Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:13:42 GMT
End of life decisions are incredibly tough to make, yet every day, family members make arrangements for the death of a loved one. But what about for a beloved pet? I take you inside the region's onlyMore >>
600 family pets were cremated at the region's only retail pet crematory, Pet Angels in Lake Charles, last year. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how the operations work and talks to a family that knows the pain of losing pets.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:14 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:14:05 GMT
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at "Downtown at Sundown" in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Since 2004, the group has blended together various musical stylesMore >>
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at Downtown at Sundown in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 24.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:04:58 GMT
One family in Iowa, La. felt helpless as the EF5 tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., a town where relatives lived. For Lisa Farque and Sara LaFargue, it was a terrifying moment watching the tornadoMore >>
Imagine having family in the pathway of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. For one family in Iowa, that nightmare was a reality. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:01:06 GMT
It was a call from coworkers on April 24, 1989 that led Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies to the 923 S. Division Street after Beryl Robichaux, 35, failed to show up for shift at a local cab company. "OnceMore >>
It's been more than 24 years since a Lake Charles woman was discovered stabbed to death inside her apartment and authorities still don't have a suspect. In this week's Cold Case Investigation, KPLC's Lee Peck takes a look at the circumstances leading up to the murder of Beryl Robichaux.More >>
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ASSUMPTION PARISH POLICE JURY
Bubbling has been noticed in the water in the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou
areas. Parish officials have determined that this bubbling is caused by a
release of natural gas and not "swamp gas."
The origin of the gas is presently unknown. Potential causes could perhaps
be a pipeline leak or a potential leak from an adjacent storage cavern.
Presently, it has not been established that this gas is a residual gas leak
from the Gulf South incident of 2003-2004. Government officials including the
LA Department of Natural Resources, LA State Police, LA Department of
Environmental Quality, Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and
Emergency Preparedness, and the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office are
continuously working with local industry to determine the origin of the leak.
The immediate task at hand is to isolate the problem so that repair and
mitigation can commence to resolve the problem.
Daily readings are being taken and recorded from all known bubbling
locations for ignition risk. At present time, no readings have suggested any
ignition risk; therefore, all waterways remain open to boat traffic. If
readings change, waterways may be closed for a period of time.
If anyone has information on bubbling locations or about a potential origin of
the gas, please contact the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and
Emergency Preparedness at (985) 369-7386.