LCPD looking for drive-by shooting suspects

The Lake Charles Police Department is searching for suspects reportedly involved in two drive-by shootings on the same day.

Paula Abdul falls off stage in Mississippi one day after canceling Lake Charles show

$100,000 Powerball ticket sold in Lake Charles

Sheriff: Body found in trunk was wife killed by Fort Polk soldier

Moss Bluff man arrested on attempted second-degree murder charges

Four year old living with Rett syndrome

Creoles are working to preserve and share their heritage

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Plentiful sunshine today

Suspect arrested in 5th Avenue shooting

8th Annual Culture Fest in Lake Charles

Girl, 9, whose family fought to keep her on life support dies at Texas hospital

Teacher on leave after allegedly duct taping CO student to chair

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front pushes through leaving clear weather

Suspects arrested in Jennings shooting case

Suspects have been arrested in a Jennings shooting case.

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $1.6 billion after nobody won Friday’s drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot has now swelled to $1.6 billion after nobody bought a winning ticket for the Friday night drawing.

TDL Week 8: Friday night football scores

It's Week 8 of Touchdown Live. Check out our live updates of tonight's scores, our sports teams picks, and our Snapchat filter.

Calcasieu Animal Services receive national recognition

The National Animal Care and Control Association awarded the Calcasieu Animal Services with the “Outstanding Animal Control Agency” award.

Car crash victim thanks fire fighters

Paula Abdul cancels Golden Nugget performance

Legislator Dorothy Sue Hill makes impassioned plea to committee for road improvements

Secretary of State addresses Louisiana mid-term elections

Sulphur man convicted in sex crimes case

Mega Millions Trivia

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another shot of cold air this weekend

Our next cool down comes this weekend ahead of increased rain chances next week

Beacon Center continuing it’s mission to provide services to the homeless

Richard says this one stumbling block isn’t taking him away from his mission and vision for the city of Lake Charles. With 20 years of experience with helping the homeless, he’s now found another way to keep that vision alive.

All Cal-Cam Fair rides approved

The remaining three rides have been approved.

Re-Thunk Junk trail comes to Allen Parish

The Allen Parish Re-Thunk Junk trail will take place rain or shine.

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital introduces new technology for patients with breast cancer

Align-R-T detects differences in breathing and movement during treatment to ensure radiation is stopped until the patient is positioned correctly.

WEATHER WITH BEN: Camille Stevens

Camille is a student at T.S. Cooley Elementary.

  Calcasieu Parish School Board approves ‘pod’ buildings

In recent years, the Calcasieu Parish School Board has built several pod buildings adding 128 classrooms. Just last week, the school board approved more pods- which would add 56 more classrooms to the district.

More than 1,500 women attend 2018 Fall Women’s Conference

Designed to uplift and empower women, the conference serves as a day for women from all walks of life to come together and recharge with fun and fellowship.

I-10 Bridge among highway priorities discussed at “Road Show” in Lake Charles

The Louisiana Legislature's Joint Committee on Highway Priority construction was in Lake Charles today. They held a public hearing which allowed those who wanted to speak to talk about highway priority construction projects needed,

Two arrested after drugs packaged for sale allegedly found in backpack

Two people in Allen Parish area have been arrested on multiple drug charges, according to Allen Parish Sheriff Doug Hebert.

Man steals thousands of dollars of liquor by putting bottles down his pants

On multiple occasions over the last month, a mysterious man wearing waders has walked into the Hokus Pokus liquor store on Country Club Road, put expensive bottles of liquor in his pants and simply walked out.

Suspect arrested in attempted Oberlin grocery store robbery

The Oberlin Police Department reports that it has arrested a suspect in a attempted armed robbery case.

13 of 16 rides at Cal-Cam Fair have now passed inspection

Thirteen of the 16 rides at the Cal-Cam Fair have now passed inspection, according to officials with the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Coroner releases report on death of woman found in Cameron Parish

The Cameron Parish Coroner has released her report on the death of Mitzie Galimidi.

Oakdale teens accused of shooting at van full of high schoolers during homecoming week

Two Oakdale teens are accused of shooting at a van full of teenagers, according to Oakdale Police.Chief Joseph Lockett says it happened Tuesday night when the teens were out toilet-papering homes during homecoming week. He says a parent was driving them.

LSU athletics director urges fans to ‘keep it clean’ for upcoming game

LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva is asking fans and students to “keep it clean” for this Saturday’s match up against Mississippi State.

Mexican national pleads guilty to transporting nine illegal immigrants in Calcasieu

A Mexican National has pleaded guilty to transporting illegal aliens through Calcasieu Parish.

Allen Parish man accused of using stolen tractor to cause $3,000 worth of damage

LDAF says the land is owned by Timber Management Company.

Hometown Heroes: Little Troopers

Local group helps purchase Christmas gifts for military children.

Calcasieu Parish School District in need of educational interpreters

Currently, the Calcasieu Parish School District has 2 to 3 students per interpreter, but, their goal is to have an interpreter for each of the 30 students in the district that requires that service.

Fire on N. Tallowood Drive reignites

The Lake Charles Fire Department is working to put out a fire in the 1800 block of N. Tallowood Drive, according to Asst. Chief Ken Daniel.

State fire officials: 12 of 16 rides at Cal-Cam Fair ‘not set up appropriately, contained safety issues’

Cal-Cam Fair officials and state fire inspectors are working to get rides in compliance, after some of the rides did not pass the requirements in the initial inspection, according to a Sulphur official.

  Woman claiming to be the victim of Medicare fraud warns others

A Lake Charles woman is warning others to be careful after a fraudulent phone call from someone claiming to be with Medicare.

Mickey Shunick’s killer attempts escape from Angola

The man who killed Mickey Shunick in Lafayette in 2012 has attempted to escape from prison.

Vinton Elementary School celebrates Walk to School Day

Southwest Louisiana elementary school celebrates “Walk to School” day

Police searching for two suspects in Fifth Avenue home invasion, one arrested

One person is arrested, but two others are being sought after a home invasion on Fifth Avenue Tuesday night.

Lake Charles man arrested for alleged attempted sex trafficking of children

A Lake Charles man has been arrested on sex crimes related to allegations involving computer-aided solicitation of a minor and attempted sex trafficking.

LEGAL CORNER - Can I smoke with my child in the car?

It's time again for another Wednesday Legal corner!

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Jeff Davis Parish School Board introduces state-wide school safety policy

Part of school safety laws passed this summer by legislators- one policy requires every school district to have a way to report potential school threats.

The Latest: Washington Post publishes new Khashoggi column

The Washington Post has published a new column by Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate."

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

Residents of hurricane-ravaged Mexico Beach are returning home for the first time since Michael, but some are finding no home to return to

Man with warrants from several law enforcement agencies arrested in Lake Charles

The Lake Charles Police Department has arrested a man with warrants by several law enforcement agencies.

BPSO deputies will now carry Narcan

Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will now carry Narcan, an opiod overdose reversal medication for emergency situations. They received a donation to supply all patrolling deputies from the Beauregard Prevention Coalition.

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana holding 3rd District Congress forum

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is holding a forum to find out how those running for Third District Congress will address coastal loss and restoration.

Local park slated for improvements

Mayor Nic Hunter has announced that Lake Charles is one of ten cities nationwide to be selected by the National Recreation and Parks Association to receive a grant.

Sex trafficking victim from Lake Charles says she was sold into slavery by a loved one

Sex trafficking victim said her friend owed a debt to a drug dealer and left her as payment

New Llano man dies after stabbing, other man claims self-defense

VPSO says witnesses claim the suspect allegedly threatened another female with a knife.

  Students allegedly baked cookies with human ashes, served them to classmates

Police believe the ashes allegedly used may have been those of one of the students' grandparents.

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

In Florida, determining how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael's rampage is proving somewhat elusive

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.

Congressman Garret Graves starts GoFundMe to pay LSU’s fine for fans storming the field

LSU was slapped with a $100,000 fine over the weekend after fans rushed the field following the school’s win over No. 2 Georgia. Now, a GoFundMe has surfaced to help pay the fine, and it was started by Congressman Garret Graves.

Parent claims child was left on a Calcasieu Parish School bus

Parent claims child was left on a Calcasieu Parish School bus

Dog born without nose given chance for recovery

Dog born without nose given chance for recovery

Louisiana manufacturer recalls more than 30,000 lbs. of meat products

A Belle Rose food manufacturer wants people to stop using more than 30,000 pounds of its meat and poultry products.

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.