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  • 45th annual Marshland Festival

    45th annual Marshland Festival

    45th annual Marshland Festival

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:12:55 GMT
    Put your rubber boots on. The 25th annual Marshland Festival is in full swing at the Civic Center.The festival raises money for the youth in Hackberry. Currently it benefits 15 different youth organizations.More >>
    Put your rubber boots on. The 25th annual Marshland Festival is in full swing at the Civic Center.The festival raises money for the youth in Hackberry. Currently it benefits 15 different youth organizations. More >>
  • McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:18:58 GMT
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown. Then add transfer Brian Hine along with big boys Antonio McGhee Danyel Hunter, also tacking on Aaron Sam who earned Preseason All SLC First Team Recognition. This unit is going to be one hard line to crack. As for the team as a whole, the word used to describe them the mo...More >>
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown. Then add transfer Brian Hine along with big boys Antonio McGhee Danyel Hunter, also tacking on Aaron Sam who earned Preseason All SLC First Team Recognition. This unit is going to be one hard line to crack. As for the team as a whole, the word used to describe them the mo...More >>
  • Tip leads to arrests in Welsh

    Tip leads to arrests in Welsh

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:41:16 GMT
    Welsh Police make three arrests after getting a tip about stolen items and drugs in a home on Ronald Street.More >>
    Welsh Police make three arrests after getting a tip about stolen items and drugs in a home on Ronald Street.More >>

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. That was April 12, 1978.

Over the years Theresa has covered nearly every news beat. Over recent years she has covered the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the environment and general assignment and many high profile court cases. She often covers issues related to aging and seniors enjoying their golden years.

Theresa's on-air work over the years has ranged from investigative reports to a three-week quit smoking series. Her work has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally.

Theresa is a widow whose life revolves primarily around her four children and her career. She also sings in the choir at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She attributes her success in life to her strong faith in God and supportive family and friends.

You can read Theresa's most recent stories at the bottom of this page.

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  • LC Police ticket door-to-door sales people

    LC Police ticket door-to-door sales people

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:38:11 GMT
    More concerns tonight about door to door salesmen in the area. Two men have been issued citations for selling door to door without a permit. The men claimed to be selling pest control services. It's one of those quiet streets in the University area where people tend to know and look out for each other. So when Loraine Suarez received a knock at the door from someone selling pest control services she was concerned for herself and her neighbors... "When I opened the door this young man kind of...More >>
    More concerns tonight about door to door salesmen in the area. Two men have been issued citations for selling door to door without a permit. The men claimed to be selling pest control services. It's one of those quiet streets in the University area where people tend to know and look out for each other. So when Loraine Suarez received a knock at the door from someone selling pest control services she was concerned for herself and her neighbors... "When I opened the door this young man kind of...More >>
  • I wanna know: Is Division A a family court?

    I wanna know: Is Division A a family court?

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:08:29 GMT
    Political signs are beginning to pop up everywhere -- a sure sign the fall elections are rapidly approaching.More >>
    Political signs are beginning to pop up everywhere -- a sure sign the fall elections are rapidly approaching.More >>
  • Major wreck takes out light at Prien Lake Road and La. 14

    Major wreck takes out light at Prien Lake Road and La. 14

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:17:10 GMT
    The signal light at La.14 and Prien Lake Road was literally knocked out of service Tuesday morning when a large industrial rig hit the pole that suspends the lights.More >>
    The signal light at La.14 and Prien Lake Road was literally knocked out of service Tuesday morning when a large industrial rig hit the pole that suspends the lights.More >>
  • 7 On Your Side: Bank card scam

    7 On Your Side: Bank card scam

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:13:50 GMT
    Both MidSouth Bank and the Better Business Bureau are alerting consumers to a recent phone scam attempted on hundreds if not thousands of people in Southwest Louisiana. It's a ploy to get your personal banking information. More >>
    Both MidSouth Bank and the Better Business Bureau are alerting consumers to a recent phone scam attempted on hundreds if not thousands of people in Southwest Louisiana. It's a ploy to get your personal banking information. 
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  • DeQuincy investigating pool party with teen drinking

    DeQuincy investigating pool party with teen drinking

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:56:45 GMT
    DeQuincy police have been cracking down on adults who give alcohol to teens. They've been investigating a pool party during which up to eighteen underage people may have been consuming alcoholic beverages. "I don't think some of the parents realize how serious it is to provide alcohol to their children or to other people's children.Contributing to the delinquency of juveniles is one charge against adults who provide alcoholic drinks to those under age. DeQuincy, authorities are taking it very...More >>
    DeQuincy police have been cracking down on adults who give alcohol to teens. They've been investigating a pool party during which up to eighteen underage people may have been consuming alcoholic beverages. "I don't think some of the parents realize how serious it is to provide alcohol to their children or to other people's children.Contributing to the delinquency of juveniles is one charge against adults who provide alcoholic drinks to those under age. DeQuincy, authorities are taking it very...More >>
  • Ruling 'attacking' seal of confession likely headed to U.S. Supreme Court

    Ruling 'attacking' seal of confession likely headed to U.S. Supreme Court

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:15:41 GMT
    It's a case likely headed for the U.S. Supreme Court involving a 14 year old girl who claims that during the sacrament of confession, she told her parish priest she was being abused. Her parents are suing the priest and the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge because the priest did not report the abuse.More >>
    It's a case likely headed for the U.S. Supreme Court involving a 14 year old girl who claims that during the sacrament of confession, she told her parish priest she was being abused. Her parents are suing the priest and the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge because the priest did not report the abuse.
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  • Cameron school board prepares to find new superintendent

    Cameron school board prepares to find new superintendent

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:42:28 GMT
    The Cameron school board is starting the process to replace superintendent stephanie rodrigue who announced she's retiring. Also on the agenda-- deferred compensation rodrigue says she's owed-- $52-thousand dollars or more. Stephanie Rodrigue/August 28, 2013: It didn't go to the board for another approval. They had previously approved the salary and the salary increase..More >>
    The Cameron school board is starting the process to replace superintendent stephanie rodrigue who announced she's retiring. Also on the agenda-- deferred compensation rodrigue says she's owed-- $52-thousand dollars or more. Stephanie Rodrigue/August 28, 2013: It didn't go to the board for another approval. They had previously approved the salary and the salary increase..More >>
  • Jason Reeves to be evaluated for intellectual disability

    Jason Reeves to be evaluated for intellectual disability

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:15:09 GMT
    Jason Reeves, the man sentenced to die for the murder of Mary Jean Thigpen, is fighting to stay alive.More >>
    Jason Reeves, the man sentenced to die for the murder of Mary Jean Thigpen, is fighting to stay alive.More >>
  • 7 On your side: Advance fee loan scams

    7 On your side: Advance fee loan scams

    7 On your side: Advance fee loan scams

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:49:08 GMT
    It's bad enough to be severely in debt-- but then to fall victim to a loan scam adds insult to injury. Alocal woman who is speaking out to save others from her mistake.Man with a strong foreign accent is the voice on the line she calls, as Diane Woods works to borrow some money. "Thank you for calling. High calls, so we are not able to answer your call. We will need a number and will be calling you shortly," goes the message, which is hard to discern.Woods knows that voice-- as the man who to...More >>
    It's bad enough to be severely in debt-- but then to fall victim to a loan scam adds insult to injury. Alocal woman who is speaking out to save others from her mistake.Man with a strong foreign accent is the voice on the line she calls, as Diane Woods works to borrow some money. "Thank you for calling. High calls, so we are not able to answer your call. We will need a number and will be calling you shortly," goes the message, which is hard to discern.Woods knows that voice-- as the man who to...More >>
  • UPDATE: DeQuincy stabbing suspect surrenders to authorities

    UPDATE: DeQuincy stabbing suspect surrenders to authorities

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:52:40 GMT
    A man wanted for attempted murder and domestic battery has been eluding police for nearly a month has turned himself in. The DeQuincy Police Department tells 7 News that Jon Dalton McCarty turned himself in at the Calcasieu Correctional Center Friday evening.
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    A man wanted for attempted murder and domestic battery has been eluding police for nearly a month has turned himself in. The DeQuincy Police Department tells 7 News that Jon Dalton McCarty turned himself in at the Calcasieu Correctional Center Friday evening.

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  • Remembering Bobby Dower

    Remembering Bobby Dower

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:15:54 GMT
    American Press Managing Editor Bobby Dower is being remembered as a great journalist, friend and person today. He died yesterday after being diagnosed with stomach cancer two weeks ago. It's more quiet at the American Press, where those who worked with Dower have trouble believing he's gone.More >>
    American Press Managing Editor Bobby Dower is being remembered as a great journalist, friend and person today. He died yesterday after being diagnosed with stomach cancer two weeks ago. It's more quiet at the American Press, where those who worked with Dower have trouble believing he's gone.
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  • Board members react to Rodrigue retirement

    Board members react to Rodrigue retirement

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:56:04 GMT
    Cameron School Board Superintendent Stephanie Rodrigue. (Source: Theresa Schmidt/KPLC)Cameron School Board Superintendent Stephanie Rodrigue. (Source: Theresa Schmidt/KPLC)
    Cameron Parish School Superintendent Stephanie Rodrigue says she's retiring. That's after nearly two years of controversy and disagreement with some school board members over a number of issues.More >>
    Cameron Parish School Superintendent Stephanie Rodrigue says she's retiring. That's after nearly two years of controversy and disagreement with some school board members over a number of issues.
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  • Making water safe from "brain eating" amoeba

    Making water safe from "brain eating" amoeba

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-08 00:23:39 GMT
    Many of the people responsible for safe water are in Lake Charles this week for a conference the Louisiana Rural Water Association.More >>
    Many of the people responsible for safe water are in Lake Charles this week for a conference the Louisiana Rural Water Association.
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  • 7 On your side: Air traffic woes

    7 On your side: Air traffic woes

    Monday, June 30 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-06-30 23:18:46 GMT
    Noise can be stressful and unpleasant-- and residents who live near the Southland Executive Airport say it is so for them. "It sounds like we're in a war zone," said Harry Fontenot, who has saved a number of cell phone videos of helicopters and planes passing over his house and yard in Carlyss. It may be a rural area, but there are people who live there. And Fontenot says air traffic is making life miserable. "We have houses all around here and they just fly right over. They're not 1000 fee...More >>
    Noise can be stressful and unpleasant-- and residents who live near the Southland Executive Airport say it is so for them. "It sounds like we're in a war zone," said Harry Fontenot, who has saved a number of cell phone videos of helicopters and planes passing over his house and yard in Carlyss. It may be a rural area, but there are people who live there. And Fontenot says air traffic is making life miserable. "We have houses all around here and they just fly right over. They're not 1000 fee...More >>
  • I wanna know: How to get a new doctor

    I wanna know: How to get a new doctor

    Thursday, June 26 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-06-27 00:38:27 GMT
    FOR PEOPLE WHO GO TO THE SAME PHYSICIAN MOST OF THEIR LIFE, IT'S HARD WHEN THEY EVENTUALLY HAVE TO GET A NEW DOCTOR. Like a lot of people who have gone to her for years, I wanna know how to get a newMore >>
    FOR PEOPLE WHO GO TO THE SAME PHYSICIAN MOST OF THEIR LIFE, IT'S HARD WHEN THEY EVENTUALLY HAVE TO GET A NEW DOCTOR. Like a lot of people who have gone to her for years, I wanna know how to get a newMore >>
  • BBB alerts consumers about tree trimming scams

    BBB alerts consumers about tree trimming scams

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-06-25 23:16:53 GMT
    A woman is the subject of a Better Business Bureau alert-- and Lake Charles Police are looking for her. Investigators say she's going around taking money from consumers for tree services and then notMore >>
    A woman is the subject of a Better Business Bureau alert-- and Lake Charles Police are looking for her. Investigators say she's going around taking money from consumers for tree services and then notMore >>
  • Elton mayor says audit misleading

    Elton mayor says audit misleading

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-06-24 23:59:44 GMT
    The Town of Elton has what some might consider an unfavorable audit-- since it shows the water, sewer and sanitation services operating at a loss. The mayor says city finances are actually better andMore >>
    The Town of Elton has what some might consider an unfavorable audit-- since it shows the water, sewer and sanitation services operating at a loss. The mayor says city finances are actually better andMore >>
  • 7On your side: Caller ID spoofing

    7On your side: Caller ID spoofing

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:34:30 GMT
    It's called caller ID spoofing and it's aimed at tricking you into answering a call from someone likely in a foreign country.   A DeRidder couple is among hundreds contacted. "I didn't know it was callMore >>
    It's called caller ID spoofing and it's aimed at tricking you into answering a call from someone likely in a foreign country.   A DeRidder couple is among hundreds contacted. "I didn't know it was callMore >>
  • Enforcing conditions in zoning cases

    Enforcing conditions in zoning cases

    Friday, June 20 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-06-20 23:39:46 GMT
    Concerned Carlyss residents wanted the Calcasieu Parish Planning and Zoning board to block a proposed so-called "man camp" coming to their community.  But the zoning board rejected their pleas, and votedMore >>
    Concerned Carlyss residents wanted the Calcasieu Parish Planning and Zoning board to block a proposed so-called "man camp" coming to their community.  But the zoning board rejected their pleas, and votedMore >>
  • I wanna know: Free Swim, Sunday Soup

    I wanna know: Free Swim, Sunday Soup

    Thursday, June 19 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-06-20 01:41:38 GMT
    So what's your great idea? In our "I wanna know" report we meet a woman who wants to help those with worthwhile ideas make them happen. "I want to know what creative ideas people have for making thisMore >>
    So what's your great idea? In our "I wanna know" report we meet a woman who wants to help those with worthwhile ideas make them happen. "I want to know what creative ideas people have for making thisMore >>
  • Deputies visit "man camps" in Odessa and Midland, Texas

    Deputies visit "man camps" in Odessa and Midland, Texas

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-06-17 23:27:24 GMT
    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Deputies recently visited a community in Texas where oil and gas activity has created a construction boom and, therefore, temporary worker housing facilities have been built. AMore >>
    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Deputies recently visited a community in Texas where oil and gas activity has created a construction boom and, therefore, temporary worker housing facilities have been built. AMore >>
  • 7On your side: Realistic crash video promotes good choices

    7On your side: Realistic crash video promotes good choices

    Monday, June 16 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-06-17 01:26:00 GMT
    Our 7On your side report usually focuses on scams and consumer issues, but in this edition we depart from our usual-- with a topic that's critical to a consumer's well being financially, physically andMore >>
    Our 7On your side report usually focuses on scams and consumer issues, but in this edition we depart from our usual-- with a topic that's critical to a consumer's well being financially, physically andMore >>
  • Mossville Water District gets unfavorable audit

    Mossville Water District gets unfavorable audit

    Monday, June 16 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-06-17 00:56:02 GMT
    ANOTHER LOCAL AGENCY GETS A BAD FINANCIAL AUDIT.      BUT THIS TIME IT'S DIFFERENT.   THE MOSSVILLE WATER DISTRICT'S UNFAVORABLE AUDIT ISN'T REALLY RAISING EYEBROWS BECAUSE IT APPEARS SOON, THE DISTRICTMore >>
    ANOTHER LOCAL AGENCY GETS A BAD FINANCIAL AUDIT.      BUT THIS TIME IT'S DIFFERENT.   THE MOSSVILLE WATER DISTRICT'S UNFAVORABLE AUDIT ISN'T REALLY RAISING EYEBROWS BECAUSE IT APPEARS SOON, THE DISTRICTMore >>
  • Residents aggravated by Choupique Road bridge closure

    Residents aggravated by Choupique Road bridge closure

    Friday, June 13 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-06-14 00:03:28 GMT
    Residents who live in the Carlyss area off Choupique Road have already had it with a bridge closure causing long detours, and it's only the first week. However parish officials say the closure is requiredMore >>
    Residents who live in the Carlyss area off Choupique Road have already had it with a bridge closure causing long detours, and it's only the first week. However parish officials say the closure is requiredMore >>
  • Death of Lake Arthur child ruled a homicide

    Death of Lake Arthur child ruled a homicide

    Thursday, June 12 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-06-12 23:46:35 GMT
    Autopsy results indicate a three year old lake Arthur boy was the victim of a homicide. But, details are still minimal. The little boy died just a couple of days before what would have been his fourthMore >>
    Autopsy results indicate a three year old lake Arthur boy was the victim of a homicide. But, details are still minimal. The little boy died just a couple of days before what would have been his fourthMore >>
  • Pilot study underway to cleanup EDC spill

    Pilot study underway on EDC spill

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-06-12 00:13:08 GMT
    It's been twenty years since a massive chemical spill happened near the Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge. After all this time that spill is still not cleaned up. But just to the south of theMore >>
    It's been twenty years since a massive chemical spill happened near the Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge. After all this time that spill is still not cleaned up. But just to the south of theMore >>
  • "Man camp" proposed for Vinton area

    "Man camp" proposed for Vinton area

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-06-11 04:27:20 GMT
    Proponents call them employee villages--  others refer to them as "man camps." And now plans for a third one in Calcasieu Parish have surfaced.  The latest one is in the Vinton area. It wasn't a wellMore >>
    Proponents call them employee villages--  others refer to them as "man camps." And now plans for a third one in Calcasieu Parish have surfaced.  The latest one is in the Vinton area. It wasn't a wellMore >>
  • "Man camp" opponent filing complaint with Ethics Board

    "Man camp" opponent filing complaint with Ethics Board

    Monday, June 9 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-06-10 03:43:57 GMT
    The West Calcasieu Airport Managing Board on Monday approved a controversial lease to allow a worker village in Carlyss and the board heard concerns about a potential conflict of interest involving a board member.
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    The West Calcasieu Airport Managing Board on Monday approved a controversial lease to allow a worker village in Carlyss and the board heard concerns about a potential conflict of interest involving a board member.
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  • Vinton Police look for others in riot video

    Vinton Police look for others in riot video

    Friday, June 6 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-06-07 00:41:23 GMT
    FOUR MORE ARREST WARRANTS ARE ISSUED IN THAT FIGHT IN VINTON SUNDAY NIGHT-- A FIGHT POLICE CALL A RIOT.    POLICE ARE STILL TRYING TO IDENTIFY TWO WHOSE ACTS WERE AMONG THE MOST VIOLENT CAUGHT ON VIDEO. IT'SMore >>
    FOUR MORE ARREST WARRANTS ARE ISSUED IN THAT FIGHT IN VINTON SUNDAY NIGHT-- A FIGHT POLICE CALL A RIOT.    POLICE ARE STILL TRYING TO IDENTIFY TWO WHOSE ACTS WERE AMONG THE MOST VIOLENT CAUGHT ON VIDEO. IT'SMore >>
  • SHOCKING VIDEO: Vinton police working to identify people involved in large fight

    SHOCKING VIDEO: Vinton police working to identify people involved in large fight

    Friday, June 6 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-06-06 19:50:37 GMT
    Two people have been arrested in connection with what police have called a riot Sunday night at the Magnolia Apartment complex in Vinton.More >>
    Two people have been arrested in connection with what police have called a riot Sunday night at the Magnolia Apartment complex in Vinton.More >>
  • I wanna know: What happened to my son?

    I wanna know: What happened to my son?

    Thursday, June 5 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-06-06 00:51:25 GMT
    Losing a child is a parent's worst nightmare.   But for some the pain is more unbearable when unanswered questions surround the death. "I want to know what happened to my son," says Royce Eckley, who'sMore >>
    Losing a child is a parent's worst nightmare.   But for some the pain is more unbearable when unanswered questions surround the death. "I want to know what happened to my son," says Royce Eckley, who'sMore >>
  • Calcasieu PJ starts new senior volunteer program

    Calcasieu PJ starts new senior volunteer program

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-06-04 23:21:37 GMT
    Volunteer Betty Bergeron in 2008:  Oh, I love to volunteer for the RSVP.  It's real rewarding to help others out. FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS THE RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM PROVIDED FREE HELP FROM DEDICATEDMore >>
    Volunteer Betty Bergeron in 2008:  Oh, I love to volunteer for the RSVP.  It's real rewarding to help others out. FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS THE RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM PROVIDED FREE HELP FROM DEDICATEDMore >>
  • Lawsuit alleges sexual harassment at Excelsior House

    Lawsuit alleges sexual harassment at Excelsior House

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-06-04 00:16:56 GMT
    Three former residents of a local facility for recovering addicts have filed suit against its operators alleging sexual harassment. And their attorney is asking a criminal investigation be opened. ExcelsiorMore >>
    Three former residents of a local facility for recovering addicts have filed suit against its operators alleging sexual harassment. And their attorney is asking a criminal investigation be opened. ExcelsiorMore >>
  • 7 On your side: Hurricane scams

    7 On your side: Hurricane scams

    Monday, June 2 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-06-03 01:16:09 GMT
    It's hurricane season and time to beware of scammers who try to exploit consumers during disasters.More >>
    It's hurricane season and time to beware of scammers who try to exploit consumers during disasters.More >>
  • Synthetic urine, drug cleansers sold illegally

    Synthetic urine, drug cleansers sold illegally

    Friday, May 30 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-05-30 23:55:07 GMT
    Authorities crackdown on stores that sell products to help illegal drug users beat drug tests.  The undercover operation led to raids on two stores and purchases of such products from about nine localMore >>
    Authorities crackdown on stores that sell products to help illegal drug users beat drug tests.  The undercover operation led to raids on two stores and purchases of such products from about nine localMore >>
  • Louisiana birds and eco-attractions called "spectacular"

    Louisiana birds and eco-attractions called "spectacular"

    Saturday, February 8 2014 12:45 PM EST2014-02-08 17:45:36 GMT
    Ecotourism is growing in popularity among people who want to visit fragile, pristine and largely undisturbed areas. We have those right here in Southwest Louisiana. That's why an internationally knownMore >>
    Ecotourism is growing in popularity among people who want to visit fragile, pristine and largely undisturbed areas. We have those right here in Southwest Louisiana.More >>
  • Grand opening of VA Mobile Clinic in Lake Charles

    Grand opening of VA Mobile Clinic in Lake Charles

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 3:40 PM EDT2013-05-14 19:40:10 GMT
    A ceremony is underway at the American Legion Post at 9th Street and Second Avenue for the new VA Mobile Clinic in Lake Charles. The clinic will offer basic health services for local veterans, and primaryMore >>
    A ceremony is underway at the American Legion Post at 9th Street and Second Avenue for the new VA Mobile Clinic in Lake Charles. More >>
  • Immigration, guns and health care topics of series

    Immigration, guns and health care topics of series

    Friday, April 19 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-04-19 22:19:52 GMT
    Whatever you think about immigration, guns and health care-- there's likely someone who fiercely disagrees. But there's a  local effort to try to promote a civil and meaningful exchange between those withMore >>
    Whatever you think about immigration, guns and health care -- there's likely someone who fiercely disagrees.More >>
  • Allen sheriff clarifies why woman not booked into jail

    Allen sheriff clarifies why woman not booked into jail

    Tuesday, September 11 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-09-11 23:20:05 GMT
    At last word the mom facing charges of battery on a school teacher and simple battery of a juvenile in Oberlin had not yet been booked on the more serious charges officials say she faces.         ButMore >>
    At last word, the mom facing charges of battery on a school teacher and simple battery of a juvenile in Oberlin had not yet been booked on the more serious charges officials say she faces.        
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  • Family opens home to children in need

    Family opens home to children in need

    Tuesday, September 11 2012 6:40 PM EDT2012-09-11 22:40:14 GMT
    Joey and Julie LaPointe had a full house before they took in her sister's children after a horrific car crash that left nephew, Blake, in a wheel chair.  It doesn't take long to sense there's a lot ofMore >>
    Joey and Julie LaPointe had a full house before they took in her sister's children after a horrific car crash that left nephew, Blake, in a wheel chair. It doesn't take long to sense there's a lot ofMore >>
  • LC man involved in Thursday crash near Carlyss dies

    LC man involved in Thursday crash near Carlyss dies

    Tuesday, September 11 2012 2:43 PM EDT2012-09-11 18:43:26 GMT
    At least three people were taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a three-vehicle wreck south of Sulphur. It happened south of Carlyss on La. 27 at Cotton Vincent Road. Two drivers and a passengerMore >>
    A Lake Charles man involved in a Thursday morning crash south of Carlyss has died, according to Louisiana State Police, Troop D.More >>
  • Outpouring of support for Isaac supply drive

    Outpouring of support for Isaac supply drive

    Friday, September 7 2012 10:37 PM EDT2012-09-08 02:37:14 GMT
    There's been a tremendous outpouring of support by those in Southwest Louisiana, hoping to contribute to the needs of those hit by Hurricane Isaac in Southeast Louisiana.We'll be checking on the progressMore >>
    Donations of canned goods, cleaning supplies, personal-hygiene items and monetary contributions are still being collected.
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  • Volunteer Center SWLA needs help with Hurricane Isaac calls

    Volunteer Center SWLA needs help with Hurricane Isaac calls

    Wednesday, September 5 2012 5:35 PM EDT2012-09-05 21:35:20 GMT
    The Volunteer Center SWLA is asking for volunteers to help man the phones to assist with those seeking help stemming from Hurricane Isaac. Executive Director Beverly McCormick says, "Thousands and thousandsMore >>
    The Volunteer Center SWLA is asking for volunteers to help man the phones to assist with those seeking assistance stemming from Hurricane Isaac.More >>
  • A dozen horses die of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 3 weeks

    A dozen horses die of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 3 weeks

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 8:10 PM EDT2012-09-05 00:10:55 GMT
    A local veterinarian says a dozen horses in this five parish area have died over the past three weeks from Eastern Equine Encephalitis.  The vet says none of the horses had been vaccinated against theMore >>
    A local veterinarian says a dozen horses in this five parish area have died over the past three weeks from Eastern Equine Encephalitis.  The vet says none of the horses had been vaccinated against theMore >>
  • McNeese Nursing Clinic offers free vaccines

    McNeese Nursing Clinic offers free vaccines

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 12:17 PM EDT2012-09-04 16:17:25 GMT
    McNeese State University's College of Nursing Immunization Clinic will offer free vaccinations from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the college's Community Health Clinic located on the first floorMore >>
    McNeese State University's College of Nursing Immunization Clinic will offer free vaccinations from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the college's Community Health Clinic located on the first floorMore >>
  • Friend Ships providing relief to Isaac victims

    Friend Ships providing relief to Isaac victims

    Monday, September 3 2012 6:50 PM EDT2012-09-03 22:50:59 GMT
    Friend Ships Disaster Relief teams go all over the world to bring help to people trying to recover from disasters. And now they are working at Jean LaFitte in the New Orleans area...More >>
    Friend Ships Disaster Relief teams go all over the world to bring help to people trying to recover from disasters. And now they are working at Jean LaFitte in the New Orleans area.More >>
  • City of Lake Charles to join Sulphur's hurricane supply drive

    City of Sulphur launches Hurricane Isaac supply drive

    Saturday, September 1 2012 1:00 PM EDT2012-09-01 17:00:32 GMT
    Relief efforts are underway to help out Hurricane Isaac victims, including a local supply drive in Southwest Louisiana. KPLC At Your Service is partnering with the City of Sulphur for donation efforts.More >>
    Relief efforts are underway to help out Hurricane Isaac victims, including a local supply drive in Southwest Louisiana. KPLC At Your Service is partnering with the City of Sulphur for donation efforts.More >>
  • Proper generator installation can be matter of life and death

    Proper generator installation can be matter of life and death

    Wednesday, August 29 2012 7:54 PM EDT2012-08-29 23:54:06 GMT
    It seems as though using a generator during a power outage has become routine for many residents of Southwest Louisiana, especially since Hurricanes Rita and Ike. But improper installation of generatorsMore >>
    It seems as though using a generator during a power outage has become routine for many residents of Southwest Louisiana, especially since Hurricanes Rita and Ike.More >>
  • Inspector tags water tainted diesel and stops sale

    Inspector tags water tainted diesel and stops sale

    Wednesday, August 29 2012 3:01 PM EDT2012-08-29 19:01:18 GMT
    When there's a possible hurricane, it's no time to get bad fuel, resulting in a vehicle that won't run. It happened to a local man whose truck had to be hauled away. But the Louisiana Department of AgricultureMore >>
    When there's a possible hurricane, it's no time to get bad fuel, resulting in a vehicle that won't run. It happened to a local man whose truck had to be hauled away. But the Louisiana Department of AgricultureMore >>
  • Jasmine Stanley gets new trial

    Jasmine Stanley gets new trial

    Wednesday, August 29 2012 12:12 PM EDT2012-08-29 16:12:51 GMT
    Jasmine Stanley, a woman who has been behind bars for alleged cruelty to her children, gets a new trial and Judge David Ritchie has vacated Stanley's sentence. Stanley was expected to post bond and beMore >>
    Jasmine Stanley, a woman who has been behind bars for alleged cruelty to her children, gets a new trial and Judge David Ritchie has vacated Stanley's sentence. Stanley was expected to post bond and beMore >>
  • Sand bags available in Jeff Davis

    Sand bags available in Jeff Davis

    Wednesday, August 29 2012 11:58 AM EDT2012-08-29 15:58:12 GMT
    Even though officials in Jeff Davis hope they are looking at no more than rain, officials are on keeping watch and offering sandbags to residents who think they may need them. Under the Welsh water towerMore >>
    Even though officials in Jeff Davis hope they are looking at no more than rain, officials are on keeping watch and offering sandbags to residents who think they may need them. Under the Welsh water tower,More >>
  • Consumers complain of price gouging

    Consumers complain of price gouging

    Tuesday, August 28 2012 5:28 PM EDT2012-08-28 21:28:25 GMT
    Since Sunday the Louisiana Attorney General has warned citizens and businesses that price gouging is illegal since a state of emergency was declared concerting Tropical Storm Isaac. Some consumers areMore >>
    Since Sunday the Louisiana Attorney General has warned citizens and businesses that price gouging is illegal since a state of emergency was declared ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac.More >>
  • Former priest set for trial on Feb. 4, 2013

    Former priest set for trial on Feb. 4, 2013

    Monday, August 27 2012 1:14 PM EDT2012-08-27 17:14:23 GMT
    Former priest Mark Anthony Broussard appeared in State District Court Monday morning for arraignment. Broussard pleaded not guilty to ten charges against him and his trial was set for February 4th ofMore >>
    Former priest Mark Anthony Broussard appeared in State District Court Monday morning for arraignment. Broussard pleaded not guilty to 10 charges against him and his trial was set for Feb. 4 ofMore >>
  • Shrimpers voice objections to water control structures

    Shrimpers voice objections to water control structures

    Wednesday, August 22 2012 6:37 PM EDT2012-08-22 22:37:37 GMT
    For years shrimpers and fishermen in Cameron parish have complained water control structures aimed at keeping out saltwater ruin their livelihood. They turned out in force for a meeting with governmentMore >>
    For years shrimpers and fishermen in Cameron parish have complained water control structures aimed at keeping out saltwater ruin their livelihood.More >>
  • LC sex offender registration ordinance on hold

    LC sex offender registration ordinance on hold

    Wednesday, August 22 2012 12:13 PM EDT2012-08-22 16:13:24 GMT
    The City of Lake Charles will not be able to begin enforcement of its stricter sex offender registration law, at least not for now. The new ordinance originally sought to require sex offenders to payMore >>
    The City of Lake Charles will not be able to begin enforcement of its stricter sex offender registration law, at least not for now. The new ordinance originally sought to require sex offenders to payMore >>
  • Future of natural gas subject of business luncheon

    Future of natural gas subject of business luncheon

    Tuesday, August 21 2012 6:03 PM EDT2012-08-21 22:03:42 GMT
    Hydrofracking has been a controversial issue in recent months in Southwest Louisiana and other parts of the country. Today MSU Alumnae Dr. Paula Gant is coming home to Sulphur where she'll discuss theMore >>
    The natural gas industry was the subject of a business luncheon Tuesday in Lake Charles. Dr. Paula Gant of the American Gras Association addressed the crowd.More >>
  • Legis-Gator Lunch: Roemer says we're a country in trouble

    Legis-Gator Lunch: Roemer says we're a country in trouble

    Friday, August 17 2012 8:21 PM EDT2012-08-18 00:21:43 GMT
    Nearly 900 people gathered for the Legis-Gator lunch at L'Auberge-- an event sponsored by the Chamber Southwest Louisiana to recognize pro-business legislators. Former Governor Buddy Roemer, who ranMore >>
    Nearly 900 people gathered for the Legis-Gator lunch at L'Auberge-- an event sponsored by the Chamber Southwest Louisiana to recognize pro-business legislators. Former Governor Buddy Roemer, who ranMore >>
  • Nash brothers sentenced in federal court for food stamp fraud

    Nash brothers sentenced in federal court for food stamp fraud

    Friday, August 17 2012 12:01 PM EDT2012-08-17 16:01:39 GMT
    Craig and Hillary Nash III of Lake Charles are set to appear for sentencing this morning before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi in Federal Court. The brothers, along with their sister Rosalyn MaryMore >>
    Craig and Hillary Nash III, of Lake Charles, were sentenced Thursday morning in federal court before U.S. Judge Patricia Minaldi.More >>
  • Resident warning others about sweepstakes offer

    Resident warning others about sweepstakes offer

    Tuesday, August 14 2012 8:09 PM EDT2012-08-15 00:09:02 GMT
    When Nancy Edwards received what looked like a check for $2.3 million, she knew it was too good to be true, especially when she realized they require $20 to "obtain prompt shipment of funds pending paymentMore >>
    When Nancy Edwards received what looked like a check for $2.3 million, she knew it was too good to be true, especially when she realized they require $20 for processing.More >>
  • St. Louis High students get laptops to take home

    St. Louis High students get laptops to take home

    Monday, August 13 2012 7:07 PM EDT2012-08-13 23:07:16 GMT
    Love it or hate it, technology is part of everyday life now and for the first time in Calcasieu Parish, a high school is issuing tablet laptop computers to each and every student to take home. More >>
    Love it or hate it, technology is part of everyday life now and for the first time in Calcasieu Parish, a high school is issuing tablet laptop computers to each and every student to take home.More >>
  • Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair Tuesday, Aug. 7

    Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair Tuesday, Aug. 7

    Friday, August 3 2012 7:31 PM EDT2012-08-03 23:31:58 GMT
    Veterans make up a large number of the unemployed. But it's a number the Hiring Our Heroes project hopes to change. The national effort is being pushed by NBC News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce toMore >>
    Veterans make up a large number of the unemployed. But it's a number the Hiring Our Heroes project hopes to change.More >>
  • Preliminary settlement approved in LaFuria case

    Preliminary settlement approved in LaFuria case

    Friday, August 3 2012 3:31 PM EDT2012-08-03 19:31:53 GMT
    A preliminary settlement has been approved in the class action lawsuit brought by hundreds of women who were patients of former LC Ob-Gyn Dr. Peter LaFuria. The settlement won't yield enough money toMore >>
    A preliminary settlement has been approved in the class action lawsuit brought by hundreds of women who were patients of former LC Ob-Gyn Dr. Peter LaFuria.More >>
  • Savvy seller doesn't fall for check scam on Craig's list

    Savvy seller doesn't fall for check scam on Craig's list

    Wednesday, August 1 2012 8:17 PM EDT2012-08-02 00:17:43 GMT
    Stephanie Fontenot of Lake Charles were selling an air conditioner on Craig's list. She was only trying to get $200 for it when a prospective buyer sends her a check for $1800. The buyer wants her toMore >>
    Stephanie and Stacey Fontenot of Lake Charles were selling an air conditioner on Craig's list. They were only trying to get $200 for it when a prospective buyer sends them a check for $1800.
    More >>
  • Zydeco promoters object to security costs

    Zydeco promoters object to security costs

    Tuesday, July 31 2012 7:48 PM EDT2012-07-31 23:48:05 GMT
    Zydeco is a treasured part of Louisiana's heritage. But those who put on local shows and dances say it's getting so costly that the part of our culture could be in jeopardy. The love of Zydeco has beenMore >>
    Zydeco is a treasured part of Louisiana's heritage. But those who put on local shows and dances say it's getting so costly that the part of our culture could be in jeopardy. More >>
  • Gueringer family struggles with loss of murdered son

    Gueringer family struggles with loss of murdered son

    Friday, July 27 2012 8:10 PM EDT2012-07-28 00:10:28 GMT
    It is a tragedy for two families--the Gueringers now three years without their son Daniel who was shot to death by Bryce Perkins at a Fourth of July weekend party in 2009. The Gueringers were in courtMore >>
    It is a tragedy for two families--the Gueringers now three years without their son Daniel who was shot to death by Bryce Perkins at a Fourth of July weekend party in 2009. More >>
  • Calcasieu Public Defenders withdrawing from 400 cases

    Calcasieu Public Defenders withdrawing from 400 cases

    Friday, July 27 2012 6:16 PM EDT2012-07-27 22:16:59 GMT
    It's a constitutional right for those charged with a crime: to be represented by an attorney, even if they can't afford one. Well, today the Calcasieu Public Defenders Office announced it must cut backMore >>
    It's a constitutional right for those charged with a crime: to be represented by an attorney, even if they can't afford one. Well, today the Calcasieu Public Defenders Office announced it must cut backMore >>
  • Food stamp abuse charges filed against 127 people

    Food stamp abuse charges filed against 127 people

    Thursday, July 26 2012 10:17 PM EDT2012-07-27 02:17:12 GMT
    It's been more than a year before it came to light that Vincent Edward Deprince defrauded the food stamp program of more than a million dollars. Well, Deprince couldn't have done it without more than aMore >>
    Vincent Edward Deprince defrauded the food stamp program of more than a million dollars, but he couldn't have done it without recipients who gave access to their benefits.More >>
  • Perkins sentencing postponed until Friday

    Perkins sentencing postponed until Friday

    Wednesday, July 25 2012 7:19 PM EDT2012-07-25 23:19:38 GMT
    Bryce Perkins, the man convicted of the 2009 murder of Marine Daniel Gueringer was supposed to be sentenced this morning. But it was postponed after the defense raised several issues before the court. PerkinsMore >>
    Bryce Perkins, the man convicted of the 2009 murder of Marine Daniel Gueringer was supposed to be sentenced this morning. But it was postponed after the defense raised several issues before the court. PerkinsMore >>
  • Ship gets loose during storm and damages LC Port dock

    Ship gets loose during storm and damages LC Port dock

    Tuesday, July 24 2012 6:23 PM EDT2012-07-24 22:23:52 GMT
    The big storm Friday night tossed around a ship moored at the Port of Lake Charles causing it to get loose. In the process a port dock suffered major damage. The Advantage is serene enough now, but theMore >>
    The big storm Friday night tossed around a ship moored at the Port of Lake Charles causing it to get loose. In the process a port dock suffered major damage.More >>
  • Weather Service confirms tornado south of McNeese Street

    Weather Service confirms tornado south of McNeese Street

    Tuesday, July 24 2012 5:22 PM EDT2012-07-24 21:22:10 GMT
    The Weather Service confirms it was a tornado Friday night that cut a path through neighborhoods south of McNeese Street. The path of destruction through the Sugarloaf Community and westward could beMore >>
    The Weather Service confirms it was a tornado Friday night that cut a path through neighborhoods south of McNeese Street.More >>
  • Lavergne's indictment for Pate murder surprising twist

    Lavergne's indictment for Pate murder surprising twist

    Thursday, July 19 2012 7:55 PM EDT2012-07-19 23:55:43 GMT
    It was a surprising twist when Brandon Lavergne was indicted not only for the murder of Mickey Shunick but also for a second murder in 1999. She was Lisa Pate, a mother of three who went missing in June1999.More >>
    It was a surprising twist when Brandon Lavergne was indicted not only for the murder of Mickey Shunick but also for a second murder in 1999. She was Lisa Pate, a mother of three who went missing in June1999.More >>
  • Repeated meth lab arrests worry residents

    Repeated meth lab arrests worry residents

    Wednesday, July 18 2012 7:30 PM EDT2012-07-18 23:30:20 GMT
    They give new meaning to the idea of outdoor cooking-- those cooking meth. The latest arrests were over the weekend when sulphur police shut down a lab there. At least one of those picked up in thatMore >>
    They give new meaning to the idea of outdoor cooking-- those cooking meth. The latest arrests were over the weekend when sulphur police shut down a lab there. At least one of those picked up in thatMore >>
  • Credit bureaus to get new scrutiny

    Credit bureaus to get new scrutiny

    Tuesday, July 17 2012 7:56 PM EDT2012-07-17 23:56:15 GMT
    Have you ever suffered because of bad information on a credit report and had tremendous difficulty trying to get it removed or corrected? Well finally, someone is going to start scrutinizing the country'sMore >>
    Have you ever suffered because of bad information on a credit report and had tremendous difficulty trying to get it removed or corrected? Well finally, someone is going to start scrutinizing the country's three major credit bureaus.More >>
  • Historical marker to memorialize Gov. Sam Houston Jones

    Historical marker to memorialize Gov. Sam Houston Jones

    Friday, July 13 2012 9:08 PM EDT2012-07-14 01:08:54 GMT
    Historical Marker Unveiling- Fort Polk JRTC Brig, Gen. Clarence K.K. talking about why Sam Houston Jones is a hero.Historical Marker Unveiling- Fort Polk JRTC Brig, Gen. Clarence K.K. talking about why Sam Houston Jones is a hero.
    Sam Houston Jones is a man history remembers for leading Louisiana from an era of corruption to much needed reform.  A new marker will identify his birthplace in Merryville.More >>
    Sam Houston Jones is a man history remembers for leading Louisiana from an era of corruption to much needed reform.  A new marker will identify his birthplace in Merryville.More >>
  • Shunick volunteers refuse to give up

    Shunick volunteers refuse to give up

    Thursday, July 12 2012 8:03 PM EDT2012-07-13 00:03:47 GMT
    Law enforcement investigating the Mickey Shunick disappearance descended on farm land in St. Landry parish early Thursday morning, to investigate what looked like possible grave sites. More >>
    Law enforcement investigating the Mickey Shunick disappearance descended on farm land in St. Landry parish early Thursday morning, to investigate what looked like possible grave sites. More >>
  • Resident complains about standing water in ditches

    Resident complains about standing water in ditches

    Wednesday, July 11 2012 9:12 PM EDT2012-07-12 01:12:10 GMT
    Reggie Fontenot who lives on Ling Road south of Lake Charles complains water stands in the ditches along his street aggravating flooding and creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes.More >>
    Reggie Fontenot who lives on Ling Road south of Lake Charles complains water stands in the ditches along his street, after the rain stops.More >>
  • Trial continued for man accused of aggravated rape of child

    Trial continued for man accused of aggravated rape of child

    Tuesday, July 10 2012 6:49 PM EDT2012-07-10 22:49:46 GMT
    The aggravated rape trial of Victor Sarvaunt was supposed to start Monday, but it's been continued...again. Sarvaunt allegedly raped a six year old girl back in 2007. Family members of the victim sayMore >>
    The aggravated rape trial of Victor Sarvaunt was supposed to start Monday, but it's been continued...again. Sarvaunt allegedly raped a six year old girl back in 2007.More >>
  • Beauregard Parish man killed, 1 arrested

    Beauregard Parish man killed, 1 arrested

    Friday, July 6 2012 8:41 PM EDT2012-07-07 00:41:09 GMT
    Dana Plunkett (Source: BPSO)Dana Plunkett (Source: BPSO)
    A Beauregard Parish man was found dead Friday morning and one person was arrested, authorities said. Darrell G. Regan, 56, was found dead on the back porch of a neighbor's house, according to BeauregardMore >>
    A Beauregard Parish man was found dead Friday morning and one person was arrested, authorities said. Darrell G. Regan, 56, was found dead on the back porch of a neighbor's house, according to Beauregard Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses.More >>
  • LC man files suit against the sex offender registration ordinance

    LC man files suit against the sex offender registration ordinance

    Thursday, July 5 2012 7:56 PM EDT2012-07-05 23:56:37 GMT
    Sex offender Clinton Fruge has filed a new lawsuit challenging the sex offender registration ordinance passed by the Lake Charles City Council.  The original ordinance approved by the council sought toMore >>
    Sex offender Clinton Fruge has filed a new lawsuit challenging the sex offender registration ordinance passed by the Lake Charles City Council. The original ordinance approved by the council sought to require sex offenders to pay a $600 registration fee.More >>
  • Outrage grows over police shooting of family dog

    Outrage grows over police shooting of family dog

    Wednesday, July 4 2012 11:18 AM EDT2012-07-04 15:18:41 GMT
    There's an online petition and growing outrage about a dog shot to death while police were reportedly engaged in a foot pursuit of some suspects. It happened yesterday at a house on Hodges Street in LakeMore >>
    There's an online petition and growing outrage about a dog shot to death while police were reportedly engaged in a foot pursuit of some suspects. It happened yesterday at a house on Hodges Street in LakeMore >>
  • Property owners dread new assessment values

    Property owners dread new assessment values

    Monday, July 2 2012 7:59 PM EDT2012-07-02 23:59:31 GMT
    It happens every four years and it's one of those things property owners dread-- reassessment. And, for those whose property has been re-valued by the tax assessor, it usually means an increase in theMore >>
    It happens every four years and it's one of those things property owners dread-- reassessment. And, for those whose property has been re-valued by the tax assessor, it usually means an increase in theMore >>
  • Residents prepare to vote for upcoming election

    Residents prepare to vote for upcoming election

    Thursday, June 28 2012 8:49 PM EDT2012-06-29 00:49:52 GMT
    In the eyes of many, there's never been a more critical time to be part of the process of voting. Now is the time to register to vote or take care of other voter business in time for the presidentialMore >>
    In the eyes of many, there's never been a more critical time to be part of the process of voting.More >>
  • Ill mother seeks jail closer to home for son

    Ill mother seeks jail closer to home for son

    Wednesday, June 27 2012 10:59 AM EDT2012-06-27 14:59:32 GMT
    DeRidder resident Patricia Robinson has multiple sclerosis and chronic hepatitis c which sometimes causes her to go into liver failure. She says she was in a coma a year or so ago when her liver and kidneysMore >>
    DeRidder resident Patricia Robinson has multiple sclerosis and chronic hepatitis c which sometimes causes her to go into liver failure. She says she was in a coma a year or so ago when her liver and kidneys were failing.More >>
  • Court hearing held on I-10 Bridge contamination

    Court hearing held on I-10 Bridge contamination

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 7:45 PM EDT2012-06-26 23:45:58 GMT
    For years there's been discussion of the need for a new, safer I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge yet over recent years its became increasingly clear underground contamination from an ethylene dichloride spillMore >>
    For years there's been discussion of the need for a new, safer I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge yet over recent years its became increasingly clear underground contamination from an ethylene dichloride spillMore >>
  • Veterans watching and waiting for permanent clinic

    Veterans watching and waiting for permanent clinic

    Monday, June 25 2012 7:32 PM EDT2012-06-25 23:32:37 GMT
    Veterans in our area were elated to get a mobile health clinic a couple of weeks ago. But they are not taking anything for granted as they wait for their needs to be met. Some came out to meet withMore >>
    Veterans in our area were elated to get a mobile health clinic a couple of weeks ago. But they are not taking anything for granted as they wait for their needs to be met. Some came out to meet withMore >>
  • Delegation from Israel visits Southwest Louisiana

    Delegation from Israel visits Southwest Louisiana

    Friday, June 22 2012 7:07 PM EDT2012-06-22 23:07:05 GMT
    Israeli visit to Cheniere Group (Source: Cheniere Energy Inc.)Israeli visit to Cheniere Group (Source: Cheniere Energy Inc.)
    A delegation of ten from Israel has been in Southwest Louisiana touring energy facilities including Cheniere Energy. The visit was hosted by U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and included people from Israel'sMore >>
    If you wanted to build an oil and gas industry, Louisiana would be an ideal place to study to find out how. That's why a delegation of ten high ranking Israeli energy officials paid a visit to Southwest Louisiana this week. More >>
  • Ameristar Lake Charles approved

    Ameristar Lake Charles approved

    Thursday, June 21 2012 6:27 PM EDT2012-06-21 22:27:56 GMT
    Ameristar Casinos have successfully convinced state gambling regulators to allow them to assume the Ameristar Lake Charles project formally known as Mojito Pointe. Last March, Ameristar paid Dan Lee ofMore >>
    Ameristar Casinos have successfully convinced state gambling regulators to allow them to assume the Ameristar Lake Charles project formally known as Mojito Pointe.More >>
  • Ozone pollution threatens economic development

    Ozone pollution threatens economic development

    Thursday, June 21 2012 10:20 AM EDT2012-06-21 14:20:16 GMT
    DEQ officials were in Lake Charles to talk about strategies for keeping this area in line with federal air quality standard for ground level ozone pollution. If the area falls out of compliance it couldMore >>
    DEQ officials are in Lake Charles to talk about strategies for keeping this area in line with federal air quality standard for ground level ozone pollution.More >>
  • Ozone meeting to discuss air quality in LC area

    Ozone meeting to discuss air quality in LC area

    Wednesday, June 20 2012 1:08 PM EDT2012-06-20 17:08:26 GMT
    Most people think of ozone as a layer above the earth that protects people from the harmful effects of the sun. But at ground level, ozone is a pollutant more commonly known as smog. It occurs when sunlightMore >>
    Most people think of ozone as a layer above the earth that protects people from the harmful effects of the sun. But at ground level, ozone is a pollutant more commonly known as smog. It occurs when sunlightMore >>
  • Patriot dogs to serve veterans with post war disorder

    Patriot dogs to serve veterans with post war disorder

    Monday, June 18 2012 7:41 PM EDT2012-06-18 23:41:22 GMT
    We've seen the statistics about suicide among our nation's military members. And the numbers don't lie. It's a big problem among those who return home from combat. But supporters say the Patriot DogMore >>
    We've seen the statistics about suicide among our nation's military members. And the numbers don't lie. It's a big problem among those who return home from combat. But supporters say the Patriot DogMore >>
  • "Good Samaritan" steals $200 from elderly woman

    "Good Samaritan" steals $200 from elderly woman

    Friday, June 15 2012 11:25 AM EDT2012-06-15 15:25:31 GMT
    Who can you trust these days? Well, an elderly lake Charles woman found out the hard way. Eighty five year old Angie Bourgeois admits what she did wasn't a smart thing to do. When she gave a strangerMore >>
    Who can you trust these days? Well, an elderly lake Charles woman found out the hard way. Eighty five year old Angie Bourgeois admits what she did wasn't a smart thing to do. When she gave a strangerMore >>
  • Vic Stelly resigns from Board of Regents

    Vic Stelly resigns from Board of Regents

    Wednesday, June 13 2012 7:49 PM EDT2012-06-13 23:49:49 GMT
    Former State Representative Vic Stelly is resigning from the Louisiana Board of Regents. Stelly says, after seeing higher education cut by nearly half a billion dollars in five years, he feels very negativeMore >>
    Former State Representative Vic Stelly is resigning from the Louisiana Board of Regents. Stelly says, after seeing higher education cut by nearly half a billion dollars in five years, he feels very negativeMore >>
  • Girl Scout trip marred by bus problems

    Girl Scout trip marred by bus problems

    Tuesday, June 12 2012 7:36 PM EDT2012-06-12 23:36:54 GMT
    It's a trip many looked forward to for months. Some 70 Girl Scouts from the"Pines to the Gulf" Council went to Washington D.C. The purpose of the trip was for the Girl Scouts Centennial celebration.More >>
    It's a trip many looked forward to for months. Some 70 Girl Scouts from the"Pines to the Gulf" Council went to Washington D.C. The purpose of the trip was for the Girl Scouts Centennial celebration.More >>
  • Shrimpers arrested tell their side

    Shrimpers arrested tell their side

    Friday, June 8 2012 8:29 PM EDT2012-06-09 00:29:07 GMT
    Anthony Theriot and Philip LeJeune spoke out after they and another man were cited for illegal shrimping on Cameron Prairie. Around 7:30 p.m. on May 29, LDWF agents observed a vessel traveling acrossMore >>
    Anthony Theriot and Philip LeJeune, Sr. spoke out after they and another man were cited for illegal shrimping on Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.More >>
  • Coastal Best Practices Manual released

    Coastal Best Practices Manual released

    Thursday, June 7 2012 8:27 PM EDT2012-06-08 00:27:50 GMT
    Communities across Louisiana now have access to strategies and development standards that can be used to reduce risk of flooding and protect land. The best practices manual for development in coastal LouisianaMore >>
    Communities across Louisiana now have access to strategies and development standards that can be used to reduce risk of flooding and protect land.More >>
  • Business leaders meet new SOWELA chancellor

    Business leaders meet new SOWELA chancellor

    Wednesday, June 6 2012 7:17 PM EDT2012-06-06 23:17:46 GMT
    Economic development success often hinges on a qualified workforce. That's one reason business people in our area came out this morning to meet the new chancellor of SOWELA Technical Community College.More >>
    Economic development success often hinges on a qualified workforce. That's one reason business people in our area came out this morning to meet the new chancellor of SOWELA Technical Community College.More >>
  • Sulphur police investigating robbery at Fifth Wheel

    Sulphur police investigating robbery at Fifth Wheel

    Tuesday, June 5 2012 8:16 PM EDT2012-06-06 00:16:46 GMT
    Sulphur police are investigating a robbery at the Fifth Wheel at the corner of Beglis Parkway and Burton. Police say it happened about four this morning. No one was hurt in the robbery. Police believeMore >>
    Sulphur police are investigating a robbery at the Fifth Wheel at the corner of Beglis Parkway and Burton. Police say it happened about four this morning. No one was hurt in the robbery. Police believeMore >>
  • Vietnam veteran walks five miles to mobile health clinic

    Vietnam veteran walks five miles to mobile health clinic

    Monday, June 4 2012 11:08 PM EDT2012-06-05 03:08:06 GMT
    They fought for their country and now they expect to get the health care they need. But the new Va mobile health clinic is, in some ways, a work in progress. Veterans cannot swing by and get a checkupMore >>
    They fought for their country and now they expect to get the health care they need. But the new VA mobile health clinic is, in some ways, a work in progress.More >>
  • Former judge Greg Lyons in court for alleged thefts

    Former judge Greg Lyons in court for alleged thefts

    Tuesday, May 29 2012 8:37 PM EDT2012-05-30 00:37:20 GMT
    Former state district judge Greg Lyons was in court this morning facing thirteen counts of felony theft. A spokesman for the attorney general's office says the alleged thefts were mostly from clientsMore >>
    Former state district judge Greg Lyons was in court this morning facing thirteen counts of felony theft. A spokesman for the attorney general's office says the alleged thefts were mostly from clientsMore >>
  • Vets say canine flu is coming

    Vets say canine flu is coming

    Tuesday, May 29 2012 8:13 PM EDT2012-05-30 00:13:02 GMT
    If your dog gets the canine flu it can be deadly, especially with the strain that first surfaced in Florida in 2004. Canine flu is very contagious and local vets say there is an outbreak in Houston. TheyMore >>
    If your dog gets the canine flu it can be deadly, especially with the strain that first surfaced in Florida in 2004. Canine flu is very contagious and local vets say there is an outbreak in Houston. More >>
  • Around the world traveler lands in Hackberry

    Around the world traveler lands in Hackberry

    Monday, May 28 2012 8:02 PM EDT2012-05-29 00:02:02 GMT
    He's 51 years old and pursuing a dream not just for his own satisfaction but with the idea of educating and inspiring others. Erden Eruc is originally from Turkey and is on a trek that started in SanMore >>
    He's 51 years old and pursuing a dream not just for his own satisfaction but with the idea of educating and inspiring others. Erden Eruc is originally from Turkey and is on a trek that started in SanMore >>
  • Evacuation Drill held at Lake Charles Civic Center

    Evacuation Drill held at Lake Charles Civic Center

    Wednesday, May 23 2012 6:59 PM EDT2012-05-23 22:59:33 GMT
    Emergency responders and volunteers are participating in an all hazard drill at Lake Charles Civic Center. They are practicing how to assist various people from those with special needs to people withMore >>
    Emergency responders and volunteers are participating in an all hazard drill at Lake Charles Civic Center.  More >>
  • Search continues for missing Lafayette woman

    Search continues for missing Lafayette woman

    Tuesday, May 22 2012 4:14 PM EDT2012-05-22 20:14:19 GMT
    (Source: Lafayette Police Department)(Source: Lafayette Police Department)
    The following is a Press Release from the Lafayette Police Department: Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department continue to search for clues which would assist them in locating Michaela "Mickey" Shunick.More >>
    The search continues for a missing college student from ULL.  Michaela "Mickey" Shunick turned 22 years old on Monday, May 21. More >>
  • Luke the therapy dog again heads to court

    Luke the therapy dog again heads to court

    Monday, May 21 2012 5:11 PM EDT2012-05-21 21:11:37 GMT
    Luke the therapy dog made history earlier this year when he accompanied his owner, Beth Zilbert, into State District Court where she was to testify. Zilbert made a victim impact statement concerningMore >>
    Luke the therapy dog made history earlier this year when he accompanied his owner, Beth Zilbert, into State District Court where she was to testify. Zilbert made a victim impact statement concerningMore >>
  • Defense wants young victim to appear in court

    Defense wants young victim to appear in court

    Friday, May 18 2012 6:48 PM EDT2012-05-18 22:48:38 GMT
    A local defense attorney wants the young victim of alleged sex crimes and a child witness to be required to come into court and answer questions in front of the man accused. It's the case of SheldonMore >>
    A local defense attorney wants the young victim of alleged sex crimes and a child witness to be required to come into court and answer questions in front of the man accused. It's the case of Sheldon ParkerMore >>
  • Lake Charles Regional Lab closing

    Lake Charles Regional Lab closing

    Thursday, May 17 2012 11:29 PM EDT2012-05-18 03:29:30 GMT
    Government labs that test for things like bacteria in surface water and seafood, and sexually transmitted diseases in humans play a vital role in protecting public health. But the state lab that has providedMore >>
    Government labs that test for things like bacteria in surface water and seafood, and sexually transmitted diseases in humans play a vital role in protecting public health. More >>
  • Robbery defendant takes plea deal

    Robbery defendant takes plea deal

    Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:57 PM EDT2012-05-16 22:57:17 GMT
    The trial for a man accused of participating in a 2010 robbery at a barber shop on Opelousas Street has stopped because they have reached a plea deal. Defendant Chad Parker is in the process of pleadingMore >>
    March 12, 2010 was a day Myron Miller will never forget. A gun was held in his face and he was robbed in his own barber shop on Opelousas Street.More >>
  • 7 On your side: Grandparent scams

    7 On your side: Grandparent scams

    Monday, May 14 2012 4:56 PM EDT2012-05-14 20:56:29 GMT
    What grandparent wouldn't want to help their grandchild in an emergency. Scammers know that and use it to try to take advantage of unsuspecting elderly. They call it the grandparents scam because trickyMore >>
    What grandparent wouldn't want to help their grandchild in an emergency. Scammers know that and use it to try to take advantage of unsuspecting elderly. They call it the grandparents scam because trickyMore >>
  • Dual enrollment saves time and money

    Dual enrollment saves time and money

    Friday, May 11 2012 8:04 PM EDT2012-05-12 00:04:46 GMT
    It's sort of a way to kill two birds with one stone and for one Barbe senior Sowela's dual enrollment program offered a chance to get ahead more quickly. Brandon Bateman has not yet graduated from highMore >>
    It's sort of a way to kill two birds with one stone and for one Barbe senior Sowela's dual enrollment program offered a chance to get ahead more quickly.More >>
  • Family & prosecutor react to Davis & Saltzman guilty verdicts

    Family & prosecutor react to Davis & Saltzman guilty verdicts

    Friday, May 11 2012 12:37 AM EDT2012-05-11 04:37:41 GMT
    After less than three hours deliberating, a jury came back finding Robyn Davis and Carol Sissy Saltzman guilty of second degree murder. It means the women face mandatory life in prison. Soon after theMore >>
    After less than three hours deliberating, a jury came back finding Robyn Davis and Carol Sissy Saltzman guilty of second degree murder. It means the women face mandatory life in prison. Soon after theMore >>
  • Davis & Saltzman Trial: defense reveals mystery document

    Davis & Saltzman Trial: defense reveals mystery document

    Tuesday, May 8 2012 7:42 PM EDT2012-05-08 23:42:37 GMT
    FBI cell phone expert William Shute is on the stand today as the murder trial of Robyn Davis and Sissy Saltzman continues in state district court. Shute showed a PowerPoint presentation to the jury today thatMore >>
    Attorneys produced the DOTD record that says Pontoon bridge was open for barge traffic and therefore timetable of suspect's involvement in murder won't stand.More >>
  • FBI cell expert to testify in Davis & Saltzman

    FBI cell expert to testify in Davis & Saltzman

    Tuesday, May 8 2012 9:39 AM EDT2012-05-08 13:39:15 GMT
    One of the fbi's foremost experts on cell phone technology takes the stand first thing tomorrow morning as the trial of Robyn Davis and Carol Sissy Saltzman continues. Scott Davis predicts the FBI expert'sMore >>
    One of the fbi's foremost experts on cell phone technology takes the stand first thing tomorrow morning as the trial of Robyn Davis and Carol Sissy Saltzman continues. Scott Davis predicts the FBI expert'sMore >>
  • Cell phone records suggest Davis & Salzman lied

    Cell phone records suggest Davis & Salzman lied

    Friday, May 4 2012 8:44 PM EDT2012-05-05 00:44:22 GMT
    Damaging testimony against Robyn Davis and Sissy Saltzman, on trial for murder of Robyn's husband Brian Davis. Cell phone records seem to show the women lied about where they were on the day Brian DavisMore >>
    Damaging testimony against Robyn Davis and Sissy Saltzman, on trial for murder of Robyn's husband Brian Davis. Cell phone records seem to show the women lied about where they were on the day Brian DavisMore >>
  • Davis & Saltzman jurors hear about infidelity, insurance and video poker

    Davis & Saltzman jurors hear about infidelity, insurance and video poker

    Wednesday, May 2 2012 9:05 PM EDT2012-05-03 01:05:13 GMT
    Robyn Davis was in jail and on the visitors phone with her son when she made what the son says was a joke. However prosecutors consider it no laughing matter. Robyn Davis was in jail on the phone withMore >>
    Robyn Davis was in jail and on the visitors phone with her son when she made what the son says was a joke. However prosecutors consider it no laughing matter. Robyn Davis was in jail on the phone withMore >>
  • Elderly victim of rape and beating testifies in court

    Elderly victim of rape and beating testifies in court

    Wednesday, April 25 2012 8:12 PM EDT2012-04-26 00:12:53 GMT
    Heart wrenching testimony is underway from a 94-year-old DeQuincy woman who was brutally beaten and raped January 28 of this year. The tiny, frail woman had to be helped to the witness stand so her testimonyMore >>
    Elderly DeQuincy woman tells court of January attack, identifies suspect as man who raped, beat her.

     
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  • Davis & Saltzman Trial: Jury selection progressing

    Davis & Saltzman Trial: Jury selection progressing

    Tuesday, April 24 2012 8:24 PM EDT2012-04-25 00:24:29 GMT
    (Source: Law Offices of Miller & Zois)(Source: Law Offices of Miller & Zois)
    50 prospective jurors are in court this morning as jury selection begins in the murder trial of Robyn Davis and Carol Sissy Saltzman.The women are accused of second degree murder of Davis's husband BrianMore >>
    Jury selection is in full swing for the second-degree murder trial of Robyn Davis and Carol Sissy Saltzman. Even though Davis and Saltzman are accused of second degree murder it's a circumstantial case.More >>
  • Jury selection to start for Davis and Saltzman

    Jury selection to start for Davis and Saltzman

    Monday, April 23 2012 10:52 PM EDT2012-04-24 02:52:53 GMT
    The original jury in the trial of Robyn Davis and Carol Sissy Saltzman is excused and they start picking a new jury tomorrow. Defense attorneys still argue delays have hurt the women-- accused of murderingMore >>
    The original jury in the trial of Robyn Davis and Carol Sissy Saltzman is excused and they start picking a new jury tomorrow. Defense attorneys still argue delays have hurt the women-- accused of murderingMore >>
  • Woman struggles with $1400 water bill

    Woman struggles with $1400 water bill

    Friday, April 20 2012 7:51 PM EDT2012-04-20 23:51:32 GMT
    Imagine opening the mail and finding a water bill for $1400. It happened to a Ragley woman who says it all stems from a broken pipe that had a huge leak. She says the meter reader got no answer whenMore >>
  • Seth Arceneaux found not guilty

    Seth Arceneaux found not guilty

    Tuesday, April 17 2012 8:06 PM EDT2012-04-18 00:06:30 GMT
    Seth Arceneaux has been found not guilty of simple arson.More >>
  • Trial underway for alleged arson at Millennium Park

    Trial underway for alleged arson at Millennium Park

    Monday, April 16 2012 8:49 PM EDT2012-04-17 00:49:57 GMT
    The jury has been selected in the case of Seth Arceneaux, and opening statements are about to begin.More >>
  • VEOPS Refinery planned for Oakdale

    VEOPS Refinery planned for Oakdale

    Friday, April 13 2012 9:20 PM EDT2012-04-14 01:20:44 GMT
    Virtual Engineering Operations, VEOPS, hopes to locate a $100 million refinery in Oakdale located in Allen parish.More >>
  • Chennault hangar to mean 500 new jobs

    Chennault hangar to mean 500 new jobs

    Thursday, April 12 2012 7:36 PM EDT2012-04-12 23:36:49 GMT
    Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to be in Lake Charles at noon today for the groundbreaking of a new $21 million hangar at the Chennault International Airport. The Airport is located at 3650 Sen. BennettMore >>
  • Boar carcass dumped angers residents

    Boar carcass dumped angers residents

    Wednesday, April 11 2012 8:32 PM EDT2012-04-12 00:32:20 GMT
    Calcasieu officials have been cracking down on littering. But what residents found dumped in one rural neighborhood really seems to take the cake. It's bad enough when people toss trash out a car windowMore >>
  • Davis defense attorneys to appeal to La. Supreme Court

    Davis defense attorneys to appeal to La. Supreme Court

    Tuesday, April 10 2012 8:20 PM EDT2012-04-11 00:20:21 GMT
    The jury had been picked but not sworn when the murder trial of Robyn Little Davis and Carol Noland "Sissy" Saltzman came to a halt last year when the prosecutor became ill.More >>
  • Oyster fishermen meet with Morrish

    Oyster fishermen meet with Morrish

    Monday, April 9 2012 7:12 PM EDT2012-04-09 23:12:41 GMT
    Angry oyster fishermen turned out this morning to meet with State Senator Blade Morrish.Morrish is sponsoring a bill to correct what he says was a mistake on his part last year-- the limit on oyster permits.More >>
  • Oyster fishermen suffering due to flooding

    Oyster fishermen suffering due to flooding

    Monday, April 2 2012 7:25 PM EDT2012-04-02 23:25:53 GMT
    When flooding hits Southwest Louisiana it's those who suffer damage to their homes and other property that usually capture the public's attention. But high water is often disastrous for oyster fishermenMore >>
  • Calcasieu teachers, principals meet with lawmakers, ed chief on reform

    Calcasieu teachers, principals meet with lawmakers, ed chief on reform

    Saturday, March 31 2012 3:14 PM EDT2012-03-31 19:14:21 GMT
    The controversy over education reform lead to a hastily called meeting for Calcasieu School principals and one teacher from each school. The meeting was with the state education superintendent, and StateMore >>
  • Calcasieu Planning Director Jimmy Vickers retires after 35 years

    Calcasieu Planning Director Jimmy Vickers retires after 35 years

    Friday, March 30 2012 9:43 PM EDT2012-03-31 01:43:40 GMT
    He was at the helm as Calcasieu Parish undertook comprehensive zoning around 1980. And after 35 years working for the police jury planning and zoning director Jimmy Vickers is retiring. There were manyMore >>
  • Sacred Heart pastor says school closure unavoidable

    Sacred Heart pastor says school closure unavoidable

    Thursday, March 29 2012 10:33 PM EDT2012-03-30 02:33:26 GMT
    A Lake Charles City Council member thinks, if the voucher system goes through, it could be a lifeline for a local Catholic school that faces closure. With all the talk of vouchers District A City CouncilMore >>
  • CPSO investigates shooting death near DeQuincy

    CPSO investigates shooting death near DeQuincy

    Wednesday, March 28 2012 7:14 PM EDT2012-03-28 23:14:23 GMT
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was called to a home on Edgerly DeQuincy Highway in DeQuincy in regard to one of the residents lying on the floor of the bedroom unresponsive.More >>
  • LC Councilman asks Catholic officials to reconsider closing Sacred Heart

    LC Councilman asks Catholic officials to reconsider closing Sacred Heart

    Wednesday, March 28 2012 12:00 PM EDT2012-03-28 16:00:32 GMT
    The Diocese announced earlier this month they were closing the school because of low attendance and financial costs. City Councilman Marshall Simien said they may want to rethink or delay the decision based on what is happening with Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform.More >>
  • Childhood friend remembers soldier from Vinton

    Childhood friend remembers soldier from Vinton

    Tuesday, March 27 2012 7:08 PM EDT2012-03-27 23:08:10 GMT
    Services are still pending for Captain Aaron Istre from Vinton who died Saturday in Afghanistan. Those who knew Istre say he was a dedicated soldier and devoted family man. Istre was a decorated soldierMore >>
  • Ex-priest hires lawyer to fend off 25-year-old sex charges

    Ex-priest hires lawyer to fend off 25-year-old sex charges

    Tuesday, March 27 2012 6:04 PM EDT2012-03-27 22:04:58 GMT
    The former Catholic priest arrested and booked for allegedly sexually assaulting an eight year old boy 25 years ago says he has hired his own attorney. 56 year old Mark Anthony Broussard appeared beforeMore >>
  • SWLA native killed in Afghanistan

    Vinton native killed in line of duty

    Monday, March 26 2012 5:56 PM EDT2012-03-26 21:56:46 GMT
    The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.More >>
  • Homes flooded at Bundick Lake

    Homes flooded at Bundick Lake

    Friday, March 23 2012 8:17 PM EDT2012-03-24 00:17:59 GMT
    People at Bundick Lake are also struggling with flooding and it may get worse before it gets better. The water has gone down several feet. Still there are homes with water in them and others cleaning up.More >>
  • Nelson found guilty of manslaughter

    Nelson found guilty of manslaughter

    Thursday, March 22 2012 10:50 PM EDT2012-03-23 02:50:25 GMT
    David Nelson has been found guilty of manslaughter.More >>
  • Beauregard polling place moved due to flooding

    Beauregard polling place moved due to flooding

    Thursday, March 22 2012 2:11 PM EDT2012-03-22 18:11:22 GMT
    Beauregard Clerk of Court Brian Lestage says due to flooding they must move precincts 15A and 21 which usually vote at Bundicks Lake Improvement Center. The concern is that residents may not be ableMore >>
  • Man indicted in double homicide

    Man indicted in double homicide

    Thursday, March 22 2012 2:07 PM EDT2012-03-22 18:07:06 GMT
    A Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury has indicted 52 year old Mark Wayne Thibodeaux on two counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted second degree murder. Thibodeaux is accused of murderingMore >>
  • Nelson Trial: Jurors listen to 911 call

    Nelson Trial: Jurors listen to 911 call

    Wednesday, March 21 2012 11:56 AM EDT2012-03-21 15:56:36 GMT
    The 911 call was just played for the jury. The caller, a former bouncer for the strip club, tells the operator how Heath is laying on the ground unconscious and bleeding from his mouth. More >>
  • Beauregard Courthouse inaccessible to disabled people

    Beauregard Courthouse inaccessible to disabled people

    Tuesday, March 20 2012 9:08 PM EDT2012-03-21 01:08:22 GMT
    The lift inside the Beauregard Parish courthouse has been broken for nearly four weeks now.More >>
  • Jasmine Stanley claims innocence and asks for trial

    Jasmine Stanley claims innocence and asks for trial

    Tuesday, March 20 2012 12:26 AM EDT2012-03-20 04:26:55 GMT
    Jasmine Stanley says she's innocent and wants a trial. Back in 2009 she pleaded no contest in connection with injuries to her infant daughter and has been serving a 30 year sentence. She was expectedMore >>
  • Wheel chair lift out of service at Beauregard Courthouse

    Wheel chair lift out of service at Beauregard Courthouse

    Monday, March 19 2012 7:05 PM EDT2012-03-19 23:05:10 GMT
    That wheel chair lift at the Beauregard Parish courthouse has been broken for nearly four weeks now. We first told you about problems with the lift in January 2011, when a woman with severe emphysemaMore >>
  • Track coach accused of sexual battery in Lake Charles

    Track coach accused of sexual battery in Lake Charles

    Friday, March 16 2012 8:53 PM EDT2012-03-17 00:53:50 GMT
    (Source: CPSO)(Source: CPSO)
    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Christopher Griffin, 45, of Lake Charles, a local high school part-time track coach at Hamilton Christian Academy, after receiving a complaint regarding Griffin having inappropriate sexual contact with an 18-year-old student.More >>
  • Children learning "7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

    Children learning "7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

    Thursday, March 15 2012 8:23 PM EDT2012-03-16 00:23:59 GMT
    Lake Charles is one of only a handful of communities nationwide hosting a symposium aimed at teaching the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people-- to youth through what's called the Leader In Me Program.More >>
  • Boustany "furious" at Veterans officials

    Boustany "furious" at Veterans officials

    Wednesday, March 14 2012 6:38 PM EDT2012-03-14 22:38:19 GMT
    Military veterans have long awaited a new medical clinic in Lake Charles, but it's being delayed. A letter from the Veterans administration to Congressman Charles Boustany says there was a bureaucraticMore >>
  • School bus drivers oppose retirement merger

    School bus drivers oppose retirement merger

    Tuesday, March 13 2012 7:15 PM EDT2012-03-13 23:15:18 GMT
    School bus drivers around the state are upset about a move to merge their retirement system with that of teachers.More >>
  • Local man befriends transient looking for work and shelter

    Local man befriends transient looking for work and shelter

    Monday, March 12 2012 8:21 PM EDT2012-03-13 00:21:29 GMT
    A number of agencies have been working on ways to address the plight of the homeless in our community. But each case is unique and has its own challenges. Fifty two year old Donnie Burnett is on theMore >>
  • Seniors fighting governor's proposal for elderly services

    Seniors fighting governor's proposal for elderly services

    Friday, March 9 2012 8:21 PM EST2012-03-10 01:21:12 GMT
    Senior citizens in Southwest Louisiana are up in arms about the governor's proposal to put the State Office of Elderly Affairs in the Department of Health and Hospitals. Local elderly and those who provideMore >>
  • Louisiana Ports conference underway in Lake Charles

    Louisiana Ports conference underway in Lake Charles

    Thursday, March 8 2012 6:25 PM EST2012-03-08 23:25:31 GMT
    Those who run the state's ports and related businesses were in Lake Charles for meetings aimed at strengthening their economic impact and getting their story out. Part of their message is that, as theyMore >>
  • Serie Trial: Defendant pleads guilty

    Serie Trial: Defendant pleads guilty

    Wednesday, March 7 2012 7:38 PM EST2012-03-08 00:38:45 GMT
    Following his plea the judge sentenced Serie to 10 years in prison all but seven is suspended and the first three will be at hard labor. The District Attorney dismissed other charges in the case.More >>
  • Vehicular Homicide defendant Roy Serie heads to court

    Vehicular Homicide defendant Roy Serie heads to court

    Wednesday, March 7 2012 12:19 PM EST2012-03-07 17:19:50 GMT
    Roy Serie heads to court this afternoon. He's the man whose actions allegedly lead to the vehicular homicide of his own wife and Shannon Cox and severely injured Beth Zilbert of Lake Charles. Zilbert willMore >>
  • Therapy dog to help witness testify

    Therapy dog to help witness testify

    Monday, March 5 2012 7:48 PM EST2012-03-06 00:48:24 GMT
    It's been nearly two years since the horrific accident May 5, 2010 along Highway 165 in which two women were killed. One of those women was Shannon Cox, who was driving the car in which Beth Zilbert wasMore >>
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