Emergency preparedness amid I-10 traffic congestion

The work along Interstate 10 has been underway now for several months and this week marks the start of numerous lane closures along the busy highway.

  Parent claims child was left on a Calcasieu Parish School bus

Parent claims child was left on a Calcasieu Parish School bus

McNeese State University Homecoming Parade

McNeese State University is still accepting entries for the 2018 Homecoming Parade.

Online voter registration available until Oct. 16

The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail has passed

McNeese Spring registration schedules available

McNeese Spring Schedules available online

Halloween dates and events in SWLA

Here you'll find the coolest and creepiest things to do this season.

Judge: Councilman Michael Harris does not meet residence requirements in DeRidder

The seat is now vacant.

Military convoys traveling between Port Arthur, Fort Polk for training exercises

Fort Polk Joint Readiness Training Center

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses

Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring

Kensington Palace says Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring

Man killed in car crash on LA Highway 3256

State police report that Errol J. Wilson II died this morning during a single vehicle vehicle crash on LA Hwy 3256.

  Multiple I-10 closures starting Sunday

This story will break down some of the road closures.

Mother arrested for allegedly faking daughter’s cancer diagnosis

The mother’s alleged crimes came to light after her husband learned from a doctor that the young girl didn’t have cancer.

Latin American Market Festival showcases cultures around the world

Inspired by the Latin markets she visited as a kid in Brooklyn, Stelly wanted people to see how diverse the city is.

Nobody won Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot; grand prize rises to $654 million

Lottery officials announced early Saturday that no winning ticket had been sold. The jackpot has now climbed to $654 million.

New information in Tammy Call cold case could lead detectives to her killer

In 1990, Tammy went missing after last being seen on 171, heading back towards Leesville High School. Now, almost 30 years after her disappearance, the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office is receiving promising tips that could bring her killer to justice.

Enjoying a morning bird walk at Tuten Park

The City of Lake Charles and Gulf Coast Bird Club sponsored a morning bird walk at Tuten Park.

Lacassine Industrial Rail Terminal could bring up to 200 jobs to Jeff Davis parish

The Lacassine Rail Terminal to be operated by Rail Logix, is the first of its kind in Southwest Louisiana.

Lake Charles scores poorly in protecting LGBTQ community

In 2012, the foundation decided to take a closer look at cities throughout the nation and how they protect members of the LGBTQ community.

BPSO searching for suspect in burglary near Dry Creek

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of attempted burglary and damage to property, according to Chief Detective Mark Herford.

Three finalists named in search for next Lake Charles Chief of Police

The field of nine vying to be the next Chief of Police in Lake Charles has been narrowed to three.

Local seniors in need could receive Christmas baskets this year

The Calcasieu Council on Aging says it has teamed up with Westlake Chemical Corporation to give 350 Christmas baskets to seniors. The baskets will be filled with easy-to-prepare food items for a Holiday meal and blankets and socks to help them keep warm this winter.

Oakdale police: ‘Wanted felon’ fires at officers, leads police on chase while wife and 3-year-old child in vehicle

A man with outstanding warrants by different agencies in Louisiana fired on officers and led police on a chase - all while his wife and 3-year-old child were in the vehicle with him - authorities say.

Man found guilty in Third Street shooting

Roberson has been found guilty of attempted murder in regards to a shooting on 3rd Street in December 2017.

Vernon Cold Case Team turns to social media to find 1990 Leesville High yearbook

Needing a 1990 yearbook from Leesville High School, the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Team posted a request to Facebook.

CPSO arrests woman, searching for man responsible for aggravated assault with firearm

The pair is accused of threatening to kill everyone at the home

Wild horses at Fort Polk could have colonial Spanish bloodlines, according to Texas professor

Wild horses at JRTC and Fort Polk have been the source of controversy for years, JRTC and Fort Polk wanting them removed. Now, a professor at Texas A&M University says some of these horses could have a rare genetic history that could protect some of them from removal.

All 17 judges on U.S. Fifth Circuit to consider verdict on child killer Ricky Langley

All 17 judges of the U.S.Fifth Circuit will consider the ruling of a three judge panel that, if it stands, could eventually allow the child killer and pedophile to go free. The Calcasieu D.A. and Louisiana Attorney General joined together to try to lodge a successful appeal against Langley/

Mickey Smith Jr. reacts to being a Grammy semifinalist

Mickey Smith Jr. has been named a semifinalist for the 2019 Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and The Grammy Museum. 1 of 25 in the nation.

Charter school teacher terminated after an incident with student

A teacher at a local charter school has been fired after a physical altercation with a student, school officials have confirmed.

Governor declares Mental Illness Awareness Week in Louisiana

"the first step is opening up, you don’t want to put it on the back burner like I did. You won’t cure it, but you can learn to live better”

  Calcasieu Police Jury staff recommends consolidating drainage districts

Calcasieu Police Jury staff recommends consolidating drainage districts. The report and recommendations was made public at a meeting of the Parishwide Drainage Committee. No action on the recommendations is expected until next year.

Tropical Storm Michael hits North Carolina with floods and outages as it moves up East Coast

The death toll has risen to six people in Michael's path. Hundreds of thousands are without power in Alabama, Georgia and Florida as the storm makes its way up the East Coast.

Kinder school shooting threat may have been sparked by video games

Kinder middle school had a greater police presence Thursday after a threat was made to "shoot up" the school.

Some Oakdale residents will experience water service interruptions

The city of Oakdale has several wells that help service the city's water supply. Earlier this week, a pump on the north well malfunctioned.

Man accused of shooting fiancé to death in car on 210 exit indicted on murder charge

Michael Vice has been indicted in the shooting death of his fiance.

Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill troopers during traffic stop

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Louisiana State Police troopers during a traffic stop.

Gov. Edwards heading to Israel on economic development trip

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and others will travel to Israel later this month on an economic development mission.

Students shows off early results of robotics grant

Early results of a new initiative to educate and prepare a new generation of kids for technical jobs was on display this week at the Calcasieu Parish School Board meeting.

$167,500 settles Schedler harassment case

Louisiana is paying $149,075 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Secretary of State Tom Schedler that was filed by one of his former employees, the Associated Press reports.

Airsoft gun confiscated from Gillis Elementary student

According to a Facebook post on CPSB’s page, a student at GES brought the gun to school but it was quickly taken away.