Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador, State Department says

SWLA Arrest Reports - Feb. 15, 2019

Saturday is World Pangolin Day, a time to celebrate one delightfully strange mammal

First Alert Forecast: Rain chances in the forecast through the next week

Go nuts: It’s National Almond Day

Text messages between police officer, white nationalist, appear to show friendly relationship

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  Canadian nurses trapped in Haiti start GoFundMe for helicopter rescue

Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Student distributes ‘n-word pass’ at Wisconsin high school, could face legal trouble

Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

Indorama issues statement about flaring

Police release 2 men questioned in Jussie Smollett case

Louisiana leaders react to President Trump’s national emergency declaration

Louisiana leaders are responding to the national emergency President Trump declared Friday.

'Zombie deer disease’ has impacted wildlife in 24 states

A fatal disease that affects the brains and spinal cords of deer, elk and moose has shown up in at least 24 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  DeQuinta Jack sentenced to 15 years for kidnapping

He kidnapped a woman and tied her up with duct tape and a sheet. But now DeQuinta Jack will pay the price for his violent behavior.

Paul Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison, court filing says

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges.

  Discovery Channel special on the Cajun Navy to be released this year

Two minors arrested for allegedly stealing a purse

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says special counsel’s team interviewed her

Woman arrested for alleged attempted murder

Judge places gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone; investigators have evidence of communication between Stone and WikiLeaks

Sasol performing intermittent plant testing

Noise and flaring are expected from Sasol during plant testing.

Grubhub comes to Lake Charles

Grubhub is now delivering food in Lake Charles according to its website and mobile app.

Tennessee man says victim in serial killer’s sketch is his murdered mother

Anthony Jones said the last time he saw his mother was in 1996. She was later found strangled to death in the Mississippi River.

CPCO: Victim identified after wife allegedly shoots, kills him in domestic dispute

Man identified after he was allegedly shot in the face by his wife.

Arrest reports claim LSU pledges were beaten, urinated on in hazing rituals

LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard says the allegations involve the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

SWLA Arrest Reports – Feb. 14, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for Feb. 14, 2019.

Supreme Court to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

A lower court blocked the Trump administration from adding the question to the 2020 Census.

Mint copy of Super Mario Bros. video game sells for record $100K

The iconic video game was purchased by a group of collectors.

‘Carlton’ dance can’t be copyrighted, feds say

Alfonso Ribeiro is suing two video game publishers for using the dance without permission in Fortnite and the NBA 2K series games.

NOPD searching for mother who went missing after dropping son off at birthday party

Family members became worried when Baldwin never returned to pick her son up.

Thibodaux man arrested for unlawful use of 911

According to Thibodaux Police, officers were conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment and moving violation in the 300 block of Lagarde Street.

Some businesses won’t take cash, citing efficiency

There’s growing trend of “cashless businesses” requiring credit card or smartphone app payment only.

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Weld to challenge Trump for GOP nomination

Fiscally conservative but socially liberal, the 73-year-old Weld ran on the Libertarian party ticket with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson in 2016.

NOPD: Party bus rider sought in tourist attack surrenders to police

New Orleans police have issued an arrest warrant for a teenager allegedly involved in a brutal attack on tourists from Colorado.

Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

The 85-year-old Ginsburg missed six days of arguments and three private conferences as she recuperated from the December surgery.

Looking to save a little more? Downsize to cut housing costs

Downsizing or “rightsizing” may be the right fit for you.

WEATHER WITH GABBIE: Kaleb Preatto

Kaleb has his own YouTube channel.

Conservative students receive death threat after ‘Build the Wall’ post

Tyler Toomey said his group has received much support since the incident. Police are investigating.

Report: Payless to file for bankruptcy, close all stores

Payless is planning to file for bankruptcy later this month and close all of its 2,300 stores, according to a report in Reuters, who cited people familiar with the matter.

Honda recalls over 400k cars over stalling issue that increases risk of crashes

The presence of sodium particles in some gasolines can cause the fuel pump to slow down, which can lead to stalling.

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees

The dramatic reversal comes as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will.

Two-vehicle crash on I-210 westbound near Cove Lane

No injuries have been reported.

  ‘Literally rotted to death’: Ex-nursing home workers face neglect charges in 2 deaths

Seven nurses were indicted by a grand jury and face 34 charges overall, including manslaughter and gross patient neglect.

First Alert Forecast: Rain chances increasing this weekend and sticking around

Rain chances increase this weekend and stick around through next week

Moss Bluff Elementary traffic raising concerns for new business owner

An ongoing traffic issue near Moss Bluff Elementary is raising concerns for a new local business owner who said he’s afraid not just for how it could impact his business, but for the safety of students.

Nickelodeon reviving ’90s classics ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and ‘All That’; ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spinoffs also on the way

The network on Thursday announced a new slate of shows, some of which should bring back fond memories for millennials.

Stolen Social Security numbers lead to serious tax filing problems

Tax filing season can be stressful for a lot of people, and now some taxpayers are being hit with a disturbing discovery.

Louisiana Lt. Gov. to push for legislation for increased seafood testing

Merlin Schaefer says their phones have been ringing at Schaefer Seafood, and not just to ask about the fresh catch.

Blighted since Katrina, former N.O. East hotel added to National historic list

A symbol of Katrina blight that greets thousands of commuters every day in New Orleans just got added to the National Register of Historic Places. In this FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, the developer explains why it's worthy of preserving and his plans for the future.

Trump installs new golf simulator in White House

It cost Trump about $50,000 of his own money and allows him to play virtual rounds of golf.

Love in Louisiana: Sandlins met, married at Fort Polk

The couple is still planning on what they’re going to do for their 50th anniversary.

Senate and House pass funding bill; Trump is prepared to sign, will also declare border emergency, McConnell says

President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border.

I-10 Bridge Task Force shares recommendations with Alliance for Positive Growth

The chair of the I-10 Bridge Task Force shared recommendations on a new Calcasieu River Bridge with members of the Alliance for Positive Growth. The DOTD doesn't agree with all the recommendations, but the chair says they are working to find mutually agreeable solutions.

SPECIAL REPORT: Looking for a kidney

Jerome Scalisi has been waiting on the kidney transplant list for over 4 years, and is spreading a very important message about kidney disease to his community.

Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack

The reports surfaced as investigators were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area where Smollett says the attack occurred.

White House releases Trump’s annual health report

President Trump's annual physical concludes he's in "very good health overall," even though he's gained four pounds, making him clinically obese.

Valentine’s Day marks beginning of largemouth bass spawning in the heart of Louisiana

Kristie Butler and her team take their job so seriously, they get up before the sunrise to make sure Valentine’s Day is a special day for all of the couples.

Phone lines down at Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office

APSO said that for emergencies, call 911.

  Florida man arrested after threatening to blow up schools on anniversary of Parkland mass shooting, police say

Florida police took a man into custody after they say he threatened to blow up two schools in Miami-Dade County, where his ex-girlfriend's children attend classes, on the anniversary of the Parkland shootings.

Lake Charles Police Department announces promotions

The Lake Charles Police is announces recent promotions.

Random act of kindness: local woman has prescription paid for by stranger

In today’s fast-paced society, a kind act, here or there, is sometimes easily forgotten.

Panorama Music House coming soon: get a sneak peek into the new space

The Panorama Music House in downtown Lake Charles is set to open soon

Questions and concerns surround IRS tax refunds

Across the country and here at home some taxpayers continue to be surprised by lower tax refunds than they expected.

EPA to regulate cancer causing chemicals in drinking water

Millions of Americans are exposed to contaminated drinking water.

Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Florida man caught on camera licking doorbell

According to a news release and video from Ring, the latest licker approaches the home with a stack of papers and seems to be attempting to convey some sort of message.

Pitkin Man dies in fatal crash

A Pitkin man has died after a fatal crash this morning.

Lake Charles police working possible drive-by shooting

Lake Charles Police worked the scene of a possible drive-by shooting this afternoon.

Man arrested for alleged rape of a 13-year old girl

A man has been arrested for raping a 13-year old girl while she was at his home.

Judge rules teen suspected of killing councilwoman’s sister will stay in jail

The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office said two 15-year-old boys are charged.

Suspect and three teens arrested after shooting

A suspect and three teens have been arrested after a shooting earlier this month.

High levels of weedkiller significantly raise risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, study finds

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, was introduced as an herbicide in 1974.

Diet drinks linked to risk of heart attack, stroke, early death in women over 50, study says

Previous research has shown links between diet beverages and stroke, dementia, diabetes, and obesity

Benjamins Circus coming to town this weekend

The circus is in Lake Charles for three days.

‘He doesn’t even look human’: Racist rant at mom, son captured on video

In a video posted to social media, the woman can be heard yelling at them to get out of the neighborhood, after they parked on a public street to grab coffee.

Cameron LNG inspected by Coast Guard ahead of first export

A facility safety inspection was conducted at the Cameron Liquefied Natural Gas facility earlier this week

Amazon ditches New York headquarters

The online retailer faced fierce opposition from some New York politicians who were unhappy with the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives Amazon was promised.

City of Sulphur lifts boil advisory

The boil advisory for the City of Sulphur has been lifted, city officials said.