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  • 2018 names for the Atlantic Season

    2018 names for the Atlantic Season

    Friday, June 1 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-06-01 16:10:57 GMT
    Today is the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season. It runs from June 1, 2018, to November 30, 2018. Atlantic tropical storms have been named by the National Hurricane Center since 1953. Lists of names are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years. The names of deadly and devastating storms may be retired. The 2018 names from the  National Hurricane Center are as follows: Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk...More >>
    Today is the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season. It runs from June 1, 2018, to November 30, 2018. Atlantic tropical storms have been named by the National Hurricane Center since 1953. Lists of names are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years. The names of deadly and devastating storms may be retired. The 2018 names from the  National Hurricane Center are as follows: Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk...More >>
  • NFIP urges Louisianians to buy flood insurance ahead of hurricane season

    NFIP urges Louisianians to buy flood insurance ahead of hurricane season

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-05-30 20:59:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC viewer)(Source: KPLC viewer)

     With hurricane season around the corner, Louisiana homeowners, renters, and business owners are urged to purchase a flood policy to protect against disaster damage. The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding on public and private structures. It provides flood insurance to property owners, renters, and businesses. The NFIP also encourages communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. Properties located in high-risk areas hav...

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     With hurricane season around the corner, Louisiana homeowners, renters, and business owners are urged to purchase a flood policy to protect against disaster damage. The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding on public and private structures. It provides flood insurance to property owners, renters, and businesses. The NFIP also encourages communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. Properties located in high-risk areas hav...

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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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