Sulphur’s oldest resident passes away at 105

Tiny was one year older than the city of Sulphur.

  Cajun navy in Lake Charles collecting donations to send relief to the Carolinas

"We need all the donations we can get. We want to get anything we can to these people right away. That's what it’s all about, coming together and helping one another in tragic times"

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Tune in Sunday morning at 11:30am as we draw winners for all the prizes in the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway!

Heart of Louisiana: The Gardens of Chef John Folse

One South Louisiana chef has the perfect answer for anyone who wants to know the meaning of Creole food. It’s a history lesson that credits seven different nations for the rich flavors of South Louisiana cooking.

Progress made on KPLC, St. Jude Children's Hospital Dream Home

The walls are finally up and there is progress made at the site of the St. Jude Dream Home in Lake Charles. The home is being built in the Graywood community and one lucky family in Southwest Louisiana is going to win the home, thanks to a giveaway sponsored by St. Jude Children's Hospital and KPLC. Salvador Custom Homes is building the home and donating materials, time and labor to make the project possible. Business owner Earl Wright is donating the labor and time for plumbing.

City to cut ribbon on remodeled Veterans Memorial Park

The City of Lake Charles will celebrate the reopening of Veterans Memorial Park by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 24 during their "Vietnam War Veterans Day" event.  This event will honor United States Armed Forces Vietnam War Veterans and showcase park improvements which include ten steel panel silhouettes representing the five different branches of service. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and Chief Deputy Gary "Stitch" Guillory will be t...

Senior tax freeze workshop scheduled for Hayes community on August 29th

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Tax Assessor's Office: Calcasieu Assessor, Wendy Curphy Aguillard, and Staff will be at the following location: Aucoin's Restaurant

School lunch menus

School lunch menus are provided by the school systems and could vary by location.

Children's Museum announces August events

The following activities have been announced by the Children's Museum for August.

Central Library closed Aug. 3-4 for remodeling

The Central Library branch of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library will close Aug. 3-4 for remodeling.

Lake Charles native helps ring NYSE closing bell

A Lake Charles woman was among a group of students who were on the balcony of the New York Stock exchange as the closing bell rang on Wednesday.

Marshland Festival ends tonight

Get ready for a foot-stompin' good time! The Marshland Festival is set to take place July 25-25 at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Cajun Music and Food Festival happening this weekend

The 28th Annual Cajun Music and Food Festival begins Friday, July 17 and lasts through Sunday, July 19.

Bulber honored for over 60 years of music education

Patricia Bulber was honored Saturday at Cirque de la Symphonie, presented by the Lake Charles Symphony.

Calcasieu libraries announce programs for July 12-18

The following programs have been announced for July 12-18 at various Calcasieu Parish Public Library locations

Lafayette libraries announce activities for July, August

The Lafayette Public Library System has announced the following events for the months of July and August.

Children's Museum announces July events

The following activities have been announced by the Children's Museum for June.

Fourth of July events and closures in SWLA

The following events and closures have been announced in Southwest Louisiana in accordance with the Independence Day holiday.

Lake Charles students place in wetlands preservation competition

Nine Louisiana students, including two from Lake Charles, placed in the America's Wetland Foundation art, essay and photo competition.

Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday at Civic Center

Juneteenth will be held June 20 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

BayouCon to be held June 19-21 in Sulphur

BayouCon will be held June 19-21 this year at the West Cal Events Center in Sulphur.

20th Annual Coushatta Pow Wow to be held June 12-13

The 20th Annual Coushatta Pow Wow will be held June 12-13 at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La.

Lake Arthur Regatta Festival set for June 12-13

The Lake Arthur Regatta Festival will be held from June 12-13 this year in downtown Lake Arthur.

Summer feeding program by City of Lake Charles ongoing

The City of Lake Charles is hosting a summer feeding program from June 1-July 24.

Funeral arrangements announced for longtime law enforcement leader

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a longtime employee of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office who passed away over the weekend.

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury hosting summer feeding program

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is hosting a summer feeding program from June 1-July 24 for ages 18 and under.

SWLA Heart Ball set for May 30

The American Heart Association will host the Southwest Louisiana Heart Ball on Saturday at Hangar H of the Chennault International Airport.

Children's Museum announces June events

The following activities have been announced by the Children's Museum for June:

Calcasieu libraries announce programs for May 24-30

The following programs have been announced for various Calcasieu Parish Public Library locations from May 24-30:

Memorial Day events and closures in SWLA

The following events, closures and garbage pickup schedule changes have been announced in conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday in Southwest Louisiana.

Starks Mayhaw Festival begins Thursday

The Starks Mayhaw Festival is set for May 14-16 this year at the fairgrounds in Starks.

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McNeese supports victims of Nepal earthquake

McNeese State University will host an event at noon on Thursday in the quad to show solidarity with the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Children's Museum announces May events

The following activities have been announced by the Children's Museum for May:

Calcasieu cities to participate in walking challenge

Calcasieu Parish communities will strap on their tennis shoes this May for the Dare to Be Healthy initiative.

Seats still available for Styx concert at Golden Nugget

Seats are still available for a performance by Styx on Saturday at Golden Nugget Lake Charles.

A look at the Cajun tradition of egg 'paquing'

Eggs aren't just for cooking, especially when Easter rolls around in southern Louisiana. Tradition dictates that Cajun families will hard-boil eggs, dye them and then smack them together to see which is the strongest.

Easter events in Southwest Louisiana

The following Easter events and closures have been announced for Southwest Louisiana.

Cub Scouts help sort more than 17,000 beads for fundraiser

Mardi Gras is long gone, but the Autism Society of Southwest Louisiana is already preparing for next year, and area Cub Scouts lent a hand.

40th Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes set for March 29

The 40th Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes will take place this Sunday in Southwest Louisiana.