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  • Hundreds of workers descend on Sulphur business seeking paychecks

    Hundreds of workers descend on Sulphur business seeking paychecks

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:49:34 GMT

    It was a situation that seemed close to getting out of control.  Hundreds of people showing up at a local business demanding their paychecks. Everyone did not get paid this day, Friday. But a company spokesman says paychecks will be sent in the mail. Little by little the crowd grew in front of Coastal Staffing at 3813 Maplewood Drive in Sulphur. They came from all around the region, to get paid for hurricane relief work they say they've done in Texas. "I have a one y...

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    It was a situation that seemed close to getting out of control.  Hundreds of people showing up at a local business demanding their paychecks. Everyone did not get paid this day, Friday. But a company spokesman says paychecks will be sent in the mail. Little by little the crowd grew in front of Coastal Staffing at 3813 Maplewood Drive in Sulphur. They came from all around the region, to get paid for hurricane relief work they say they've done in Texas. "I have a one y...

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  • Local agent discusses insurance issues after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    Local agent discusses insurance issues after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-09-13 00:31:00 GMT
    (Source: KPLC weather)(Source: KPLC weather)

    insurance claims stemming from Harvey and Irma will no doubt set new records.                 and while Louisiana wasn't the hardest hit, many wonder if back-to-back disasters will affect insurance rates here. when it comes to damage from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, several types of insurance come into play.  those who suffered wind damage, will make claims under their homeowners insurance which comes from...

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    insurance claims stemming from Harvey and Irma will no doubt set new records.                 and while Louisiana wasn't the hardest hit, many wonder if back-to-back disasters will affect insurance rates here. when it comes to damage from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, several types of insurance come into play.  those who suffered wind damage, will make claims under their homeowners insurance which comes from...

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  • Nearby residents fighting 240 unit apartment complex

    Nearby residents fighting 240 unit apartment complex

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:20:14 GMT

    The Lake Charles Planning and Zoning Commission is considering a controversial request for zoning. If approved it would allow a large apartment complex near Ham Reid and Weaver Roads. Nearby neighbors worry it would cause a multitude of problems.

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    The Lake Charles Planning and Zoning Commission is considering a controversial request for zoning. If approved it would allow a large apartment complex near Ham Reid and Weaver Roads. Nearby neighbors worry it would cause a multitude of problems.

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  • Toomey couple builds levee to protect home

    Toomey couple builds levee to protect home

    Thursday, August 31 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-09-01 02:31:27 GMT

    As water from the Sabine River edges closer to homes, one couple in toomey spent the day working against the clock to build levee to save their home. J just south of I-10 in Toomey, John and Roxanne Clark live in a quiet remote area.  But since nine in the morning, a backhoe clanks and groans building a levee all the way around the house to protect it from flood waters.. "It's my father in law.  He's an angel," said John Clark, of his father-in-law, hard at work...

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    As water from the Sabine River edges closer to homes, one couple in Toomey spent the day working against the clock to build levee to save their home. Just south of I-10 in Toomey, John and Roxanne Clark live in a quiet remote area.  But since nine in the morning, a backhoe clanks and groans building a levee all the way around the house to protect it from flood waters.. "It's my father in law.  He's an angel," said John Clark, of his father-in-law, hard at work...

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  • District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-07-27 19:40:46 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

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    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

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  • Section 8 applicants will still face difficulties finding low rent housing

    Section 8 applicants will still face difficulties finding low rent housing

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:16:54 GMT

    Part of the reason the waiting list takes for Section 8 Housing takes so long to pare down is because there's a shortage of Section 8 housing, at least in the Lake Charles area. It's because of the economy...and high rents.  Local officials are working to increase the dollars available, but it's still hard for residents to find the housing. "It's harder than Houston and Houston is bigger," said Kristina Broussard,  who lives in public hou...

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    Part of the reason the waiting list takes for Section 8 Housing takes so long to pare down is because there's a shortage of Section 8 housing, at least in the Lake Charles area. It's because of the economy...and high rents.  Local officials are working to increase the dollars available, but it's still hard for residents to find the housing. "It's harder than Houston and Houston is bigger," said Kristina Broussard,  who lives in public hou...

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  • Rain gone, but water remains over roads in Moss Bluff

    Rain gone, but water remains over roads in Moss Bluff

    Thursday, May 4 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-05-04 23:10:11 GMT

    Coffey Road is one of the areas in Moss Bluff where low riding vehicles couldn't make it through water on the road, especially here where a little creek is now a large area of swift moving water across the road. Paul Kibodeaux spent the previous 24 hours using his big truck to shuttle people back and forth between homes and where they needed to go. "We do not recommend anybody do it unless they have a very big truck or a very heavy truck.  It's very hard current and if you...

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    Coffey Road is one of the areas in Moss Bluff where low riding vehicles couldn't make it through water on the road, especially here where a little creek is now a large area of swift moving water across the road. Paul Kibodeaux spent the previous 24 hours using his big truck to shuttle people back and forth between homes and where they needed to go. "We do not recommend anybody do it unless they have a very big truck or a very heavy truck.  It's very hard current and if you...

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  • Oldest World War II veteran turning 110

    Oldest World War II veteran turning 110

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:24 AM EDT2016-05-04 09:24:42 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:24 AM EDT2016-05-04 09:24:42 GMT
    Frank Levingston (Source: KPLC)Frank Levingston (Source: KPLC)
    Possibly the oldest living World War II veteran lives in Lake Charles and he's celebrating an impressive milestone this week. Frank Levingston turns 110 Friday, November 13."I feel good," said Levingston who is still thankful for each day.Born in 1905, Levingston grew up in North Louisiana. He was one of seven children. He still remembers the day he was inducted into the Army."I can remember the day I was inducted in the Army until the day I was discharged," sa...More >>
    Possibly the oldest living World War II veteran lives in Lake Charles and he's celebrating an impressive milestone this week. Frank Levingston turns 110 Friday, November 13."I feel good," said Levingston who is still thankful for each day.Born in 1905, Levingston grew up in North Louisiana. He was one of seven children. He still remembers the day he was inducted into the Army."I can remember the day I was inducted in the Army until the day I was discharged," sa...More >>
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