KPLC’s Community Christmas and the Salvation Army Angel Tree

Help us Pack the Tent today

Special deals for veterans on Veterans Day

Rabbi for Lake Charles discusses overcoming hate

Residents share opinions on whether Halloween’s date should change

PHOTOS: Halloween at KPLC

Continued Coverage

  KPLC employees share their old Halloween photos

SHERIFF: Parents should check sex offender registry before trick-or-treating

19TH Annual Chemistry Expo in Lake Charles

WWII Service Animals -McNeese State University’s 2018 Fall Sage Series Continues

McNeese State University Homecoming Parade

Halloween dates and events in SWLA

  City of Lake Charles putting up Christmas lights

The City of Lake Charles was out Monday morning putting up Christmas decorations

Vernon Parish hosting free drive-thru Flu vaccine clinic

The Louisiana Department of Health is offering free, drive-thru, flu vaccine clinics.

LCPD taking back unwanted prescription drugs

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs

Movies Under the Stars October lineup

All movies begin at 7:30 p.m.

American Red Cross Shelter Simulation

KPLC’s Community Christmas & the Salvation Army Angel Tree Registration

2018 Wheels of Hope: Benefit for Local Children with Autism

2018 College & Career Fair

Pork Cheek Ragu

40 Days of Skeletons

  HOMETOWN HERO: Westlake has a new scouting center

Over $70,000 was raised.

Babies 101

Join Hannah Daigle as she begins her new life as mom to baby Israel.

McNeese Fall 2018 SAGE Series

A freelance writer who rode a canoe down the Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico...will kick off the McNeese SAGE series this afternoon.

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"

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.

Longtime employee at Lake Charles Civic Center dies

A longtime employee at the Lake Charles Civic Center has passed away. According to family members, 64-year-old John 'Denver' Kaufman of Lake Charles died Monday at his residence after a brief illness.

Calcasieu libraries announce programs for March 29-April 4

The following programs have been announced at various Calcasieu Parish Public Library locations for March 29-April 4:

Calcasieu libraries announce programs for March 22-28

The following programs have been announced at various Calcasieu Parish Public Library locations for March 22-28:

Program to highlight history of theatre in Lake Charles

The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library will host a program on April 7 that explores the history of theatre in Lake Charles.

Spring schedule announced for Movies Under the Stars

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has announced the spring 2015 schedule for its Movies Under the Stars series.

Historic City Hall to host awkward family photos exhibit

The Historic City Hall in Lake Charles will host an awkward family photo exhibit this spring.

LCCB preparing for Assemble 2015

The Lake Charles Civic Ballet is preparing for Assemblé 2015, their first performance of the new year.

Iowa Rabbit Festival begins Friday

The Iowa Rabbit Festival will be held March 20-21 this year in the Lawrence Toups Jr. Memorial Park.

McNeese to host faculty, guest recital

McNeese State University will host a free faculty/guest recital with Judy Hand on flute and Jay Kacherski on guitar at 7:30 p.m. on March 24.

McNeese to present recital, master class

Acclaimed baritone David Small, an associate professor of voice at the University of Texas at Austin, will present a master class and recital on Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, on the McNeese State University campus.

Tuten Park to host Arbor Day celebration

The City of Lake Charles and Friends of Tuten Park are sponsoring an Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Tuten Park.

Live at the Lakefront moves indoors for Feufollet show

Live at the Lakefront 2015 will feature a series of free outdoor concerts on Fridays in March.

Lake Charles Community Band to host free concert March 22

The Lake Charles Community Band will hold a free concert on March 22 at 3 p.m. at Prien Lake Park.

Calcasieu libraries announce programs for March 15-21

The following programs have been announced for March 15-21 at various Calcasieu Parish Public Library locations:

Calcasieu libraries announce programs for March 1-7

The following programs have been announced at various Calcasieu Parish Public Library locations for March 1-7: