Monday, May 20 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:05:55 GMT
Authorities are urging motorists to avoid I-10 West and East bound at mile marker 25 due to a tanker truck on fire. Fire crews are still working to extinguish flames on an 18-wheel oil tanker. LouisianaMore >>
Louisiana State Police investigated an oil tanker tractor fire on I-10 westbound near mile marker 25 on Sunday afternoon which caused major traffic delays.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:55 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:55:55 GMT
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Monday, May 20 is Greg Lyon from Welsh. If you'd like the chance to be our next Facebook friend of the day, just like the Sunrise Facebook page and leave usMore >>
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Monday, May 20 is Greg Lyon from Welsh.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:05:04 GMT
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five-parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local government and the political scene.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:55:58 GMT
An arrest has been made in the 1962 death of Mary Horton Vail. Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident. TheMore >>
Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:17:04 GMT
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case. On May 17, 2005, 28-year-old Loretta Chaisson Lewis went missing. Three days later, her body was found floatingMore >>
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case.More >>
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A ceremony was held on Monday to mark the signing of the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (SEED) Center.
It was an exciting step for McNeese State University and Southwest Louisiana.
"This will help the region focus on entrepreneurialship as part of our efforts to diversify our economy. Having it involved with McNeese State University is very important because most incubators are tied to a community college or university," said George Swift, President/CEO for the SWLA Economic Development Alliance.
The new SEED Center will be approximately 50,000 square feet, and will feature a variety of offices, conference and classrooms, as well as facilities for developing businesses.
The wooded area behind the McNeese State Police Station and Smoothie King off Ryan Street is where the SEED Center will be located.
Those involved think the center will be an excellent bridge between the university and the community.
"We want to be engaged with the community. The community and the area are very important to us, and it will give our students a chance to be involved. We think we can contribute to the success of this SEED Center," said Dr. Robert Hebert, McNeese State's President.
Hebert also thinks new developments like the SEED Center will put McNeese in a great position heading into the future.
"I'm very near my retirement date, but I feel very good about these things. We're putting McNeese in a wonderful position to continue to grow," said Hebert.
With projects like the SEED Center, McNeese and Southwest Louisiana will certainly continue their growth.