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  • Hometown Patriot - War Letters

    Hometown Patriot - War Letters

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:12:28 GMT
    While cleaning out her late parents’ house for sale, a Sulphur native found something interesting. Denise St. Pierre is learning more and more about her father Fritz, from letters he sent home to his mom during World War 2. Fritz St. Pierre was a glider mechanic who served in England.“He was a pre-med major at LSU and the Army decided they needed glider pilots and glider mechanics,” said St. Pierre. “Color blind people don't get to be pilots, so daddy became a mechanic. Really that's what act...More >>
    While cleaning out her late parents’ house for sale, a Sulphur native found something interesting. Denise St. Pierre is learning more and more about her father Fritz, from letters he sent home to his mom during World War 2. Fritz St. Pierre was a glider mechanic who served in England.“He was a pre-med major at LSU and the Army decided they needed glider pilots and glider mechanics,” said St. Pierre. “Color blind people don't get to be pilots, so daddy became a mechanic. Really that's what act...More >>
  • Two wounded in Lake Charles shooting

    Two wounded in Lake Charles shooting

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:58 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:58:46 GMT
    Shooting on 10th Street near 6th Avenue in Lake Charles Wednesday evening.More >>
    Shooting on 10th Street near 6th Avenue in Lake Charles Wednesday evening.

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  • What's in the Water: lakes, rivers and beaches

    What's in the Water: lakes, rivers and beaches

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:30:22 GMT
    Warm temperatures this summer are raising swim advisory warnings at Louisiana's beaches to a critical level as bacteria surges. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out what's in the water at lakes, rivers and beaches. More >>
    Warm temperatures this summer are raising swim advisory warnings at Louisiana's beaches to a critical level as bacteria surges. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out what's in the water at lakes, rivers and beaches. More >>
  • La. Traveler: It's time to pick the figs

    La. Traveler: It's time to pick the figs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:17:57 GMT
    Frank Foreman is out early on his farm on the I-10 Frontage Road in Iowa, tending to all the figs that have ripened overnight.More >>
    Frank Foreman is out early on his farm on the I-10 Frontage Road in Iowa, tending to all the figs that have ripened overnight. More >>
  • Tropical Depression # 2 Continues For Now

    Tropical Depression # 2 Continues For Now

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:39:09 GMT
    Tropical Depression #2 formed Monday afternoon over the Central Atlantic Ocean. The depression is now located at 12.9 North, 49.6 West and is moving west at 18 mph. The depression is about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and nearly 2,500 miles away from Southwest Louisiana.More >>
    Tropical Depression #2 formed Monday afternoon over the Central Atlantic Ocean. The depression is now located at 12.9 North, 49.6 West and is moving west at 18 mph. The depression is about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and nearly 2,500 miles away from Southwest Louisiana.More >>
  • Rainfall causes flooding along Houston River

    Rainfall causes flooding along Houston River

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:50:52 GMT
    Last week's heavy rainfall has caused flooding for some Sulphur residents living along the Houston River. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports, some people are dealing with it better than others.
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    Last week's heavy rainfall has caused flooding for some Sulphur residents living along the Houston River. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports, some people are dealing with it better than others.

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  • Authorities: Sulphur woman found dead in home off Koonce Road

    Authorities: Sulphur woman found dead in home off Koonce Road

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:41:14 GMT
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in Sulphur off Koonce Road. Sheriff Tony Mancuso said investigators believe the 66-year-old woman's body has been dead in the home for several days.More >>

    A 66-year-old Sulphur woman has been found dead in her home, authorities said. According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the death of Pamela Parker is being treated as a homicide.

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  • Ad & Press Club's Gridiron Show still making folks laugh

    Ad & Press Club's Gridiron Show still making folks laugh

    Sunday, July 20 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-07-20 04:10:39 GMT
    Local and state news makers gave Southwest Louisiana something to laugh about Saturday night and it was all for a good cause. As they've been doing for 42 years, the Ad Press Club of Southwest Louisiana poked fun at some of this year's big news stories and the people who made them.From Common Core to the Golden Nugget Casino - nothing was off limits when it comes to the annual Gridiron show.Members said it's a lot of fun to get into character and get instant reaction from the audience."Just ...More >>
    Local and state news makers gave Southwest Louisiana something to laugh about Saturday night and it was all for a good cause. As they've been doing for 42 years, the Ad Press Club of Southwest Louisiana poked fun at some of this year's big news stories and the people who made them.From Common Core to the Golden Nugget Casino - nothing was off limits when it comes to the annual Gridiron show.Members said it's a lot of fun to get into character and get instant reaction from the audience."Just ...More >>
  • LC Neighborhood tired of flash flooding

    LC Neighborhood tired of flash flooding

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:54:48 GMT
    For most, Saturday morning and Friday's rain is behind us. But for one Lake Charles neighborhood they're still dealing with the aftermath of flash flooding. KPLC's Lee Peck has their story.
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    For most, Saturday morning and Friday's rain is behind us. But for one Lake Charles neighborhood they're still dealing with the aftermath of flash flooding. KPLC's Lee Peck has their story.

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  • What's in the Water: new law mandating higher chlorine residuals

    What's in the Water: new law mandating higher chlorine residuals

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:32:53 GMT
    A new law takes effect August 1, requiring every municipal water system in the state to meet higher chlorine disinfection standards. More >>
    A new law takes effect August 1, requiring every municipal water system in the state to meet higher chlorine disinfection standards. More >>
  • What's in the Water: A mother's heartache after son's death

    What's in the Water: A mother's heartache after son's death

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:00:49 GMT
    When a deadly amoeba was found in the state's municipal water supply last fall, questions and concerns about the safety of drinking water swirled across every part of the state.  Three people died after contracting the amoeba since 2011.  KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to the mother of the first victim.
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    When a deadly amoeba was found in the state's municipal water supply last fall, questions and concerns about the safety of drinking water swirled across every part of the state.  Three people died after contracting the amoeba since 2011.  KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to the mother of the first victim.

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  • Ulster youth learning the Cajun way

    Ulster youth learning the Cajun way

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 08:27:51 GMT
    The Ulster Project is back in Southwest Louisiana for another summer. The program promotes religious unit among Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. Youths from Northern Ireland spend a month with American youth to gain insight.Coming to America for the first time can be quite an experience. Coming to Louisiana can be even more adventuresome, especially if you're from Northern Ireland.“Yeah. It's my first ti...More >>
    The Ulster Project is back in Southwest Louisiana for another summer. The program promotes religious unit among Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. Youths from Northern Ireland spend a month with American youth to gain insight.Coming to America for the first time can be quite an experience. Coming to Louisiana can be even more adventuresome, especially if you're from Northern Ireland.“Yeah. It's my first ti...More >>
  • Concrete to be removed from old Harrah's property

    Concrete to be removed from old Harrah's property

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:00:24 GMT

    The City of Lake Charles is reviewing bids to have the concrete removed from the old Harrah's property. They hope it makes the property more attractive to developers as they work to employ a marketing firm to market the lakefront.

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    The City of Lake Charles is reviewing bids to have the concrete removed from the old Harrah's property. They hope it makes the property more attractive to developers as they work to employ a marketing firm to market the lakefront.

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  • La. Traveler - New Llano began as a co-op

    La. Traveler - New Llano began as a co-op

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:23:36 GMT
    Vernon parish tourism is growing, and a new museum trail is being developed. One recent addition is in New Llano. More >>
    Vernon parish tourism is growing, and a new museum trail is being developed. One recent addition is in New Llano. More >>
  • Casino Interception program working for LA Child Support Office

    Casino Interception program working for LA Child Support Office

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-07-15 04:06:45 GMT
    In many cases, it's an ongoing battle for the State of Louisiana to collect back-owed child support. But as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, in the last few years some of those outstanding debts have been offset by the gaming industry.More >>
    In many cases, it's an ongoing battle for the State of Louisiana to collect back-owed child support. But as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, in the last few years some of those outstanding debts have been offset by the gaming industry. More >>
  • Firefighters respond to house fire near DeQuincy

    Firefighters respond to house fire near DeQuincy

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:05 AM EDT2014-07-14 09:05:27 GMT
    It happened on Bankens Road Sunday evening. Fire officials said they were dispatched as the thunderstorms rolled through the area. Family members were home at the time of the fire, but managed to get out safely.More >>
    It happened on Bankens Road Sunday evening. Fire officials said they were dispatched as the thunderstorms rolled through the area. Family members were home at the time of the fire, but managed to get out safely.More >>
  • Victim identified in fatal motorcycle accident

    Victim identified in fatal motorcycle accident

    Saturday, July 12 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-12 20:40:45 GMT
    Lake Charles Police have released the name of the victim involved in a fatal motorcycle accident Friday evening on Highway 171. Police said Ryan Taylor Leday, 22, died from his injuries sustained in the accident.More >>
    Lake Charles Police have released the name of the victim involved in a fatal motorcycle accident Friday evening on Highway 171. Police said Ryan Taylor Leday, 22, died from his injuries sustained in the accident.More >>
  • Local family shares personal story of the deadly effects of dipping

    Local family shares personal story of the deadly effects of dipping

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:41:19 GMT

    Dot Brown's husband, Robert, was a beloved softball coach at Elizabeth High School.

    He died one year ago from cancer, the result of chewing tobacco.

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    Dot Brown's husband, Robert, was a beloved softball coach at Elizabeth High School.

    He died one year ago from cancer, the result of chewing tobacco.

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  • What's Going Around: grass allergies, strep throat, ear infections

    What's Going Around: grass allergies, strep throat, ear infections

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:15:29 GMT
    Strep throat is typically reported in the colder months of the year, but there are cases in Southwest Louisiana this week. Plus, grass allergies are leading to upper respiratory problems and there are more ear infections as we are now in peak swim season.More >>
    Strep throat is typically reported in the colder months of the year, but there are cases in Southwest Louisiana this week. Plus, grass allergies are leading to upper respiratory problems and there are more ear infections as we are now in peak swim season.More >>
  • SWLA man fought at Iwo Jima

    SWLA man fought at Iwo Jima

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-10 13:20:04 GMT
    Dr. Howard Lee Snider of DeQuincy remembers his involvement in World War 2 some 70 years later.“The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor,” recalled Snider. The President declared war. I quit McNeese and was going to fight the Japanese. I was 16 years old. I found out I couldn't go in until I was 18.” Snider had to wait two more years before he enlisted in the Marines and was immediately shipped to the Atoll islands for his fi...More >>
    Dr. Howard Lee Snider of DeQuincy remembers his involvement in World War 2 some 70 years later.“The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor,” recalled Snider. The President declared war. I quit McNeese and was going to fight the Japanese. I was 16 years old. I found out I couldn't go in until I was 18.” Snider had to wait two more years before he enlisted in the Marines and was immediately shipped to the Atoll islands for his fi...More >>
  • Calcasieu Mosquito Control targets mosquitoes from the air

    Calcasieu Mosquito Control targets mosquitoes from the air

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:49:01 GMT
    It may have gotten off to a slow start due to a colder than normal winter, but mosquito season is in full swing. KPLC's Lee Peck flies along with Calcasieu Mosquito Control's air division as they target those pesky blood suckers.
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    It may have gotten off to a slow start due to a colder than normal winter, but mosquito season is in full swing. KPLC's Lee Peck flies along with Calcasieu Mosquito Control's air division as they target those pesky blood suckers.

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  • UPDATE: DeQuincy carwash suspect turns himself in

    UPDATE: DeQuincy carwash suspect turns himself in

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:54:38 GMT
    DeQuincy Police needs your help in identifying a suspect.More >>
    DeQuincy Police needs your help in identifying a suspect.
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  • La. Traveler - New ATV trails at South Toledo Bend State Park

    La. Traveler - New ATV trails at South Toledo Bend State Park

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:52:46 GMT
    Located just 16 miles west of Anacoco on Hwy. 191, South Toledo Bend State Park is one of two state-owned parks on the Toledo Bend reservoir.More >>
    Located just 16 miles west of Anacoco on Hwy. 191, South Toledo Bend State Park is one of two state-owned parks on the Toledo Bend reservoir.More >>
  • Influx of traffic expected for Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Influx of traffic expected for Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:50:39 GMT
    With the industrial expansion comes growing pains. The Calcasieu Ship Channel expects traffic to increase more than double in the next ten years. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports, they're planning ahead with a 20-year study. More >>
    With the industrial expansion comes growing pains. The Calcasieu Ship Channel expects traffic to increase more than double in the next ten years. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports, they're planning ahead with a 20-year study. More >>
  • City of LC to consider 1/4 cent sales tax for Dec. ballot

    City of LC to consider 1/4 cent sales tax for Dec. ballot

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-07-09 03:35:03 GMT
    This proposal comes at a time when city retirement contribution rates are significantly above average and the city tries to maintain employees with competitive pay.  More >>
    This proposal comes at a time when city retirement contribution rates are significantly above average and the city tries to maintain employees with competitive pay.  
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  • Sen. Landrieu pushes for more offshore energy production

    Sen. Landrieu pushes for more offshore energy production

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-08 15:44:15 GMT
    The importance of offshore drilling took center stage Monday in Lafayette. Industry stakeholders were there, including Senator Mary Landrieu, to discuss ways to develop our offshore resources.More >>
    The importance of offshore drilling took center stage Monday in Lafayette. Industry stakeholders were there, including Senator Mary Landrieu, to discuss ways to develop our offshore resources.
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  • Stem cells from donated placentas healing stubborn injuries

    Stem cells from donated placentas healing stubborn injuries

    Friday, July 4 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-04 13:00:04 GMT
    It sounds like something straight out of science fiction: stem cells from donated placentas are being injected into patients with hard-to-heal injuries.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the results have been phenomenal by taking advantage of something that would be discarded as medical waste.More >>
    It sounds like something straight out of science fiction: stem cells from donated placentas are being injected into patients with hard-to-heal injuries.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the results have been phenomenal by taking advantage of something that would be discarded as medical waste.More >>
  • What's Going Around: heat rash, bug bite reactions, severe sunburn

    What's Going Around: heat rash, bug bite reactions, severe sunburn

    Thursday, July 3 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-07-03 12:41:32 GMT
     This week's What's Going Around takes us outdoors where summertime fun is leading to some unhealthy skin problems.  Dr. Tolvert Fowler explains he's treating more patients with heat rash, bug bite reactions and severe sunburn.More >>
     This week's What's Going Around takes us outdoors where summertime fun is leading to some unhealthy skin problems.  Dr. Tolvert Fowler explains he's treating more patients with heat rash, bug bite reactions and severe sunburn.More >>
  • Four-year-old Darrell needs a special home to thrive

    Four-year-old Darrell needs a special home to thrive

    Thursday, July 3 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-07-03 12:09:48 GMT
    A four-year-old in state care needs a home that can provide him with the love and attention to let him thrive and reach goals that have previously been out of reach.  This month's branch of The New Family Tree features Darrell's story.More >>
    A four-year-old in state care needs a home that can provide him with the love and attention to let him thrive and reach goals that have previously been out of reach.  This month's branch of The New Family Tree features Darrell's story.More >>
  • LC Firefighters & City reach work agreement

    LC Firefighters & City reach work agreement

    Thursday, July 3 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-07-03 04:30:09 GMT
    It's not a contract, but Lake Charles Firefighters aren't complaining. At Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, the council approved entering into a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Firefighters Union Local 561.Firefighters have been working without a contract for nearly three years. While it does not address pay or benefits, Union Representative Chief Chris Carroll said it gives them something to work with and improve on."Basically, the memorandum of understanding addresses some of t...More >>
    It's not a contract, but Lake Charles Firefighters aren't complaining. At Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, the council approved entering into a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Firefighters Union Local 561.Firefighters have been working without a contract for nearly three years. While it does not address pay or benefits, Union Representative Chief Chris Carroll said it gives them something to work with and improve on."Basically, the memorandum of understanding addresses some of t...More >>
  • City renames Drew Park building in honor of Willie McCullor Landry

    City renames Drew Park building in honor of Willie McCullor Landry

    Thursday, July 3 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-03 04:27:52 GMT
    The Lake Charles City Council renamed the building at Drew Park in honor of the late Willie McCullor Landry. It will now be called the “Willie McCullor Landry Community Center.” Landry passed away June 18th at the age of 93. She was recreation supervisor at Drew Park for 31 years before retiring in 1983. Her family, including daughter, former Lake Charles Mayor and State Senator Willie Mount, was there for the honor. "This would be so meaningful to mom. Obviously, it's special to us. She's ‘B...More >>
    The Lake Charles City Council renamed the building at Drew Park in honor of the late Willie McCullor Landry. It will now be called the “Willie McCullor Landry Community Center.” Landry passed away June 18th at the age of 93. She was recreation supervisor at Drew Park for 31 years before retiring in 1983. Her family, including daughter, former Lake Charles Mayor and State Senator Willie Mount, was there for the honor. "This would be so meaningful to mom. Obviously, it's special to us. She's ‘B...More >>
  • LCPD SWAT: What it takes to make the team

    LCPD SWAT: What it takes to make the team

    Thursday, July 3 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-03 04:14:23 GMT

    They're among the elite group of officers that respond to violent and hostile situations. KPLC's Lee Peck gets a look at what it takes to qualify and make the LCPD SWAT.

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    They're among the elite group of officers that respond to violent and hostile situations. KPLC's Lee Peck gets a look at what it takes to qualify and make the LCPD SWAT.

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  • City of Sulphur enacts moratorium on private water wells

    City of Sulphur enacts moratorium on private water wells

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-02 17:19:00 GMT
    Concerns over water quality prompt the City of Sulphur to enact a moratorium on the drilling of private water wells. More >>
    Concerns over water quality prompt the City of Sulphur to enact a moratorium on the drilling of private water wells. More >>
  • Shooting victim's family looking for answers

    Shooting victim's family looking for answers

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:26:50 GMT
    Lake Charles Police aren't releasing any further details in this weekend's fatal shooting -- other than to say the investigation is ongoing. KPLC’s Lee Peck is learning more about the victim in the case.
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    Lake Charles Police aren't releasing any further details in this weekend's fatal shooting -- other than to say the investigation is ongoing. KPLC’s Lee Peck is learning more about the victim in the case.

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  • Car simulator helping patients learn transfer skills

    Car simulator helping patients learn transfer skills

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-07-01 13:05:01 GMT
    The basic move of getting into and out of a car is very difficult for someone who has suffered a stroke or spinal cord injury.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports how a car transit simulator offers training in a safe environment for patients regaining mobility.More >>
    The basic move of getting into and out of a car is very difficult for someone who has suffered a stroke or spinal cord injury.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports how a car transit simulator offers training in a safe environment for patients regaining mobility. More >>
  • Jennings police officer on road to recovery

    Jennings police officer on road to recovery

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-06-30 14:10:36 GMT
    The Jennings Police Department updated Sgt. Ricky Benoit's condition on their Facebook page.The status read: "It is with great pleasure that we announce Sergeant Ricky Benoit has been moved from ICU and continues to improve on his road to recovery."More >>
    The Jennings Police Department updated Sgt. Ricky Benoit's condition on their Facebook page.The status read: "It is with great pleasure that we announce Sergeant Ricky Benoit has been moved from ICU and continues to improve on his road to recovery."More >>
  • St. Nicholas Center for Children holds grand opening for new facility

    St. Nicholas Center for Children holds grand opening for new facility

    Monday, June 30 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-06-30 05:01:58 GMT
    It may have started out small, but the St. Nicholas Center for Children proved with hard work and lots of support anything is possible. Stakeholders and community members cut the ribbon Sunday to theMore >>
    Stakeholders and community members cut the ribbon Sunday to the center's new home on Ryan Street. The grand opening was made possible by many generous donations, including a big donation from William J. Dore. Organizers said it would not have been possible without Dore's support and named the center the "Dore Center for Autism." More >>
  • Arrest made in overnight fatal shooting

    Arrest made in overnight fatal shooting

    Sunday, June 29 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-06-29 21:05:06 GMT
    Following Press Release sent by Lake Charles Police: On Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1:57am, officers of the Lake Charles Police Department were dispatched to 2706 Allen Street in reference to the reportMore >>
    Lake Charles Police are investigating an overnight fatal shooting. It happened on Allen Street around 2 a.m. Richard Moss, 60 years old of Lake Charles, was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder.

     
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  • DeQuincy man dies in early morning crash

    DeQuincy man dies in early morning crash

    Saturday, June 28 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-06-29 02:16:21 GMT
    Following Press Release sent from Louisiana State Police Troop D: Beauregard Parish – This morning at 6:26 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 12More >>
    This morning at 6:26 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 12 about 2 ½ miles west of DeQuincy that claimed the life of a DeQuincy man.More >>
  • Lakefront trash results in volunteer effort

    Lakefront trash results in volunteer effort

    Thursday, June 26 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-06-26 10:43:13 GMT
    Kenny Bertrand loves to feed the ducks and geese along the lakefront of Lake Charles. But months ago, he noticed all the trash and garbage that wash up on the shore from the lake. "I came out here andMore >>
    Kenny Bertrand loves to feed the ducks and geese along the lakefront of Lake Charles. But months ago, he noticed all the trash and garbage that wash up on the shore from the lake. "I came out here andMore >>
  • Beau Jordan Named All-American by Baseball America

    Beau Jordan Named All-American by Baseball America

    Thursday, June 26 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-06-26 05:22:34 GMT
    Beau Jordan Named third team All-American by Baseball AmericaMore >>
    Beau Jordan Named third team All-American by Baseball AmericaMore >>
  • Jennie Finch Compliments Christina Hamilton and Cajuns Softball

    Jennie Finch Compliments Christina Hamilton and Cajuns Softball

    Thursday, June 26 2014 1:14 AM EDT2014-06-26 05:14:16 GMT
    The Cajuns' Christina Hamilton went 24-2 with four saves and a 1.55 ERA, on the way to earning the Sunbelt and All-Louisiana Pitcher of the Year Awards      Hamilton, a junior right-hander from Leesville,More >>
    The Cajuns' Christina Hamilton went 24-2 with four saves and a 1.55 ERA, on the way to earning the Sunbelt and All-Louisiana Pitcher of the Year Awards      Hamilton, a junior right-hander from Leesville,More >>
  • LSU's Desean Smith looks forward to sharing field with Quinn, Washington

    LSU's Desean Smith looks forward to sharing field with Quinn, Washington

    Thursday, June 26 2014 12:42 AM EDT2014-06-26 04:42:05 GMT
    LSU tight end Desean Smith looks forward to sharing field with wide receiver Trey Quinn and fellow tight end Jacory Washington. Smith and Quinn were teammates at Barbe for three years, including whenMore >>
    LSU tight end Desean Smith looks forward to sharing field with wide receiver Trey Quinn and fellow tight end Jacory Washington. Smith and Quinn were teammates at Barbe for three years, including whenMore >>
  • National Hurricane Museum secures more than half of funding needed

    National Hurricane Museum secures more than half of funding needed

    Thursday, June 26 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-06-26 04:09:39 GMT
    Another big donation for the National Hurricane Museum & Science Center as Cheniere Energy donates $200,000 to the campaign. But as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to take a lot more generous donationsMore >>
    Another big donation for the National Hurricane Museum & Science Center as Cheniere Energy donates $200,000 to the campaign. But as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to take a lot more generous donations to make it a reality.More >>
  • La. Traveler - Johnny Suydam's museum

    La. Traveler - Johnny Suydam's museum

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-06-25 10:27:44 GMT
    I've had a few friends tell me I really needed to check out the collection of former McNeese coach, player and Burton Coliseum director Johnny Suydam. It's hard to call his home anything but a museum ofMore >>
    I've had a few friends tell me I really needed to check out the collection of former McNeese coach, player and Burton Coliseum director Johnny Suydam. It's hard to call his home anything but a museum ofMore >>
  • Jennings City Council approves pay raises

    Jennings City Council approves pay raises

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-06-25 03:43:42 GMT
    The Jennings City Council Tuesday night approved a new $6.8 million budget that includes 2 percent pay raises for city workers. The mayor and city council are not included. Mayor Terry Duhon told 7 NewsMore >>
    The Jennings City Council Tuesday night approved a new $6.8 million budget that includes 2 percent pay raises for city workers.More >>
  • LCPD officer graduates from FBI Academy

    LCPD officer graduates from FBI Academy

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-06-25 03:23:38 GMT
    Another member of the Lake Charles Police Department recently graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sergeant Gary Sonnier attended the 10-week academy and took courses in leadership, publicMore >>
    Another member of the Lake Charles Police Department recently graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sergeant Gary Sonnier attended the 10-week academy and took courses in leadership, publicMore >>
  • City of LC discusses adding civil penalty to crimes

    City of LC discusses adding civil penalty to crimes

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-06-25 02:27:51 GMT
    For 2013 overall crime in Lake Charles was up by 4 percent. According to the numbers, burglaries and theft were up 8 percent. "Especially in my district, we've had a rash of misdemeanor thefts and pettyMore >>
    Criminals beware. There's a move to place more penalties on crimes committed. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it comes after a rash of thefts and burglaries.More >>
  • Singer Jimmy C. Newman dead at 86

    Singer Jimmy C. Newman dead at 86

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-06-24 17:09:54 GMT
    Grand Ole Opry member Jimmy C. Newman has died according to family members. Newman was 86. Newman died Saturday in Nashville. He was born on August 29, 1927 near Mamou and was theMore >>
    Grand Ole Opry member Jimmy C. Newman has died according to family members. Newman was 86. Newman died Saturday in Nashville. He was born on August 29, 1927 near Mamou and was theMore >>
  • Jennie Finch praises Moss Bluff Native Baylee Corbello and SWLA Softball

    Jennie Finch praises Moss Bluff Native Baylee Corbello and SWLA Softball

    Monday, June 23 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-06-24 03:52:26 GMT
    Baylee Corbello's Freshman statistics and honors at LSU 2014 Statistics: 17-8, 2.55 ERA, 31-26 App-GS, 21 complete games, 6 shutouts, 176.0 IP, 121 hits, 76 runs, 64 earned, 128 BB, 175 K's, .193 Opp.More >>
    Baylee Corbello's Freshman statistics and honors at LSU 2014 Statistics: 17-8, 2.55 ERA, 31-26 App-GS, 21 complete games, 6 shutouts, 176.0 IP, 121 hits, 76 runs, 64 earned, 128 BB, 175 K's, .193 Opp.More >>
  • McNeese Baseball Lands Three on All-Louisiana Team

    McNeese Baseball Lands Three on All-Louisiana Team

    Saturday, June 21 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-06-21 04:09:16 GMT
    By McNeese Sports Information Assistant Hunter Bower LAKE CHARLES – Led by first-team selection Chayse Marion, three McNeese baseball players earned All-Louisiana honors by the Louisiana Sports WritersMore >>
    By McNeese Sports Information Assistant Hunter Bower LAKE CHARLES – Led by first-team selection Chayse Marion, three McNeese baseball players earned All-Louisiana honors by the Louisiana Sports WritersMore >>
  • Wounded Warriors Come Back to defeat Jennie Finch All-Stars 17-16 in Game 1

    Wounded Warriors Come Back to defeat Jennie Finch All-Stars 17-16 in Game 1

    Friday, June 20 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-06-21 03:55:53 GMT
    Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team 17, Jennie Finch All-Stars 16More >>
    Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team 17, Jennie Finch All-Stars 16More >>
  • IberiaBank Lake Charles Men's City Golf Championship Day 1

    IberiaBank Lake Charles Men's City Golf Championship Day 1

    Friday, June 20 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-06-21 03:52:27 GMT
    Leaderboard T1. Shane Fontenot - 70 T1. Scott Hines - 70 T3. Matt Nicholas - 71 T3. Chris Gentry - 71 T3. Danny Abshire - 71More >>
    Leaderboard T1. Shane Fontenot - 70 T1. Scott Hines - 70 T3. Matt Nicholas - 71 T3. Chris Gentry - 71 T3. Danny Abshire - 71More >>
  • Local doctor and trainer create exercise DVDs to combat back pain

    Local doctor and trainer create exercise DVDs to combat back pain

    Friday, June 20 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-06-20 12:41:56 GMT
    At least 75 percent of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives.  It causes more than discomfort, it can lead to depression, missed work and poor quality of life.  Now a first-of-its-kindMore >>
    Two local health professionals put their heads together to find a creative way for patients to combat back pain.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports on the first-of-its-kind exercise program that helps relieve back pain for patients in their own homes.    More >>
  • What's Going Around: GI problems, food-borne illnesses, WNV warning

    What's Going Around: GI problems, food-borne illnesses, WNV warning

    Thursday, June 19 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-06-19 12:13:02 GMT
    Think twice before trusting chlorine to kill all of the germs in a pool or water park. Plus, summer picnic food dangers and a rise in the mosquito population are causing more health concerns. InfectionMore >>
    Think twice before trusting chlorine to kill all of the germs in a pool or water park. Plus, summer picnic food dangers and a rise in the mosquito population are causing more health concerns.More >>
  • Dry Creek couple shares adoption story and surprise that followed

    Dry Creek couple shares adoption story and surprise that followed

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-06-19 10:40:31 GMT
    A terrible car accident in high school resulted in doctors telling Marcie Dobbs of Dry Creek that she would not be able to conceive or carry a child. That news never deterred her and husband, Chris, inMore >>
    A terrible car accident in high school resulted in doctors telling Marcie Dobbs of Dry Creek that she would not be able to conceive or carry a child. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that news never deterred her and husband, Chris, in their quest to become parents.More >>
  • Sulphur man armed submarine torpedoes

    Sulphur man armed submarine torpedoes

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-06-19 10:33:46 GMT
    Al Khoury doesn't consider himself a war hero. But he is proud of his service in the U.S. Navy during World War Two. "My official title was 'exploder expert.' That's working on the exploder mechanismMore >>
    Al Khoury doesn't consider himself a war hero. But he is proud of his service in the U.S. Navy during World War Two. "My official title was 'exploder expert.' That's working on the exploder mechanismMore >>
  • Baseball field renamed in memory of coach who died in crash

    Baseball field renamed in memory of coach who died in crash

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-06-19 10:32:02 GMT
    It's been less than a month since 30-year-old Michael Guillory, Junior, his fiance Kimberly Gordon,35, and his 10-month-old daughter Mohogany Guillory were killed in a car crash in Sulphur. Michael wasMore >>
    It's been less than a month since a Lake Charles man, his fiance, and his daughter were killed in a car accident in Sulphur. Michael Guillory, Junior was very involved in coaching Ward 3 boys baseball. Wednesday night, the Lake Charles City Council renamed a field in his honor.More >>
  • Brooks Donald Williams is Chillin 4 Charity

    Brooks Donald Williams is Chillin 4 Charity

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:10 AM EDT2014-06-19 05:10:58 GMT
    Brooks Donald Williams is officially Chillin 4 Charity The Cowgirls Basketball Head Coach taking the cold water challenge to benefit the Kay Yow Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Williams alsoMore >>
    Brooks Donald Williams is officially Chillin 4 Charity The Cowgirls Basketball Head Coach taking the cold water challenge to benefit the Kay Yow Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Williams alsoMore >>
  • La. Traveler - One Tank Trips

    La. Traveler - One Tank Trips

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-06-18 12:51:58 GMT
    Megan Monsour Hartman with the Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau says that we often don't appreciate what we have in our own backyard. "I do think that we take a lot of thingsMore >>
    Megan Monsour Hartman with the Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau says that we often don't appreciate what we have in our own backyard. "I do think that we take a lot of thingsMore >>
  • "Get Social" seminars helping better connect through social media

    "Get Social" seminars helping better connect through social media

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-06-17 04:23:50 GMT
    For most, social media is a part of our every day lives. From Facebook to Twitter, and Instagram - the possibilities to connect with people around world are endless. The Southwest Louisiana ConventionMore >>
    For most, social media is a part of our every day lives. From Facebook to Twitter, and Instagram - the possibilities to connect with people around world are endless. The Southwest Louisiana ConventionMore >>
  • Boater taken to hospital after accident on Big Lake

    Boater taken to hospital after accident on Big Lake

    Saturday, June 14 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-06-15 03:36:06 GMT
    Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating another accident on Southwest Louisiana waterways. According to officials it happened Saturday morning on Big Lake.More >>
    Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating another accident on Southwest Louisiana waterways. According to officials it happened Saturday morning on Big Lake.More >>
  • Injection during surgery takes pain away for up to 96 hours

    Injection during surgery takes pain away for up to 96 hours

    Friday, June 13 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-06-13 12:45:52 GMT
    Post-surgical pain is oftentimes the worst part of a procedure for patients and can lead them to taking strong, potentially addictive painkillers for relief.  Now, a single-dose injection given duringMore >>
    Post-surgical pain is oftentimes the worst part of a procedure for patients and can lead them to taking strong, potentially addictive painkillers for relief.  KPLC's Britney Glaser explains how an injection during surgery can take the pain away in the most critical recovery days.More >>
  • What's Going Around: eye allergies, irritation and sunburn

    What's Going Around: eye allergies, irritation and sunburn

    Thursday, June 12 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-06-12 13:18:31 GMT
    If you are finding yourself rubbing your eyes more this time of year, you are not alone!  Eye allergies, plus irritation from swimming and sunburn to the eye are bringing more people to the doctor thisMore >>
    If you are finding yourself rubbing your eyes more this time of year, you are not alone!  Eye allergies, plus irritation from swimming and sunburn to the eye are bringing more people to the doctor this week.  More >>
  • Veterans bill green lights SWLA veterans clinics

    Veterans bill green lights SWLA veterans clinics

    Thursday, June 12 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-06-12 04:02:10 GMT
    A bill that received overwhelming passage in the U.S. Senate Wednesday aims to reform the Veterans Administration. The legislation, which passed in the House on Tuesday, also promises to green light constructionMore >>
    A bill that received overwhelming passage in the U.S. Senate Wednesday aims to reform the Veterans Administration. The legislation, which passed in the House on Tuesday, also promises to expedite construction of two permanent veterans clinics in Southwest Louisiana.More >>
  • Three Cajuns Tabbed To Baseball America All-America Teams

    Three Cajuns Tabbed To Baseball America All-America Teams

    Thursday, June 12 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-06-12 04:02:07 GMT
    By ULL Assistant SID Jeff Schneider LAFAYETTE, La. – The top-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team had three players named to the 2014 Baseball America All-America Teams including two first teamersMore >>
    By ULL Assistant SID Jeff Schneider LAFAYETTE, La. – The top-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team had three players named to the 2014 Baseball America All-America Teams including two first teamersMore >>
  • Cajuns And Rebels Square Off In Top 10 Showdown

    Cajuns And Rebels Square Off In Top 10 Showdown

    Friday, June 6 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-06-07 03:46:42 GMT
    By ULL Athletics LAFAYETTE, La. – The top-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team will host sixth-ranked Ole Miss in a best-of-three super regional starting on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at M.L. "Tigue"More >>
    By ULL Athletics LAFAYETTE, La. – The top-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team will host sixth-ranked Ole Miss in a best-of-three super regional starting on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at M.L. "Tigue"More >>
  • Several new health-related bills to become law

    Several new health-related bills to become law

    Friday, June 6 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-06-06 12:49:07 GMT
    A bill that would have rewritten the state's medical marijuana laws failed this legislative session, along with a plan to expand Medicaid.  Those debates dominated much of the conversation in the StateMore >>
    From medical marijuana to Medicaid expansion, abortion restrictions, teens in tanning beds and eye surgeries, KPLC's Britney Glaser takes a look at some of the big health-related bills of the 2014 legislative session.More >>
  • D Day survivor from Sulphur still remembers that day

    D Day survivor from Sulphur still remembers that day

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-06-05 14:24:43 GMT
    June 6, 1944 is day George Babineaux will never forget. He was part of the U.S. Army's first wave to storm Omaha beach at Normandy on D-Day. Just like in the movie, "Saving Private Ryan," the minute theMore >>
    June 6, 1944 is day George Babineaux will never forget. He was part of the U.S. Army's first wave to storm Omaha beach at Normandy on D-Day. Just like in the movie, "Saving Private Ryan," the minute theMore >>
  • What's Going Around: measles, heat illnesses, dehydration

    What's Going Around: measles, heat illnesses, dehydration

    Thursday, June 5 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-06-05 13:00:42 GMT
    The number of measles cases reported in the United States this year has reached a 20 year high. Plus, hotter weather is putting more people in danger of suffering heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatMore >>
    Dr. Syed Shah explains why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing another alert on measles, plus something being seen locally: heat-related illnesses and dehydration.More >>
  • Three Locals headed to Rodeo Nationals in Cutting + First Performance Video

    Three Locals headed to Rodeo Nationals in Cutting + First Performance Video

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-06-04 21:16:25 GMT
    * SWLA Participants in Bold The Top 4 of each event this week are headed to Nationals in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Here's who's heading there in Cutting. Cutting: Boys 1. Colt Carpenter - Home SchoolMore >>
    * SWLA Participants in Bold The Top 4 of each event this week are headed to Nationals in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Here's who's heading there in Cutting. Cutting: Boys 1. Colt Carpenter - Home SchoolMore >>
  • Clock is ticking for 13-year-old girl wanting to be adopted

    Clock is ticking for 13-year-old girl wanting to be adopted

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-06-04 14:55:01 GMT
    The clock is ticking for a 13-year-old girl in foster care.  Danielle has waited for several years to be adopted and is well aware that if that does not happen in the next couple of years she will "ageMore >>
    13-year-old Danielle has waited for several years to be adopted and is well aware that if that does not happen soon, she is at risk of aging out of the system without a family.  KPLC's Britney Glaser has her story in The New Family Tree. More >>
  • La. Traveler - Steel Magnolias in Jennings

    La. Traveler - Steel Magnolias in Jennings

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-06-04 10:48:58 GMT
    This fall, audiences here in Jeff Davis Parish will enjoy one of the biggest success stories in Louisiana film history. This will be the third time A Block Off Broadway has presented Steel Magnolias hereMore >>
    This fall, audiences here in Jeff Davis Parish will enjoy one of the biggest success stories in Louisiana film history. This will be the third time A Block Off Broadway has presented Steel Magnolias hereMore >>
  • Lots of SWLA Links to UL-Lafayette/Ole Miss Super Regional

    Lots of SWLA Links to UL-Lafayette/Ole Miss Super Regional

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-06-04 04:05:45 GMT
    When it comes to college baseball this weekend, most eyes in the Lake Area will be on UL-Lafayette and Ole Miss in the Super Regionals. Not just because the Cajuns are the only Louisiana team left inMore >>
    When it comes to college baseball this weekend, most eyes in the Lake Area will be on UL-Lafayette and Ole Miss in the Super Regionals. Not just because the Cajuns are the only Louisiana team left inMore >>
  • Airport board to vote again on worker housing project

    Airport board to vote again on worker housing project

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-06-04 03:53:13 GMT
    The West Calcasieu Airport Managing Board will vote again on a controversial worker housing community. Last month, the board voted three to two in favor of First Flight's Moss Lake Village at SouthlandMore >>
    Special meeting set for June 9th.More >>
  • UV light being used to disinfect high risk hospital rooms

    UV light being used to disinfect high risk hospital rooms

    Friday, May 30 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-05-30 15:55:20 GMT
    Just this week, the American Journal of Infection Control published a study showing that ultraviolet cleaning reduces hospital superbugs by twenty percent.  West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital in Sulphur isMore >>
    UV light cleaning systems offer an added layer of protection in high risk germ areas, like hospital rooms.  KPLC's Britney Glaser takes you inside a local hospital now using UV light disinfection.More >>
  • What's Going Around: MERS concerns, bacterial infections

    What's Going Around: MERS concerns, bacterial infections

    Thursday, May 29 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-05-29 14:33:25 GMT
    Concerns are growing as the MERS virus has spread from Saudi Arabia, through the Middle East and on to 18 countries, including the United States.  In this week's What's Going Around, CHRISTUS St. PatrickMore >>
    In this week's What's Going Around, KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to a local infectious disease physician about local questions related to MERS, as well as a bacteria causing skin and soft tissue infections.More >>
  • VA controversy & Run for Governor discussed at Vitter Town Hall

    VA controversy & Run for Governor discussed at Vitter Town Hall

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-05-29 02:54:01 GMT
    As the investigation of the VA is underway in Washington, veterans across the country are appalled. The issue was the first of many brought up at a town hall meeting in Kinder Wednesday. Senator DavidMore >>
    From his run to be Louisiana's next governor to the VA Clinic Controversy, Senator David Vitter discussed it all at a town hall meeting in Allen Parish. KPLC's Lee Peck has the story.More >>
  • Doctor preaching prevention after suffering a heart attack

    Doctor preaching prevention after suffering a heart attack

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-05-28 20:39:59 GMT
    A Lake Charles physician is preaching prevention after suffering a heart attack.More >>
    A Lake Charles physician is preaching prevention after suffering a heart attack.More >>
  • La. Traveler - Camp Edgewood 60th Anniversary reunion

    La. Traveler - Camp Edgewood 60th Anniversary reunion

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-05-28 20:37:08 GMT
    In 1954, the Boy Scouts in the Calcasieu Area Council moved their summer camp from Prien Lake to Camp Edgewood, between DeQuincy and Ragley.
    More >>
    In 1954, the Boy Scouts in the Calcasieu Area Council moved their summer camp from Prien Lake to Camp Edgewood, between DeQuincy and Ragley.
    More >>
  • Fostering the most fragile children and teens

    Fostering the most fragile children and teens

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-05-28 20:33:34 GMT
    A program called Louisiana Mentor trains adults to care for children and youth with special needs in foster care, while earning an income.
    More >>
    A program called Louisiana Mentor trains adults to care for children and youth with special needs in foster care, while earning an income.
    More >>
  • Crowley man dies in Interstate 10 crash

    Crowley man dies in Interstate 10 crash

    Sunday, May 25 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-05-25 18:27:48 GMT
    A 26-year-old Crowley man was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10, state police said. Trooper Stephen Hammons, spokesman for Troop I, said at about 6:22 p.m. Kori Sarver, driving aMore >>
    A 26-year-old Crowley man was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10, state police said.More >>
  • What's Going Around: ear infections, allergy/sinus headaches, seasonal food allergies

    What's Going Around: ear infections, allergy/sinus headaches, seasonal food allergies

    Friday, May 23 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-05-24 00:28:38 GMT
    Trees and grasses in Southwest Louisiana are in full bloom, releasing tiny particles into the air and causing many people to find relief indoors.
    More >>
    Allergies and sinus problems are causing much more than coughing, sneezing and watery eyes.  In this week's What's Going Around, Dr. Brad Lebert talks about ear infections, headaches and seasonal food allergies.More >>
  • KPLC Remembers: Theresa Schmidt

    KPLC Remembers: Theresa Schmidt

    Friday, May 23 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-05-24 00:26:53 GMT
    When Theresa Schmidt arrived here at KPLC in 1978, the newsroom was located in a former gas station, and a computer was no where to be found.More >>
    When Theresa Schmidt arrived here at KPLC in 1978, the newsroom was located in a former gas station, and a computer was no where to be found.More >>
  • Young at Heart: Lillian Washington

    Young at Heart: Lillian Washington

    Friday, May 23 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-05-23 12:17:19 GMT
    If you lived to be 100, how do you think you would spend your days?  One centenarian in Westlake has not slowed down, still raking her own yard, helping raise her great-grandchildren and just recently,More >>
    Lillian Washington of Westlake is 100 years old and the definition of what it means to be "young at heart!"  She talks to KPLC's Britney Glaser about her life growing up the daughter of a sharecropper and becoming a mother of six.More >>
  • First blind graduate of McNeese State University

    First blind graduate of McNeese State University

    Thursday, May 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-05-22 23:42:30 GMT
    Blind since birth, Shandy Warran has never let her handicap keep her down.
    More >>
    Blind since birth, Shandy Warran has never let her handicap keep her down.
    More >>
  • Bayou Picker looks for historical items

    Bayou Picker looks for historical items

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-05-21 11:26:41 GMT
    YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH THE REALITY TV SHOW "AMERICAN PICKERS." WELL I FOUND A LOCAL MAN WHO IS CALLING HIMSELF A "BAYOU PICKER." Jason Machulski is on a mission. He's looking not onlyMore >>
    You may be familiar with the reality TV show "American Pickers." Jason Machulski of Sulphur calls himself a "Bayou Picker." Machulski is on a mission. He's looking not only for things to add to his collection,More >>
  • KPLC Remembers: Dale Mann

    KPLC Remembers: Dale Mann

    Friday, May 16 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-05-16 21:56:53 GMT
    Radio listeners in Southwest Louisiana certainly know the name Dale Mann. He's one of the most popular announcers in the area. He's been in radio for over 40 years.More >>
    Radio listeners in Southwest Louisiana certainly know the name Dale Mann. He's one of the most popular announcers in the area. He's been in radio for over 40 years.More >>
  • What's Going Around: croup and fifth disease

    What's Going Around: croup and fifth disease

    Thursday, May 15 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-05-15 12:58:34 GMT
    This week's What's Going Around takes us to Dr. Kipp Ardoin's office, a pediatrician with the Children's Clinic of Southwest Louisiana and Lake Area Medical Center. Dr. Ardoin says an infection in theMore >>
    KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to pediatrician, Dr. Kipp Ardoin, about croup and fifth disease.  Both of those viral infections are going around this week in Southwest Louisiana.More >>
  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball coming to SWLA in June

    Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball coming to SWLA in June

    Thursday, May 15 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-05-15 10:55:36 GMT
    They were hits in the summer of 2012 and they're expected to be again in 2014. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team will appear here in the Lake Area in June. "They're amazing ball players," saidMore >>
    They were hits in the summer of 2012 and they're expected to be again in 2014. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team will appear here in the Lake Area in June. "They're amazing ball players," saidMore >>
  • Two single moms share their adoption success stories

    Two single moms share their adoption success stories

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-05-14 16:59:00 GMT
    Dawn Brand and Lisa Addison each knew they wanted to become moms one day. Originally, they thought a husband would make that dream a reality, but as they got older and marriage was not in the immediateMore >>
    Adoption through foster care made the dream of becoming a mother a reality for two single women with open hearts and open homes.  KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to Dawn Brand and Lisa Addison about their journey in The New Family Tree.More >>
  • La. Traveler - 37 year sno-ball tradition in Sulphur

    La. Traveler - 37 year sno-ball tradition in Sulphur

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-05-14 10:43:45 GMT
    For 37 years, Fred and Joyce Joanen have been shaving ice here on Maplewood Drive. They've been cooling off Sulphur with the sweetest creations on the west side of the river. Folks just can't seem toMore >>
    For 37 years, Fred and Joyce Joanen have been shaving ice here on Maplewood Drive. They've been cooling off Sulphur with the sweetest creations on the west side of the river. Folks just can't seem toMore >>
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