House tries to override 1st Trump veto in border wall fight

Tuesday's vote would keep the border emergency intact, which for now would let him shift an additional $3.6 billion from military construction projects to work on a barrier along the southwest boundary.

Two male enhancement supplements recalled due to presence of sildenafil

  House set to uphold Trump veto, let border emergency stand

  Louisiana woman warns of UPS phishing email scam

  'Opportunity Zones’ aim to uplift low income areas in Lake Charles

  Those indicted in Gotreaux homicides plead not guilty to murder

  Local counselor speaks about PTSD in adolescents

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  Contraband Bayou restoration project to start this year at McNeese

Bump stocks will become illegal to own starting Tuesday

  Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Perfect weather for the next few days, but changes arrive in a few days

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Nighttime closures announced for I-210 bridge EB

CPSO to host senior citizen’s fishing rodeo

Female inmate sexually assaulted by ETX transport deputy

Roger Valentine resigned from his duties and confessed to the crime.

17 people displaced after New Orleans 5-alarm fire

New Orleans firefighters are battling large fire in Central City.

POLICE: Missing Iowa man returned home safely

Missing Iowa man returned home

SWLA Arrest Report- March 24, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for March 24, 2019.

  Father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim dead of apparent suicide

Hornbeck woman faces additional cruelty to juvenile charges

SWLA Arrest Report- March 23, 2019

  Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

Driver hits cow near Willow Springs Road

First Alert Forecast: Showers and storms today, but the sunshine returns tomorrow

CHRISTUS Hospitals in Texas and Louisiana no longer taking Cigna insurance

CHRISTUS Health announced that hospitals in Texas and Louisiana is not accepting Cigna commercial insurance after the hospital group and the insurance company failed to come to terms on financial compensation.

Sausage recalled due to possible metal contamination

Over 2,500 pounds have been recalled.

Coast Guard responds to loose barges in Mississippi River after collision

Five barges broke loose after the tugboat pushing them and 20 other vessels collided with a bulk carrying ship.

Louisiana representatives react to Mueller report

Many Republicans and Democrats are split on the findings of Robert Mueller’s investigation after a four-page report was released Sunday (March 24).

Tulane Police: 3 arrested after door to student’s dorm lit on fire

A university spokesman said investigators do not believe the attack was politically motivated at this time, despite the victim's claims he was targeted for his conservative beliefs.

Man drives car into lake at Prien Lake Park

A car drove into the lake near Prien Lake Park around 7 p.m Sunday evening.

Morgan Freeman converts his Mississippi ranch into a honeybee sanctuary

The Oscar winner imported a total of 26 bee hives to the ranch and has planted bee-friendly Magnolia trees and lavender on the property.

SWLA Arrest Report - March 22, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for March 22, 2019.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

POLICE: Man arrested after allegedly fleeing scene of crash with drugs, pit bull

Police arrested 38-year-old Adam Harris during the early hours of Saturday, Mar. 24, after he allegedly fled the scene of a crash near Julia Aubin Road north of Siegen Lane.

  Spring is here, and with it, pollen has taken over Southwest Louisiana

People were lining up on Saturday at Don's Carwash, trying to combat the pollen covering their cars.

First Alert Forecast: Rain chances to start the week, but sunshine returns mid week

Rain chances to start the week, but sunshine through mid-week

Sheriff’s Office searching for missing person

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing man last seen in Lake Charles

  Justin Brown’s family pleas for answers on the five-year anniversary of the hit-and-run that took his life

The 26-year-old was hit and killed at the corner of Tank Farm Road and Tuna Lane on March 23, 2014, and authorities have never found the driver.

First Alert Forecast: Weak cold front moves through Monday

Clouds increase this weekend ahead of rain chances on Monday

  SPECIAL REPORT: Could sex education lower teen birth rates in Louisiana?

As of 2017, Louisiana was in the top 5 states for highest teen birth rates across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Louisiana is also a state that does not require sex education in schools.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Traffic clear after accident at Country Club Road and Nelson Road

Drivers should take alternate routes.

  District 47 State Representative Ryan Bourriaque takes the oath of office

Southwest Louisiana's newest member of the State Legislature was sworn in to office this week. Ryan Bourriaque represents Cameron Parish, half of Vermilion and a small part of Calcaseiu.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Train moving in Westlake after accident with automobile

A train in Westlake is stopped on the tracks after an accident with an automobile, Chief Chris Wilrye with the Westlake Police Department said.

  Concerns amid CPPJ’s approval to consolidate drainage districts

Thursday night, parish officials voted to decrease the number of drainage districts in the parish, but what will it mean for residents?

  Local mom speaks out about postpartum depression after the FDA approves a new drug to treat it

While the new postpartum drug may be expensive and hard to access, a Deridder mom is hoping it will bring new life into the conversation about postpartum depression.

Iowa Police searching for missing man

Andre L. Charles, 54, has been missing since March 16.

First Alert Forecast: Clouds begin to build ahead of rain chances to start the work week

Clouds building this weekend, but the main rain chance holds off

Calcasieu registrar of voters retiring

Calcasieu Parish Registrar of Voters Angie Quienalty is retiring.

KPLC’s Crawfish Price Check

Check this week's boiled crawfish prices from around the area.

  Police chief: 3 arrested in Javid Duhon shooting, ‘Violent act stemmed from rap group’

The Lake Charles Police Department is holding a news conference at 12:30 p.m. to discuss updates in the March 7 shooting death of 34-year-old Javid Dwayne Duhon.

SWLA Arrest Report - March 21, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for March 21, 2019.

Sentencing date set for Rodney Bailey

Rodney Bailey Jr. is facing up to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and obstruction of justice.

Nearly 3,000 piglets loose after crash in IL

If you have to travel toward between Casey and Greeup, you’re asked to use caution.

GB Sciences approved to grow medical marijuana at LSU facility

A company has been approved to grow medical marijuana at Louisiana State University facility.

Range hoods recalled due to injury hazard

The company has received one report of a Valencia Range Hood coming loose from the wall soon after installation.

Gun safes recalled due to lock failure

A bolt malfunction can cause the safe to open without the use of a key or combination.

Jury finds Leesville man guilty of 2nd-degree murder of Fort Polk soldier

In Leesville, a jury unanimously found Tobias Williams guilty of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in connection to the 2016 shooting death of Fort Polk Captain Jonathan Ellis.

Teen allegedly sets fire to home from which family was being evicted

The juvenile suspect turned herself in to the Office of Juvenile Justice.

  Shaquille O’Neal named new Papa John’s spokesman

The pizza giant issued a statement Friday morning announcing that the four-time NBA champion will join the company’s board of directors, invest in nine stores in the Atlanta area and “be an ambassador for the Papa John’s brand.”

  Weather with Ben: Alexandria Achane

When she grows up, she wants to be a family court judge.

Children’s globe recalled due to fire and burn hazards

About 3,000 globes have been recalled.

Canned dog food recall expanded due to elevated vitamin D

Consumption can lead to potential health issues such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.

AL high schooler accepted into 31 universities, awarded $1.1 million in scholarships

Hard work and countless hours of studying are paying off big time for Woodlawn’s High School valedictorian Benjamin Holmes.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fantastic Friday; clouds increase Saturday but rain chances slim

We made it to Friday with our crisp clear weather with another morning for rather chilly temperatures as we start the day. Expect to need a jacket as you head out early but as has been the case the entire week, temperatures will rise quickly and once again top out well into the middle to upper 70s.

  Sheriff: Man returns home to find wife tied up, dead

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman was found dead in a home in Zachary Thursday, Mar. 21.

  Cameron Fisheries Facility will hopefully open this summer

Originally set to open in 2006, the Cameron Fisheries Facility is still closed to local fishermen and shrimpers. Officials are hoping to open it this year, but the delay is leaving some locals in the seafood business to wonder if it’s worth it.

CPPJ approves drainage district consolidation

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury voted 9 to 4 in favor of a drainage consolidation plan that would merge the current seven districts into two districts.

  Man calls out Cooking Channel’s ‘crawfish travesty’ in viral video

A video of a Louisiana native narrating a crawfish boiling segment on The Cooking Channel is going viral.

  Oil and gas seeking candidates who support the industry for fall elections

President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) Giifford Briggs, said they’ll scrutinize candidates from the governor to local offices.

State police responds to photo of vehicles driving wrong way on 210 on-ramp

A photo was submitted to KPLC of vehicles driving the wrong way on a 210 on-ramp.

Suspects in Gotreaux homicide indicted

Jordan Alexander Legros and Javari Guidry have been indicted.

Welsh man convicted of second-degree murder in death of Nehemiah Gray

Trevonte Talbert, 23, was unanimously convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting death of Nehemiah Gray.

After 36 years in prison, man exonerated of charges

For decades, a Baton Rouge man has been behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, but on Mar. 21, he walked out a free man.

Tulane researchers discover technique to help detect pregnancy disorder

Tulane researchers study photoacoustic imaging to identify preeclampsia.

  Lake Charles police officer receives ‘Beyond the Badge’ award for going above and beyond the call

Officer Julia Courville put a homeless family with a 6-month-old baby in a motel with her own money until they were able to find more permanent housing.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Eastbound 210 bridge reopens following accident

Eastbound on the 210 bridge is closed following an accident, according to the Department of Transportation.

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Democrats, CNN

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.

Accused serial rapist indicted for 5 New Orleans kidnappings, rapes

Daniel Meridy was charged with five counts of aggravated/first-degree rape and five counts of aggravated kidnapping in the 10-count indictment

Indictment returned against man accused of raping minor

A grand jury in state district court on Thursday returned rape charges against a Lake Charles man accused of raping a minor.

First Alert Forecast: Sunshine to end the week, but rain is on its way

Friday will be a good day, but the clouds will slowly be on the return by the evening. So, it will still be sunny with only a few passing clouds through most of the day. The clouds that do come back will not bring any rain. Temperatures should warm up to the mid 70s in the afternoon.

SWLA Arrest Reports - March 20, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for March 20, 2019.

  Facebook exposed millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook says there is no evidence that employees had abused access to this data.