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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:19 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:19:40 GMT
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Wednesday, May 22 is Wanda Morris. If you'd like the chance to be our next Facebook friend of the day, just like the Sunrise Facebook page and leave us a comment.More >>
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Wednesday, May 22 is Wanda Morris.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:23:47 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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:36:47 GMT
It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducingMore >>
It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducing that deficit.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:58:28 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 >>
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
McNeese University Student Body President is the youngest Louisiana delegate who will attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
"It feels great," Davante Lewis, SGA President said. "It's always something somewhat of an honor you know, you're the youngest delegate, everyone is looking toward you, everyone is surprised you're engaged and involved."
Lewis said ever since he was a child he's always enjoyed politics and he wishes more people his age were more involved.
"The education you can bring back to share with young people and hopefully get a young republican involved or a young democrat involved is my number one goal," he said.
The DNC is an exciting political adventure for Lewis, especially since this year will be his first presidential election eligible to vote in. And he's ready to hear the issues at the DNC.
"I'm really looking forward to hearing the party platform and where the Democratic Party is looking to take the country the next four years at the federal, state and local level," he said.
Looking forward to the convention, but also looking forward to a potential career in politics.
"I already ran for school board. There's my campaign sign," Lewis said.
And getting more young people involved in politics is what Davante aims to do.
"That's really what's encouraging to me, is reaching out to younger Americans, no matter what political party they're from. Because I think that's most important for our generation is to vote and to be involves," Lewis said.