BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Only about a third of Louisiana's voters bothered to cast votes in the election to choose their state leaders for the next four years. Unofficial figures from the Secretary of State's Office peg voter turnout at less than 36 percent.
One million of Louisiana's 2.8 million registered voters went to the polls, the fewest number of voters to cast ballots in a governor's race since Louisiana switched to the open primary system in 1975.
Residents won't see any change in the top offices when the new terms begin in January. All seven of Louisiana's statewide elected officials won their re-election bids. Gov. Bobby Jindal got 66 percent of the vote in a 10-candidate field, the most lopsided primary victory in a governor's race ever in the state's open primary system.
The Westlake Police Department received several donations today. Two new police cars were donated by Phillips 66 and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. The donation of traffic cones, strike pads, gloves, and portable breath testing kits, as well as recent felony and high-risk traffic stop training, was made possible by Mike Willis and the employees of United States Deputy Sheriff's Association. A police unit and trailer were also donated by Kent Trucking. Copyright 2017 KPLC....More >>
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The 2017 Solar Eclipse is just around the corner! While we won't get a total eclipse in our area, Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is traveling to Tennessee, which is in the path of the total eclipse. He'll team up with Kaitlin Rust, who will be in Lake Charles, for complete coverage of Monday's event. Join us then, but in the meanwhile follow these links for more about the eclipse: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Interactive simulator shows what the eclipse will look like in your area SOLAR ECLI...More >>
Overnight, we will have clouds clear and will become mostly clear late tonight. Temperatures will slowly fall to the mid 70s. It will feel very warm due to the humidity. Heat indices will be in the 80s, throughout the night. Tuesday will have rain chances at 30% with isolated showers in the afternoon. A lot of these showers will pop up in the afternoon. Some of the rain could still be heavy at times, in a few areas. Highs will be in the lower 90s.More >>