Thursday, May 23 2013 10:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:52:46 GMT
The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office is reporting five arrests in relation to a meth lab bust.According to a news release from Beauregard Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses, arrested were 21-year-old JosephMore >>
The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office is reporting five arrests in relation to a meth lab bust.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:45:23 GMT
Just as quickly as they swarmed Wednesday night, so did the swarm of social media posts and pictures of termites.The Lake Charles Racquet Club was a hotspot for swarming termites in the Lake area."I cameMore >>
According to the LSU AgCenter, the spring season is the prime time for swarming termites and the Lake area is not immune.
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:06:11 GMT
A Calcasieu Parish man is accused of child pornography possession, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police, Troop D. Accused in the case is 41-year-old Charles B. Compton. He is chargedMore >>
A Calcasieu Parish man is accused of child pornography possession, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police, Troop D.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:55 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:55:01 GMT
A Moss Bluff man was found guilty of second-degree murder on Thursday in 14th Judicial District Court. Eric Bello, 41, was convicted in the November 2008 murder of a family member. Sentencing is setMore >>
A Moss Bluff man was found guilty of second-degree murder on Thursday in 14th Judicial District Court.More >>
The Louisiana attorney general's office says a special grand jury has been selected to look into possible criminal activity involving the award of a $200 million Medicaid contract by Gov. Bobby Jindal's...More >>
The Louisiana attorney general's office says a special grand jury has been selected to look into possible criminal activity involving the award of a $200 million Medicaid contract by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.More >>
Local News, Weather, Traffic, Sports, Stocks, Movies on your Cell PhoneMore >>
Get local news, weather, sports, and video on your mobile device.More >>
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
Southwest Louisiana may
finally be getting the money needed for coastal restoration.
Senator Dan ‘Blade' Morrish
spoke about this past legislative session Tuesday at the Kiwanis Club of Lake
He said that a board regarding
coastal restoration, first developed two years ago, is finally going into action
for the entire southwest Louisiana region. It's the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and
Protection Authority, a lengthy name for a small board that could have a huge
impact. The "levee board" consists of three representatives from
Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermillion Parish.
"I think it can offer to both on a
national stage and a state stage what is the most important restoration and protection
projects for southwest Louisiana, that will give us the biggest bang for our
buck, that will save our marsh, that will save our coast, and give us the protection
when hurricanes come," said Senator Morrish.
The board will meet for the first time
next Thursday to decide what projects need to be completed to help save the
coast in southwest Louisiana. Those projects are based on the master plan
accepted by the legislature this year.
"Those are huge, huge projects that
are going to actually do a lot to save and protect the coast of Louisiana from
future hurricanes, from subsidence, from all of the issues that we have with
losing land in Louisiana," said Senator Morrish.
But what does that mean for southwest
"I think in southwest Louisiana, we're
going to get a) our fair share of the money that we haven't been getting in the
past, and we're going to have projects that are vetted both scientifically and
by the community that we think are going to give us the best protection as we
move forward," said Senator Morrish.
These projects will be done in a large
"Those projects for instance are going
to be a better use of the Cheniers in Cameron Parish, better armoring of the
ship channel where water comes directly into Calcasieu parish, and restoration
of the marshes through beneficial use of judging of the ship channel," said
The Lake Charles levee was originally
part of the master plan, but after the public's reaction, it was taken away.
"The CPRA, Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority,
went out to every community in Louisiana that was affected; had public input,
went back, redesigned the plan," said Senator Morrish. "It's based on science
and on public input."
We also asked Morrish about his recent
decision change regarding the oyster season. He says permits will available to
anyone and everyone, until the number of permits run out. He says wildlife and fisheries can at any time end the
season if they feel the oysters are scarce.