Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:55:03 GMT
Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, putting together his latest creation, a water well drilling rig. It's just one of several wooden models he has assembled from hand over the years. "IMore >>
Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, creating one-of-kind pieces from various kinds of wood.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:54:08 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 >>
Six hundred 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 >>
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) -
Lake Charles Police are working their third death investigation this weekend. The latest death happened Sunday evening at 3214 Louisiana Avenue.
According to Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, the victim died from a gunshot wound. No word on if the victim was male or female.
Neighbors tell 7News that they heard an altercation in the street before hearing shouts and screams. Police arrived on the scene.
The second death happened at 1700 2nd Street, apartment 1004. Kraus confirmed the victim died from an apparent stabbing.
Details in that investigation are also still coming, but neighbors tell us it resulted from an altercation between two women and a man. Neighbors tell us the man was stabbed by one of the females in self-defense.
This all comes after Friday's murder of a Lake Charles woman.
Dustin Pleasant, 26, was arrested for second-degree murder. The crime happened Friday around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Melvin Lane and Alma Lane. The body of a woman was found by officers.
Family members tell 7 News that Brittany Grosse-Pryor was the victim from Friday. Brittany was a student at McNeese State University and worked at Big Daddy's Sports Grill in Lake Charles.
Family members tell us that the suspect, Dustin Pleasant, and Brittany were co-workers.
"She was a good kid who loved her family and loved spending time with them," her aunt said.
Police haven't told us what kind of weapon was used or what exactly happened. They say more details will be released at a news conference on Monday, Dec. 3. It starts at 3 p.m.