Theresa was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. After receiving a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she accepted a reporting job at KPLC. That was April 12, 1978. Over the years Theresa has covered nearly every news beat. Over recent years she has covered the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the environment and general assignment and many high profile court cases. She often covers issues related to aging and seniors enjoying their golden years. Theresa's on-air work over the years has ranged from investigative reports to a three-week series on quitting smoking. Her work has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally. Theresa is a widow whose life revolves primarily around her four children and her career. She also sings in the choir at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She attributes her success in life to her strong faith in God and supportive family and friends.
The chair of the I-10 Bridge Task Force shared recommendations on a new Calcasieu River Bridge with members of the Alliance for Positive Growth. The DOTD doesn't agree with all the recommendations, but the chair says they are working to find mutually agreeable solutions.
Attorneys for the state and Dennis Bartie were back in court arguing over issues that must be resolved before he goes to trial on a charge of murder. Bartie is accused of killing Rose Born in her place of business in 1998.
in 2012 Robyn Davis and Carol "Sissy" Saltzman were convicted of second-degree murder of Davis's husband Brian. They have been in state prison for seven years, and are now making another attempt toward exoneration.
The case of Derrick Small involves killing another man who had stolen marijuana from him in a drug transaction. Small claimed self-defense and justifiable homicide, but the jury disagreed and convicted him of first-degree murder of Jalen Handy.
Trial of Derrick Small continues in State District Court. He's accused of shooting Jalen Handy after Handy stole marijuana from him and took off running in Westlake. The trial is recessed until 10 a.m. Monday.
Condemned killer and pedophile Jason Reeves is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether there was racial discrimination in the process of picking a jury for his trial. Reeves raped and murdered a 4-year-old girl in 2001.
The Calcasieu District Attorney and others will appear before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals where an attorney who specializes in such cases will argue to uphold the second degree murder conviction of admitted child killer Ricky Langley.
Farmers are starting to feel the effects of the government shutdown. Offices that handle what is sometimes critical assistance, dealing with loans and crop insurance, have been closed. However,some are being temporarily reopened.