Saturday, May 25 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:18:04 GMT
The Lake Arthur Regatta brought in many people to enjoy the music, food and fun, especially boaters out on the lake. But it's all about keeping this fun time a safe one. "We'll have around 200 volunteersMore >>
Keeping an eye on those having fun on the water. More >>
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 >>
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JEFF DAVIS PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
Jeff Davis Parish voters on Tuesday favored Mitt Romney (R) for president and Paul Ryan (R) for vice president. Romney/Ryan had 10,014 votes, or 72.92 percent, to President Barack Obama and Joe Biden's 3,483 votes, or 25.36 percent, according to complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office.
Jeff Davis voters also favored Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R) for the 3rd Congressional District seat. Boustany had 6,515 votes, or 50.64 percent, to "Jeff" Landry (R)'s 3,390 votes, or 26.35 percent.
Also, "Ron" Richard (D) got 2,506 votes, or 19.48 percent in the race. Bryan Barrilleaux (R) got 325 votes, or 2.53 percent. The remaining candidate, "Jim" Stark (L), got 130 votes, or 1.01 percent.
Residents in Welsh also elected a new mayor. "Carolyn Louviere" (D) got 1,015 votes, or 71.48 percent, and "Colby" Perry got 405 votes, or 28.52 percent.
In the Welsh Chief of Police race, Marcus Crochet (D) garnered the most votes. Crochet got 1,025 votes, or 72.44 percent, and "Tommy" Chaisson (N) got 390 votes, or 27.56 percent.
In the Welsh alderman race, five were elected. They were Allen Ardoin (D), "Hugh" Fruge (N), Robert "Bob" Owens (R), Becky Hudson (D) and "Charles" Drake (D).
In the Fenton alderman race, three were elected. They were "Curtis Red" Dickens (D), Clifford Brian Leday (D) and Mary Jones (D).
Jeff Davis Central Waterworks District customers supported a 9.9 mills, 10-year tax. 941 voters, or 71.72 percent were for it and 371 voters, or 28.28 percent were against it.
Voters supported the proposition to allow a local option on school board term limits. 9,376 voters, or 75.46 percent, were for it; 3,049 voters, or 24.54 percent were against it.
Regarding the nine constitutional amendments on the ballot:
Constitutional Amendment 1, Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly
For, 9,086 voters, or 71.48 percent
Against, 3,626 voters, or 28.52 percent
Constitutional Amendment 2, Right of each citizen to keep and bear arms