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.
Defense attorney Todd Clemons says administrators at Robinswood School in Lake Charles are falsely accused in the indictment returned this week. A man named Willie Stevens is accused of raping a severely developmentally disabled woman at the facility. Administrators accused of cover up.
Cheniere energy is donating $250,000 to SOWELA Technical Community College for hands on equipment that will provide realistic equipment for training for jobs in the LNG industry. As well, the company will establish apprenticeships for students and provide $4000 per student selected for college.
The Vinton area Justice of the Peace Kevin Mercant has resigned. He says it's due to health reasons, but the sheriff's department is investigating two complaints and the La. Judiciary Commission is also investigating, according to Constable Chris Jowers.
It's an exercise started in a classroom in the sixties after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The teacher, Jane Elliot, wanted her students to understand what racism felt like and she illustrated it by segregating children by eye color.
There's a new face of homelessness in our area, according to a local attorney who handles many evictions. She used to think most homeless were mentally ill or had drug problems. She now sees people can become homeless after job loss, a rent hike or a criminal conviction that follows them everywher
Calcasieu election officials went to the voting machine warehouse to compare numbers on voting machines with those reported on Tuesday after the election. At last word, no mistakes or discrepancies have been found.
Customers of Cameron Waterworks District #7 received letters in the mail notifying them their water system was in violation of drinking water standards. However, it was not considered an emergency notification and officials say they have no problem drinking the water.
Low income residents who live in Chateau du Lac high rise in downtown Lake Charles now have new management. But the director of the Lake Charles Housing Authority predicts most things will remain the same.