Health department investigating Hepatitis A outbreak in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced Tuesday the Louisiana Office of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections.

  Westlake looking to potentially sell natural gas to industries

Police investigating shooting involving 4 juveniles on Winterhalter Street

In bipartisan act, Senate passes criminal justice reform bill with overwhelming support

Where is your DNA going? The pros and cons of purchasing DNA kits

The Gas Station Gourmet pursues culinary excellence where you can also pump gas

Residents frustrated after only getting twenty four hour notice on a new tax exemption meeting

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  Christmas enthusiasts of SWLA: Lila Rose Felder

Holiday trash pickup in Lake Charles

VIDEO: Car recovered from Contraband Bayou near Common Street

Holiday gift ideas for the Saints fan in your life

Husband, wife accused of staging wife’s kidnapping by boyfriend

Funeral arrangements announced for couple killed in Jeff Davis

Fort Polk soldier arrested for alleged child porn distribution

A Fort Polk man has been arrested for allegedly distributing pornography involving juveniles

Actor, director Penny Marshall dies at 75

Penny Marshall, who starred in the hit TV show “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming an acclaimed film director, has died at the age of 75.

Ville Platte man found guilty of indecent behavior with child under 13

A jury in state district court found a Ville Platte man guilty of indecent behavior with a juvenile under 13.

Lake Charles man found guilty in rape and kidnapping trial

A Lake Charles man was found guilty in a trial for rape and kidnapping, according to the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.

  Toddler plays in traffic, gets rescued by former police officer

Judge agrees to postpone Flynn sentencing

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Calcasieu Parish Fire Fighters 2018 Fill the Boot Campaign

Intruder allegedly steals from home as dying man watches, wife calls for help

Baby rescued after father allegedly tries to drown her in MO pond

Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Even after double-checking the girl’s brain scans to confirm the results, doctors could find no trace of her tumor, which they say they can’t explain.

Salvation Army bell ringer accused of punching customer outside MD Walmart

In light of the accusations of drug use, the Salvation Army says the suspect has been taken off the bell ringing schedule in an effort to protect the public.

Trash Pandas break MiLB records, sell $500K of merch in 6 weeks

The Rocket City Trash Pandas won’t play for another 18 months, but the team is already breaking records. Merchandise sales have beat out past Minor League Baseball records, and the team has garnered the attention of major league executives.

Former Cajun French Music Association president identified as victim in double homicide

The former Cajun French Music Association president has been identified as one of the victims in a double homicide on U.S. 90 near Iowa.

Officials say car that drove off Cameron ferry was traveling full speed

“A car was traveling full speed and entered the ferry, hit our safety gate, and entered the ship channel," Tammy York with DOTD said. "They didn’t stop, there were no skip marks on the surface of the ferry.”

Woman last seen Thanksgiving Day still missing; fiance’s property searched

About 75 people took part in the search of her fiance's property, and a backhoe was used.

  Sheriff’s Office releases identities of double homicide victims

This incident is still under investigation.

Senator Bill Cassidy visits Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge to discuss coastal erosion

You can't have effective mitigation for flooding without also addressing coastal restoration and this place is doing it both

Man hit by truck near Memorial dies

A man hit by a truck near Lake Charles Memorial Hospital last week died Saturday.

A judge struck down ‘Obamacare.’ What’s next?

A group of 16 states, including California, and the District of Columbia intervened to defend the Affordable Care Act aka 'Obamacare,' and they announced soon after the ruling they would appeal.

Russian disinformation campaign on social media extensive, ongoing, according to reports

“With at least some of the Russian government’s goals achieved in the face of little diplomatic or other pushback, it appears likely that the United States will continue to face Russian interference for the foreseeable future,” the researchers said.

Trump meets with team as clock ticks to partial shutdown

Trump said last week he would be "proud" to have a shutdown to get Congress to approve a $5 billion down payment to fulfill his campaign promise to build a border wall. But the president doesn't have the votes from the Republican-controlled Congress to support funding for the wall at that level.

Father of 7-year-old girl who died in border detention center disputes gov’t account

Federal officials initially reported 7-year old Jakelin Caal Maquin spent days crossing desert terrain without food or water when she showed up with her father and a large group of migrant refugees at a desolate New Mexico border checkpoint.The girl’s father disputes that account.

Parrot uses Alexa to order items, play music while owner is away

Rocco, an African Grey parrot, has taken advantage of the smart speaker after his owner discovered he had tried to order treats including strawberries, raisins and ice cream, according to a Sun article.

More arrests made in connection with robbery of 73-year-old man

Two more arrests have been made in connection with a robbery and alleged beating of a 73-year-old man

The dangers of weight loss surgery in other countries

Sulphur woman says she went to Tijuana, Mexico for a gastric sleeve. She says she lost 150 pounds in three months.

“Bad Smells & Fireflies”

A family-friendly play on the importance of life.

Gay couple to meet with Mattel to discuss making same-sex couple dolls

The couple will also be visiting Good Morning America.

Ohio Police officer writes open letter to 18-year-old caught driving at 100 mph

Slow down. Please. You are not invincible. I promise,” the officer said.

Man, 75, who used to play Santa at Wisconsin YMCA accused of child sexual assault

According to a criminal complaint, childcare supervisors told police officers a parent saw the suspect inappropriately kiss a 3-year-old girl on the mouth.

Man lied about kidnapping to get revenge for drug deal gone bad, police say

Police say the alleged victim used the story of the infant's abduction as a way to pursue charges against those he claims robbed him during a reported drug deal.

ALERT: Police warn of phony Netflix emails that could steal your information

The email was sent to a police officer who said he isn’t even a user of the popular streaming service.

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide on Hwy 90.

Driver rescued after driving off of Cameron Ferry

A driver and a passenger are unharmed after driving off the Cameron Ferry into the Calcasieu Ship Channel.

Grieving parents say priest condemned their son at funeral because he committed suicide

Catholic officials say the priest won’t be preaching at funerals for the foreseeable future and will undergo training on how to become a more effective minister.

Interior secretary Zinke to leave administration by end of year, Trump says

Ryan Zinke , the 52nd Secretary of the Interior, was tapped by Trump in December 2016.

Son speaks out following father’s hit-and-run on Choupique Road

Lawrence Jagneaux says last Thursday he received a phone call from his sisters that their father was being rushed into surgery after he had gone to check his mailbox, and was struck by a car.

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas ruled that the rest of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was inextricably linked to the individual mandate, and so the whole law is unconstitutional.

Alton Sterling’s son accused of raping child; bond set

The oldest son of Alton Sterling, the man killed in a controversial police shooting in 2016, is accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Coast Guard & Catholic Charities collaborate for needy, help also needed throughout the year

Many volunteers work hard during the Christmas season to make sure those less fortunate receive gifts and food. But some may not realize, volunteers are needed throughout the year.

Watch: Pair of horses pull tractor trailer up icy hill

The two work horses surprised everyone - especially the truck driver.

Light Up the Lake Saturday

Light Up the Lake scheduled for Saturday

Salvation Army host “Battle of the Bells” competition

“It makes me so happy to see that people have a giving heart, because without them we would just suffer so much,” Lieutenant Thomas Marian said.

83-year-old Vietnam War veteran receives Ph. D. from LSU despite setbacks

After pursuing the academic degree for most of his life, a Vietnam War veteran received his Ph. D. from Louisiana State University Friday.

Unique gifts for the person who has everything

Have someone in your life who seems to have it all? Looking for a unique gift? Thanks to the Internet, there are a lot of gifts available you may not have known existed.

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder was often tainted with asbestos for years, report says

A Reuters investigation found that for decades, Johnson & Johnson sought to hide the fact that in many cases cancer-causing asbestos contaminated the talc that was used to produce its talcum powder products.

School Board asks military families to submit Impact Aid forms

Vernon and Beauregard Parish School Boards are asking military parents to turn in their Impact Aid forms.

Sorry, Lululemon is not recruiting brand ambassadors through Instagram

Don't repost an offer to be a Lululemon brand ambassador from Instagram - it's fake.

Man who took gun from sheriff’s deputy sentenced to 20 years in prison

A Lake Charles man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison

Hottest gifts for Mom and Dad

Not sure what to get your parents this year? Here are some ideas.

Grand jury indicts 2 former officers caught on video slamming teen to ground

A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted two former Brusly police officers, Anthony “Kip” Dupre and Dan Cipriano, for the actions they took during the arrest of a 14-year-old student at Brusly Middle School.

‘Let this Lamborghini light your fire,’ pastor says while giving wife $200k luxury SUV - he’s now defending the purchase

The South Carolina pastor said no money was taken from the church to purchase the luxury sports car.

Facebook bug gave third parties access to photos for 6.8 million accounts

A glitch caused third parties to be able to access more photos than they should’ve between Sept. 13 to Sept. 25, but the company has fixed the issue.

DeQuincy Middle School decks the halls

We have pictures of DeQuincy Middle School's Christmas decorations

Louisiana gas terminal wins controversial $1B-plus tax break

A company planning a nearly $16 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal in southwest Louisiana has won approval for a five-year property tax break expected to be worth as much as $1.4 billion

JPSO deputy shot in line of duty returns home

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot in Metairie Sunday night has returned home from the hospital.

Armored truck deposits cash on highway in NJ

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Holiday Pet Photos

We have a collection of viewer pet photos from around the area

Rich family offering a photographer $100k to travel the world and take photos of them

You get sick pay and 30 days of vacation time, but you have to be ready to go at a moment's notice.

Friday is National Free Shipping Day

The website FreeShippingDay.com has a comprehensive list of stores with online deals. Deals also include guaranteed delivery by Christmas Day, in many cases.

Man allegedly meets teen on dating site, faces rape charges

Bond is set at $50,000.

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Michael Cohen — who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump's political life — said he "gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty." Cohen spoke in an interview with ABC that aired Friday on "Good Morning America."

Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Thursday, the auto maker recalled nearly 90,000 Land Cruisers and Lexus LX-570 vehicles from the past decade over a safety issue that involves the front passenger seat belt.

301 pounds of marijuana seized after traffic stop in MO

The drugs were in vacuum sealed bags according to officials.

WEATHER WITH BEN: Lindsey Davis

Lindsey wants a pet iguana for Christmas.

Woman seriously injured in bear attack in PA

Melinda Lebarron was outside of her home with her dog when she was attacked by a bear Wednesday evening.

Mueller rejects Flynn’s argument that FBI interview was deceptive

Mueller’s office submitted a response on Friday to Flynn’s sentencing memo, which itself was submitted earlier this week.

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Although the resolutions are largely symbolic — because it's unclear if they will be considered by the House — passage Thursday showed senators seeking to assert oversight of Trump administration foreign policy and the relationship with Saudi Arabia.