CONSIDER THIS: Power Outage

  CONSIDER THIS: Pack the Tent

CONSIDER THIS: Pack the Tent

  CONSIDER THIS: Election Day


Baby born 14 weeks early lives up to her name

7 tips to stay healthy during the holidays

  Diabetes and the eyes


  Lake Charles All-Stars preparing for Saturday’s I-10 Bowl

Amite beats Welsh in 2A title game, 47-20

  Welsh falls short in 2A title game

Amite knocks off defending champion Welsh in 2A title game