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  • Amount of donations 'fantastic' for St. Jude Dream Home

    Amount of donations 'fantastic' for St. Jude Dream Home

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-05-31 00:04:01 GMT
    Donations to the St. Jude Dream Home in Lake Charles have been fantastic, says Chris Salvador, developer and owner of Salvador Custom Homes. "It makes you appreciate how good the people are in Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana and the surrounding areas," Salvador said. The 5,000-square-foot home (3,300 living space) is two stories, has two fireplaces, high-end finishings and appliances and a landscaped yard." The home is being built in the Graywood ...More >>
    Donations to the St. Jude Dream Home in Lake Charles have been fantastic, says Chris Salvador, developer and owner of Salvador Custom Homes. "It makes you appreciate how good the people are in Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana and the surrounding areas," Salvador said. The 5,000-square-foot home (3,300 living space) is two stories, has two fireplaces, high-end finishings and appliances and a landscaped yard." The home is being built in the Graywood ...More >>
  • CONSIDER THIS: St. Jude's

    CONSIDER THIS: St. Jude's

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:13 PM EST2018-02-16 20:13:54 GMT
    KPLC has a new partnership! Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing about the St. Jude’s Dream Home project. This will be its first year in Southwest Louisiana, and it’ll be a chance for some lucky person to win a brand-new home. Joining in with St. Jude’s was an easy decision, they are leading the way the world understands and treats childhood cancer. St. Jude’s has treated children from all 50 states and around the world, including some from right...More >>
    KPLC has a new partnership! Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing about the St. Jude’s Dream Home project. This will be its first year in Southwest Louisiana, and it’ll be a chance for some lucky person to win a brand-new home. Joining in with St. Jude’s was an easy decision, they are leading the way the world understands and treats childhood cancer. St. Jude’s has treated children from all 50 states and around the world, including some from right...More >>
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  • Shell Beach Drive restaurant applicant revokes appeal to LC city council

    Shell Beach Drive restaurant applicant revokes appeal to LC city council

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:15:24 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    The topic of a restaurant coming to Shell Beach Drive is officially over.  Last month applicant Mazen Hijazi brought the idea up to the Lake Charles planning and zoning board.  Hijazi wanted to transform a mansion on the street into a restaurant that would seat 150 people and create an event center for banquets and weddings.  Homeowners who lived along the street argued the restaurant would bring more traffic, safety concerns, and would create spot zoning. ...

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    The topic of a restaurant coming to Shell Beach Drive is officially over.  Last month applicant Mazen Hijazi brought the idea up to the Lake Charles planning and zoning board.  Hijazi wanted to transform a mansion on the street into a restaurant that would seat 150 people and create an event center for banquets and weddings.  Homeowners who lived along the street argued the restaurant would bring more traffic, safety concerns, and would create spot zoning. ...

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  • LC city council approves new economic development districts

    LC city council approves new economic development districts

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:10:18 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    If you're driving on the I-10 bridge and look down, there's really not much to see besides the beach area and an abandoned casino parking garage.  But city leaders want to change that with new economic incentives that could help develop parts of the city.  "Coming that way I don't think anything would get me to stop," said resident Pat Broussard. "I don't see anything right there that would make me stop."   Broussard isn't the only person who...

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    If you're driving on the I-10 bridge and look down, there's really not much to see besides the beach area and an abandoned casino parking garage.  But city leaders want to change that with new economic incentives that could help develop parts of the city.  "Coming that way I don't think anything would get me to stop," said resident Pat Broussard. "I don't see anything right there that would make me stop."   Broussard isn't the only person who...

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  • Teen killer eligible for parole after 25 years for murder of Robert Colston

    Teen killer eligible for parole after 25 years for murder of Robert Colston

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:51:49 GMT
    Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Seventy nine year old Robert Colston was gunned down on June 5, 2016.  Stacy Johnson was convicted of first degree murder which would mean life in prison without parole for an adult.  But because Johnson was only sixteen at the time, life without parole was not automatic.  A hearing was required. Prosecutor Jacob Johnson, who is an assistant district attorney in Calcasieu Parish, says the state did want Johnson to get life without parole... "We filed a notic...

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    Seventy nine year old Robert Colston was gunned down on June 5, 2016.  Stacy Johnson was convicted of first degree murder which would mean life in prison without parole for an adult.  But because Johnson was only sixteen at the time, life without parole was not automatic.  A hearing was required. Prosecutor Jacob Johnson, who is an assistant district attorney in Calcasieu Parish, says the state did want Johnson to get life without parole... "We filed a notic...

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