FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances continue this week

Through the rest of this evening expect rain chances to remain elevated as clouds begin to break up and allow more storms to pop-up.

Winner of St. Jude Dream Home announced

The time has finally come. This weekend one lucky KPLC viewer will win the St. Jude Dream Home built by Salvador Custom Homes.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain continues

Through the rest of this evening expect rain chances to remain elevated

POW MIA plaque dedicated to Vietnam servicemen from Louisiana

A POW MIA memorial plaque was placed in the Veteran’s Park for all to see and remember those service men and women.

18-Wheeler wreck on I-10 near Shattuck Street

Lake Charles Police are reporting that there has been a 18-wheeler wreck along I-10 eastbound near the Shattuck Street exit this evening, Sept. 22, 2018.

W.W. Lewis Middle School students raising money for cancer patients

The students are raising more for the Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center. The idea started three years ago when students wanted to make a difference.

LIVE AT 1pm: Gill Bright Animal Hospital Puppy Cam

Today is Puppy Cam! The fun begins at 1 p.m.

POW/MIA Day, a time to remember those who never returned home

POW/MIA Day is a time to remember those who fought for our country but never returned home.

HOMETOWN HERO: Kelly Stawecki has a heart for the homeless

The creator of a program to help the homeless in Lake Charles is this week's Hometown Hero.

ROAD CLOSURE: Sampson Street between Sulphur Ave. and I-10

Motorists will be detoured around the closure via La. 379 (Sulphur Ave. and Miller Ave.) and I-10 South Service Road.

Calcasieu mosquito pools test positive for Saint Louis Encephalitis

Two mosquito pools in Calcasieu Parish have tested positive for Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus, according to information from the parish.

  Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office denies numbers in study about marijuana possession

A study by the Southern Poverty Law Center breaking down data regarding marijuana possession arrests in Louisiana, specifically taking a close look at the race of those arrested.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances remain through the weekend

Rain chances sticking around through the rest of this afternoon with those storms lingering into the evening hours.

Welsh Greyhounds forfeit two games after LHSAA rule violation

Welsh Greyhounds forfeit two games after LHSAA rule violation.

Sulphur residents may experience discolored water due to fire hydrant testing

The discoloration is not a cause for concern.

CPSO: Sulphur man and woman arrested for attempted second-degree murder

The suspects allegedly pushed the woman off their back porch.

Lake Charles man dies in Texas crash

A Lake Charles man is dead after crashing into the back of an 18-wheeler on I-10 in Beaumont.

Woman in custody after 3 infants stabbed at New York daycare

Six people, including three infants, were stabbed early Friday morning at a daycare in Flushing Meadows, New York, according to local media.

Police Jury green lights controversial convenience store

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury gives the green light to a convenience store on North Perkins Ferry Road. This after resident push-back and the Parish Planning and Zoning Board recommended the development be denied.

What Drought?

Drought conditions have been completely lifted for Southwest Louisiana. We are no longer seeing any ‘abnormally dry’ conditions thanks to all the rain we received in the past week.

Three booked for negligent homicide after suspected drug overdose at Coushatta

Three people are in custody after a body was found on Coushatta property, officials said.

  Fire on Parish Road in Moss Bluff

Authorities respond to Moss Bluff fire

Allen Parish man allegedly hits officer with mirror of truck, faces 10 charges

Butler leads a police pursuit.

4 arrested in vehicle thefts case

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested 4 in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries and thefts in the area.

Sulphur’s oldest resident passes away at 105

Tiny was one year older than the city of Sulphur.

Sunrise Birthdays: Sep. 19, 2018

September 19, 2018 Sunrise Brithday

Sam Houston Jones State Park getting a facelift

Sam Houston Jones State Park is getting a face lift. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser announced several possible projects at the park, and is asking for the public’s input. A new fishing pier and board walk was proposed, as well as a new covered pavilion, and a splash pad.

Senator Kennedy speaks out on Kavanaugh sexual abuse allegations

It has not been an easy road for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Over the weekend Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her.

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office moves to new location

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office moves to new location

Typical afternoon thunderstorms have the ability to cause damage

We have seen quite a few strong thunderstorms in the last week, yet none of these storms had any type of watches or warnings associated with them. Why is that?

Storm damage reported on Granberry Road in Beauregard

A KPLC viewer has reported damage to a shed on Granberry Road during an afternoon thunderstorm.

Jeff Davis Parish missing teen found

Fifteen-year-old Jennings teen Darian Alexis Crystal Lessigne has been reported missing by family members, according to the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office.

Sulphur man hospitalized after walking into traffic

A man was struck at the intersection of Crocker Street and U.S. 90 after walking into traffic around 8:48 a.m. Wednesday.

3D-printable gun maker charged with sexual assault of minor

Cody Wilson is accused of having sex with a girl under the age of 17. Authorities said the incident occurred in Austin, TX, on Aug. 15, and Wilson paid the girl $500.

LEGAL CORNER: How can I get my child support payments changed?

GENIA COLEMAN-LEE WITH THE SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA LAW CENTER IS HERE TO ANSWER YOUR LEGAL QUESTIONS.

Lake Charles' Teen Connection seminars resume Thursday

The City of Lake Charles’ Teen Connection series will begin its second year at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Free bat seminar at Tuten Park

Free Bat Seminar during International Bat Week

Southwest Louisiana Corrections Report: September 18, 2018

CPSO booking report: September 18, 2018

Fake funeral scam leads to arrest of man, 2 teens

Police arrested a 20-year-old man and two 14-year-old boys. They had been holding signs reading "funeral donations," with photos of a boy named Johnny.

Calcasieu Planning and Zoning Board rejects convenience store proposal

For now, the Calcasieu Planning and Zoning Board has voted against rezoning a site near Joe Miller and North Perkins Ferry roads.

Traffic cleared after 15 crashes on I-10 and I-210

Louisiana State Police confirm 15 crashes on interstates I-10 and 2-10 Tuesday evening.