Mandesha Thornton

Shelby Trahan

Tresia Bowles

Hannah Treece

Gabe McDonald

Gabrielle Espinosa

Continued Coverage

Grant Roberts

Ben Terry

Wade Hampton

Lee Zurik

Dave McNamara

Sophia Landry

Kayla Courvell

Kayla Courvell is one of the hosts of FOX29's Morning Show and the breaking news reporter on KPLC's 7News Sunrise.

Agnes DeRouen

I am a native of Avery Island, La., near New Iberia. I graduated from Mt. Carmel Academy and went on to get a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in English and Journalism from what is now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Olivia Vidal

Anchor and reporter Olivia Vidal is in her third stint at KPLC, this time as co-host of 7News Sunrise and the FOX29 Morning Show.

Taylor Verrico

Taylor Verrico is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Bethany College in 2014, where she played four years of basketball while earning her BA in Communications.

Ashley Joseph

Luke Burdsall

Drew Marine

Robin Richardson

Dakota Watson

Chandler Watkins

Theresa Schmidt

Theresa was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. After receiving a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she accepted a reporting job at KPLC.

John Bridges

John Bridges has been with KPLC-TV since 1992. He has been the co-host of 7News Sunrise since 1996 and is Executive Producer of that program.

Brady Renard

Brady Renard joined the KPLC Sports team in July 2015 from KTVE 10 in Monroe, Louisiana, where he worked as the weekend sports anchor for three years.

Jillian Corder

Jillian Corder anchors 7News First at Four and 7 News at Six alongside Cynthia Arceneaux. She joined KPLC in July 2015 as a reporter and was promoted less than a year later.

Cynthia Arceneaux

A native of Louisiana's Bayou Country, Cynthia was born and raised just down the road in Franklin.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Edwards unveils new initiative to bolster McNeese enrollment

The collaborative initiative was created to expand the university's programs and enrollment. Waste management will introduce a new Thermal Desorption Unit as an environmentally friendly materials handling option at its Chemical Waste Management facility in Carlyss.

Experts predict rice industry to improve in 2017

2016 was a rough year for rice producers throughout the country and the state, and especially here in Southwest Louisiana, with major flooding crippling farms. "We've had depressed prices. Add to that the flood we had in 2016. So the last couple of years have been a challenge and a struggle for our rice producers," said Kurt Guidry, an economist with the LSU AgCenter.

UPDATE: Closure of flooded Calcasieu River, from Saltwater Barrier to Parish line

Starting Saturday evening, the Calcasieu River will be closed to boat traffic north of the Saltwater Barrier, up to the Parish line, said Dick Gremillion, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for Calcasieu Parish.  The Calcasieu Police Jury is closing the river - flooded after recent storms in Southwest Louisiana -  after receiving numerous complaints from property owners worried that passing boats could

Logan Weiss explains why Disc Golf is the sport for you

What do you get when you combine a nice leisurely day out on the golf course with ultimate frisbee? You get Disc Golf. 17 year old professional disc golfer Logan Weiss has been playing Disc Golf for 11

CPSO to host firearm safety workshop for women

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office to host, "SAFE & SECURE: A Ladies Firearm Safety and Self-Defense Workshop."

Authorities searching for attempted smash and grab suspect

Authorities with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for your help in locating a man who attempted to steal an ATM from a business on Highway 171 early Tuesday morning.

Nike Announces Recall

A popular sneaker is being recalled after a defect is discovered that could cause serious injury. Nike USA Incorporated is recalling close to 425-thousand pairs of its "Jordan Trunner," cross-training shoes.