SWLA Family Book Festival encourages locals to read

We take an inside look at the 2019 Southwest Louisiana Book Festival--that's allowing kids and adults to express their creativity by turning the page.

  Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.
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  Legal fights launched over Trump’s national emergency declaration

Several legal challenges to President Trump's declaration of a national emergency in order to direct funds toward the building of a border wall have began or been promised.


  DeQuinta Jack sentenced to 15 years for kidnapping

First Alert Forecast: Rain possible every day through next week

Discovery Channel special on the Cajun Navy to be released this year

Two minors arrested for allegedly stealing a purse

Woman arrested for alleged attempted murder

A Iowa woman has been arrested for allegedly attempting to murder her boyfriend.
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Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador, State Department says

Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.

Grubhub comes to Lake Charles

CPCO: Victim identified after wife allegedly shoots, kills him in domestic dispute

Arrest reports claim LSU pledges were beaten, urinated on in hazing rituals

SWLA Arrest Reports – Feb. 14, 2019

NOPD searching for mother who went missing after dropping son off at birthday party

Thibodaux man arrested for unlawful use of 911

NOPD: Party bus rider sought in tourist attack surrenders to police

Report: Payless to file for bankruptcy, close all stores

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  Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned

The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose.


McNeese Splits Games On Day 2 Of Aggie Invitational

No. 19 LSU basketball gets past Georgia, 83-79

LSU baseball beats Army on 3-run walk-off HR

King Shuts Down UTSA Offense in 12-3 Victory

Senior left-handed pitcher Bryan King came out of the bullpen to shut down the UTSA Roadrunners offense in the McNeese Cowboys baseball team’s 12-3 victory Saturday afternoon at Roadrunner Ballpark.


Honda recalls over 400k cars over stalling issue that increases risk of crashes

Two-vehicle crash on I-210 westbound near Cove Lane

First Alert Forecast: Rain chances increasing this weekend and sticking around

Moss Bluff Elementary traffic raising concerns for new business owner

Stolen Social Security numbers lead to serious tax filing problems

Tax filing season can be stressful for a lot of people, and now some taxpayers are being hit with a disturbing discovery.
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Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Service members in the Air Force claim they're being discharged solely because of their HIV status and despite the recommendations of their doctors and commanding officers, who say they are fit to serve.

Louisiana Lt. Gov. to push for legislation for increased seafood testing

Blighted since Katrina, former N.O. East hotel added to National historic list

Love in Louisiana: Sandlins met, married at Fort Polk

I-10 Bridge Task Force shares recommendations with Alliance for Positive Growth


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Bagged chicken recalled due to undeclared allergens

Online map: don’t eat fish caught here; don’t swim there

Summit to address cost of health care, prescription drugs

Frito-Lay recalls bags of pita chips nationwide

People with Flu symptoms urged to stay home


2019 #SWLApreps National Signing Day

  SPE Elite Camp in Westlake

  Southwest Louisiana coaches sound off on LHSAA championship venue split