Thursday, May 23 2013 2:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:04:49 GMT
A nationally known priest from the Archdiocese of New York is sharing a message of faith in Southwest Louisiana. Father Jonathan Morris was the featured speaker at Thursday's Christus Hospice Luncheon.More >>
A nationally known priest from the Archdiocese of New York is sharing a message of faith in Southwest Louisiana.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 1:42 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:42:36 GMT
It took 51 years but 73-year-old Felix Vail is finally facing serious questions in the 1962 death of his wife Mary Horton. Felix claimed they were out checking trotlines on the Calcasieu River when MaryMore >>
It took 51 years to arrest suspect Felix Vail in the murder of his wife Mary Horton. KPLC's Lee Peck spoke to her brothers about the latest developments in the case.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:37 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:37:34 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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:06:56 GMT
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area. In Lake Charles, swarms could be seen in several areas including around the Racquet Club on Lake Street. We have alsoMore >>
You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area.More >>
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HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Clean up is underway on the beaches of Bay St. Louis and Waveland where thousands of dead nutria washed ashore in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.
Officials with the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency say that parts of Beach Boulevard from Lakeshore Road to Washington Street have been closed while workers in hazardous materials suits try and pick up the carcasses.
Hancock County EMA officials estimate more than 15,000 swamp rats that were killed by Isaac's storm surge have washed up on the beach.
Flies and mosquitoes are already buzzing around the dead animals. Workers are using pitch forks to remove the nutria, which are then loaded onto front end loaders and eventually disposed of in landfills.
Authorities now worry about a potential health issue because of the stench from the animals and the possibility that they might bake and explode in the heat.
Residents have been advised to avoid that part of the beach for the time being.
"We don't want anybody out here in the stuff," said Hancock County Supervisor David Yarborough. "They're actually starting to swell up and bust. It smells really bad. So, any sightseers, you might want to second guess this one before you come out."
MEMA has agreed to fund the removal and disposal of the animal carcasses.