Friday, May 24 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:20:27 GMT
For a family in Lake Charles, one phone call changed everything. The aftermath of the Moore, Okla. tornado revealed the loss of a loved one. One of the children who died at a school destroyed by the tornadoMore >>
A family in Lake Charles mourns the loss of a young relative in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
Friday, May 24 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:43:00 GMT
The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a bank robbery suspect. The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon. Investigators say a black male subjectMore >>
The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:22 GMT
A kindergartner at T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles read 875 books in one school year. Sophia Moss is 5-years-old and she loves to read. "A lot of the days I read books. It's justMore >>
Sophia loves to read. She even wrote her own book and did her book report on it! And even though she's just beginning her academic career, it's only the beginning of her story.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:24:38 GMT
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort. In Westlake, people from all over Southwest Louisiana donated items for the tornado victims. It all started with one manMore >>
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:51 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:51:00 GMT
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday: Lake Charles: The City of Lake Charles will observe the Memorial DayMore >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
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State Police say I-10 westbound and eastbound have been reopened. Crews had to transfer Benzene, a flammable and toxic liquid from an overturn tanker to another vessel.
The driver of the tanker truck was seriously injured after the truck overturned on I-10 east of Jennings.
The one-vehicle accident happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday on eastbound milepost 65.
Troopers say the 18-wheeler tanker driven by Hector Martinez, 28, of Channelview, TX was traveling on I-10 east of Jennings. The tanker entered the median and overturned. Troopers believe Martinez fell asleep at the wheel.
Troopers say Martinez was not wearing a seatbelt. He was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The crash is under investigation and a routine toxicology sample was obtained from Martinez.
Martinez was charged with careless operation and failure to wear a seatbelt.
Eastbound I-10 traffic is being diverted onto US 165 north (east of Iowa) to US 190 east (Kinder) to LA 13 south (Eunice) to I-10 east (Crowley).
Westbound I-10 traffic is being diverted onto LA 13 north (Crowley) to US 190 west (Eunice) to US 165 south (Kinder) to I-10 west (east of Iowa).